I don't like the Office of Hawaiian Affairs since it's a puppet master of the State of Hawai'i to get us Hawaiians to be conditioned to act and react the way that they want us to act and react. LIKE PUPPETS. ANYWAY this letter writer hit the nail on the head and showed the support for the Hawaiian people which is integral to the perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture since the Hawaiian people are part of the Hawaiian culture.
Also what she is saying can be applied to non-Hawaiians using the Hawaiian word, "hapa," and to non-Hawaiians who steal land and/or other property from Hawaiians:
"Reading this month’s OHA newsletter, I am again appalled at the ongoing disrespect and disregard for the people of the nation of Hawai‘i by non-Hawaiians, with regards to the lawsuits against Kamehameha Schools and OHA.
I am haole, born on the mainland, lived in Hawai‘i for 20 years and even graduated from UH Mänoa. I do not understand the mentality of people who want to destroy a culture, a people, a nation. It both sickens and depresses me. It was done in 1893 and now it’s happening again.
Where do these people get the idea that they are better than the natives of the land that they now live on? Of course I’m talking about the Arakaki suit against OHA and DHHL, and the one against Kamehameha Schools. These are both institutions by and for Native Hawaiians, who’ve been on the land for more than 1,000 years.
Please make me happy and win both these lawsuits, e nä Känaka Maoli. E ola mau ka ‘äina Hawai‘i!"
Miriam Pumehana Paisner
Seen at http://www.oha.org/pdf/kwo05/0501/kwo0501.pdf
Cross-posted to hawaiians