Thank you for finding our sites. We need to keep in touch. I just got a letter from my cousin Donna Burns and she mentioned what Brescia said about those buried at Nau'e...those people will never learn. But I wanted to share with you about a meeting coming up in Kona, Honaunau...a five day gathering to discuss, plan and budget our movement to stop the desecration at Nau'e and many other places. Maybe we can all meet there. Come with your ideas how to bring it up at the meeting and we take a vote. The Hewahewanui 'Ohana Councils will be there either in the physical or the spiritual depending on where our focus is going to be at that time. Lance has been arrested again and more court dates to settle there...he is looking at 10 years, but so far we've been able to keep him out based on Hawaiian law...on occupation, that he should be tried in a military court because of occupation. A new strategy but can be applied in Nau'e as well...it's all about eduction and holding the government officials to the law...in this case, Nau'e bones need to be claimed and cared for by the community on a regular basis...sooner or later Brescia will leave. He has to lose money and we are happy to oblige. No ke aha? Also, if something comes up you can e-mail me again. Take care. Kawehi.
I am good e Ka`iulani. Hope you are too. Tomorrow early I am heading to West Maui mountains to go up to Pu`u Kukui to film a short segment for Hawaiian Airlines, if the weather let's us. If we pass by the Ki`owai o Kihawahine, I will toss a glass bottle in on a long cord and gather up a bottle full of the waters from there, with mahalo to the mo`o Kihawahine. I should give some to the folks at Moku`ula, so they can feed a little bit of the waters of Kiha down at her oceanside pool (now covered over by a baseball field) :(
Wish us clear weather a fair winds on Maui tomorrow morning!
When I look at your inoa, Manuwai right. What island is the 'ohana orginate from? Often, your own relative will know if you are the "keeper" showing love and compassion to all you collect and distribute of family inoa. I'm happy for this site as we strengthen our own mana'o from others too. I learn alot doing and learning about genealogy, often rereading mo'olelo to that specific ahupua'a. Did you go to Waiau for 'Olelo Hawaii? I'll check for my daughter. As I refresh and retake a course later, it will help me understand myself more. In the meantime, I still look at obituary of 'ohana at ulukau.org. Very interesting, all in 'Olelo Hawaii. Basic I know, then use the Hawaiian dictionary to translate unknown words. The purpose is to look at the inoa and what happened at that time. I can visualize myself in that time frame. when I do my class for the 'ohana, I use the time frame of what is occuring in history at that time - Hawaii. I taught in special ed k-6 at Leihoku. Did a year in high school at risk in Ewa and adult Ed in Waianae. I take those teaching skills along with abnormal (ha) and teach a lesson on research and putting genealogy together. I was looking at the inoa - Joseph Namakaeha Kalahiki, half brother to my father.Mel Kalahiki and 'ohana yes, just need to find the missing link. I heard an uncle mentionthis when I walaau with himlast year and had the daughters number. I going to give the daughter a call, nice 'ohana. Gentle and sweet, imagine that I usually ask where theirfamily is from or island. Prominent family names from each island is well known across the state or on that particular island. If youever go to Moloka'i and ask to see Aunty Joyce Kainoa, he/she will tell you exactly where she lives, North Shore Moloka'i. Only one who lives there too! Harry Mitchell from Keanae. Aunty Beamer. Moon Kauakahi, etc. Well, talk to you later.
In time, things will fall into place, just remember not everything will be black and white on pepa. Just like my inquiry of how many na inoa does a person have. Four for me, Kamehameha is countless. Not all relatives will be as helpful often wonder why you are the one, however your tutu will guide you and stay pono in all you do. The greates love is to have for the tutu who sacrificed their life for ours today, for without them, where would we be today. Many names given and carried forth and I have been blessed to give the inoa to three of my children. As I became more aware of myself and familial roots, I was able to gaina better understanding, however the time frame I grew up was and before with my mother time to grandfather didn't allow kanaka maoli to speak their language. At times, I became frustrated to learn our langauge in school(college), when it should have been at home. At least, Hawaiians schools are created to reconnect and carry forth our language. In my research for doctorate, I focus on the challenges that affect academic achievement. I've grew up with Western values, but it doesn't mean I lost my own ethnic identity. New changes create more opportunities for brighter future for kanaka maoli.
I visited the Mormon Church on all islands. I visited grave sites to and looked up information in books on Hawaiian grave sites. The Mormon Church was a wonderful source of information, often visited on the one in Kalihi. Aunty Pauline Torress related tomy mother from Big Island side and uncle Arthur were very akamai in various genealogies for many families. Uncle Charlie Alo did his research there.
I visited familly and spoke to eldest and they gave me the papers too. Most times, I've been blessed because I've been pono not misusing or abusing information. I stamp with my inoa on document and share with everyone. Everyone who is there gets the same information. If any changes arise, make the edit and add on. You will find like me same person with many inoas.
I used my research skills from college at U.H., Gonzaga and Capella University to assist in research. Online internet is helpful or just attending other 'ohana reunion is beneficial. Most challenging part is starting from scratch. Hope this helps.
Yes, a process worth investing in. My 'ohana is Kamelamela (k) marry Keaapoi Haina hanau Samuel Namaka'eha Kamelamela who marry Jennie Kanei from Wainiha. My tutu lived in Anahola. My grandfather took his Hawaiian inoa as his last name. My family on Kauai is Haumea, Keuma, Kaleiwohi, Harada to my knowledge now. On the Big Island, HAINA, NAMAU'U, KAMELAMELA, KANAKAOLE, KAAWALOA, KELIIHOOMALU.
Mostly, I focus on Kaua'i 'ohana. Adding one piece to the genealogy at a time. It is a blessing to do this work, often times cross another 'ohana. Perhaps it will cross on Maui - Mitchell from Keanae, Roback, Akuna, from the same area and Hana too.
It may be on my ka'u kane side. Not sure but perhaps they may be related. I know my in-laws live in Aiea. I've been working on family genealogy for many years and take pride in what I do. I'm waiting to see who will carry on the work.