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.

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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.”

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Good list of links on our blogroll

To ease your search for information about more Native Hawaiian activities, see our blogroll in the sidebar at right (scroll down). Ka Huli Ao already provides a comprehensive list of resources, so start there. Mahalo!

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Ka Lahui Hawaii’s master plan for Hawaiian sovereignty

A master plan for Hawaiian sovereignty prepared by the Ka Lahui Hawaii Mokuna (elected legislature) in 1994 can now be read on this website. Click on the “Hookupu Master Plan” tab above.

I am proud to say I was present in Keaukaha at that legislative session to witness how brilliantly the citizens crafted the document and how hard they worked. It was awesome to experience collaboration and hear the vision of Native Hawaiians so passionately articulated.

It marked a turning point for Ka Lahui Hawaii, because, as it states on page 1, Ka Lahui Hawaii gifted this plan “for future work in many political and community spheres and to propose a process of consensus building which can meet the needs of the many sovereign groups in Hawaii.” “Hookupu” means “offering.”

Now, 15 years later, here it is again, offered and accessible on the internet. I hope you will take time to read it.

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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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Hauoli Makahiki Hou; meeting canceled

The start of the new year came with challenges to the Ka Lahui Hawaii Working Group. Therefore tomorrow’s Jan. 9 regular monthly meeting is canceled. The main agenda was to review the Communications Plan, however, the plan is still being drafted by me, Rebekah, and not quite ready to circulate for comment.

The blizzards in lands east of Hawaii delayed my return to Honolulu by a whole week, and then as soon as I arrived I got sick. I am still not a hundred percent. Our goal date for the current project is the end of January.

Lehua, who convenes our meetings, is very busy with her stuff, so please have patience, check back here, check for KLH email, and we will resume our group work soon! Please contact Lehua with any questions (go to the contact page) or if it’s too long since you’ve heard from anyone. Mahalo, and . . .

Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

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Constitution of Ka Lahui Hawaii

The “Constitution of Ka Lahui Hawaii”  may be viewed by clicking on the tab in the menu bar and following instructions to the link. The Constitution was originally published in 1993 on newsprint stock.

It is a long document, and the upload may take a few moments depending on your internet connection speed. It is best viewed with the browser Firefox. See sidebar at right.

Mahalo to the authors of the Constitution and the Ka Lahui citizens who made this publication possible.

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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.

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Funds accepted by Pono Kaulike, Inc.

It is Makahiki and a time to rest, survey the harvest, and make contributions. It is a time to give and receive! The non-profit organization Pono Kaulike, Inc., accepts tax-deductible charitable donations to fund our programs and projects. If you wish, you may designate your contribution to Ka Lahui Hawaii to further the native initiative for sovereignty. Mail to Pono Kaulike, Inc., P.O. Box 4964, Hilo, HI 96720. Mahalo! Lono i ka Makahiki!

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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.

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