Which one will you use today?
Happy Valentine's Day! We found these love-related phrases in 'olelo Hawai'i to use with your loved ones:
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Which one will you use today?
Happy Valentine's Day! We found these love-related phrases in 'olelo Hawai'i to use with your loved ones:
Hawaiian national women's soccer team to represent lāhui for the first time The best in Hawaiʻi high school girls soccer will be on display this week at the state championship tournament on Oʻahu. Among these top players are members of the first-ever Hawaiian Women’s National Team, which will represent Hawaiʻi in an international competition this summer in New Zealand....
Good idea in using ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi in this ad.
Local lifeguard wins the Eddie Aikau surfing event !
A 27-year-old lifeguard from the North Shore of Oahu competed on Sunday during breaks from his day job in one of the world's most prestigious surf competitions, The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. And he won.
“I’ve got to get back to the tower,” the lifeguard, Luke Shepardson, said after a brief celebration following his win. Read more:
Is aloha overused / used incorrectly by non-Hawaiʻi people?
When does it cross the line into cultural appropriation?
Aloha is a foundation of Hawaiian culture.
USA Today warns against 'culturally sensitive words' like aloha USA Today published an article Friday wondering, "Is it time to stop saying 'aloha' and other culturally sensitive words out of context?"
Mauna Loa is waking up with the first eruption since 1984.
Mauna Loa erupting; county opens shelters as South Kona residents self-evacuate USGS webcams at the summit clearly showed a long fissure erupting fountains of lava which was spreading along the caldera floor.
Indigenous People’s Day:
14 states, more than 130 cities, and growing numbers of school districts celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in place of or in addition to Columbus Day.
Five Ideas for Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2022 From reading Indigenous authors to exploring Native plants, these activities suit everyone in the family
The Other July Holiday:
“I’ll tell you one holiday that was scratched off the books, probably right after the overthrow but certainly by the time the republic was set up in 1894,” says Manu Boyd. “It’s La Ho‘iho‘i ‘Ea.”
He calls it the “other” July holiday, the day that sovereignty was restored to the Hawaiian nation after an unauthorized takeover and five-month occupation led by a rogue British naval officer in 1843.
To resolve a dispute over land, Captain Lord George Paulet threatened to attack Honolulu, and in the process claimed Hawai‘i for Britain. The Crown responded by sending Rear Admiral Richard Darton Thomas, who restored power to Kamehameha III on July 31, 1843.
A phrase from Kamehameha III’s speech that day eventually become the state motto of Hawai‘i: “Ua mau ke ‘ea o ka ‘aina i ka pono,” usually translated as “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.”
Before it was banned, Restoration Day was lavishly celebrated. On its fourth anniversary Kamehameha III hosted a legendary lu‘au for twelve thousand guests, which so far as anyone knows is the largest in Hawai‘i history.
Thrum’s Hawaiian Annual of 1930 recounted the numbers: four thousand horses, one thousand horsewomen and 2,500 horsemen were among those who gathered at Kaniakapupu, Kamehameha III’s summer home in Nu‘uanu. The preparations claimed 271 pigs, 602 chickens, more than a thousand salt fish, four thousand taro corms and staggering quantities of other foods, with hula and chanting in abundance.
After 1893 the holiday faded from cultural memory, and Restoration Day went mostly unremarked until Hawaiian independence activist Kekuni Blaisdell resurrected La Ho‘iho‘i ‘Ea in 1985, in the wake of the Hawaiian Renaissance that began in the mid-1970s.
Today observers commemorate Hawaiian independence with Hawaiian games, crafts, speeches, entertainment and food booths each July 31 in Honolulu’s Thomas Square, named for the admiral who returned power to Kamehameha III.
(From "Hana Hou" Magazine, Hawaiian Airlines, Vol. 15, no. 6
Dec. 2012 / Jan. 2013)
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Hikaʻalani has been awarded $25,000 from the Telling the Full History Fund!
Funding will support the first year of "Ulupō as Told by the Kupa ʻĀina", a two-year project that will interpret and preserve the integrity and unique cultural history of Ulupō, Kawainui in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua.
Hikaʻalani will be working with cultural practitioners and artists to create and install appropriate, accurate signage at Ulupō Heiau, with QR code access to a website with indigenous stories of significant sites in Kailua. All who visit the sacred site of Ulupō and/or the new website will be enriched with deeper knowledge and native perspectives.
This project will be undertaken in partnership with the nonprofit Kauluakalana, the Windward YMCA, and Hawaiʻi State Parks Division of the Department of Land & Natural Resources.
Hikaʻalani is one of 80 organizations that received $25,000 or $50,000 grants to interpret and preserve historic places of importance to underrepresented communities. Telling the Full History grants support the core activities of humanities-based organizations as the organizations recover from the pandemic and use historic places as catalysts for a more just and equitable society.
