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In the May 2007 edition of the Northwest Hawai`i Times, Roy Alameida wrote the story E mālama o Kaho‘olawe about helping students learn to care for the land of Pauahi (founder of the Kamehameha Schools) in whatever way possible and to continue learning about Hawaiian history, culture, and language. E ho mai is an oli asking permission to enter a place. It is also asking the ancestors for guidance during whatever learning will take place.
This E ho mai is chanted by the freshmen (class of 2011) from Hawaiian Culture class and members of Ho`olāhui Pākīpika (Hawaiian Club) at the Kamehameha Schools - Kea`au campus on Hawai`i island where Roy Alameida teaches.
The statue of King Kamehameha I in front of Aliiolani Hale in Honolulu is draped with long strands of lei on Kamehameha Day, June 11th. For the past ninety-two years, this ceremony has marked the beginning of the grand parade that follows.
Everyone loves a parade! So why are two of the most traditional and important ones – the Kamehameha Day and Aloha Week parades - in trouble in Hawai`i?
A few days ago I saw an AP headline that read “A Half-ton of Premium Coffee Beans Stolen in Hawaii.” A Google search of that headline brought up repostings of the story in places like Kansas City, Arizona, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Seattle
Alexia Kimber Moani Gacayan attended Kamehameha School in Kea`au, Hawai`i on the Big Island from 2001 to 2008. She is the first family member of the Pelekane and Lewi families of Molokai and Hawai`i island to graduate from the Kamehameha Schools.
In the month of July when it comes to dessert, you may think ice cream but I think cake. It has to do with picnics. And even though we go on picnics year round in Hawai`i, here in the Northwest it is something we do mainly in July, which explains my cake-in-July association.
Pictures from the 2008 Northwest Folklife Festival
The 2008 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards were presented in Honolulu on June 17, and here are some of the highlights.
The Nikkei Horizons Ukulele Band from Seattle, recently played as the opening act for Jake Shimabukuro at the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) Banquet in Seattle, Washington.
Waimānalo Gulch, Honolulu’s main landfill, is scheduled to close next year and the city has gotten bids from companies that could haul at least 100,000 tons of trash each year out of Hawai`i to the Pacific Northwest.
Things are supposed to slow down a bit over the summer but not this month. It seemed that stories were popping up everywhere…which is why you’re wading through waiwi, parades and trash on our front page.
For the past 11 years Coach Brian Derby has given young Hawaiian athletes 22 weekends of his life through his Offensive Line Clinics. A Honolulu Firefighter of 18 years and Former University of Hawaii Warrior, Brian has a passion to help big men succeed.
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It was during the battle of the Bitter Rain where it became clearly obvious that the Hilo warriors largely outnumbered Kamehameha’s forces. But Kamehameha and his warrior trainer, Kekūhaupi‘o, were able to outmaneuver and ward off the large number of spears flown by the enemy.
She grew up in Kailua, Oahu, graduated from the Kamehameha Schools in 1999 and then from the University of Washington in 2003. To the benefit of the entire Hawaiian community in the Seattle area, she has decided to make Seattle her home away from Hawaii, at least for now!
The 2008 Na Po`e O Ke Kai Sprints outrigger canoe regatta on Seattle’s Green Lake was a resounding success! You could not have asked for a more perfect day for canoe racing and hundreds of Hawaiians/Hawaiian Islanders/Hawaiian at heart people were on the shoreline cheering for their respective Hui Wa’a (Canoe clubs).
A reader responded to something I said in last month’s column. (Whoo-hoo someone is reading my column!) The African American took issue with my assertion that growing up in Hawai`i, my friends and I were color blind and did not judge each other by the color of our skin.
Listen to audio clips from some stories in the Northwest Hawai`i Times. Here's a couple but going get sah mo' bumbye!
Old Hawai`i: Pictures from the Past
Here is Hawai`i's most famous landmark, Kaimana Hila, whose highest peak is Lē`ahi. This photo, taken in 1940, comes from the collection of Maile Jean Elliott in Port Angeles who lived in Hawai`i for many years, and her son Elliott Manning, born in Honolulu, living now in Yakima, Washington.
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