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E ho mai -- A Chant
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.
For our first color issue of the paper, here are some earlier photos for you to enjoy!
Lava Destroys Homes; Vog Endangers Health and Plant Life
Recent activity near Pu`u Kahauale`a at Kīlauea; lava point atop one of the rootless shields.
Five working Hawaiian Paniolo from Hawai`i Island ranches led the Waiomina Centennial group to Cheyenne, Wyoming this summer: Sonny Keakealani (Rocking K Ranch), Alvin Kawamoto, Kimo Hoopai (Kehena Ranch), Isaac Kawamoto (Parker Ranch), and Tony Manantan.
I am writing you from a hotel in Silverdale, WA. No, I’m not performing here. I just realized a few weeks ago that the best way to combat high gas prices was to have kids that are too young to realize that a ferry ride and a 15 minute drive isn’t really traveling.
Eighty-three paddlers representing the nineteen member clubs in the Pacific Northwest Outrigger Racing Canoe Association (PNWORCA) recently traveled to Lake Natoma on the American River in Sacramento, California to challenge the best paddlers in the world at the *World Va`a Outrigger Canoe Sprint Championships, an event organized by the International Va`a Federation founded in Tahiti.
The phrase “I think I am going bananas,” reflects how wildly I feel about this fruit. But I am not alone. In the entertainment world, “The Banana Boat Song” by Harry Belafonte told of dockworkers loading bananas.
The children of Maui have a friend in Karen Levy. Formerly of West Seattle, Karen moved to Maui 10 years ago and has been living in Kīhei ever since. She regularly returns to Seattle and on her last visit a few weeks ago, she was back to donate the 7th and final medic unit to West Seattle’s Station 32.
So…how do you like the color? As if we have to ask! Can’t tell you how many photos have been sent in earlier that had us wishing our pepa was in color, but that requires many things, most importantly advertisers who want a color ad. As we’ve been getting inquiries, we finally said, “Shoots, let’s do it!” And here we are.
Makoa left Kawaihae for Laupāhoehoe to meet Pīna‘au, the ali‘i left in charge by Keawemauhili of Hilo. He relayed Kamehameha’s message of his craving for the smashed sweet potato and the goby fish from the upland streams of Laupāhoehoe, in other words, a declaration of war to avenge the death of his beloved ali‘i.
TOTALLY AWESOME......... Congrats to Deva Yamashiro and her Kaleinani O Kukui Foundation for still another outstanding “Workshop & Ho`ike” event, this one spanning the mighty Columbia River with workshops conducted the first two days at the Embassy Suites Inn in Portland, OR and the Ho`ike held in the Esther Short Park in Vancouver, WA.
“Wo ai Beijing” is being chanted by many athletes here at the Beijing Olympics. It means “I love Beijing” and I agree. This is my 5th Olympic games as a coach for the Guam swim team, and I bear witness to China’s efforts to show the world what it can do.
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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