For those who don't know... Kingdom of Hawaii laws precede U.S. law in Hawaii: The Kingdom of Hawaii was formed on or about 1819 and still exists. Hawaii became a U.S. state albeit illegally in 1959.
In any case... Edward Halealoha Ayau, executive director of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei, was ordered into federal custody earlier today. By doing so... many Hawaiians will resort to violence. This is only my prediction but there are many young Hawaiians who are disenfranchised and/or feel as though they are not being heard. In this case, some Hawaiians disagree with what Ayau is doing. Other Hawaiians agree with what he is doing. Hawaiians like me.
Of course what he has returned to the caves is now being used as a tool for Hawaiians to bash Ayau and Hawaiians like him. However I hope that Ayau and other Hawaiians like him continue doing what they are doing. They have my full support. Anyway here is the story today. Note that the editor should have titled the story, "Hui Malama executive director ordered into custody for his attempts to protect the iwi" because that is what he is doing... protecting the iwi thus protecting the oiwi. Other Hawaiians who do not support him... they can say what they want but this man is protecting the iwi that all of us share. Give him credit! Of course Hawaiians from da Big Island will step in and FIGHT or... KU E. Again... be careful of Hawaiians from da Big Island. They have fought back in the past, they continue to do so, and they will continue to do so. That's if people know their Hawaiian history specifically about the Hawaiians from Ka U as well as in the Kealakekua Bay area. KU E and keep going. Or... as Winston Churchill said, "If you're going through hell, keep going." Or... as Hawaiians say... I MUA... and NO BE SHAME.
Unfortunately some Hawaiians forget that our nation still exists. It's as though they have been morphed from the bodies and minds of our colonizers. Fortunately there are Hawaiians with uncolonized minds and/or spirits. Those are the people who get my full support. People like Edward Halealoha Ayau.
Here is a recent story about him:
The Story in Today's Paper:
Photo of Edward Halealoha Ayau, Hui Malama executive director
Hui Malama executive director ordered into custody
Edward Halealoha Ayau, executive director of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'i Nei, was ordered into federal custody this morning until the exact whereabouts of 83 Hawaiian cultural artifacts are revealed.
U.S. District Court Judge David Ezra today ruled that Ayau would remain in custody until he or others provide the court with the exact location of all the objects, which have been placed in two Big Island caves at or near where they were taken by Westerners in 1905.
Ezra said Ayau would also be released if the artifacts are somehow retrieved.
In a separate action, an unidentified man was ordered into custody for five days for disrupting the court during a hearing before Ezra. It was not known if the man is a member of Hui Malama.
The hearing was ordered last week to give members of Hui Malama a chance to explain why they are refusing to follow his order to disclose the locations of the objects.
Hui Malama borrowed the objects from Bishop Museum in 2000 and never returned them.
Seen at http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2005/Dec/27/br/br02p.html
Which reminds me... one of my goals on my master list of goals for 2006 is to work on some digital video of Hawaiians who protect the iwi and who thus protect the oiwi. I want them on video so that I can show the world what they are doing to Hawaiians. Shame on America for doing this. Or as Hawaiians say, "AU E." Thus the creation of "militant" Hawaiians yet we are the reaction to the United States' actions. Of course to make matters worse... they blame us for reacting the way we do to their actions. How you like dat? :P Anyway this is exactly what I knew would happen: First they make a criminal out of you, slap a few charges to keep you in jail, then they keep you in jail. Don't you just love this great country of ours. Right now I certainly don't since it defies the foundation of this country like life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Oh that's right... since we are Hawaiian we are excluded from these tsk tsk Of course this puts me in a huge dilemma since I have dual citizenships with the U.S. as well as with the Kingdom of Hawaii. All of these problems today stems from some rich white dude businessmen who wanted Hawaii then the military who wanted Pearl Harbor. If only they respected us then. Perhaps they would respect us now. Oh that's right... we are Hawaiian. WE WERE DISRESPECTED THEN JUST AS WE ARE DISRESPECTED NOW. Just saying. All for money and all for Pearl Harbor!!!
That's not the worse part: Some people say or will say, "If you don't like America then leave." Well that poses a problem since the United States is in OUR country which is called the Kingdom of Hawaii which still exists. However the United States refuses to recognize it. How you like dat one? LOL Anyway the United States is in our country. They need to get out. NOT the other way around. Just saying.