Moku O Māmala Hoa (Māmala Hoa) was established by Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole on July 3, 1907 in Hilo, Moku O Keawe (Island of Hawai‘i) as the second chapter of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I. Māmala Hoa was solemnly dedicated to honor the memory of Kamehameha and uplift the Kanaka ‘Ōiwi (aboriginal peoples of Hawai‘i). Māmala Hoa has the distinction of being named after Kamehameha’s elite pū‘ulu koa (guard unit of warriors) named Māmala Hoa (Striking War Club). This ancient pū‘ulu koa were feared for their skill and courage in battle and respected for their honor and loyalty to Kamehameha.
This inoa (name) was chosen to reflect Māmala Hoa’s bloodlines to the ancient ruling warrior chiefs of Moku O Keawe and to inspire Māmala Hoa members to imua (move forward) and ho‘omau (persevere) in their cause. Today, Māmala Hoa perpetuates its proud warrior legacy by protecting wahi pana (sacred places), advocating for Hawaiian rights, perpetuating the ancient Hawaiian culture, promoting the Ha‘a Koa (Dance of the Warrior), preserving the oli (Hawaiian chant), facilitating educational scholarships, and presenting the annual Kamehameha Festival.
Royal Order of Kamehameha I's Blog
Mauna Kea plan sparks suit
by Peter Sur
Tribune-Herald Staff Writer
Published: Friday, October 2, 2009 10:54 AM HST
Telescope foes want summit restored
Hawaiian and environmental advocates have appealed the state land board's approval of the Mauna Kea Comprehensive Management Plan.
The lawsuit filed Thursday in Third Circuit Court challenges the unanimous vote of the Board of Land and Natural Resources on April 9 to approve the CMP, which provides a framework… Continue
Posted on October 4, 2009 at 8:34am — 4 Comments
Public Service Announcement
PSA Date: 07/07/09
Event: Ha‘a Koa (Dance of the Warrior) Workshop
Dates: Aug. 3rd to Aug. 13th, 2009
Days: Every Mon., Wed., & Fri. for two weeks.
Times: Mondays & Wednesdays: 7:15 pm to 8:15 pm
Fridays: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Hilo High Auditorium
Sponsor: Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Mamala Hoa (Hilo Chapter)
Contact: Pua Ishibashi
691 Ainako Ave., Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Posted on July 29, 2009 at 9:25am
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The time of the ihe and newa is pau. Now we have to work with the tools we have. So now we talk, protest, work within the political process and take legal action.
But, in all cases we move forward with Aloha and Mana to remain Pono to receive the guidence and blessings from Akua
Aloha and Mahalo and welcome to our circle of friends. You need not have the koko to stand for and support Hawaiians and Hawaiian rights. In our fight for Hawaiian rights, we need the support of all good people, Hawaiian and nonHawaiian. There is great strength and mana in numbers, and Hawaiians need all the help we can get, so much mahalos.
As for moving forward Michelle without koko, you are in a unique position to speak for and inbehalf of Hawaiians as a non Hawaiian. Others will weigh your words and perspective differently because you are a nonHawaiian and that may be a good thing. We need both Hawaiians and nonHawaiians to support our causes. Just make sure when you speak/share your mana’o disclose that you are a nonHawaiian to not offend Hawaiians or mislead others. Be humble, speak from the heart, and let Akua guide your words and acts.
So no be shame or scared no moa the koko, can still ku’i!
To Jon Kinimaka,
I'm sorry for the abuse that came your way at that event on Hawaiian values---when you were just trying to bring up the truth and what's important instead of glossing it over. How can a talk on values not even mention the overthrow and everything that has happened since 1778 as if it doesn't exist or matter?
It's hard for someone like me, who believes as you and Kaohi do, but doesn't have the koko, it is hard to know how to show up with respect, wanting to help wanting to lend a voice for sovereignty but I don't want to be pushy or arrogant. Should I just stay out of it? Or is there a way I can help that is still respectful? I would like to show up at meetings, both cultural and political---I don't know who to look to for advice on how to do this. My mentors are Kaliekoa Kaeo, and Keeamoku Kapu, so I know a little, but not enough. I know they would say just do it! But I am hesitant.
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