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This is a picture of Palolo Valley homesteader Shelly Keliipuleole-Rutt who is disputing an eviction by her step-mother from her family home:





In this article it is revealed that her step-mother, Leaseholder Eleonora Keliipuleole, who is not Hawaiian evicted her from her father's home.

My manao is that Shelly Keliipuleole-Rutt can fight for herself as a legal heir. I hope she fights for her rights because title is inheritable. In this case while her step-mother evicted her she can still fight for her rights. Hopefully she will.

I think it's time for Hawaiians to stop being so nice. We need to fight back more because if we don't then chances are our grandchildren will have a tough time fighting for their rights so please reconsider. Please fight back so that they won't have to.

Edit: June 17, 2008

This blog entry pops up when doing an online search for the Keliipuleole family.

Please note that I do not maintain this blog anymore but I keep my mana'o posted here for all to read. Some people may disagree with me writing about her but she wants help. It is unfortunate that the family has been thrust into the spotlight. However I feel bad for her and for people like her. Do I blame her for speaking publicly about it? Do I blame her for fighting for her ROOTS? No. It's a sad story but then they will resolve it. For better or for worse but what happens in this case is the future of Hawaiian keiki which makes it very sad. Therefore I am keeping this post up because while this is her present... it describes the future of our keiki which is VERY SAD.

My post is NOT about taking sides. Instead I hope that other Hawaiians are COMPASSIONATE TO OTHER HAWAIIANS. Please understand that I am leaving this post up out of respect for the IWI. For me it's not about being right. It's about doing the right thing. Therefore E KALA MAI but I am leaving this post as it is out of respect for Shelly Keliipuleole-Rutt and other Hawaiians in her predicament.



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(Anonymous)
Oct. 3rd, 2006 07:08 am (UTC)
Get The Facts
Hi my name is Melanie Keliipuleole and i would just like to say that you have no idea what you're talking about. Shelly is not fighting for her rights as a hawaiian, she's just acting like a spoiled little brat. My mom gave her a chance to live there if she paid rent. My brother lived there and paid rent to our mom; no one lives for free. She is just being lazy and if you just did a little research you would see that. Oh, and by the way my mom is hawaiian and she has more of the hawaiian spirit in her than any other person that I have met.
maldito
Oct. 3rd, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Get The Facts
Good thing about the US' occupation, everybody can go sue crazy. Too bad no one follows the old concept of hooponopono. So much for being Hawaiian.
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here's how I see it - maldito - Oct. 3rd, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC) - Expand
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detective! - maldito - Oct. 3rd, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC) - Expand
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girlstar808
Oct. 4th, 2006 11:09 am (UTC)
There is too little factual info for me to have any opinion, but if Melanie states that Shelly was a freeloader than I can see why she was kicked out. Was it really Melanie in the first place? I Googled her name and all that came up was that she is/was an athlete. Shelly works or used to work for Saturn.

Heck, can we really believe everything we read in the first place, though? lol ... The local papers have been anti-Hawaiian for years.

Then again it would not surprise me to learn that there are some of our own people who are opportunistic. Sorry, just too many variables. Time for you (Agent 808) to break the case! lol :-)
haolegirl
Oct. 5th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
I dunno but a close experience tells me naau something isnt right. I mean... I know how it is to have family kick you out and I feel for Shelly. I don't think there is ANY reason to kick out a family member because I dont think its good to abandon your family but its just me.

So far a couple of people responded with their manao but I still think that it's not good to kick someone out. Aue!!!!
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(Anonymous)
Oct. 5th, 2006 08:07 am (UTC)
Video clips of the eviction protest
Saw these clips on youtube.com...awesome! Check it out (paste in your browser)

http://youtube.com/results?search_query=keliipuleole
haolegirl
Oct. 5th, 2006 11:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Video clips of the eviction protest
Thanks for posting the link. I've reposted it in another entry of its own for all to see....
hooponopono
Oct. 5th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
HARD FACTS
Aloha e Kakou!

As a close connection of Shelly's ohana, I'm heart-wrenched about the abominable disrespect and dishonor the Arioli clan has brought to the bloodline ohana and the the bloodline's ancestors. Shelly's eviction is NOT the first event. There has been "multiple" injustices to the bloddline ohana.

