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At 2:36pm on May 24, 2014, Jadelin said…
Aloha Donna!
Im not sure the reason I found your page or if you still sta round hea, but I believe there are no accidents. You seem like a wonderful person to know their please accept my introduction. My name is Jadelin Bennett. I live in beautiful Kalihi Valley. I have been doing some years of research on my genealogy moms side she was born in Kalaupapa to Margaret Haansenritter and Wailele Kihe. Maybe there's some connection. In any case Aloha, take care, Love & God Bless you Jadelin
At 2:47am on February 17, 2013, kukuna o ka la said…

The War Crime Complaint alleges:

“State of Hawai‘i Judges OKAMOTO, FOLEY, LEONARD, and REIFURTH committed a war crime by willfully depriving my client, a protected person, of a fair and regular trial prescribed by the fourth Geneva Convention The Plaintiff, State of Hawai‘i Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Chair JOBIE MASAGATANI and State of Hawai‘i Governor NEAL ABERCROMBIE, represented by the State of Hawai‘i Attorney General DAVID M. LOUIE and Deputy Attorney Generals MATTHEW S. DVONCH, DIANE K. TAIRA and S. KALANI BUSH were complicit in these proceedings and therefore committed a war crime as accessories.”

The War Crime Complaint concludes:

“Accordingly, pursuant to Article 17(3) of the Rome Statute, I respectfully request the office of the Prosecutor, with all due speed, investigate the situation in order to determine if the alleged perpetrators should be charged with the war crime specified above.”

The ICC jurisdiction over the Hawaiian Islands will begin March 4, 2013.

At 5:55pm on April 13, 2012, maori puanani o tahiti robinson said…

Aloha Donna, finally able to drop in. Just came from hearing Dayne Aleka Aipoalani Gonsalves speaking on what great works he has done so far and saying how he was viewed as an aliinui. The works are indeed what others have not been able to do but the sitting on the throne must still require koko!  I am grateful to those who went ahead of me as it makes it easier for me to emerge. Ke Akua showed me the path I must take and the manao I have yet to do as the great granddaughter of Kalanikauikeauoli, Liholiho n their papa, Kamehameha the Great. By blood, this includes every king who ruled, kahunas and priestly line of the ages and the great grand niece of King George V, VI,n 8th.  I know there are some battles that I cannot avoid but I know Ke Akua has always heard my prayers and with his help, Hawaii will sit with the two most powerful countries today, no more "poho".  My papa was and is the only commoner in my tree. I am finally done with my mokuauhau. Just as Kamehameha wished, I am the lehua of the kumulipo, kings, kahunas and priestly line of the ages and I was spoken of in Kamaukau's unrevised book "The Ruling Chiefs and my great grandpa Keliinohokula had a sister by the name of KAUAKAHIKUAANAAUKANE. This is the starting year when everything I merely dreamed of  comes to be. The Supreme Court asked oha if they were descendents of Kamehameha I and even Dayne. He thinks all are but this claim is before heaven and the only one who can answer them is me. The kanaka priests spoke of my coming. I have fulfilled what they prohesied and much hardship has come on me since I returned home in 2004. But now that I have met all I was meant to meet, I know soon I will ascend, true it is not on my time but ke Akua IO. The day of my battle was the day I was born. My mama protected me. After she passed, heaven took care of me until now.  I share my love for my country with all, who, after I left home, took up the fight to be heard. My battles were thought to be childish because I wanted to know why I must sing America the Beautiful instead of Hawaii Ponoi. But now I am seeing the whole picture. I was teased too. It can be overwhelming for someone small. Will chat later. A hui hou.

At 3:08pm on September 17, 2010, maori puanani o tahiti robinson said…
E be you...? does anyone know if the kingdom got huli yet?
At 11:55am on December 7, 2009, Kamatose said…
I must be psychic, it's noon now haha. 3 pm works too. I'm just gonna pop out chat and leave it on til i have to go today haha.
At 8:42pm on December 6, 2009, Kamatose said…
I did! Thank you so much! I haven't had a chance to really sit down and watch anything yet, but planning to this week. :)
At 2:45am on December 4, 2009, Kaohi said…

Here is the latest with the feds:

