My ancestry names on the Palapala Kue are Papa from Holualoa Kona, Kalaiwaa from Kahaluu, Kona, Kaululaau from Kealia, Kona Hema and Haina from Niulii, Kohala akau.
Laau lapaau mai ka hale o kou kupunahine oia no o Panana. Olelo makuahine mai ko'u mau kupuna mai ma Manoa. BA Environmental Restoration, M.A. Olelo Hawaii, PhD student Hawaiian Governance
Kumu ma Ke kula kaiapuni o Anuenue, Ke kula o Samuela Manaiakalani Kamakau, Halau Lokahi, Kaimuki Adult Education, Lecturer Kapiolani Community College, Kamehameha Schools West Hawaii 10 years.
Aloha olelo! Perpetuate our language. My life’s work is inspired by my grandparents who spoke Hawaiian as their first language, then entered the public school system in 1906 to be tortured to stop speaking Hawaiian language. Our Hawaiian identity has been erased to the point of near extinction. Before we choose a government we need to “I ka wa ma mua, I ka wa ma hope” we need to know our past before we can determine our best future. “He palapala aupuni ko’u” proclaimed by Kamehameha III my country shall be a country of literacy. We achieved the most literate country status in the world before the overthrow. The forced colonial settler mentality obliterated our Hawaiian identity and are perpetuating a racist colonial infrastructure, that continues to censor celebrations like the 200th anniversary of the Hae Hawaii created by Kamehameha I in 2016. I cannot trust any Hawaiian who doesn’t commemorate this occasion that was founded by Kamehameha I in 1816 which commemorated the end of 800 years of war. Kamehameha Schools is participating in sustaining the brainwash, colonization, indoctrination and inculcation by not celebrating this achievement of their namesake. Hewa Loa!
The delegate candidate represent these 10 people are eligible voters who have nominated them
- Aina, Aina K
- Toomey, Lot Kauwe
- Bailey, Milton K.
- Kalua, Jared Nalu
- Kamakawiwoole, Tasia
- Steward, Nona Lei Maile
- Steward, Gay Campbell
- Steward, Clifton Allen
- Asing, Adam
- Palafox, Mattew Kikila