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Alohe ē ke ʻahi i ka pokē ʻia

This week, we continue our examination of the word “pokē” (as it is spelled on the Aloha Pokē Website), and whether or not it is a real Hawaiian word. If it is not, should we be concerned about its co-option? Read More

He aloha ē ka iʻa i ka poke ʻia

The appropriation of language is certainly of importance, but we must not forget some of the more egregious inequities inherent to existence under colonial rule. Read More

Ua mau anei ka pono o nā kānaka ʻōiwi?

The Restoration Day celebration at Thomas Square, where the Hawaiian flag now flies alone, gives hope to those of us who support a completely independent Hawaiʻi. Read More

Ahuwale ana ka pū o ka halihali ākea ʻia mai

The second amendment rights of a Hawaiʻi man have been upheld, allowing him to carry a handgun for protection. In what way does this protect the populace? Read More

Alu ka pule i Hakalau

Synopsis: Because of the loss of Officer Bronson K. Kaliloa, there is a concentrated effort to find his killer. However, there also should be a united effort to create better avenues for the incarcerated population instead of only making stricter laws and more severe penalties. Read More

Pūʻali ka hau o ‘Ioleka‘a i ka maile pilau

The maile pilau has become a serious problem in Hawaii, creeping into people’s yards and choking out trees and even some native vegetation. Read More

Ka hoʻokae komoneʻe: ʻo ia hoʻokamani nō ‘o Maleka

Synopsis: The hypocrisy of America is astounding. A country stolen from its indigenous peoples, and now claiming to take in people from all over who are “yearning to breathe free,” is now recanting. Read More

He waiwai ʻokoʻa ia mea ʻo ke ‘komo kaimana’

Synopsis: Diamonds from outer space were found in an asteroid that landed in Syria, suggesting that our understanding of the creation of the universe could change. Read More

Kū kaʻapā iā Hawaiʻi, he aloha ʻāina

Synopsis: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not ban the use of the pesticide chemical chlorpyrifos on crops. Hawaiʻi is the first state to do so and hopefully, other states will follow. Read More

Ua kanono maoli ka hoʻopaʻi

Synopsis: The commuting of sentences by the president is wonderful for the people whose sentences are commuted or pardoned. However, the president and other government officials need to do more concerning the justice system and incarceration. Read More

ʻO ka ʻino i ʻike ahuwale ʻia, e aho ia i ka hana malū

Synopsis: Roseanne Barr is paying a heavy price for issuing racist statements at once offensive and unchecked. I would rather be clear about where people stand than have to worry about the quiet racist who bides his time waiting for an opportunity to act on his skewed thoughts. This is the downside of political correctness. Read More

Makehewa ka lele kapuahi o kā kākou kālā

Synopsis: There are many issues to consider when voting in November. With respect to the rail system, I have spoken consistently against it and the associated cost overruns. Which of the major candidates for governor is of like mind? My vote goes there. Read More

Kū kilakila ana ʻo Akaka

Services for former U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka at the Capitol and at Kawaiahaʻo Church take place this weekend. Read More

Pehea ana lā ka manaʻo o Pele?

Pele is showing her displeasure. This could be the result of the persistent efforts to tap a clean energy source in geothermal. What we think is good for the Earth may not agree with Pele. Read More

No wai ka mana koho pāloka?

Perhaps the legal voting age in the U.S. should be lowered from 18 to 16. Read More

No Kahaleʻohuonāmauna

In loving memory of a beloved hula exponent of our ʻohana’s legacy. Read More

Kani ē ka ʻōlē walo i ke kula i Mannahatta

Synopsis: People in New York employ their car horns indiscriminately. It is clearly not intended to effect change in the behavior of other drivers. It seems more like griping, a form of self-therapy. Read More

He mana ko ka inoa, ʻaʻole e kapakapa wale ʻia aku

Synopsis: I no longer call President Donald Trump “Huli” for a number of reasons. For one, it is a very important word in traditional Hawaiian. These meanings should be thought of first, before thinking of the introduced card game. Read More

ʻUʻuku ka uku ke ʻuʻu ka ʻuku

Synopsis: Very few words have been borrowed from Hawaiian into English. The borrowing has been done in the opposite direction. This balance of trade is untenable if we are concerned with the health of the Hawaiian language and the maintenance of Hawaiian worldviews. Read More

Ua pili anei ka make i ka makemake?

Synopsis: English glosses of Hawaiian words can offer false equivalencies that effectively alter their intended meanings. Translation will ultimately supplant traditional Hawaiian worldviews through the perversion of meaning. Read More

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