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From the CEO of the Kamehameha Schools, the only school for Hawaiian children... similar to schools for american "Indian" children. In it she explains what Chapter 38 or the "Condo Conversion" law is about. I've underlined it. Bill 53 is the bill that will repeal this law, Chapter 38, which aids and abets the theft of land from Hawaiians:

"Aloha kakou!

I wanted to update you on the progress of activities relating to the repeal of the City's mandatory leasehold conversion ordinance (Chapter 38). As you are well aware, this ordinance has allowed the city government, since 1991, to condemn private property from owners like Kamehameha Schools, Queen Lili'uokalani Trust and others to sell to individuals who initially agreed to lease the property.

We opposed this law from the outset, and many other landowners have joined the struggle to get Chapter 38 off the books. All of our efforts appear to be succeeding. Council Bill 53 - a bill specifically calling for the repeal of Chapter 38 - was introduced early last fall and it is now headed for its third and final reading. If Bill 53 passes in its current form, mandatory leasehold conversion ends.

This has been a long, difficult struggle, and many of you have been with us in support from the beginning. Warriors like LeRoy and Maude Akamine, Roy Benham, Bob and Paulette Moore and many other alumni, parents, faculty, staff and other supporters have been fighting mandatory conversion for decades. And along the way we have bonded with others from inside and outside the Kamehameha 'ohana - individuals, families, groups - who shared the same concerns and frustrations, and who now are also feeling closer to victory. All of us can feel proud of what we have accomplished together to get to this point. On behalf of our Board of Trustees, our executive management team and myself, I would like to say mahalo for your continuing support for the legacy of our founder. Pauahi's land, truly, is the core of her gift to her people, and by working to repeal Chapter 38 we have all done an immense service to the protection of her trust. Mahalo Nui Loa!

I also want to pass along information we just received from Queen Lili'uokalani Trust regarding the Bill 53 hearing that will be held today, January 26, at 1pm at Honolulu Hale. Lili'uokalani Trust, which has taken the lead in the most recent repeal effort, is hosting a day-long gathering on the grounds of Kawaiaha'o Church in support of Bill 53's passage.

The plan for today's gathering is as follows:

9:00 AM - 12:45 PM: Gather at Kawaiahao Church/Likeke Hall

9:30 AM Breakfast-in-a-bag will be available (ham & egg sandwich, banana,

10:30 AM Service in Kawaiahao Church led by Kahu William Kaina

11:30 AM Light bento lunch in Likeke Hall

12:30 PM Procession/march to Honolulu Hale

1:00 PM - Whenever: Honolulu Hale Courtyard and Council Chambers

Folding chairs will be available in the "courtyard" (1st floor of Hale). These will be in a stack against the wall. Please feel free to use and return to stack when pau. We anticipate there will be an overflow out of the Council chambers, so the City will have 150 chairs.

From 4:30 PM Dinner bentos will be made available for folks to eat there or take home.

Mahalo, again, for your continuing support for Kamehameha Schools. I mua Kamehameha!

Dee Jay Mailer
Chief Executive Officer
Kamehameha Schools"

By the way, Dee Jay Mailer is a Kamehameha Schools graduate. Thank you for reading!!!!!!


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Jan. 27th, 2005 03:01 am (UTC)
Just giving you an fyi that orientalyager is being a typical asshole on gymrats and had this to say that mentioned you:

"You know, nobody here is asking you to stay (in fact nobody even wants you here except maybe that hawaiian thing that posts useless stuff here occassionally). If you don't like it then leave, there are other communities that will listen to the crap you spew anyways."

Just an fyi to defend yourself or call him an asshole like I did two days ago.
Jan. 27th, 2005 03:59 am (UTC)
I couldnt find that post.
Jan. 27th, 2005 04:07 am (UTC)
Jan. 27th, 2005 04:14 am (UTC)
Yes... and thanks. It's too bad that they don't like it when some women post there. Anyway I hope that more women join and post. After all we are gymrats too *LOL* :)
Jan. 28th, 2005 01:23 am (UTC)
I always tell them that I am an American and a citizen of the Kingdom of Hawai'i. I did it on my law school applications as well as on my real estate license application and I will continue to do it til the U.S. government recognizes.

Where have you applied to for law school so far?
Jan. 28th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)
I applied at UH you know... but Stetson University is THE ONE. Now I may have to lock this post so that people can't read it. I can't/could never go to UH though. My mother told me that I am probably Black Balled for the rest of my life. Darn inquisitive lawyer-to-be! Anyway are you still at UH' Richardson's School of Law?
Jan. 28th, 2005 01:37 am (UTC)
you might want to be careful then about that Hawaiian Kingdom citizenship then. It'll be easier to convince other's once you're in.
Jan. 28th, 2005 01:47 am (UTC)
I already put it on all of my applications and even when I applied for my real estate exam.
Jan. 28th, 2005 01:46 am (UTC)
I'm actually only in some outreach classes right now. I sit in on a few classes too. I've applied though and hope to get in. I've got a few friends enrolled there and I visit them there often, like now.

It seems like a great atmosphere there. People are very friendly and my friends say there's no cut-throat competition.
Jan. 28th, 2005 01:48 am (UTC)
Yeah... that's what I've heard to and I wish that I could attend Richardson because of the atmosphere. That was my first choice. Hope you get in! Let me know when you do though. Have you taken the LSAT yet?
Jan. 28th, 2005 01:55 am (UTC)
yeah, I took the LSAT already.

I considered applying to UW and Wisconsin, but I think I might just stay in Hawai'i. There's a pretty tight-knit legal community and it'd be easier to network in that community if I stay in Hawai'i.
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