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At 7:50am on November 12, 2009, Simbralynn Kanakaole said…
Aloha Kawika,
Ho'o mau kau kau...Lono i ka makahiki begins this weekend at Puhi Bay...is there any chance that someone will be able to record this event.
Kuka kuka with Tony Kane & Leroy Keanaaina about sharing the history with our ohana about South Kona...interested in documenting/recording an interview? Let know when available...a hui hou! S. Kanaka'ole
At 7:38am on November 12, 2009, Simbralynn Kanakaole gave david a gift
Aloha Kawika, Mahalo nui loa for the friendship...Looking forward to working with you...many prayers & blessings to you & ohana...lol...S. Kanaka'ole
At 8:04am on January 26, 2009, Donna Burns said…
I would be honored David. I have tons more if you'd like. I also did a video which I plan on capturing in small segments which I can also provide once I'm pau. I took the free video class at olelo tv...so I am just learning to edit. Some really good stuff, and hopefully worth waiting for. ke aloha no,
At 10:55am on December 6, 2008, Kai Landow said…
good work! the more we get the info out the better.
At 6:09am on December 6, 2008, Kai Landow said…
here is the post
At 4:11pm on December 4, 2008, Kai Landow said…
I am going to post the interview with some video i took at KaWa. I'll send you link when Iam done
A Hui Hou
At 9:47am on December 4, 2008, Kai Landow said…
Aloha, I took that picture when I was visiting my Uncle Abel Lui who land that is and you know that. Many people are working with and for Uncle Abela. If you Kuka Kuka with him tell him Kai wen send his Aloha and will be home soon. I would Like to add that Aupuni Hawaii, Myself and Tom Anthony have offered all the assistance we can give to help him on any matter. He does not need out help so far and he knows he can count on are Kokua. Malama the people at the beach, Malama Keiki, Malama Pono, Malama Kou Kino

kai Landow
The Hawaiian Embassy
At 6:12am on October 21, 2008, Yolanda Crisostomo said…
Aloha David, I'm so glad everything went well! Good things are here for Kanaka Maoli!

The baby luaua was so fun! My niece and nephew had a band from Hana come down and play. My nephew's relatives. There was a 15 and 17 year old sister duet singing and they were awesome!!! The dance floor was packed and I took a bunch of pics. I'll post them later.

Well much love and aloha to you, your wife, and your children!


2 S
At 7:49am on October 18, 2008, Yolanda Crisostomo said…
Mahalo nui David for assisting Uncle Abel with his palapala sila nui. I hope all goes well today. It's people like you (angels) that make a difference in the world.

2 Scoops! Kalula
At 6:52am on September 21, 2008, hawaiian insurgent said…
20 years. You should go get some of your own culture. All you folks that live hear will never be Hawaiian. You can be a big islander. But please don't get it mixed up!! NO KOKO YOU NOT ONE HAWAIIAN!!!!!!SORRY THAT"S JUST FACTS!!!!!
At 6:16pm on September 3, 2008, Yolanda Crisostomo said…
Aloha David, here's how you can find the Palapala Sila Nui, Palapala Hooko, and Royal Patent Grant. The website is http://waihona.com just in case you haven't heard of it. You can click on Royal Patent and in ahupuaa key in Hilea and island is Hawaii. All the holders of Palapala Sila Nui in that are will show up. Do the same for Palapala Hooko (LCAw we are not wards of anyone and are perfectly capable of being wards of our own land). For royal patent grant the ahupuaa isn't hilea it's Kaalaiki. You'll only see one RPG for Uncle Abel but don't worry we know there's another one, we saw it on the map.

Then you can download the Mahele Indices at:


There's a link on the left hand side. It takes a while but once it's downloaded you just click on it and it loads very quickly.

Once you get the helu for Palapala Sila Nui and Palapala Hooko you can look it up on the Mahele Indices to see the book and page numbers of both palapala as well as acreage and apana. On that book you can also see who was the alii over the whole ahupuaa. The land relinquished to government form crown was to the de jure government not the de facto government.

Property around that area has already been vested up as you have probably heard by now. Uncle can do this and he can do this without having them suck the energy out of him. We are assisting with that as well Uncle Abel.

Well, I'm really excited and so is Mahealani and the crew. They remember your most excellent talk Uncle Abel.

