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He ali‘i ka ‘āina, he kauā ke kanaka

Na Kekeha Solis

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Synopsis: The land is most important.

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‘O ia ‘ōlelo e kau a‘ela i luna i po‘o mana‘o, he ‘ōlelo ia mai nā kūpuna mai o kēia pae ‘āina nei. He ‘ōlelo ia e hō‘ike ana ē he mea nui ka ‘āina. A ‘o ka mālama ‘ana a me ke aloha ‘ana i ka ‘āina ka mea e pono ai.

‘O ka mea minamina, i ka hiki ‘ana mai o Kāpena Kuke mā a me nā kānaka ma ia hope mai, ‘o Mika Nele mā a pēlā aku, he mana‘o ‘oko‘a ko lākou. Iā lākou, ‘a‘ole ka ‘āina he ali‘i. ‘O kā lākou lā ‘ōlelo no‘eau, ‘o ia ho‘i, he ali‘i ke kālā, he kauā ke kanaka. A pēlā nō ko lākou mana‘o pa‘a a hiki i kēia lā. A ‘o ia ihola ke kumu i pilikia ai ka honua nei i kēia manawa. ‘O ka puni kālā, he mea minamina ia, akā, ‘o ia ka mea e ku‘upau nei nā kānaka he nui i nā hana like ‘ole, me he mea lā, he kauā kuapa‘a ka honua. ‘O kekahi po‘e kānaka, he mea ‘ole iā lākou ka mālama ‘ana i ka ‘āina.

Ua hau‘oli ka na‘au o ko ‘oukou mea kākau i ka heluhelu ‘ana ma ka Hōkū Avalataisa no ka ‘ākoakoa ‘ana a me ka hō‘eu‘eu ‘ana o kekahi mau kānaka ma ke Kapikala no ka pono o ka ‘āina a me ke kanaka a i kapa ‘ia ia hui ‘ana, ‘O ke kanaka, ‘a‘ole ‘o ka waiwai ho‘opuka! 2014. He mau hui kaiāulu kai hui like no ka hō‘ike ‘ana i ko lākou kāko‘o ‘ana i ka mālama ‘āina, ke aloha ‘āina, ka ho‘oulu mea ‘ai pono ma ko kākou ‘āina nei, ka home rula ‘ana o nā kalana, nā wahi noho i kūpono ke kumu kū‘ai a me ka ho‘olimalima ‘ana paha a me ke kūkulu no‘eau ‘ana. A hō‘ike nō ho‘i ia mau hui i ke kū‘ē ‘ana i ke kūkulu wale ‘ia ‘ana o ka ‘āina, ke kūkulu ‘ia ‘ana o nā mauna nani a kaulana o Hawai‘i nei, ka ho‘oulu ‘ia ‘ana o ka mea kanu i ho‘ololi ‘ia kona ‘ano iho, a pēlā aku.

‘O kekahi hui, i kapa ‘ia ‘o Kaka‘ako Hui pū ‘ia (United Kaka‘ako), ua ka‘i like mai ka Pāka ‘o Mother Waldron a i ke Kapikala no ke koi ‘ana i ka mālama ‘ana iā Kaka‘ako.

Nui ka mahalo o ko ‘oukou mea kākau iā lākou a pau, nā kānaka i kū i ka pono no ka ‘āina a me ke kanaka. A he mea nui nō ho‘i ia, ‘oiai, i ka nūpepa i ka pule nei i hala, ua hō‘ike ‘ia, he 22 mau hale papa‘i hiehie e kūkulu ‘ia ana ma uka o Kewalo e ka hui ‘o Howard Hughes. A ma kekahi o ia mau hale papa‘i hiehie, aia ana kekahi ke‘ena noho nani hiehie o luna lilo, a ‘o kona kumu kū‘ai, he $20 miliona kālā. No ka po‘e waiwai wale ana nō paha ia mau hale papa‘i hiehie.

Mahalo nui iā ‘oukou e ka po‘e e kū nei i ka pono no ke kāko‘o ‘ana, ka mālama ‘ana a me ke aloha ‘ana i ka ‘āina a me ke kanaka. Eia mai kekahi ‘ōlelo a Kaleikoa Kaeo i ho‘opuka ai ma ia lā (huki ‘ia mai ka Hōkū Buletina mai), “Ke kū‘ē kākou a alu like no ka ho‘omalu ‘ana i ka ‘āina, ka mea nāna e hānai iā kākou, ho‘okanaka kākou iā kākou iho nō. ‘O ko kākou leo kālai ‘āina ia: i nā manawa a pau a kākou e kūpa‘a ai ma hope o ka ‘āina, holo mua kākou.”

(E huikala mai e Kaleikoa a me nā makamaka heluhelu, ua unuhi au i ka ‘ōlelo no‘eau āu e Kaleikoa, a ‘a‘ole i like kona no‘eau a me kona nani e like me kāu i ho‘opuka ai.)

