For my family and friends ™ (haolegirl) wrote,
For my family and friends ™
haolegirl

Ho'ohaole and mahaoi.

Some Hawaiians are ho'ohaole. To act "haole" is a huge insult. That is... to be MAHAOI and there are some Hawaiians who are mahaoi and no... I will not translate the word MAHAOI LOL Anyway this article in yesterday's paper was a good one as it epitomizes how some Hawaiians are torn between adapting and with preserving their culture:


"Waikiki Hawaiian Civic Club President Malia Nobrega, standing by the University of Hawaii School for Hawaiian Studies taro patch, criticizes the use of Hawaiian plants in biomedical research. Taro is considered a sacred plant by native Hawaiians."


See "Biotech brouhaha: Some native Hawaiian leaders harbor concerns about developing
the state's life science industries" at http://starbulletin.com/2005/07/24/business/index1.html


The article also shows how vocal Hawaiian women are. Unfortunately it's usually Hawaiian men who are the ones who try to knock down Hawaiian women while they are so quick to help other women *LOL* The irony is that some of these Hawaiian men have DAUGHTERS and when their daughters grow up to be Hawaiian women and are subsequently disrespected by Hawaiian men then they will know WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT LOL

Tags: intra-national hawaiian relations
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