Hawaiian Leaders Condemn Violence Against OHA

Contact: Amy Kalili and Adrian Kamaliʻi
Email: weloaloha@me.com
Phone: (808) 330-3342
Date: January 23, 2019

NATIVE HAWAIIAN LEADERS CALLING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY
Condemning acts of violence against Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ staff on January 17, 2019

HONOLULU, Hawai‘i – January 23, 2019 – A prominent group of leaders in the Native
Hawaiian community are calling for a greater level of accountability for entities, organizations
and their own communities and families in relation to the events that unfolded last week at the
Office of Hawaiian Affairs and will be making a joint statement at a press conference tomorrow.

PRESS CONFERENCE DETAILS:
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 10:30am – Protocol
11:00am – Statement

Location: Nā Lama Kukui (OHA Offices), 560 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817
On January 17, 2019, 13 men stormed the OHA offices in a failed attempt to seize the agency
and its assets. In the process, they physically assaulted multiple staff (one whose ribs were
fractured), intimidated dozens more, and tried to take possession of trust assets that belong to
the Native Hawaiian people. Five of the 13 were arrested on minor charges and released on
nominal bail.

The group is calling for a higher level of accountability from those who committed the acts, law
enforcement to exact the appropriate punishment, and the Hawaiian community itself to hold
each other accountable to an even higher standing of conduct, honoring the hard work by man for decades who serve their boarder community and act upon their sovereignty.

“The harmful acts that took place days ago stand in stark contrast to the expressions by
hundreds of our people that gathered that very same day and time last week in peaceful
demonstration at ʻIolani Palace to remember the events of January 17, 1893,” notes Native
Hawaiian advocate, educator and practitioner, Punihei Anthony. “We are certain that our
Queen, who herself invoked a kapu maluhia or a decree of peace in the face of violence, would
not condone these violent acts and neither do we.”

Those standing in solidarity include well-respected Native Hawaiian advocates, educators,
lawyer, healers, and cultural practitioners from communities, organizations and institutions
across the state who are working in their own ways to pursue and act upon self-determination.
While they represent a cross section of a diverse set of beliefs, strategies and political
ideologies, they will stand united tomorrow to make this statement, calling for a higher level of
accountability and holding themselves to that same standard.

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KPHCC Christmas Party!

Aloha Kalihi-Palama Hawaiian Civic Club ‘Ohana,
 
The Season is finally here!
 
Kalihi-Palama Hawaiian Civic Club invites you to its Christmas Pa’ina in Honolulu. It is a time to in the share civic club memories, sing holiday melodies, enjoy ‘ono food, and simply enjoy the holiday spirit with family and friends. 
Santa Clause will also join us for a while to share the joy of Christmas with our kamalii. For those who come with your children, please bring a wrapped Christmas gift with the child’s name as Santa Clause will host a Santa activity for our kamalii.   Finally, KPHCC will donate toys to disadvantage children of Kalihi-Palama. A new child’s toy (unwrapped) will be greatly appreciated.  
 
  • When: Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Where: DTL Office
  • Address:  725 Kapiolani Blvd, 4th Floor
  • There is street parking along Cooke Street and some guest stalls in the building.
  • Time: 6pm – 9pm
  • Cost:  $30.00
Children age 17 and under are complimentary for KPHCC members; 
Please identify age of child  under 17  

BUY TICKETS HERE

Please let us know if you will be attending as soon as possible. RSVP & ticket purchase by December 8, 2018 is greatly appreciated!
Visit www.kalihipalama.org for ticket information. 

BUY TICKETS HERE

2018 Convention Message from KPHCC President

Aloha,

I would like to mahalo the Kalihi-Palama Hawaiian Civic Club delegates and alternates for attending the 2018 Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs Convention on Kaua’i.  In my first term as President of KPHCC, I am very humbled to have represented our club alongside our members.

Each year, delegates from all over the Pae ‘Āina  and the continent gather to review, debate and adopt resolutions of behalf of all Hawaiian Civic Clubs.  These adopted resolutions provide directions to the Board of Directors of the Association to advocate on behalf of the members of the Hawaiian Civic Clubs.  During this time, an average of 300 delegates come together to discuss and vote on resolutions that are introduced by individual civic clubs, island councils, or the board council.  It is an amazing time of which we are able to unite in civic engagement to adopted import resolutions that impact our Hawaiian people, culture, Hawaiian resources and much more. This effort embodies the vision of Prince Kūhiō, the founder of the first Hawaiian Civic Club.

Here are some of the highlights.

  1. KPHCC was one of the few clubs who had representation of 10 or more.  Other clubs included Pearl Harbor Civic Club, Prince Kūhiō Civic Club, and Honolulu Hawaiian Civic Club. Your membership in the Kalihi-Palama Hawaiian Civic Club helps us to send delegate and alternate at the annual convention. We also welcomed two first-time convention delegates in Ken Farm and Naia Ahuna.  They and a few other first time delegates were recognized in the Plenary Session. Hulo!!

  2. Here are some of the Resolutions that our delegates supported:

  • Housing Resolution introduced by Kalihi-Palama Hawaiian.  This resolution did not pass. The issue of housing is complex.  We will continue to explore ways and means to address this issue.

  • Hawaiian Resources: The delegates this year were in strong support of resolutions that addressed Hawaiian resources.  Waianae Water flows and its forest restoration and the Mauna Kea management were of high priority at this convention.

  • Hawaiian Language was another area of interest.  We can look forward at conventions where Hawaiian language is spoken in its own caucus. Resolutions are also submitted in the Hawaiian language.

  • ‘Aha ‘Opio Hawaiian Civic Club resolution was greatly supported by convention delegates.  We recognize the importance of ‘opio in civic engagement. We look forward for in the near future where more ‘opio will be active in the Hawaiian Civic Club movement.

As much as the tireless work that goes into the convention resolutions, this convention also provides time to sing our Hawaiian mele.  Every civic club council participated in the annual ‘Aha Mele. It was a beautiful night of Hawaiian melody from each club council.

I encourage all of you to experience a Hawaiian Civic Club Convention.

Mahalo,

Kaimo

Kalihi Palama HCC at Convention 2018

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The Waialua Hawaiian Civic Club – Maoli Makers-Saturday December 1st

The Waialua Hawaiian Civic Club would like to invite you to participate our first Maoli Makers Market happening on Saturday December 1st at our Waialua Court House from morning till afternoon.