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Kupuna Speaks Out Against OHA & Akaka Bill

Each year for the past nine years in both the U.S. Senate & House the Akaka Bill is reintroduced without any Public Hearings held in Hawaii. A in few of those years, Hearings, by "invitation only" were conducted in Wahington D.C. You can pretty much figure out who got to testify (Proponents) and who got to not (Opponents) testitfy.

Demand Public Hearings be held on ALL… Continue

Added by Foster on January 2, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

In Case You Want to Know WHO is Helping the Malahini's Dig Up Your Iwi Tupuna

VIEWPOINT: Evidence does not support burial 'belief'


The article "Rock mounds throw wrench into Kula plan" (The Maui News, Sept. 27) disregarded important points discussed at a meeting of the Maui/Lana'i Islands Burial Council and did not give voice to other positions.

According to the article,… Continue

Added by Foster on October 26, 2009 at 6:08am — 2 Comments


MLBCOctober 29, 2009[1].pdfMAKA`ALA!


DATE: October 29, 2009

TIME: 9:00 A.M.

PLACE: See Site Visit Location Below

PLACE: Regular Meeting at Kula Community Center after Kula Ridge Ma Uka site visit. E. Lower Kula Road, Kula, Hawai’i 96790

Another Site Inspection at the Burial… Continue

Added by Foster on October 23, 2009 at 9:10am — 1 Comment

Revealed: Ancient Burial Bisected by Heavy Equipment at Kula Ridge Mauka Project Was Preventable!


The Attached Letter (written by Dana Naone Hall) clearly exposes Who is Responsible for the Kula Ridge Mauka fiasco and How it (circumventing of mandates) was inherently allowed.

Is this what DLNR/SHPD has been allowing throughout the Hawaiian Islands?

Count the amount of incidents in recent years on all islands and you get your answer with an… Continue

Added by Foster on September 23, 2009 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Public Access to yet another possible Burial Ground Denied!


The Site Inspection scheduled for Thursday-September 24, 2009 by the Maui/Lana`i Island Burial Council will now take place with the Public being denied access by Kula Ridge Mauka Developer, Clayton Nishikawa, Phone: 242-6900, email:

When contacted (September 22nd), Mr. Nishikawa explained he made the decision because the area is a construction site with bulls and cattle roaming freely. He is only allowing access to the Burial Council… Continue

Added by Foster on September 23, 2009 at 5:52am — 1 Comment

Burial Council Site inspection at Kula Ridge Mauka Thursday-September 24, 2009 10:30am – Followed by Maui/Lana`i Island Burial Council Meeting at Kula Community Center

The Burial Council Site inspection at Kula Ridge Mauka will take place on Thursday-September 24, 2009 and the public is invited to meet at 10:30am at the 272 Acre/proposed 116 Lot development site.

As noted on a previous posting, There exist a very strong possibility this ahupua`a (Kealahou) on the slopes of Kula, Maui is in fact an ancient “Burial Grounds” and warrants further, more detailed investigation.


Take road (mauka direction) on Lower Kula… Continue

Added by Foster on September 22, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Necessary Dialog Long Overdue. Equal Rights not Rhetoric for Hawaii Residents

Island-born have a claim to a piece of Maui

POSTED: August 31, 2009 (Maui News LTE)

It's shameful that some Hawaiians don't acknowledge "our" state, yet they are the very ones who are receiving financial aid from the state. Why take anything? Live off the land.

I was born and raised in Puunene town, moved Upcountry when I was 11 years of age. Life has changed drastically, not all for the… Continue

Added by Foster on September 8, 2009 at 8:49am — 4 Comments

What Hawaii Statehood Really Means

Monday, August 24, 2009

August 21, 2009 Hawaii’s government, its political and business elite celebrated the 5oth Anniversary of the so-called 1959 Admissions Act or what now is commonly referred to as “Statehood.”

Thousands of Hawaiians and their supporters from Hawaii’s ethnic communities throughout the islands and abroad marked the day with marches, protesting and rallies against this… Continue

Added by Foster on August 24, 2009 at 9:26am — 3 Comments

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