Sorry, mind idle from the comment I read..one does not have to have koko nor does one need to be fully into this pilikia that began back in 1893 when grandma Lily was dethroned..the pilikia is going on because hawaiians have no voice in the government and so we shout it out...but who wants to squeak into the ears of a puka where there is no one there...so if you wish to join, join, if you hesistate, don't..it is not your land that was taken and don't do what your heart is not resigned to do...ask yourself, did America Inc. with its developers rob your cradle, so what you got to lose? For us, we are asking for justice...if you know what is right to do and don't do it, it's a sin.
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!
Aloso mahalo for the invite, also don't have the koko but do have the respect and spirit!
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.
Mahalo i kou kono - mahalo for your invitation akā `a`ohe ke koko Maoli. I donʻt have the koko. Not sure if I can join your group. BUT I continue to kāko`o you in your efforts with Mauna Kea. We have our pilikia with Haleakalā...so e pupukahi kākou.
Hawaiian Values are probably couched in Dr. George Kanahele's writings--it's all good. As for the kill--thanks for calling the cops and making a record of this incident. To the lolo head that apologize that was the icing on the cake. He really didn't mean it, he still wants the kill--be careful the wealthy have no spirit.
My problem with this is when Hawaiian women listen, behave, and do white women agenda's that discounts the origin as to how we got where we are at today.
As for the values--I am a haumana of George Kanahele because of my teaching in the DOE system. We have core values (NCLB) and often I need to expand the talk and I use Hawaiian values. Just to say responsibility, respect, cooperation (schools have added others) isn't enough for our diverse communities. And yes, we should present the proper foundation to frame in the 'values' which is what I had argued with my prof at UH political science department. He favors Dr. George Kanahele, and as his haumana--it is factual, that he was using the capitalist system for his values. The best evidence that I can give you is the 'sense of place' this idea was coined by Dr. George Kanahele for the cultural architect of planning and permitting.
Super smart! You did the right thing. Your report to the police department can trump her capitalistic efforts. What you should see happen next are the artisans mostly not from Hawaii going paint your motifs and their art work going rot the landscape with their aesthetic forms which will run counter to the true Aloha values. Mostly naked Hawaiian women with floral garlands draped over one chi chi and the other chi chi for the thirsty to suck from for their milk and honey capitalistic nourishments. take care yourself. Try to locate some Maui Artisans to counter the wealthy agenda. Kaupo is noted for naked women surfing try to capture that and use their spirit to protect our inner spirit. Kaohi
Mahalo from Maui on the front line. Yesterday I attended a workshop at the Lahaina Library, hosted by Lehuanani Aquino, on Hawaiian values. One hour into the workshop, nothing mentioned about Queen Liliuokalani or the illegal overthrow. I decided to bring it up and a person in the group told me to save it for after class. I said that this is a workshop open for discussion and pointed out the fact to the mostly non Hawaiian that they need to stop hiding from the truth. I walked out of the workshop and was followed by a non Hawaiian that threatend to kill me for being disrespectful. I decided to stay out of jail and called the cops, the guy appolgized.