e P'Emily, when I lived on Army and Dolores street and about 9 years old I used to put stuff on the Street Car tracks and watch the Street Cars on Church Street run them over and make them Flat. We my brother, sister and I used make wheel cars and ride the Dolores street from Army and Dolores Streets. As Dolores street at that intersection was Down Hill for that one block. So nice to be Young and have no fear of getting hurt. ALOHA No, P.
e P'Emily, what year was you at Mission? I have my 3 years books for '55, '56 and '57. I have a friend home here who granduated from Mission in 1947. It's a LONG story how we met. When ever we are at a meeting and we speak out, we recognize each other as Mission graduates with Great Pride.When I was at Mission there were two other Hawaiians there. Everyone at Mission knew I was from Hawaii. I used to wear my uncle's ALOHA Shirts to school.
I also went to Fairmont and James Lick Class of '55. Miss Olson was my favorite teacher there at James Lick's Skippers. My Best Friend Haole Johannes van Hoff went to Washington instead of Mission, His parents would not allow him to go to Mission. Go Get'em Golden Bears...While going to Mission I lived on Army and Mission Street. I used to walk to Mission.
e P'Emily, I graduated from Mission Class of June 11, 1957. I went to school in San Francisco from the 4th grade to my graduation from Mission. Right after graduation I returned home to Hawaii. Mission High Goden Bears...............
I do work for the ending of this occupation and represent the multi-cultural government that your ancestors started and still exists today. I am not an "either" and don't look Hawaiian because my people come from Kua O Ka Moku, the forbears of the Hawaiians [Hebrews; see Malo]. Part of my place in this struggle is to assert that we don't accept racist model put upon nations like the Kingdom for the purpose of theft.
We urge people to know their history and realize the Kingdom protected the rights of its so called "Indigenous" people with the Royal patents and has no need to adopt American racist policies.
I am not suggesting you have any of these views. I just spend so much time here on MW and in America discussing this instead of the strategies for success of our movement.
I have been contacting Sovereign people outside of Hawaii for an effort that we are putting together to raise money for a serious legal challenge to the State and Fed.
I need your Kokua to pass on the initiative to people in Canada who will be willing to support our cause. One of the reasons I became involved with this process is because the Hawaiians have the best legal case. our victory will be one that First Nations can call on for their own path to Sovereignty.
Let me know if you are interested and I will soon forward you the information.