Telling the Full History Preservation Fund is a grant program from and made possible through the American Rescue Plan Humanities Grantmaking for Organizations. Forum.SavingPlaces.org/tellingthefullhistoryfund
Uniquely Hawaii, May 1st: May Day is Lei Day
May Day/Lei Day became an official holiday in 1929. Lei Day celebrations continue today, marking the first day of May with lei-making competitions, concerts, and the giving and receiving of lei among friends and family.
Happy Lei Day! Aloha ʻāina.
(Aunty Amelia Bailey creating a beautiful haku lei. Photo courtesy of Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson.)
A much loved gathering of the old local style cookbooks so you donʻt have to keep looking for ʻthe good one!’
Food is something we all can agree on.
Gathered by Hilo girl and poet Jennifer Hasegawa.
Kau Kau Chronicles From the Kitchens of Our Kupuna: Preserving and sharing the history of Hawaii's recipes. Honoring ingredients and techniques of the recent past.
Rest in power, mana wahine.
Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Passing Of Haunani-Kay Trask And The Uplifting Of A Nation No scholar has had a more profound impact on the intellectual development of the Hawaiian community.
Lānaʻi’s Landmark Clarabal Case a Turning Point for ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi Advocacy - Ka Wai Ola Lānaʻi’s Landmark Clarabal Case a Turning Point for ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi Advocacy
Tourists and malihini both need to learn our history and be respectful of our ʻāina.
#Repost @zuri_iris with @make_repost ・・・ Repost from @close.theloop hhhnewz This is just your daily reminder that Hawaiʻi is more than just a destination. And while moving here might seem like a grand idea, the reality is that you displace Native Hawaiians from their home by doing so. Living in Hawaiʻi is already immensely expensive, and foreigners who move here drive up the housing market and make it almost impossible for locals to catch up. So while influencers like this one make Hawaiʻi seem like sunshine and rainbows all the time, just remember that there is always a harsher reality for those who truly call Hawaiʻi home. • Disclaimer: This is not intended for hate against the person who originally posted this reel. The critique is on a much bigger issue at hand. • ALSO! Instagram DELETED her reel!!!! I wonder why 🙃 lol but she guna wala‘au about it tomorrow so check her page out if you wanna hear more • • • • • #hawaii #maui #oahu #bigisland #hawaiiisland #hawaiilife #hawaiistagram #kanaka #kanakamaoli #mauihawaii #oahuhawaii #tourist #tourism #hawaiiunchained #hawaiitrip #travelblogger #travelinspiration #hawaiirealestate #visithawaii #hawaiianvacation #hawaiivacation #keephawaiianlandsinhawaiianhands #hawaiianlanguage #olelohawaii #indigeous #nativeamerican #maori #polynesian #gentrification
"Balogh said Canada signed on to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and that requires the free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous communities for projects on their traditional territories."
Native Hawaiian consent needed for TMT, Canadian group says The organization that represents the astronomy community in Canada — one of the Thirty Meter Telescope’s international partners — has declared it cannot support the TMT unless it has the consent of Native Hawaiians.
Did anyone get to catch this exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian several years ago? What did you think?
Learn about Prince Kuhio’s legacy in Hawaiian history and culture. Aloha 'āina!
Aloha ‘āina... until the very last.
Go check ‘um go! 🤙🏽💛 And if you are so moved, please kokua if can.
We are live-streaming tonight on the Kanaeokana and Hika’alani pages from 6:30-7:30pm.
Don’t forget to pick up your Hawaiian plate from Hale Kealoha at 120 Hekili St. in Kailua.
Pick up your meals and enjoy this amazing program!
Kalapaokanaka- Kanaka Rising
Mele, hula, mo’olelo, and more!
Friday, October 23, 6:30-7:30pm
Saturday, October 24, 2:00-5:00pm
Hawaiian music by Robert Uluwehi Cazimero & Kuana Torres Kahele, Del Beazley, Manu Boyd, & Keauhou.
Hula by Hālau Mōhala ʻIlima
Moʻolelo by Nā Hua Kēpau
A cooking demostration with Aunty Tammy Smith of Hale Kealoha
Hosted by Māpuana de Silva and Kalani Kaʻanāʻanā
More information and link for monetary donations can found on our Hika’alani website. Link in bio.
Our vote is our spear. Aloha ‘āina!
Ono kine stuffs coming up! Go check 'um go.
October 23-24, 2020
- Hale Kealoha dinner pick-up (Friday only)
- Online Auction
- Zoom Livestream Events
- Hula featuring Hālau Mōhala ʻIlima
Kalapaokanaka- Kānaka Rising
Ka-lapa-o-kanaka is the name of the mākāhā of Kawainui fishpond at Waiʻauia; its literal meaning is “the leaping-up of man.” Samuel Keko’owai tells us that Pākuʻi, the pond keeper, leaped to dry land here from the slippery back of Hauwahine. Kalapaokanaka is also where Kahinihini’ula set up the Mākālei branch and called the fish of Kawainui and Ka’elepulu back to him after a three year absence. To know and say the name Kalapaokanaka is to recognize that, like Pākuʻi, we must rise to an older, more sure-footed understanding of our home and its guardians so that we, in turn, can call the fish back to our ponds and prosperity back to our ʻāina.
