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Serving all who love Hawai`i

July 2006


...the situation in Hawai`i

A Hawaiian family on lauhala in front of their hale at the end of the 19th century.
Photo from the collection of Evelyn Farleigh


At the beginning of the 21st century, Hawaiian families marching in front of the Hulihe`e Palace
in Kailua, Kona to protest the 2005 Kamehameha Schools Ruling.
Photo by NWHIT

Between the more than 100 years that these two photos were taken,
Native Hawaiians have struggled with loss of nationhood and cultural traditions.
Since the illegal overthrow of Queen Lili`uokalani in 1893 by American businessmen,
Hawaiians have had to fight for self determination and control of their natural resources such as land.
Currently at risk is a billion-dollar trust fund, a legacy left to her people by Princess Pauahi Bishop.

Click here for a summary of the events that led to the current state that Hawai`i is in.

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to Become National Monument

A 1,400-mile-long, 100-mile-wide section of the Hawaiian archipelago will be under permanent protection by the U.S. Federal Government.

Lt. Ehren Watada of Honolulu Refuses Duty in Iraq

Hawaii-born Ehren K. Watada, a graduate of Kalani High School and Hawaii Pacific University and currently a first Lieutenant at Ft. Lewis, Washington, refused to go to Iraq with his unit, the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry, part of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

Nā Mana`o Ulu Wale

Aloha and happy summer! For starters this month, I share with you another “I can’t believe it” story from the Big Island.

Maori and Mango

In 1990 I took a trip to New Zealand. I've decided to devote this column to that trip because, well, I have a column due tomorrow and, quite frankly, how many more Iolani jokes do I have in me?

From the Editor

Summer got off to a rousing start with a flurry of political events that could effect change in Hawai`i.

Punahou Comes to the 2006 Emerald City Weekend

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) is announcing the 2006 Emerald City Volleyball Invitational (ECVI) and the 2006 Emerald City Kickoff Classic (ECKC) over the Labor Day Weekend in September, 2006. Coming from Hawai`i are the Punahou Football and Girls’ Volleyball Teams.

Kama`aina Profile: Kumu Hula `Iwalani Christian

Sometimes, the physical beauty of the aina becomes so interwoven in a person's  uhane (soul) that the place and person become as one.. such then is my story of `Iwalani Christian and  Manua`kepa.......  

Ua hāla i ke keiki hanau o ka `āina

The passing of a Native Son: Kona Moore



Mo`olelo O Na Ali`i

We continue with the mo‘olelo of the Ali‘i and look at a contemporary of Pi‘ilani, Līloa of Hawai‘i island. It is from the rule of this ali‘i that we begin to see a movement towards the idea of unification of the island kingdoms with one supreme ruler.

Music: New Releases

Every month Gregg reviews newly released Hawaiian CDs. Read about your favorite artist or explore the Hawaiian music scene.


Aloha and Mahalo to all of you who got so concerned about my well being when I was injured in an auto accident in late May...the other driver ran through a stop sign into an intersection right in front of me and auwe: I had no place to go so we crashed!

Foodstuffs: Poi, `Ohana, and the Ko`olau Mountains

One of the happiest times of my life was when I got to take the bus from my home in Mānoa Valley over to the other side of the island to visit my friends the Nakoa`ohana.

Da Pidgin Connekshun

Eh, get lotta Hawai`i peopo leeveen een Washeenton. Us guyz teenkeen get lotz moa Hawai`i peopo leeveen een Washeenton dan get een Oregon. But, make sense.

Millionaires in Honolulu

Everyone knows about the high cost of living in the Islands, and the skyrocketing costs of buying a home on any island, but a recent report helps us understand why: Honolulu ranks 10th nationally in millionaire households...

The Events Calendar

Find out about upcoming events in our events calendar!

Old Hawai`i: Pictures from the Past

Boys at Waikiki. In the background is the base of Diamond head and the Moana Hotel dock.
From the collection of Evelyn Farleigh, whose father Nolan Clodfelter was in Hawai`i around 1917.


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