Fact 1: Eleonora evited bloodline's Aunty who was then 70+ years of age from her own home on the homestead.
Fact 2: Shortly after Uncle Irwin's passing, Eleonora also evited Shelly's "disabled" sister and her 2 very young children from the homestead. Throwing them out in the night, on foot, without a penny in their pockets.
Fact 3: Kept all family heirlooms that were willed to Shelly & her siblings by their grandmother.
Fact 4: TRO on Eleonora - Sister and her children from Fact 2 was in desperate need of a place to live. At that time, one of the homestead homes was unoccupied. Shelly was in the process of helping her sister move into the home when Eleonora stormed into the home and assaulted Shelly and was arrested.
Fact 5: Currently NON-bloodline occupants are stratigically planted in ohana's homes to keep out all bloodline ohana from living on the homestead. Current occupants are Eleonora's brother in one homes (Aunty Irma's house) who claims to be part owner to the homestead & Eleonora's friend sits in the other.
Fact 6: AN ACT OF DESERCRATION: Pertaining to the death of Eleonora's father, Michael Ettore Arioli: casue of death: Suicide by gunshot. location of suicide: In the home of Shelly's grandparents.
Fact 7: Eleonora refused many requests for HOOPONOPONO by request of the eldest daughter (Raene) of Irwin Keliipuleole and also extended family members. But why should the bloodlines be the ones to call for HOOPONOPONO? Looks like the Arioli's should be initiating HOOPONOPONO since they are the cause for so much pain to the bloodlines.

Fact 8 and more: There are more factual events that could be mentioned but I hope this information can help with the understanding to the magnitude of violations the Arioli clan has brought to the True KOKO of the aina.


Shelly and her family have been violated one too many! Enough is enough!

I knew Aunty Irma (Shelly's grandma) since I was a liitle keiki and I must say....Shelly and her siblings truly carry their gramdma's strength, humility and nobleness!

It's a shame that Uncle Irwin's children with Eleonora have chosen the path of the Arioli clan and have not chosen to be a bridge of hope in keeping the OHANA together. Who says it's too late. As long as one breathes, one is more that capable.

With all the aloha "so many of us" have for this ohana,
Hooponopono
haolegirl
Oct. 5th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
Re: HARD FACTS
Thank you for responding to this. I know how it can be on DHHL land because I grew up in Keaukaha. I also was evicted from my own flesh and blood so I have a deep compassion for Shelly. I don't think it's right to abandon our own under any circumstances. In any case I mentioned hooponopono which is the Hawaiian way which I was taught.

I don't know why but I hope she (Eleanora) is embarrassed because it is despicable to kick out your own. Family that is and that's why I wrote about her and Shelly because the least I can do is write about it so that more people read about it after they look up "Eleanora Keliipuleole."

She SHOULD be ashamed for abandoning her step daughter and I have no plans on changing nor deleting my posts. My naau told me there was some thing wrong with the story. Aue! How embarrassing but I know some Keliipuleole. I went to school with one who attended Kamehameha Schools and they were nothing but kind. This brings dishonor and shame to the Keliipuleole name but I can only write about it. Unfortunately Shelly is living it but at least more people know about her predicament and how she is being kicked out basically by her own family member....

Aue! Is all I can say....