Before Administrative Judges:
E. Roy Hawkens, Chairman
Dr. Anthony J. Baratta
Dr. Michael F. Kennedy
In the Matter of
(Schofield Barracks, Oahu, Hawaii, and
Pohakuloa Training Area, Island of Hawaii,
Docket No. 40-9083
ASLBP No. 10-895-01-ML-BD01
December 3, 2009
(Conference Call to Discuss Matters Relating to Convening Oral Argument)
On Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 1:00 PM, ET, this Board will hold a conference call
regarding hearing requests received in this proceeding, which involves the application of the
U.S. Army Installation Command for a Source Material License to possess depleted uranium at
two sites in Hawaii. The purpose of the call is to discuss matters relating to convening oral
argument on standing and contention admissibility issues either by videoconference or in Hawaii
in early January. The call is expected to last about 60 minutes.
On or before 5:00 PM on December 4, 2009, participants1 should email the Board’s law
clerk, Katie Tucker at, to obtain the telephone number and pass code for
the December 8, 2009 teleconference. The Board asks that all participants call into the
teleconference a few minutes before the conference is scheduled to begin so that it commences
1 The participants in this conference call will be Cory Harden, Jim Albertini, Isaac Harp, Luwella
Leonardi, Barbara Moore, the U.S. Army, and the NRC Staff. Members of the public who wish
to listen to this conference call may do so, and should contact Ms. Tucker at the above email
address for the requisite information.
- 2 -
The conference call will be transcribed and posted in the hearing docket.
It is so ORDERED.
E. Roy Hawkens, Chairman
Rockville, Maryland
December 3, 2009
At 1:10pm on December 1, 2009, Kawai said…
I see...
At 1:33am on December 1, 2009, Kawai said…
How lovely...ALoha and thank you for the add...I heard of the Kauahi's but not too familiar...I do live near the Holts in the hawaiian homesteads...Is that the same Ohana??
At 9:26am on November 30, 2009, Kaohi said…
Hi donna I can't tell if we are talking on chat or not I am posting but I do not see any other return. Did I need to do something else. can you get on the chat? kaohi
At 7:27pm on November 11, 2009, Roz said…
Hi Donna,

Nice to hear from you. Yeah, that's Michele DeVera Pimentel. I don't use any of the websites like Facebook, etc., either. What are you up to these days? I know you are a very talented artist. Do you have your own business? I am now a housewife. My husband (2nd) works and said I don't have to work. He feels I do so much just taking care of our home and all that goes with that. He said he knows your brother Robbie. My husband is usually known by his nickname "Kappy". We live in Haiku, Maui. I keep busy doing many things I love, like sewing, quilting, drawing, designing. Of course, I always look forward to seeing and/or talking story with all our classmates. Hope to hear from you again whenever you have time. Till then,

a hui hou,
At 9:15am on November 11, 2009, Robert Oliveira Jr said…
Hiki, hiki no.
At 7:45pm on November 5, 2009, Michele Pimentel said…
E Donna, plenty to do these days! I took a class on Hawaiian Issues about 2 years ago and I have been and anti-Akaka Bill advocate since. My kumu was really smooth...he came from Hawaiian History, with the facts and a good way to decipher truth from fabrication...I'm even thinking of going back to teach (after all these years). So, it's okay if we keep in touch every once in a while....dat means we busy! Aloha, Michele
At 2:29am on October 26, 2009, Tina matildo botelho gave Donna Burns a gift
hi donna come to my church word of life down twn honolulu pastor art supulveda and paSTOR KUNA GOD BLESS YOU
At 6:40pm on October 17, 2009, Pi'ilani Kakalia said…
Mahalo nui for your friendship Donna...and yes I need to keep myself in check as well and continually seek out truth. I am also working on getting off of the "fence," be decisive and take a stand. As it is, my family feel my ideas and what I have learned from Haunani Trask, Amelia, you, are too extreme.
At 10:39pm on August 30, 2009, jon kinimaka said…
mahalo donna
At 4:13pm on July 25, 2009, Miliaulani said…
The longer we wala'au the more connections we typical. Aunty PeeWee is my father's older sister and one of my favorite. She lives on homestead land in Anahola. My Dad was my favorite Kahu and beloved by many (I am biased obviously). Yes Nainoa and I are distant cousins. My oldest daughter married an Alo, whose Dad is Simeon, a classmate of yours I believe. Class of 69? He is a decendant of the Hewahewa line as well. My son, resides in Waimanalo with his girlfriend who is a Mahoe. Are the Namahoe's related to the Mahoe's? In his youth my father ran around with the Mahoe's from Kalapawai. Use to fish together around na moku lua. My grandpa Hopkins formed the Mokulua fishing club with his buddies and camped many nights there fishing for ulua.

