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Citizens meeting set for Sept. 16, 2014, Honolulu

A Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi citizens meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., September 16, 2014, at Kamakakūokalani Building Room 202 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center for Hawaiian Studies on Dole Street in Honolulu. Expected agenda items include discussion of plans to move educational outreach forward.

New to the curricula is a seven-step process for any indigenous peoples for achieving self-determination, as proposed in an article by Mililani B. Trask. The seven steps are:

  • Community Education & Kuka on Community Goals & Process for Nation Building
  • The Political Status Ballot
  • Elect Delegates to Draft a Constitution
  • Convention of Delegates
  • Peoples Ratify Convention Documents
  • Peoples Elect Leadership
  • Nation Is Formed

The article is reprinted at this link: “The Seven Step Process.”

Posted by Rebekah

Reminder of deadline to submit comments to US Dept. of Interior; Ka Lahui Hawaii regroups

Here is a reminder that citizens may submit written comments to the US Department of Interior about the proposed rule concerning the “Procedures for Reestablishing a Government-to-Government Relationship With the Native Hawaiian Community.” The comment period ends on August 19, 2014. Please refer to the June 20 Federal Register entry that has easy-to-follow directions at the top of the page. Please read the Federal Register.

At this time, according to the July 22, 2014, notes of a Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi meeting, “There is no official spokesperson for KLH. All officers in the last election and Mokuna have terms that ended many years ago. Citizens can only speak for themselves and say [they are] affiliated with Ka Lahui.” Please write the correct name “Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi.”

A group of Ka Lahui Hawaii citizens submitted comments in Keaukaha last month to show that Ka Lahui (the nation) exists with a Constitution and a Master Plan. The testimony was given by Mililani Trask. If you are on Moku Honu (continental US), there is an option to deliver your comments in person in “Indian Country” on selected dates. Please refer to the Federal Register.

Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi regroups

Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi met on July 22. The next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., August 5, at the University of Hawaii Manoa Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, classroom 202, in Honolulu.

Citizens are asked to submit their correct name and updated contact information by island by clicking on the Contact tab above and following the guidelines. Mahalo!

Posted by Rebekah

 

 

 

U.S. Dept. of Interior requests comments on Native Hawaiian and United States relationship

For the record, the U.S. Dept. of Interior will start a long series of public meetings “in Hawaii and Indian Country,” at 9 a.m., tomorrow, June 23, 2014, at the Hawaii State Capitol, to consider “whether and how the process of reestablishing a government-to-government relationship should move forward,” according to a June 18 Department press release.

The Dept. of Interior is soliciting comments and feedback on “Procedures to Reestablish a Government-to-Government Relationship with the Native Hawaiian Community,” Regulation Identifier Number 1090-AB05.

The complete schedule of public meetings is listed at the end of this post.

The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), made available on June 19 June 20 in the Federal Register, outlines “five threshold questions” that the Department of Interior wants addressed.

While attendance at consultation meetings is not required for public comment—other procedures are described in the press release at the bottom of this post— Native Hawaiians and others interested are encouraged to attend these meetings because they are the first and prime opportunity to be heard by the U.S. and because they will be educational in terms of what is legal under international law.

Leaders and members of the Native Hawaiian community and federally recognized Indian tribes, Hawaii state agencies, and the general public including citizens of Ka Lahui Hawaii are expected to comment. The questions stated in the June 18 press release of the Department of Interior, that were previously reported in this post, were updated in the June 20 Federal Register, that is, the questions are not the same. Please refer to the Federal Register

The meetings are scheduled as follows:

Public Meetings in Hawaii – June 23 through July 8, 2014

Oahu

Monday, June 23 — Honolulu – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium

Monday, June 23 — Waimanalo – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School

Tuesday, June 24 — Waianae Coast – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Nanaikapono Elementary School

Wednesday, June 25 — Kaneohe – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Heeia Elementary School

Thursday, June 26 — Kapolei – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Makakilo Elementary School

Lanai

Friday, June 27 — Lanai City – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Lanai Senior Center

Molokai

Saturday, June 28 — Kaunakakai – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kaunakakai Elementary School

Kauai

Monday, June 30 — Waimea – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Waimea Neighborhood Center

Tuesday, July 1 — Kapaa – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kapaa Elementary School

Hawaii Island

Wednesday, July 2 — Hilo – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Keaukaha Elementary School

Thursday, July 3 — Waimea – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Waimea Community Center

Thursday, July 3 — Kona – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kealakehe High School

Maui

Saturday, July 5 — Hana – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hana High and Elementary School

Monday, July 7 — Lahaina – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
King Kamehameha III Elementary School

Tuesday, July 8 — Kahului – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Pomaikai Elementary School

Indian Country Consultations – July 29 through August 7, 2014

Tuesday, July 29 — Minnesota – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, MN

Wednesday, July 30 — South Dakota – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Rushmore Civic Center, Rapid City, SD

Friday, August 1 — Washington – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tulalip Resort, Seattle, WA

Tuesday, August 5 — Arizona – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

Thursday, August 7 — Connecticut – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

To submit comments without attending a meeting, please see the Department of Interior’s press release in full (click on this link):

The news release from the U.S. Department of Interior

Posted by Rebekah

KLH citizens to attend OHA’s Kamau a Ea summit

HONOLULU–People who are Ka Lahui Hawaii citizens are planning to attend Kamau a Ea, a summit meeting on Native Hawaiian governance sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs from 8 am to 4:30 p.m., April 11 and 12. If you, too, would like to attend, email: lehuai@oha.org or call Trustee Hulu Lindsey’s office at 594-1898. You must be on the list to attend.

