Come to Thomas Square tomorrow for day two of Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ēā. While there, make sure to visit us for ʻono Kalihi Pālama Lūʻau Stew by Kaipo and Selena Dye, or pick up some banana bread, cookies, and something cold to drink. And you can stop in at the Noa Noa booth to shop for some beautiful aloha wear. Also please visit our special guest Kahu Wendell Silva who is doing Hawaiian astrological readings. Some folks reported major chicken skin after chatting with Kahu!
The Native Hawaiian governance convention or ‘Aha was held in February 2016. Over 120 participants from diverse backgrounds came together in Maunawili for the purpose of creating a path so that Hawaiians could gather and have serious discussions about the future of Native Hawaiians. The group included a broad spectrum of political ideologies and preferences for governance models from the Restoration of an independent kingdom to an entity that could seek federal recognition from the United States. This diverse group worked together and found the common ground necessary to draft and adopt the Constitution with a vote of 88 in favor, 30 against, and 1 abstention.
A 19-page Constitution that provides the framework for rebuilding the Hawaiian Nation emerged.
At its meeting in July 2016, the membership of the Kalihi Palama Hawaiian Civic Club adopted a motion to support the work of the ‘aha and the ratification of the draft Constitution. Accordingly, this section of our website is dedicated to that objective.
General Meting Jul. 11
Just writing to remind everyone about our meeting next Monday, July 11, 5:30 p.m., at Na Lama Kukui. Meeting will discuss our participation at La Hoihoi Ea. Please feel free to bring a guest to this meeting.
Would appreciate knowing if you can attend since we try to have at least 10 members present in respect to our guests. Please shoot me an email.
Visit to Kaniakapupu, Aug. 7
On another topic of interest, recently you may have read about the vandalism at Kaniakapupu. On the first Sunday of every month, the Ka Lei Maile Alii HCC members clean up this cultural site and its members share its history. We would be at the home of Kauikeaouli to malama our links with the kupuna and our history. This would be a good cultural outing for our club and families, thus, please let me know if you’d be interested in joining KLMA HCC on August 7, 2016. We would all meet at 9:00 a.m. at the dry lily pond/BWS station Old Pali Road. Pau about 1:00 p.m. A good description of Kaniakapupu can be found at http://www.pacificworlds.com/nuuanu/native/native5.cfm.