Hey sista, no worry about the color of your skin...I am fair too but my na'au is kanaka all the way. No matta da amount of koko...

Mahalo for the offer of kokua but really no need. I will see what I can do. One of the few downsides to living on Kauai is to be removed from the center of the movement. Expending money to travel to O'ahu is one of the sacrifices one must make to affect change.

Me ke aloha,
At 3:33pm on July 25, 2009, Donna Burns said…
My sister's first husband was Jimmy Bruhn and his oldest sister Bootsy is married to Kula Kauwe. A younger sister is married to Ken Kauka of Waimanalo. I only know Joe Perry. He's a cousin from our Hewahewa side/Namahoe/Keaweaheulu.

That must mean that you are related to Nainoa as his mom is a Lucas. She was a good friend of my Mom's as well as Pinky was her classmate...I think. That I'm not sure.

Do come...and you have no idea how much I loved your site...
malama pono...
At 3:26pm on July 25, 2009, Miliaulani said…
I forgot to answer the question about if I know the Bruhns, Perry's, Kauwe's...I have heard of the Kauwe family of Waimanalo and I went to school with a Ronald Perry (KHS'73). My 'ohana was Lucas and Awai. My Dad at one time was the Episcopal minister at St. Matthew's and we became 'ohana with many of the members there.

Regarding my computer skills, luckily my children help with with that. Going back to school at the age of 46 forced the issue and I had to learn. I am glad that MW page provided some pleasure for you.

A hui hou.
At 3:11pm on July 25, 2009, Miliaulani said…
Aloha nui e Donna,

I have been reading your blog posts for awhile now and find them very informative, intelligent and full of mana from your na'au. It is a pleasure to add you as a friend. Want so much to fly over for the La Ho'i Ho'i Ea festivities but kala is an obstacle. Just came back from my one hanau this past Monday. My nephew had his wedding reception so my husband, daughter and I flew down. Spent a wonderful weekend with my 'ohana, but it is always good to come home to the quiet peacefulness that is Kaua'i. O'ahu has become so manic since I moved to Kaua'i permanently in 1981. Even the Kailua that I grew up in has changed so dramatically. My birth surname is Hopkins, as in Charles Gordon Hopkins, who was an englishman who arrived in the islands in 1845. He became closely affiliated with Kauikeaouli and Kamehameha IV and V. I inherited his liberal nature and rebellious soul. He was very much anti-missionary and editiorialized his support in the Polynesian (the government newspaper) for kanaka healthcare at a time when our people were dropping dead like flies. He formed a poolua relationship with a Hawaiian couple, the beginning of our Hopkins line in Hawaii. My great-great grandfather (his son), was a Royalist, a Marshall under Kalakaua's reign. His wife, Abigail Kamaka Aiwohi from North Kohala, signed the Ku'e petitions along with other members of my 'ohana. It is in my blood to resist the U.S. takeover of the Hawaiian Kingdom and so I live that kuleana today.

My first husband was related to the Holt's and so I know some of them. His last name was Waiamau. The Holt's I know carry the Curnan name, their mother, Aunty Kealoha was a Holt. I believe they are also related to the Kauahi's here. I knew Ronnie Holt (now deceased) and a Norman Holt.

I am by no means an expert in 'olelo Hawaii but I try to use it the best I can. I recently returned to UHM to get my degree in Hawaiian Studies and was required to take 3 years of the language. It continues to be a work in progress for me as my generation (born in 1955) was deprived of growing up with it in the home. My tutu spoke fluent Hawaiian in the home but was sent to Kamehameha at the age of 13 and forbidden to use it. Her mother and tutu died at that same time so she lost her fluency over the years. Learning 'olelo in an academic setting is quite different and difficult for someone in their 50's, but I keep trying.

My grandmother Helen Kalei Hopkins played the ukulele and sang Hawaiian mele, danced the hula with other kupuna. I learned hula from the Beamer family, my Aunty Myrtle Beamer and Aunty Tita Solomon. Later in life I studied under Aunty Maiki Aiu Lake. I grew up listening to the old style Hawaiian music...thats what my grandparents and parents sang and listened to when I was a child and that is what was played at all the family gatherings. I have a soft spot for the music as it conjures up many sweet memories of my kupuna who have passed.

Lastly I must say I admire the strong stance your father took and he is why you are what you are today. You are continuing his legacy of resistance and bravo to you. I am still thinking of flying down for the day tomorrow so maybe I will see you there. Nice meeting you here at Maoli World. Aloha no.


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