The move to pass the recent shark-finning bill was driven by ecological and humanitarian reasons. Hawaiian cultural values were not vigorously invoked during the process. The Hawaiian voice was noticeably silent on this one.
How much do we know about ‘aumäkua? We know enough to know that sharks should be protected for cultural as well as humanitarian and ecological reasons.
Non-judicial foreclosure laws include a one-year grace period for mortgagors.
In tribute to the late Ilei Beniamina, Kauakūkalahale reprints an article by her from her weekly Hawaiian language column, Nā Nū Hawai‘i, printed in the Garden Island newspaper on Friday, Jan. 3, 1986. The introduction is by Keao NeSmith
Synopsis: A beautiful remembrance of Jean Ileialoha Keale Beniamina.
A new law banning shark finning that was introduced by state Sen. Clayton Hee (D) and signed by Gov. Linda Lingle (R) is serving as a model for the rest of the world on how to behave responsibly toward our fellow living beings.
World opinion about the U.S. spikes. Opportunity is ripe to make good on U.S.’s promise to restore the Kingdom government.
Remember the Day of Restored Independence. Remember, too, Black Week and the failed mission of Minister Willis.
Should gambling be legalized in Hawai‘i in order to fund struggling programs such as our state Department of Education?.
Synopsis: New books on Hawai‘i’s history are needed that focus on empirical data rather than bias.