Entertainment By Elizabeth Pitts West Hawaii Today [email protected] | Thursday, April 4, 2019, 12:05 a.m. Share this story The Kula Kaiapuni program graduating class of Ke Kula O Ehunuikaimalino in Kona. The film "Ola Na Iwi" documents the program from its start in 1988 through its progress to its current state, 30 years later. (Ola Na Iwi/Courtesy Photo) KAILUA-KONA — Kalimahana Young was just a 6-year-old student when he became a part of an important and long-lasting educational program to keep the Hawaiian language alive. Young’s story is just one of many being told through the documentary film “Ola Na Iwi,” which follows the Hawaii State Department of Education’s Kula Kaiapuni Hawaiian immersion program. The program began in 1988, and the film was created as a celebration of the program’s 30th anniversary. ADVERTISING “At the time, I didn’t realize it, but now that I’m out of it and … [Read more...] about Residents share their experiences learning the Hawaiian language in documentary ‘Ola Na Iwi’
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Civil Rights Commission recently recommended Congress officially recognize Native Hawaiians, making them eligible for the same government-to-government relationship and benefits given to hundreds of Native American tribes. But many Native Hawaiians reject that idea and say they won’t settle for anything less than complete independence and control of more than a million acres of land. Polynesian navigators first discovered the Hawaiian Islands more than a millennium ago, and for the next 1,000 years, flourished as a self-sustaining and self-governing people.In 1840, Hawaii’s king Kamehameha III established a constitutional monarchy and later opened up Crown lands for private ownership. Native Hawaiians, whose population had already been decimated by introduced diseases, were now displaced from the land to make way for a prosperous sugar cane industry that came to be dominated by American planters. In 1887, U.S. and European oligarchs forced … [Read more...] about Native Hawaiians Divided on Federal Recognition
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Community By NORMAN BEZONA University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources | Sunday, July 15, 2018, 12:05 a.m. Share this story Photo courtesy of VOLTAIRE MOISE Pritchardia thurstonii growing on coral rock in the Lau Islands of Fiji. This species is popular in Hawaii, where it grows in rocky soils exposed to salty, windy or dry locations. If you are truly interested in conservation, then choose to protect one of our most unique plant species, the genus Pritchardia. If you think coconut palms, kukui, bananas, taro and ti are natives and seem to grow easily, then it is time to rethink! These plants are alien, non-native species brought to Hawaii by the Polynesians as they migrated across southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean. These are referred to as canoe plants. ADVERTISING For example, our state tree, the kukui, is thought to have originated in what is now Indonesia. Our state tree probably … [Read more...] about Tropical Gardening: Our state tree is the kukui, or should it be the loulu palm?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Weddings Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Vows ByAlyson Krueger July 13, 2018 Noa Santos first laid eyes on Ross Matsubara about eight years ago on Halloween. Tired from a long day at his interior-design job, Mr. Santos had decided to forgo his Little Mermaid costume and partying, and stay home and eat Thai food in his pajamas. He started perusing friends’ photo albums on Facebook and noticed a picture of Mr. Matsubara. “I got so deep in clicking,” Mr. Santos said. “I was definitely stalking hot people. I am not good at going up to someone in a bar, but online I’m like a prowler.” Mr. Santos was surprised to discover that both he and Mr. Matsubara were from the Hawaiian island of Oahu and were now living in Manhattan. He wrote Mr. Matsubara a Facebook message, asking if he wanted to meet for coffee. Mr. Matsubara … [Read more...] about From a Hawaiian Island to a New York Island, and Back