Yearly Archives: 2015

Native Hawaiians on the Crest of the Wave.

At this very moment in time – yesterday, today – the Native people of Hawai’i are choosing their course.  These inveterate ocean voyagers are:  summoning the strength of their ancestors; owning the cultural practices that were outlawed for a century; … Continue reading

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The Native Hawaiians Nation – A Rebirth.

This is the one story that I’ve been struggling to tell,  More to the point, it’s the one piece that I’ve been painfully trying to shrink to website-size.  It is the incredibly exciting story of the Native Hawaiians cohering into … Continue reading

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Indigenous Peoples: The Least Threatening Humans on This Good Earth.

Is it possible that indigenous peoples – Native Americans from the tip of Chile to the North Pole – and yes, the Native Hawaiian people out in the middle of the Pacific as well – still pose a threat to … Continue reading

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Our Companion From Bali

In these nineteen years together, ‘Iokepa and I have made a practice of crossing the Pacific Ocean twice annually.   It’s something we do alone as a couple.   We fly to the continent to speak the words of the Native Hawaiian … Continue reading

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“Do You Miss the Sand Between Your Toes?”

A dear friend, who graciously hosts us when our work takes us to New York City, posed this semi-sardonic question. She’d read our post announcing that – after eighteen years sleeping in tents, car seats, and rapidly shifting house-sits – … Continue reading

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The “Aloha ‘Aina Unity March” – Honolulu.

I am not young. I have lived long enough to know something about massive throngs of mostly young people marching shoulder to shoulder down city streets, adrenaline pumping, boisterous chanting,  punctuated with fists and V-signs – protesting. I have marched; … Continue reading

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When Is Enough, Enough in Hawai’i – Tourism and Greed?

Let me begin with an acknowledgement:  Almost eighteen years ago, I arrived on Kaua’i for a ten-day vacation from Portland, Oregon.  I journeyed here for much the same reason that almost every other visitor flocked to the Hawaiian Islands – … Continue reading

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On Top of the Mountain: A New Native Generation Lays Claim.

I have lived in Hawai’i for seventeen years now.  I have, for every one of those years, been profoundly engaged with my husband’s indigenous people.  And yet I have been blind-sided by what was flourishing directly in front of my … Continue reading

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Na Ka’a Mea – Change In the Winds.

This appears to be, of all things, a story about houses.  But appearances can be deceiving.  And though I am describing a singular life spent sleeping in tents and car-seats for ten years, and another seven years in other people’s … Continue reading

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Measuring Time in New York City.

I met ‘Iokepa Hanalei ‘Imaikalani at sunrise Christmas morning, 1997.  Count them: that was seventeen years ago.  Perhaps you read about our first ten years together on the Hawaiian Islands in Grandmothers Whisper. Then we took the Native Hawaiian ancestral … Continue reading

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