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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.
Summer in the Pacific Northwest -- Almost like Hawai`i...
(left to right) Ed Melendez, Lance Kahn, Ngahina Elkington and Moana Huddy are part of a nine-man team that paddles for Hui Heihei Wa`a of Silverdale, Washington. Most outrigger canoe clubs compete in various divisions with paddling teams from senior to keiki. A typical twenty-five mile race takes four and a half hours. Every few miles, paddlers rotate a couple at a time by jumping into the water to be replaced by others from a chase boat already in the water and waiting to climb into the outrigger, or wa`a. For a list of canoe clubs and the summer racing schedule, check Pacific Northwest Outrigger Canoe Racing Association (www.pnworca.org)
Photo by Landon Acohido
RECOGNIZING, ACKNOWLEDGING, AND EXPRESSING GRATITUDE TO THE PEOPLE OF KALAUPAPA AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR THEIR GREAT SACRIFICES AND HARDSHIPS AS A RESULT OF THEIR FORCED ISOLATION, WHICH AT THE TIME WAS BELIEVED TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC'S HEALTH, AND APOLOGIZING TO THE PEOPLE OF KALAUPAPA AND THEIR FAMILIES FOR ANY HARSH RESTRICTIONS THAT CAUSED THEM UNDUE PAIN AS THE RESULT OF FORMER GOVERNMENT POLICIES SURROUNDING LEPROSY.
Story from March 2008 Northwest Hawai`i Times
In the last few days I have received emails from some of my Punahou friends that can be best described as “gloaty.” They informed me of an article in Sports Illustrated. You know, the magazine whose most popular issue has nothing to do with sports, although that will change as soon as partial nudity becomes an Olympic event.
Every year around this time, I start to think about mangoes. When I was growing up in Hilo, it seemed that every house had a mango tree…but not us. We had everything else: lychee, mountain apple, tangerine, longan, liliko`i, Hawaiian cherry and peah, which was what we called the avocado, but no mango.
The people of Kalaupapa were praised and saluted in both the US Congress and the Hawaii State Legislature this spring.
Every month Gregg reviews newly released Hawaiian CDs. Read about your favorite artist or explore the Hawaiian music scene.
There is good news regarding Native Hawaiian admission into the William S. Richardson School of Law. For the 2008 admissions cycle, nearly 51% of the Native Hawaiians who applied to the William S. Richardson School of Law were admitted.
Everyone is impacted by escalating airfare, but we Hawai`i people are especially affected, since flying to the Islands is not only our main way of travel, it’s really our only way.
I’ve told many about the fantastic "on-line" series of courses I have been taking, and it’s unbelievable the number of folks across our country and even from other parts of the world who have enrolled.
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It was not long after he returned to Kohala that news arrived that Kānekoa, the Ali‘i from Hāmākua was killed in battle against Keōuakū‘ahu‘ula of Ka‘ū. When Kamehameha was a child, Kānekoa was one of his kahu (guardian).
A few weeks ago, Lewis Taylor, reporter for the Eugene, Oregon daily newspaper (The Register Guard) spoke with me about a story he was planning to write about an “upsurgence” of Hawaiian cultural activities in and around the city of Eugene in recent times.
PUNAHOU IS COMING BACK.........so mark your calendars for an absolutely awesome weekend in Seattle: September 5-7, 2008.
It appears this column was responsible for a circuitous “Aloha” last month from a hanabaddah friend, Leslie Yoshinaga. My mind immediately spiraled back about 55 years thinking about “the good ol’ days” and the whereabouts of other small kid time playmates…Rodney Sakata, Sandy Salsberry, George Goo, and my first gal pal Betty Ann Stone.
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 are tall ships that used to anchor in Hawai`i at the end of the 19th century.
This photo comes from the collection of Evelyn Fairleigh whose father Nolan Clodfelter was in Hawai`i around 1917.
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