Ke aloha pumehana... their representation of aloha 'āina will guide this haumana for the rest of my days.
Missing Merrie Monarch? This should help. Malama pono, friends!
"A Decade of Miss Aloha Hula" is streaming now at https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/merriemonarch/
Ola nō i ka pua o ka ʻilima
Merrie Monarch Festival Officially Canceled Merrie Monarch Festival 2020 has been officially canceled due to the ongoing concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Piko are central. Did you know there’s more than one?
16- Kekuni Blaisdell explains the Hawaiian concept of Piko Shared on Facebook: September 8, 2016. "As Kānaka Maoli, it is important to recognize that we are in constant communication with our ancestors who continue t...
Onipa’a. Aloha 'āina.
I, Lili'uokalani, by the Grace of God and under the constitution of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Queen, do hereby solemnly protest against any and all acts done against myself and the constitutional government of the Hawaiian Kingdom by certain persons claiming to have established a Provisional Government of and for this Kingdom.
That I yield to the superior force of the United States of America, whose Minister Plenipotentiary, His Excellency John L. Stevens, has caused United States troops to be landed at Honolulu and declared that he would support the said Provisional Government.
Now, to avoid any collision of armed forces and perhaps loss of life, I do, under this protest, and impelled by said forces, yield my authority until such time as the Government of the United States shall, upon the facts being presented to it, undo the action of its representative and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands.
January 17, 1893
Ma hope mākou o Lili'ulani
Engaging and advocating for the the mauna. Onipa’a!
We are descendants of our ancestors, and ancestors of our descendants.
I learn so much from spending time with Aunty Pua Kanahele. One day I asked her about the words Mana Wahine and she shared that she knows she is a Mana wahine because she works on herself, she chooses to elevate and expand, she continues to learn with joy and wonder. She teaches me that self work, self assessment, and self realization deepens our revelations and connections to our rituals, our ceremonies, our practices of hula, and our walk in this world as Kanaka. She teaches me that there is a sacredness in growing and learning and it never stops - that changing and shifting patterns are always possible especially when there is a true want to evolve. These teachings guide me to deepen my own connection to aloha within and without. I am seeing more and more that aloha is liberation in every sense of the word - it is boundless and vast like Wākea. It is profound and powerful like Papa. It is who we are, what we are born from, what we will pass down. To hold this aloha close and centered for myself as I deepen my own revelations is to open my heart and ground my na’au in my truth. I am grateful for the lessons, the hard ones and the gentles ones. I hope to truly learn from each experience so that one day I just might be a good elder and a good ancestor. E aloha ē.
Photos from Office of Hawaiian Affairs's post
On Oahu Sat. 10/26...
More than 10,000 march through Waikiki to support Mauna Kea and the protection of Hawaiian lands Waves and waves of red shirts descended upon Waikiki carrying Hawaiian flags and chanting and dancing. The march was meant to show Hawaii’s leaders that Hawaiian people will no longer stand …
Indigenous knowledge systems have wellness as an inseparable part of cultural practices.
Fighting Heart Disease With Hula New research shows hula dancing is as strenuous as basketball and is particularly effective in preventing cardiovascular disease among Native Hawaiians.
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MAUNA ALERT! MAUNA ALERT! MAUNA ALERT!
Friday, September 6, 2019.
URGENT: Calling all Kiaʻi Mauna!
After 56 days of peacefully protecting Maunakea and holding off the TMT, we have received information from multiple sources that has given us reason to strongly believe that law enforcement action to clear Puʻuhonua o Puʻuhuluhulu and the Maunakea Access Road for TMT construction is imminent. Law enforcement action may begin as early as predawn Monday morning, and the Saddle Road highway may be closed as early as Sunday night, locking it down and blocking kiaʻi out.
TMT will be meeting with State and County officials this Sunday to coordinate their attack on peaceful and nonviolent protectors of Maunakea. We are asking all Kiaʻi Mauna to come to Puʻuhonua o Puʻuhuluhulu before Sunday evening and to be prepared to stay as long as you can. We need as much people as we can get to stand in Kapu Aloha to protect Maunakea from further desecration through the building of the Thirty Meter Telescope.
Kiaʻi coming to Maunakea should be prepared to camp out at Puʻuhonua o Puʻuhuluhulu and should bring clothing and supplies suitable for cold weather and harsh conditions. Kiaʻi should also come to the Puʻuhonua with a true commitment to protect Maunakea in Kapu Aloha, peace, nonviolence and respect. Our strong commitment to Kapu Aloha is the foundation of the success of this movement, and our success moving forward relies on it as well.
To all of our Kiaʻi Mauna, now is the time. Maunakea needs you. See you on the Mauna!
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