H2'Ō - Hawai'i Bilingual


H2'Ō - Hawai'i Bilingual

Please help to put an end to the cultural genocide -- 115 years after the illegal overthrow of their government Hawai'ians still can't vote using their own language!

Website: http://www.causes.com/h2o
Location: Honolulu
Members: 18
Latest Activity: Dec 30, 2010


After the unlawfull overthrow of the Hawai'ian government by white supremacists the Hawai'ian people endured 82 years of cultural genocide beginning in 1896 when the Hawai'ian language was outlawed. 30 years have passed since the 1978 Hawai'i State Constitution restoring Hawai'ian as an official language along with English, yet speakers of Hawaiian still cannot vote using their indigenous language. The current English-only standard of public services for speakers of Hawai'ian comes right out of the book of ethnic cleansing; please join with us to put this unfortunate era behind us for good! CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF HAWAI'I HAVE THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE PUBLIC SERVICES IN THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THEIR CHOICE, EITHER ENGLISH OR HAWAI'IAN!!!

Please read and share the Appeal for the Hawai'i Official Languages Act: http://www.scribd.com/doc/19522779/Hawaii-Official-Languages-Act-Appeal

1. Hawai'i citizens, by right, shall receive public services in the official language of their choice (either Hawai'ian or English), as in Canada: http://www.officiallanguages.gc.ca/html/index_e.php

2. All public service communications shall be published in Hawai'ian, in addition to English. Here's an example: http://www.olelo.hawaii.edu/

3. The Hawai'i State Board of Education and the University of Hawai'i shall adopt universal Hawai'ian language proficiency graduation standards.

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Comment by Kaleponi on December 30, 2010 at 7:43pm
ILINA WAI 21: Ko Henry Opukahaʻia Ilina, Captain Cook (Moku o Keawe - Hawaiʻi Island) hola 12 o ke awakea a hiki i ka hola 1 poʻaono, lā 31 o Kēkēmapa.
Comment by Kaleponi on August 31, 2010 at 9:45am
Aloha kakou kekahi i kekahi e ka po'e 'olelo Hawai'i!

Makemake au e kako'o i kou hana maika'i. Hki ia'u ke kakau i kou ike i ka'u Papa Kuhikuhi Lawelawe 'Oleo Hawai'i? http://malulaniodegaard.org/hawaiian-language-services-directory/


Comment by Kaleponi on December 30, 2008 at 7:58pm

Pono mākou e kau i nā hō‘ailona KŪ kokoke i nā kula kaiāpuni Hawai‘i?
Comment by Kaleponi on December 1, 2008 at 3:31pm
'Ano'ai! Good News!

Now when you Google either "H2'Ō" with the 'okina and kahako or "Hawai'i Bilingual" with the kahako (wale no) we're the first thing that pops up!

Pass it on to your internet friends!!!

Comment by Kaleponi on November 5, 2008 at 7:22pm
Lā Koho 2008 ma Hawai'i Nei
Aloha kakou!

Mahalo au ia ‘oukou i ko ‘oukou mau pule a me hana maika‘i loa! E ho‘o mau kakou i keia hana pono! A mahalo au no ho‘i iā Nanikehau Keama, Julie Lowrey, Mailani Yuen, Tiffany DeSilva, Erricos Kaminaras, a me Karie Nickle!

As we pass the 333 Members milestone toward our goal of 1000 Members, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the global reach of our message and the diverse cultures who have chosen to support and stand with us.

Just a few weeks ago, a few of us Hawai‘ian language students in Honolulu began our cause here in Hawai‘i nei on behalf of those who struggle to preserve the indigenous language of a proud and ancient people who happen to live in the most isolated place on the earth from the homogenizing effects of globalism. We have since discovered that our mission is not the private vision of Hawai‘ians only, but indeed a shared vision by many throughout the world!

After reviewing our membership list, I am pleased to announce that while the majority of us hail from the Island of O‘ahu, our supporters and advocates now represent several Hawai‘ian Islands, including the Islands of Hawai‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i, and Kaua‘i, several United States and provinces of Canada, including California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Illinois, Texas, Florida, Virginia, Massachusetts, and New York, as well as countries as diverse as Sāmoa, Tonga, the Philipines, Japan, Singapore, Korea, Hong Kong, France, Ukraine, Italy, Israel and Greece -- including the Holy Mt. Athos!

Our goal for last Sunday was increase the membership of our cause to 1000 friends so that we may be clearly heard by those seeking public office in Hawai‘i. At our current rate of growth, it appears that it may take a week or two more to get there, but be assured that we have been noticed by Mr. Hanneman and Mr. Abercrombie! For those of you who are voting in Hawai‘i tomorrow, I can recommend Mr. Colin Kippen for OHA at Large; per a phone conversation we had yesterday, I can say that he supports our vision.

After you’ve voted, let’s all give another push to bring in just TWO MORE friends in the next few days so that we can reach our 1000 goal by next Sunday! IF WE KEEP UP OUR EFFORTS, I PROMISE YOU THAT WE WILL CHANGE HAWAI'I FOR THE BETTER BY NEXT ELECTION!

Pupukahi i holomua! E ola mau ka 'olelo Hawai'i!

Nau me ka ‘oia‘i‘o a me ka mahalo,

Malulani Odegaard
Comment by Kaleponi on October 26, 2008 at 2:10pm
Additional H2'Ō - Hawai'i Bilingual websites may be found at:

http://www.causes.com/h2o and
Comment by Kaleponi on October 24, 2008 at 1:08am
H2'Ō - Hawai'i Bilingual round color logo iron-on transfers are now available in 2.5" (pocket) and 4" (t-shirt) sizes!

To get yours, please email your address to Kaleponi!

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