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Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Historical "Fact or Not?"
Sunday, 18 March 2012

Waimanalo, Hawaii. 

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In preparation for the upcoming Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Celebration by the Waimanalo Hawaiian Homes Association (WHHA) in the annual Prince Kuhio Parade on Saturday, March 26, 2016 a "trivia" is posted here to test your knowledge.  Fact or Not?

-  Ka Ho'oilina na Kuhio was named for Prince Kuhio because of his legacy as serving in many capacities during his life.  The title on the marker located at WHHA differs from this one above.  Which is the correct spelling of the official title of the community center at WHHA?

-  Was Princess Elizabeth Kahanu ever the Chairwoman of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL)?  If so, when?

Yes.  Princess Elizabeth Kahanu Kaauwai-Kalanianaole became the first woman and the second person to chair the Department of Hawaiian Home Land.  She was appointed and re-appointed in 1925 and served until 1932.

-  Why did Prince Kuhio inherit Pualeilani estate?

 Prince Kuhio inherited Pualeilani from his aunt Queen Kapiolani upon her death.  Queen Kapiolani and Prince Kuhio's mother, Victoria Kekaulike Kinoiki are sisters.  Jonah and his two brothers were hanai by Queen Kapiolani and King Kalakaua. 

-  Where were the first homes lease awards located in Waimanalo?  Do they still exist today?

The first Hawaiian homestead leases awarded in Waimanalo are those homes located mauka across from the present-day Kaiona Beach Park from Makapuu to the corner of Ala Koa Street and Kalanianaole Highway.

-  Did Mrs. Blanche Pope ever lived in Waimanalo?  Where?

 Mrs. Blanche Pope lived in Waimanalo on or near the present Waimanalo Beach Park area.  Some say that her home was near the former park caretakers home Mr. and Mrs. George and Eleanor Mahoe just makai of the present Hale Wa'a.

-  What destroyed the old Waimanalo Intermediate School administration building? 

The old Waimanalo Intermediate School administration building was built of wood and included the library and several classrooms.  Fire destroyed the building one evening in which the flames could be seen as far away from homes on Poliala Street.

- The old fishing shrine or "koa" that was located near the Makai Pier near Kaupo next to Makapu'u beach park.  Rumors said that it was the construction of the Makai Pier that destroyed that "kos" is that true?

 No.  The "koa" or fishing shrine that once was built there along with others in Mauna Lua bay were actually destroyed by the tsunami of 1946.  A picture photograph of the koa in Waimanalo, Kaupo was taken and printed in the O'ahu Names and Places.

WHHA Submits Comments on U. S. Department of Interior Proposed Rules
Tuesday, 08 November 2011

 Waimanalo, Hawaii

Waimanalo Hawaiian Homes Association (WHHA) submitted written comments to the recent Regulation Identifier No. 1090-AB05 - Procedures for Reestablishing a Formal Government-to-Government Relationship with the Native Hawaiian Community on December 30, 2015.  

"It was very interesting and challenging, but the comments submitted reflected the majority of the homestead residents and WHHA with regards to federal recognition and its processes," commented WHHA President Kamakana Aquino.

Aunty Moana Akana, WHHA Secretary agreed with Kamakana, "It was very challenging in composing a comment that best voiced the homesteaders in Waimanalo."

Several talk story sessions that included former U.S. Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa provided excellent background and encouragement to Waimanalo homesteaders in seriously considering and submitting their individual written comments.  Similar sessions were held at Papakolea, Wai'anae, Nanakuli, Kapolei, Panaewa-Keaukaha, Kona, Maui, Moloka'i and Kaua'i.

 Copies of the DOI Proposal and written comments will be available this Monday during the WHHA Welcome Dinner while supplies lasts.

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University of Hawaii Tuition Increase Public Comments Sought
Monday, 11 July 2011

Waimanalo, Hawaii. 