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(Anonymous)
Oct. 7th, 2006 11:39 pm (UTC)
ignorant people......
alright people.... why are you all so ignorant..... the fact of the matter is this is simply two people who need to reconcile and instead of argue and blow this out of proportion like it already has been....they need to find a way to have peace. This is stirring up alot of uneccesary drama in my family. Look all my life ive been close to a few people...shelly, eleonora, Irwin... they all have helped to raise me. Im a pretty good judge of character and all of them have good character. But its differences in views like this that start wars and end lives. Forget for a moment that money and greed was never a part of this, lets just say that both sides trully beleive that they are right, which in this case that is what we are dealing with.... i wouldnt for a second believe that any of them have true hate for one another. my grandfather simply made a mistake before he passed... his mistake was to leave a subject untouched, because of this we are trying to figure out what is right in my grandfathers wishes. All in all if i was the mediator i would take the property away from both partys cause in this case no one is showing honor.... its land, its promises that were broken, its lies and its uneccesary. Everything that is going on with this property is wrong. And all of you are wrong for fueling a fire that doesnt need to be burnt.... i am the grandchild... and i say i can support myself i can make my own i dont need a stupid house to tell me who i am and where i came from.... cause all in all if i were to say where i came from i would say i came from the love that my family has givin me.... and no land and no house will ever come between me and my family. eleonora, shelly{mom} this is to much and you need to come to some kind of agreement. im tired of listening to all of this... i dont agree with any of it at all. I have my views and you have yours... the thing is i choose not to be a part of these hate crimes against one another. Your family... so start acting like it!!!!
(Anonymous)
Oct. 7th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
ignorant people......
alright people.... why are you all so ignorant..... the fact of the matter is this is simply two people who need to reconcile and instead of argue and blow this out of proportion like it already has been....they need to find a way to have peace. This is stirring up alot of unnecessary drama in my family. Look all my life ive been close to a few people...shelly, eleonora, Irwin... they all have helped to raise me. Im a pretty good judge of character and all of them have good character. But its differences in views like this that start wars and end lives. Forget for a moment that money and greed was never a part of this, lets just say that both sides trully beleive that they are right, which in this case that is what we are dealing with.... i wouldnt for a second believe that any of them have true hate for one another. my grandfather simply made a mistake before he passed... his mistake was to leave a subject untouched, because of this we are trying to figure out what is right in my grandfathers wishes. All in all if i was the mediator i would take the property away from both partys cause in this case no one is showing honor.... its land, its promises that were broken, its lies and its unnecessary. Everything that is going on with this property is wrong. And all of you are wrong for fueling a fire that doesnt need to be burnt.... i am the grandchild... and i say i can support myself i can make my own i dont need a stupid house to tell me who i am and where i came from.... cause all in all if i were to say where i came from i would say i came from the love that my family has givin me.... and no land and no house will ever come between me and my family. eleonora, shelly{mom} this is to much and you need to come to some kind of agreement. im tired of listening to all of this... i dont agree with any of it at all. I have my views and you have yours... the thing is i choose not to be a part of these hate crimes against one another. Your family... so start acting like it!!!!
(Anonymous)
Oct. 8th, 2006 04:02 am (UTC)
Re: ignorant people......
If your step-grandmother would agree to hooponopono with your mother...this wouldn't be happening. Sorry that you feel like they are "both" wrong. I disagree with you on that. But I agree with you that they need to come to some kind of agreement. That is what your mother has been trying to do for the past 2 years to no avail. I support your mothers efforts.
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(Anonymous)
Oct. 13th, 2006 08:25 am (UTC)
INTENTION
To Mel...and all,

The question that should be asked here is, "What was the true intention, to the drafting of the p/a? To the change of Irwin's will? Why was it done?

It is just inconceivable for a dying man to request this on his death bed. It is not in the nature of the beast. It is however, conceivable for someone else with a clear mind to do so. Your mother having to now provide for the family, and her future at stake had this done. Since your father was the main provider of the family, your mother thought “What do I do now?” This was a very trying time in her life and for her ahead. With you graduating soon, and your brother to follow in a few years. It wasn’t an easy time for a mother. There would be no normal life for her. Going back to work would be too hard. She made a decision, and went about in her ways to secure all the assets she could. Harsh, but its true. I’m not making her out to be desperate, unfortunately it happens in these situations. She forgot thought, that she had family she could count on.

Please keep in mind this...

A document was drafted and allegedly signed by your father. Witnessed to only your mother, her brother, and her close friend. Where were you? Why were none of Irwin's children from either side included? Where was his side of the family? Was this to be kept secret and hidden?

The circumstances surrounding it points to yes. It was.

I believe this Power of Attorney may have only been read and explained to him, in the effect that your mother was to be his voice, when he was unable to speak, and to decide for him in his final life moments, for his health, body, and being. Not to dissolve his family from him. I question if he was aware to the rest of the documents, and truly believe he was mislead into signing this agreement. Knowing the impact of this, he wouldn’t have signed this.

So again I ask, "What was the true intention?"
If no such motive behind the drafting, why was no one at least notified prior or even after this event took place? Why did this document not surface until a month or so after his passing?

Today, Palolo is not what it once was when we all lived there. You know this to be true Mel. The homes are not being well maintained. The yard is unkept. Papa K would have a fit, your dad would too. The spirit and soul of the aina is dying as this ordeal plays out. Each kupuna, child, and grandchild of this ohana has their own ties to Palolo. It is precious to us all. It should be to you as well. And it is the responsibility & obligation of our ohana as a whole to restore, malama, and preserve Palolo's beauty, history and future. It is your mother's also.