You may wish to review OHA’s “Facilitating Nation-building Plan” as well as the working document “Hawaiian Self-Determination: The Seven Step Process” drafted by past kiaaina Mililani Trask by April 8. Please email kalahuihawaii@gmail.com for electronic copies of the documents and for more information about sharing your comments, suggestions, and other manao.

Posted by Rebekah

 

Lono i ka Makahiki!

Aloha! Pehea oe? Recall that Makahiki season is here! In Hawaii citizens still observe the festival that runs roughly from mid-October to mid-February. Check the sky at night, and you’ll see the Makalii constellation (Pleiades) overhead at 8 p.m. Work is pau, the food has been harvested. People play sports, play games, have ceremonies honoring Lono, the god of agriculture and harvesting. Warring ceases; the time of Ku is passed. Many other indigenous cultures observe this time of year similarly as winter approaches and families visit and entertain each other with good relaxing times.

Today my ohana plans to attend Makahiki Festivities at Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center, 53-516 Kamehameha Highway, in Punaluu, Oahu. Protocol began at sunrise, so we’ve missed that. However, the games for all ages begin at 9 a.m., and they are open to the public. I suggest you find out what might be going on in your area, or come to Punaluu, or organize some festivities yourself. Enjoy!

Posted by Rebekah  

Healing our spirit worldwide

You might like the “Healing Our Spirit Worldwide – The Sixth Gathering” on Oahu now until September 10, 2010. The welcome ceremony took place today. A festival at Waimea Valley on Oahu is on tap for Sept. 4, and opening ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 5, at Kualoa Park, Oahu. Conference sessions start Sept. 6 at the Hawaii Convention Center, Kalakaua avenue and Kapiolani boulevard. Registration fees apply, the same for one day or one week, but inquire about discounts. Please click on the underscored link above for all the information.

Posted by Rebekah

Native-Hawaiian-made films

Just alerting readers of the Oiwi Film Festival opening today at The Honolulu Academy of Arts Doris Duke Theatre. It features the collective voices of Native Hawaiian filmmakers and runs through May 26. Tickets are affordable at $8 with a dollar off for students, seniors and military. If you’re a member of the Academy of Arts, five bucks gets you in. The programmers grouped the films into several themes:

Na alakai o Hawaii nei — Those who lead us in Hawaii
Ka malama ana i ka aina — Caring for our land
Ka pilina o ka poe Hawaii i ke kai — Hawaiians’ relationship to the sea
Ka ea Hawaii —Sovereignty
Na moolelo pokole — Short stories
Na hula o Hawaii — Hula, dance of Hawaii
Ka hoohanohano ana i ko kakou mau kupuna — Honoring our ancestors

Do check the schedule for which films are showing when. There are 19 short subjects and features. I found a comprehensive news-feature article and film festival schedule by reporter Gary C.W. Chun on the following link:

http://www.starbulletin.com/features/20100502_their_views.html

If you go, you can post your film review here to share. Click on “Leave a comment.”

Posted by Rebekah

117th anniversary of the overthrow

This weekend marks the 117th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom. I expect Sovereignty Sunday activities in observation of the sad event at Iolani Palace and neighboring areas, but I have details of only one. If you know of anything else, please leave a comment. Click on the link below for the flyer and information about “Onipaa – Aloha Aina, Malama Aina Art & Poetry Exhibit.” Hawaiian studies professor and activist Haunani-Kay Trask is the scheduled keynote speaker at Saturday’s opening event.

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Posted by Rebekah

Meeting reminder

December 5, 2009 Ka Lahui Hawaii Working Group (Oahu) meeting, Olelo Community Media, 1122 Mapunapuna Street, Honolulu, on Saturday, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Contact: Lehua Kinilau-Cano, ph. 497-7732, lehua002@hawaii.rr.com.

This information is posted as a reminder to attend this Saturday’s meeting. Free parking. Citizens from other islands are welcome to come, though not expected. In the future we may set up Skype for the meetings. Please contact us if you can offer staff and a location for Skype on your island. Please also use this website as a talk story forum in between meetings to share concerns and other manao, if you wish. Mahalo.

Posted by Rebekah

Ceded lands case

Two workshops on the Ceded Lands case have been scheduled for today and tomorrow evenings on the Big Island, one in Hilo and one in Waimea. Click on Calendar of Events for details. UPDATE 11/12/09: The Hilo meeting will be held at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Campus Center at 6 p.m.

Posted by Rebekah