Well, you all take care now! Much Love and Aloha!
At 2:14pm on September 3, 2008, Yolanda Crisostomo said…
Aloha David, Hey I'm so sorry for not emailing the papers. There's a lot and I thought it would be easier to mail it to you. I already copied it I just need your mailing address. Once again my apologies.

The land patent in a few minutes.

At 2:13pm on September 3, 2008, Yolanda Crisostomo said…
Aloha Uncle Abel, I wanted to say Mahalo on behalf of my children and myself for being selfless in your pursuit of what you know is your lawful rights. As you do this you also vest up the rights of future generations which include my children. I always bring it back to my children and keiki of the future and how our actions today can and do affect their future. Kamehameha Ekolu and Queen Liliuokalani did this as well and that is why we are in a position to vest up our paper work and tell the plunderers that our land has never been and will never be taken, stolen, or claimed, it cannot be because we have the most intelligent system in place, that no other country in the world has, that keeps our land here in the lawful hands of the Kanaka Maoli. You know your lawful standing as did your ancestor's. Mahalo nui loa Uncle Abel and I hope to meet you when we go to Hawaii.

At 2:31pm on August 30, 2008, Yolanda Crisostomo said…
Aloha David, I've asked Mahealani for assistance but have not been able to talk to her yet. She is in meetings constantly but she is aware.

Were you able to copy the 6 missing transfers of jurisdictions? That is one of the key items. I just hooked up my scanner and will email you a better copy to use and attach to the Royal Patent that Uncle Abel has.

Try to read her website as well. It gives Kanaka an understanding of where their lawful standing is. If jurisdiction was never tranferred from Ko Hawaii Pae Aina to the de facto UNITED STATES OF AMERICA then none of our Royal Patents, Court Certificate of Titles, or Royal Patent Grants were either. There are no United States Land Patents in Ko Hawaii Pae Aina.

So that's why it's important to have that. That is why they will never have clear title to our land. Only we do.

Also, we are doing koe nae in Ka'u but that doesn't affect the private kuleana though. It still helps the area in and around the area.

Have you read about Hokulia? The developer is going bankrupt.

Some things we can do is ask Uncle Abel to get as much of his ohana that are also descendants of that RPG.

Put a no trespassing sign. I'll send you a copy of that too.

Until I talk with Mahealani, and please feel free to contact her directly if you like. You can contact her through her website:


Please put Uncle Abel, Kawa'a in the subject line.

Mahalo David, Kalula
At 9:34am on August 29, 2008, Yolanda Crisostomo said…
aloha david, mahalo for the updates
At 9:29am on August 29, 2008, Yolanda Crisostomo said…

Aloha David, Mahalo for sharing the video. Above is a link you can take a look at. I have another copy which I like better that Mahealani hands out in class and when I rehook my scanner I'll scan it for you to give to Uncle Abel. It's the bottom line, there are no records whatsoever of any transfer of jurisdiction from Ko Hawaii Pae Aina to the de facto UNITED STATES OF AMERICA a private corporation. Mahealani after years of searching challenged them to show her records of a transfer and they could not show anything. Thus, the discovery of the clouded title, why they keep asking us to appear in court asking for permission to take our land which we unknowingly play into their hands by stepping into court.

Just recently Mahealani received a check of reimbursement for funds she used to hire an attorney (years back). The battle was with EMI, notorious for taking our water then trying to charge us for it. The had to reimburse her because they lost their case, they could not prove that they had clear title to land which the water comes out of.

There's more good news coming soon!

This is a cause for celebration. This defeat of EMI's shows that we can all do this with our private patents and if it is Crown or Government we can koe nae it.

It's good, to me, that Uncle Abel consults with ALL family members, or as many as he can round up rather than trying to be the spokesperson for all and claiming all as his only.