Mel, I do wish for you to console with your mom. The daughter is the strongest child in the family. Please remove your animosity and place yourself in neutral terms. Support is good, but an open mind to resolution is better.

There should not be this line of division. As we all belong to Irwin Keliipuleole. Forget the lies, end it now. Stop talking story to everyone else, and start talking to each other. Lilo said it simple, “Ohana means family, no one gets left behind.” We stick together, we work thru it, and we thrive. Terms should be made to share responsibility between all of us, not one single person. Palolo is in jeopardy of being lost all. It is all our responsibility that it does not happen.

If Palolo is gone then we would only be left with the memories in our hearts, just like the memory of Irwin, and our ancestors. Please remember, as I know it is felt deep down that this was never Irwin's intention.

(Anonymous)
Oct. 14th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
To who ever called me mel
To who ever called me mel,
i started to read your little story but i only got to the second paragraph. you just don't understand what happened.

Me and my mom were the only two that helped my dad move from the hospital to palolo. i was the only child that choose to live with him while he was dying. i had school, and sports that interferred with this but i still woke up early every morning and went to sleep late every night just so that i could spend time with my dad. i WAS there when my father signed the will but since i was only 17 i couldn't be a witness. But me and my brothers did read the will before and after our father signed it. We all had our chance to talk to him about it; you didn't because you weren't by his side. After talking to our dad we had a meeting with him, we all agreed with the will. That is why he signed it, dad didn't sign it because mom forced him to.

That is what i meant when i said to get the facts!

by the way, this has been the only comment besides the first one that i have written, so please don't bash me any more i don't hate anyone.

and to haolegirl, i do like your website and i do support it, so i wasn't trying to pick a fight i was just making sure that you understood that there is more than just their side of the story.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 15th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC)
Re: To who ever called me mel
If what you are claiming is true...than why haven't you or your brothers or your mother communicate this to the other children? And wasn't Holly there tending to your father when your mother went to work? I know she was. Why don't you?
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(Anonymous)
Jun. 17th, 2008 11:45 am (UTC)
WHAT SIDE DO WE CHOOSE?!
I THINK THAT THIS WHOLE THING IS SO STUPID.I LOVE ALL MY FAMILY AND I DONT PICK SIDES.I LOVE ALL MY AUNTY'S && MY STEP GRANDMA ELLIE.I HATE FEELING LIKE I HAVE TO PICK SIDES.AND IM SURE ALL THE GRANDCHILDREN FEEL THE SAME.I DONT SEE WHY MY AUNTY'S && MY STEP GRANDMA CANT JUST SHARE THE LAND.I KNOW THATS WHAT MY PAPA WOULD OF WANTED.NOW EVERYBODY KNOWS HOW MESSED UP OUR OHANA IS.EVERYBODY KNOWS HOW OUR FAMILY CANT EVEN GET ALONG.THATS WHAT BREAKS MY HEART THE MOST.MY FAMILY DONT EVEN ACT LIKE ONE.AND FOR ALL THE PEOPLE SUPPORTING THE KELIIPULEOLE'S,EITHER MY ANUTY THEM SIDE OR MY STEP GRANDMA'S SIDE SHOULD JUST STOP.YOU GUYS THINK YOUR HELPING BUT YOUR REALLY NOT.YOU GUYS HAVE JUST MADE EVERYTHING A WHOLE LOT WORST THEN IT WAS.YOU GUYS HAVE TURNED A SMALL FAMILY PILIKIA INTO THE NEWS.ITS NOT ANYBODY ELSES PROBLEM BESIDES THE OHANA KELIIPULEOLE.FOR EXAMPLE THIS WEBSITE KEEP OUR FAMILY PROBLEMS OFF IT.
haolegirl
Jun. 17th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
Re: WHAT SIDE DO WE CHOOSE?!
I don't maintain this blog anymore but I noticed you commented here. It is very sad but then she is the one who is living it. From what she has been quoted as saying... she wants help so I don't blame her for going to the media.

I am sorry though that the family has been thrust into the spot light but then do I blame her? No. I feel really bad for her actually. It's sad to see someone evicted so I don't think it's a bad thing that some of her family is defending her and trying to help her.
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