Moolelo Aloha Aina: Stories of Struggle


Moolelo Aloha Aina: Stories of Struggle

A hui of people interested in direct action land struggle. For Kanaka of all ages interested in sharing and/or documenting moolelo of our koa who have engaged in land occupation and other direct tactics to protect our beloved ʻaina.

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Latest Activity: Dec 4, 2015

Building a Culture of Resistance

This group is affiliated with Moolelo Aloha Aina: Stories of Struggle, a collaborative, community-research project aimed at documenting and perpetuating the stories of our peopleʻs struggle to protect our ʻaina from rampant corporate development, militarization, open field testing of GMOs, evictions, theft, and exploitation of natural resources. Seeking people who want to share their stories, and young people who want to learn and perpetuate these contemporary stories of resistance and aloha ʻaina.

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Auhea oukou, e na koa? 2 Replies

Started by NoeGK. Last reply by Miliaulani Mar 25, 2009.

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Comment by Anne Punohu on July 3, 2010 at 4:57pm
I have lots of moolelo to share. mahalo to having this!!
Comment by Yolanda Crisostomo on June 29, 2009 at 5:49pm

I wanted to share my site/blog with this group. It centers around Quiet Title Summons. I clip newspaper articles, scan, and post them on my site/blog. I also research for past and present Quiet Title information and any information that pertains or is connected to Quiet Titles.

Here is the link:

Mahalo for letting me share!
Comment by Summer on April 9, 2009 at 8:56pm
letter to commanding officers.doc
Aloha everyone,

I am sending this email to ask that you consider signing on to this letter of concern addressed to the commanding officers of the armed services in Hawaii. We need support from individuals, ohanas, organizations, and neighborhood boards to get our message across to help curb off-roading activities at Ka'ena.

Attached you will find the draft of a letter that we'd like to send off with as many signatures of support as possible. Along with the commanding officers, I plan to submit the letter to local senators and representatives, as well as members of congress.

Please email me at if you are willing to sign on as an individual/group. Or call if you have additional questions or concerns 808-753-4221.

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone else you think may be interested in signing on to the letter.

Below you can find more information on why this letter is necessary:

As you may already know,the off-roading/mud-bogging problem at Ka'ena, O'ahu needs to be curtailed. Every week, and especially after the rain, off-road enthusiasts enter the area to challenge their modified vehicles.

We as cultural practitioners are concerned because this already sensitive eco-system, cultural resource and wahi pana continues to be damaged. It has been devastating to watch the lone sandy bay at Ka'ena become another one of the off-roaders mudpits, to see them driving up on the giant pohaku, or ripping apart vegetation on the sand dunes with their giant tires. Every time I go in there it seems they have made a new road to nowhere.

So I've decided enough is enough. We've been complaining about this issue for over 10 years now and so far there has been no success in curbing this destructive and insensitive behavior.

Because off-duty military personnel make up a large percentage of the off-roading population at Ka'ena, I have drafted a letter with the help of other concerned cultural practitioners in an effort to stop any further desecration of the area by off-road vehicles.

I realize that the military personnel are not the only abusers, but if we are able to curtail their destruction, we can continue working to educate local off-road enthusiasts, and eventually stop off-roading at Ka'ena.

I appreciate your support!

Aloha Aina.
Malama Pono.

Summer Nemeth
Comment by Noe'Lani on February 5, 2009 at 8:20am
Aloha Mai, Ohana of this "...Moolelo Aloha...," Maoliworld web page:

Just for Mana'o purpose. When we are lured by the "culprits" like the ones who
run their CORPORATIONS, to QUIET TITLE here on the islands, we go into
that battle fields to fight against the "principles." I really want to say: "battle against the principal." Once inside their de-facto court, we noticed that ADVERSE POSSESSION is the way they the "culprits," steal the Aina!

A Hui Hou Malama Pono,

By "Living HuMan Being With The Inoa:" Noelani, family
of: Mason

Infact, I was taught a long time ago, "WE DO NOT FIGHT FOR THE AINA!"
After doing our research (yes, it is important to do your research), we come across that our Mo'okuauhau is the key to LOCK THEM OUT! Because they
have the "guns" and unclean hands under that doctrine, the culprit literally steal under the premise of ADVERSE POSSESSION.
Comment by Noe'Lani on February 4, 2009 at 10:25am
February 4, A.D. 2009

Aloha Mai! NoeGK

After reading the "Building a Culture of Resistance," disclosure of information. I began to read your mo'olelo discussion pertaining to: "...Stories of Struggle..."

For many many years, we have been in the land struggles here, in Mokupuni
O Moewee(Maui). We have returned to our aina to Ko Hawai'i Pae Aina but,
have been confronted with "STRONG ARMS UNCLEAN HANDS DOCTRINE,"
sent by the so-called defacto "CORPORATIONS." The latest here in Maui,
is about the "BY-PASS," as we write and read this information, the corporate
developments continues to work without any CEASE AND DECEASE, as we share our individual unique mana'o.

On February 13, A.D. 2008 at the Maui Circuit Court in Wailuku, Hoapili Hale
over kukapaila aina(s). The hearing court calender is set for 8:30 a.m.

"Living HuMan Being With The Inoa:" Noelani, family of: Batalona
ame Mason
Comment by Braddahrandy on July 20, 2008 at 1:17pm
Aloha ,

I am soo grateful that I found this group. Please check out film blog

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