On your blog you mentioned a couple of Royal Patent Grants. It should also include this one:

RPG 2370 belonging to Malailua
RPG 2648 belonging to Puhi

Edmond Olson claims all of these RPG's. Also, Kyle Soares is listed as an owner on Uncle Abels RPG's along with Edmond Olson. Is he also a descendant of Keawe?
At 11:05pm on August 28, 2008, HALE O KEAWE-A-HEULU aka: NAIHE said…
David...tell uncle that Bob Reichman is not a good man to trust. My last contested case hearing on a CDUA permit on PAO'O, they used Bob Reichman as an archaeologist. You need to tell Hanalei Fergestrom this. Hanalei and I have met in the past on Kaua'i and on the big island. He knows me as Stephanie from Kohala. Hanalei comes from the Nahinu family. Anyway Bob Reichman is the archaeologist private owners use in his work. His work is crappy work. We exposed this to DLNR and to HIBC in our PAO'O case. He is the archaeologist whore everyone uses here on our coastline. He does crappy work and into the money not the respect of people or places. He will put lies in his records to make him look good. He lied in our case saying he spoke with a lineal descendant of PAO'O, putting words to a man who passed away prior to our case ending. HE IS PILAU and will say and do anything to get work done for the money. He wants on the land to do the archaeology - we never gave him information first hand on anything he had to prove it by his own records and he could not do that - proves he isn't good in his trade. DON'T TRUST THIS PILAU GUY....not good energy to have him on the land. His colleagues in his field of work I would not trust as well. Don't know what else to tell you but of this man. I think I am only to tell you this as my mana'o and maybe why we connected initially because Ke Akua is using me to tell you this of the man Bob Reichman
At 12:52am on August 18, 2008, HALE O KEAWE-A-HEULU aka: NAIHE said…
Aloha David, thanks for the update on your inquiry with Angel Pilago.

I think the last information you received has Angel and Nita thinking about how to approach Uncle's situation from a legal standpoint and whether or not Uncle wants to take it to the next level. In my opinion there is no other level but to take legal action. Which I'm sure Uncle doesn't have the funding for this personally. However, if he is serious and there is laws to protect his right in direct relation to his inherent claim he should take this up with the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation to see if he can be represented. If his case is accepted for a win based on laws that protect his rights, NHLC will waive all their legal fees. The initial deposit about $500 for copies, postage and other fees other than fees for the hourly wage of an attorney.
At 1:45am on July 25, 2008, HALE O KEAWE-A-HEULU aka: NAIHE said…
I hear ya on Kawa'a. Uncle has to take it to court before they claim it as eminent domain.

Judge Ibarra's court will rule whether or not uncle's lineage claims are valid enough to stoop the chain broken in the title. Judge Ibarra is fair and by common sense of the case he rules in favor of the valid unbroken chain.

Remember, our lawmakers are our legislators. Of course the more popular way for law to be written is by statute. The legislative body (Congress for federal law, state legislature for state law) writes statutes and passes them and the executive signs them into law. These are valid unless they exceed the legislative power to enact under the constitution. The legislature doesn't have the "case and controversy" limit of the courts, where they can only make decisions when cases actually come up before them. Legislatures break down the laws in "interpretation of it" They can spin in a continuous matter for years in interpreation if they want to.

Hope this helps and always pray for Ke Akua to intervene.
At 12:02am on July 23, 2008, HALE O KEAWE-A-HEULU aka: NAIHE said…
I'm glad you are going to be in contact with Angel. Remember, he has to work with the laws of today.
If something is put on the ballot for vote which grassroots individuals are able to do by following the law of today, this is where the power is. Someone has to take the lead in perserverance.

For example, In Judge Ibarra's state cases concerning land issues, he is very much aware of how crooked titles are - he is the only judge that I am aware of who will challenge those who have no lineal rights. Meaning, when developers are challenged by "in your face" natives with lineal rights with valid paperwork as acceptable to Ibarra, whomever has the better paperwork trail wins.

Now here we have Angel, the laws he works with were created by someone - why can't someone create laws to include the vote of the people? For example, grassroots did it with the 2 percent tax rule - take 2 percent of our property tax revenues and create a budget for the county to purchase land for open space and conservation. There is currently 5 parcels listed which nonprofit groups from Kohala have put them on. Lots of work went into this.

I'm waiting for someone to put into current law followed by vote on the ballot by petition and other hard work, to have the hawaiian kingdom be viewed in the forefront - not taking the back seat. Where would one find an attorney who is willing to challege the current law on this? Do you know of such attorney to do this? If one can find such who is bold enough to do this that is sooo much POWER! It can be done. If we are able to understand the common sense of the occupation we are under, then isn't there an attorey out there who could do the same in today's law? When that happens, his colleagues will consider him/her A FOOL
but that is where perserverance comes in. In turn, the fool brings the wrong made right to light in the courts of today. What an awesome movement that would be.

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