Anthony Melvin Makana Paris
Hawaiian ancestry:
O keao i kahuli wela ka honua... Paris, Kiainui, Kulukulualani, Aipolani.
Educational background:
Nānākuli Elem; Kam. Schools (1998); MIT, B.S. Envi. Science and Eng. (2004); GTU & Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara, M.A. Sys. Philosophy & Theology (2011); University of Hawaiʻi Law (2016).
Employment history:
Fishing & farming, MIT Media Lab, MIT Parsons Lab, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Chaminade, UH Botany Lab, HI Senate Labor and Judiciary Committee, Hawaiʻi IronWorkers, consultant, entrepreneur.
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Personal statement:
Mahalo ke Akua, mahalo nā Kūpuna, mahalo nā ʻaumākua. My name is Anthony Melvin Makana Paris and I was raised in Nānākuli, Oʻahu, and live in Papakōlea. The previous generations sacrificed, battled, and survived so that all of us could arrive at this moment in our history. I believe the ʻaha is an opportunity to gather expert knowledge, lived experience, and wisdom of our communities to chart next steps for our collective future. We come from a proud line of people who choose to navigate their way in the world through engaging with each other in aloha. At the ‘aha, we are free to mahalo the local communities for journeying with us on our path to self-determination for the betterment of all Hawaiʻi; we might consider inviting the local, American, and international communities to pule for and with us and learn about the history of wrongs in which we are all affected by today; and we ought to work towards a common understanding of the “Hawaiian Situation.” This will be hard work, but if we act in our kuleana, and walk in humility and aloha, I believe we will be empowered to build together a better Hawai’i for all those who follow.
The delegate candidate represent these 10 people are eligible voters who have nominated them
  • Thomas George Paris
  • Joseph Kanoelehua Camacho
  • Roth K. Puahala
  • Yvonne Momi Ryan ("PeeWee")
  • Donavan Manuwai Kapiko
  • Yolanda Kapiolani Sugimoto
  • Ebony Leinaala Kulukulualani
  • Marlene Mikihala Sai
  • Christian Kekunikahalelauokekoa Agard
  • Chasmin Alu Sokolowski

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