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E ho'ouna 'ia mai na ā leka iā māua, 'o ia ho'i 'o Laiana Wong a me Kekeha Solis ma ka pahu leka uila ma lalo nei:

» kwong@hawaii.edu
» rsolis@hawaii.edu

This column is coordinated by Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.






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Ken_Conklin wrote:
These islands have been here for MILLIONS of years. Human beings have been living here for less than 2,000 years. Oral tradition tells us about the voyaging canoes, and the Polynesian Voyaging Society has traced the Polynesian Triangle, proving the scientific reasonableness of the oral tradition. Anthropologists, archeologists, and linguists all confirm that human tenure here is less than 2,000 years. Apparently the first people here, from Marquesas, were overwhelmed and either wiped out or enslaved a thousand years later by warlike invaders from Tahiti, who brought the war god and the hierarchical ali'i system. It is unclear whether any of the first people survived the slaughter and the subjugation of their lifestyle to the new regime. A few centuries later the Europeans arrived, and everything changed once again. We are all immigrants and descendants of immigrants.

But spiritually, the point is this:

He ali'i ka 'aina, he kauwa ke kanaka. Land is chief; people are its humble servants.

The spirits of the land have been here for millions of years. Those spirits speak constantly in the wind and rain, and in the rocks themselves. Those spirits speak, and can be heard by anyone whose ears are attuned. It doesn't matter what your race or geneology is. Some individuals can hear; others cannot.

He ali'i ka 'aina, he kauwa ke kanaka. Land is chief; people are its humble servants.

Those who say THEIR family, or THEIR race, should exercise supremacy in land use or land management are maha'oi -- guilty of pride and arrogance -- placing themselves above the land rather than as humble servants. We are ALL servants to the land. It is hewa (morally wrong) -- a violation of the servants' trust relationship with their master -- when some of the servants spend their time fighting the other servants to assert control over their master instead of serving their master. The Hawaiian sovereignty activists demanding race-based land ownership are saying they outrank the spirits of the land, who speak freely to us all. The activists are shouting so loud they can no longer hear the spirits speaking to them.

What's above has been taken from a webpage I wrote ten years ago. See
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/landequalityspiritlaw.html


on February 8,2014 | 06:18AM
DiverDave wrote:
Correct Dr. Conklin, When it comes to land: We are all Natives of the Planet Earth.
on February 9,2014 | 08:23AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php
On the Next Insights on PBS Hawaii:
"What Role Does Hawaiian Language Play in Our State?"
Thursday, February 13 at 8:00 PM
The Hawaiian Renaissance brought about a resurgence in Hawaiian language more than three decades ago. Despite the strides gained in bringing awareness to the indigenous language, English remains the primary language for business, government and education.
What role does Hawaiian language play in our state?
Insights on PBS Hawaii is a live public affairs show that broadcasts at 8 p.m. on Thursdays and rebroadcasts at 2 p.m. Sundays.

** The panelists have not yet been announced as of Sunday night.


on February 9,2014 | 06:12PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
http://www.pbshawaii.org/ourproductions/insight.php
On the Next Insights on PBS Hawaii:
"What Role Does Hawaiian Language Play in Our State?"
Thursday, February 13 at 8:00 PM
The Hawaiian Renaissance brought about a resurgence in Hawaiian language more than three decades ago. Despite the strides gained in bringing awareness to the indigenous language, English remains the primary language for business, government and education.
What role does Hawaiian language play in our state?
Insights on PBS Hawaii is a live public affairs show that broadcasts at 8 p.m. on Thursdays and rebroadcasts at 2 p.m. Sundays.

The panelists have not yet been announced as of Sunday night.


on February 9,2014 | 06:13PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Note a bill in the legislature which has been there unsuccessfully for several years:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=469&year=2014

SB469
Measure Title: RELATING TO HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE.
Report Title: Hawaiian Language; Month; February; Public Documents; Letterhead; Symbols Description: Designates the month of February as "Olelo Hawai‘i Month" to celebrate and encourage the use of Hawaiian language. Requires that all letterheads, documents, symbols, and emblems of the State and other political subdivisions include accurate and appropriate Hawaiian names and language. Establishes references for accurate, appropriate, and authentic Hawaiian names and words, including proper Hawaiian spelling and punctuation. Clarifies that the full text of bills and other official documents are not required to be written in Hawaiian and that misspelled or incorrectly punctuated Hawaiian words and names shall not invalidate the documents or render them unenforceable and no cause of action shall arise accordingly.
Companion: HB109

Text of bill
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2014/bills/SB469_.pdf

Testimony file has Attorney General asking that the portions of this bill written in Hawaiian language be removed, and that other amendments should be made. My own testimony is included in the file.
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/Session2014/Testimony/SB469_TESTIMONY_HWN-TEC_02-07-14.PDF


on February 9,2014 | 06:22PM
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