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You won't see this on CNN.

I saw this at You Tube which you won't see on CNN. In it Keoni Choi explains a little about Hawaiian history which is rarely if ever covered in the educational system on the continental U.S.

Briefly:



Hawaiian Kingdom created on or about 1820.

The State of Hawaii was created in 1959.




They don't teach people that in the rest of the states. Unfortunately.

Keoni Choi also mentioned Kau Inoa with which I refuse to register. I am not going to register for some thing when my kupuna taught me that being Hawaiian is in NOT in an ID card. Instead it is in the IWI or bones.


Also note that not all Hawaiians are dark skinned. Some of us are very very fair and/or have light colored eyes.


In addition I totally agree with Keoni Choi when he says, "It's all about the money" because it is. Unfortunately and it is at our land, water, air, and people's expense.


And again... "pro-Hawaiian sovereignty" is not the same thing as "anti-American." Instead it means that we Hawaiians want to determine our present and our future. Das it!



Anyway this video is pretty cool so watch it if you have time:



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jkrissw
Aug. 3rd, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
Off your topic, but something I thought you'd be interested in: this post in "debunkingwhite", wherein the poster says she's "hapa-haole", but I don't see anything to indicate if she's really part-Hawaiian or not. If you can read it, but can't comment, I'll be glad to relay something into the community for you. If she's not part-Hawaiian, it touches on cultural appropriation issues that wouldn't be irrelevant there.
dkeali_i
Aug. 3rd, 2006 11:28 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm good stuf. One of the things we are rarely taught is how any state became a state. When you learn about Hawai'i you become more aware. Exactly how did Florida, Texas or any other state become a state? Who suffered in the process? What hardships were experianced by those who "settled" and those already there?
maldito
Aug. 4th, 2006 05:23 am (UTC)
Hawaiian Kingdom created on or about 1820.

1810, but 1839 actually when Kauikeaouli decided to uh...split it, w/ the diff. branches and they came up w/ the primitive constitution so that by 1840 it was a full "constitutional monarchy."


And again... "pro-Hawaiian sovereignty" is not the same thing as "anti-American." Instead it means that we Hawaiians want to determine our present and our future. Das it!


He was pretty good about that in the video. He only mentioned kau inoa and how they want to strip away the rights of the people, but other than that, no anti-american sentiments really.
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