POSTED: 9 JUNE 2008 - 7:30am HST

Is your name being used?

image above: Leona Kalima, left, of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, signs up Hawaiians for Kau Inoa

One-On-One with Hawaii's Future
by Free Hawai`i Broadcasting Network on 8 June 2008

You certainly didn’t wait around.

We heard from so many this last week expressing your intention to “UnKau” yourselves – remove your names from the Kau Inoa list.

Your outrage at the Office Of Hawaiian Affairs for their duplicity and double dealing with Kau Inoa and what they really intend to use it for to support the Akaka bill, was more than most of you could take.

We’re told that UnKau Inoa T-Shirts are literally flying off the shelves.

So spread the word – tell everyone you know who signed on to Kau Inoa they can UnKau - get their names off.

But that’s not all – Hawaiian Nationals are taking both their identity and their land back.

Hawaiian patriots on Kaua`i recently did something utterly remarkable stopping rich foreigners in their tracks.

We’ll tell you exactly what that was this coming Wednesday on Free Hawai`i TV. Don’t miss it.

If you support our issues on the Free Hawai`i Broadcasting Network, please email this to a friend and see below how you can help us continue our work.
Remember, Voices Of Truth now airs on Maui on a brand new day – Mondays at 6:30 PM on Akaku, channel 53.

People who love their land acting to take it back and creating a better future for all citizens of the Hawaiian Nation. That’s what we’ve got for you in our shows this week here on Voices Of Truth Voices Of Truth – One-On-One With Hawai`i’s Future.

MONDAY, June 9th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, June 13th At 5:30 PM – Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53

THURSDAY, June 12th At 8:30 PM & FRIDAY, June 13th At 8:30 AM – Kaua`i – Ho`ike, Channel 52

SATURDAY, June 14th At 8:00 PM – O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53
“Kukulu Kumu Hana O Punalu`u – A Visit With Sheryl Waimakalani Iona”
“We don’t say no, we just say come.”

With those words Kukulu Kumu Hana O Punalu`u, a two week residential summer cultural immersion program for children of Ka`u district on Hawai`i island was born.
Kukulu kumu hana, which means to pool one’s thoughts to solve common problems, brings children down to the beach at Punalu`u to discover who they are and their connection to the `aina.

Started by the late Keola Hanoa, Sheryl Iona stepped in after her cousin’s passing. She had big shoes to fill, but for Sheryl, that was no problem at all.
She tells us, “We share with them who we see they’ll become. They always end up being it, having pride in themselves, their culture and their ancestors.”

Participants now come from all over the island, even foster children, to learn respect, values, commitments and to malama (care for) each other and the `aina.
With the original students now acting as teachers, the circle keep growing as participants learn the cultural importance of cleaning the land, planting, and rising early each morning, chanting to greet the sun.

You’ll be as moved as we were in our amazing visit with Sheryl as she shares with us the secret of her success - “We love these children no matter what and see them as they are. In the end, they always leave feeling good about themselves and their future.”

MONDAY, June 9th At 6:30 PM – Maui – Akaku, Channel 53
“Continuing The Quest – A Visit With Earl Louis”

Living his entire life of 43 years in Punalu`u, on Hawai`i Island, Earl has seen a lot of changes.

Located in the district of Ka`u, he tells us Punalu`u sees more development and tourists practically every day.

A fierce advocate for preserving the last uninhabited coastline on Hawai`i Island, Earl knows both the good and bad news - Punalu`u is not only beautiful but easily accessible.

“Why should we cater to people who want to destroy this land with more resorts and condominiums?”

That’s the question Earl confronts on a daily basis.

Fertilizers from resort golf courses flow to the ocean, killing off the limu (seaweed) that is food for both the fish and Hawksbill turtle that come to nest on Punalu`u beaches and lay their eggs.

Earl’s mission of trying to save the entire eighty-mile coastline might seem daunting to some.

To him, it’s simply what must be done.

Join us in our amazing visit with Earl and you’ll experience what we did - a humble man whose words stay with you a very long time - “This is what the ancestors left for us thousands of years ago. We need to educate our visitors. They don’t know how special and sacred this `aina is. Development is not the only answer.”

Voices Of Truth interviews those creating a better future for Hawai`i to discover what made them go from armchair observers to active participants in the hopes of inspiring viewers to do the same.

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see also:
Island Breath: Closing of Kaoolawe case
Island Breath: Kahoolawe case continues
TGI #29: Hawaiian Nation History - Part Two
TGI #28: Hawaiian Nation History - Part One