The University of Hawaiʻi will be presenting its proposed tuition schedule for fall 2017 through spring 2020 to the community at open public meetings statewide from March 28 to May 5. The meetings will explain the rationale for the tuition proposal and what the increases will be used for and are intended to solicit feedback from students, faculty, staff and the general public.

After input is received and considered, a final recommendation will be presented to the UH Board of Regents at a public meeting for action in June 2016.

Students, the university community and the public are invited to present testimony (written and/or oral) on the university’s proposed tuition schedule at meetings held at the times and places listed below. Testimony can also be submitted by email to  .

Meeting schedule

Oʻahu

  • March 28, 2 p.m., Leeward Community College, Education Building, Room 201
  • April 4, 1 p.m., UH Mānoa, Campus Center Ballroom
  • April 5, 2 p.m., Windward Community College, Hale Kuhina, Room 115
  • April 13, 2 p.m., Kapiʻolani Community College, ʻŌhiʻa 118
  • April 14, 1 p.m., Honolulu Community College, Loui Conference Center, Building 2 Room 201
  • April 18, 2 p.m., UH West Oʻahu, Campus Center Multipurpose Room C208
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Washington, DC Fellow Available for College-Graduates or Graduate Students
Friday, 01 July 2011

 Waimanalo, Hawaii.

  OHA and Kamehameha Schools Launch

Native Hawaiian Federal Service Fellowship
 
OHA and Kamehameha Schools have partnered to launch the Native Hawaiian Federal Service Fellowship.  Fellows will spend 9-months in Washington, DC, working within a U.S. Congressional office on federal policy affecting Native Hawaiians and others.  In addition to the opportunity to make an immediate impact on national policy, fellows will gain practical insight into the inner workings of the Federal Government and influence over decisions that affect the Native Hawaiian community.
 
The program consists of three components: 1) immersion through work on Capitol Hill, 2) individual mentoring from senior aides, and 3) seminars on topics proposed by the fellowship cohort. The program will last up to nine months, beginning in September 2016 and ending in May 2017.  Fellows will be compensated via a $30,000 stipend.  The ideal candidate is a recent college graduate and/or graduate student available to work full time in DC for 9-months.  Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to the wellbeing of the Native Hawaiian community and show the capacity to work successfully in an office setting.  The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM HST, July 1, 2016.More information, including details on how to submit an application, can be found at www.oha.org/DCinternships.  
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HHCA and DOI Rule Proposal Outreach to Keaukaha and Panaewa a Success!
Tuesday, 21 June 2011

 

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                             The Presentation on Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920

                                  Awakens the 'uhane Within the Hawaiian Homesteaders

Waimanalo, Hawaii.

Colleen Hanabusa continued her presentation on the Island of Hawaii last weekend and addresses a good size crowd at the DHHL Conference room in Keaukaha.  The event was requested by Panaewa and Keaukaha Hawaiian homesteaders curious about the other presentations made throughout the state and in Hawaiian homestead communities.

"We were very pleased with the turnout at Keaukaha and squeezed everyone that could possibly fit in the room." commented Olinda Fisher, Nanakuli Hawaiian homestead resident who assisted Colleen with her presentation.

Similar to previous community presentations the focus on understanding the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920 and the proposed rules from the Department of Interior (DOI) were the main focus of the two-hour presentation.  

Although some late attendees may have missed the introduction of the presentation Colleen's answer concerning, "if she's only doing this for a political reason?"..she said, "No, I've been doing this on all the major Hawaiian islands for the benefit of the beneficiaries in making an education and well-informed decision." 

"Colleen continues to be a valued individual who studies and researched the HHCA, its original debates at the time of Prince Kuhio in Congress." added Paul Richards, AINA President.  "Also, Colleen was a workshop speaker at the 2015 Community Development and Finance Conference at Windward Community College and drew a conference room filled of inquiring minds!"

REMINDER!

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN COMMENTS ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 12, 2015. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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