Eo Lono!'s Blog – March 2008 Archive (5)

R.I.P. Our Kupuna Out of the Ground! A Repatriation in Progress: Part II

Aloha mai kakou,



I recently ran into Halealoha Ayau and his wife Kainani Kahaunaele-Ayau on O'ahu after my grandmother's funeral services. Both are notable Hawaiian cultural practitioners, activists, educators, and now proud parents. As we shared casual conversation we began to open the controversial can of worms of the diverse issues taking a toll on Kaua'i. There seemed to be deep concern of the issues happening on Kaua'i as we spoke of the island we are privileged to call… Continue

Added by Eo Lono! on March 25, 2008 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Our Dearly Beloved Queen: Part II

Aloha mai kakou,



As Liliu'okalani departs on the Makee from Kaua'i, and returns home to Honolulu, where the heat of the passionate people outmatches the heat of the end of summer, we now enter an even darker period of our great Queen's life. Her entrance into the world of revolutionary politic's and trying to decide what is best for her own situation as the next reigning monarch.



The royal line that both her and her brother, King Kalakaua, represent is slowly being turned… Continue

Added by Eo Lono! on March 22, 2008 at 11:32am — No Comments

A Portrait of Haloa: Our Elder Brother

A Portrait of Haloa: Our Elder Brother



A Testimonial Essay in Support of a Ten Year Moratorium

of Genetic Modifcation of Kalo



Haloa. Kalo. Our elder brother who became one with the ‘aina. Our great ancestor who’s only breath could be taken from the lau(leaf) at the core of the piko(center). The plant which feeds all kanaka. The plant that nourishes our kino(body). The plant, which connects us to our piko, our na‘au, and all of our ancestors, who have come before us.… Continue

Added by Eo Lono! on March 6, 2008 at 8:35am — No Comments

Mauliola: The Holy Trinity of "Maoli Art"

Mauliola: The Holy Trinity of "Maoli Art"



As seen in discussion group "Maoli Artists and Creative Masterpieces"

https://maoliworld.ning.com/group/maoliartists



By Hale Mawae



I first want to mahalo Ikaika, for bringing up such an intuitive topic to the table, and agree with him on his definition of what really is maoli art. I think the term "maoli art" goes far deeper and is a much broader spectrum of creative artists in our kanaka maoli community. Maoli art… Continue

Added by Eo Lono! on March 3, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

R.I.P. Our Kupuna Out of the Ground! A Repatriation in Progress: Part I

R.I.P Our Kupuna Out of the Ground! A Repatriation in Progress.



By Hale Mawae



Does anybody remember what went wrong at Waipouli? I know I do. I helped repatriate close to 50 kupuna iwi(ancestral bones) who were locked in a metal storage container for almost two years.



I remember making quite a lot of noise about those kupuna being locked up, and digging my nose around in burial council notes back to almost two years prior to the Waipouli development actually… Continue

Added by Eo Lono! on March 3, 2008 at 10:58am — No Comments

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