Kalaupapa General Management Plan

Friday, April 24th, 2015

KNHP News Release

The Kalaupapa National Historical Park (KNHP) Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement is now available for public review.

“This draft plan is the culmination of years of planning and engagement with the public,” said KNHP Superintendent Erika Stein Espaniola. “We are thrilled to present the draft plan on the eve of the National Park Service’s Centennial in 2016. We are now asking for feedback on the draft plan we can make the best long-term decisions for Kalaupapa in partnership with the State of Hawaii agencies, many stakeholders and the public.”

The purpose of the KNHP Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement is to articulate a vision and overall management philosophy for Kalaupapa that will guide decision-making by current and future management teams during the next 15 to 20 years.…

Denim Day

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Consuelo Foundation News Release

April 29 marks Denim Day in recognition of sexual assault awareness. Since 2001, the month of April has been nationally observed as Sexual Assault Awareness Month to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate the community and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

In Italy in 1992, an 18-year-old girl was raped by her 45-year-old driving instructor. The driver was convicted, but the case made its way to the Italian Supreme Court where it was overturned and dismissed.

The Supreme Court stated that “because the survivor wore “very, very tight jeans,” she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex!…

Employment Opportunity at Kaunakakai Elementary

Friday, April 24th, 2015

KES News Release

Kaunakakai Elementary School (KES) is looking for a qualified individual to fill its Parent-Community Networking Center’s (PCNC), School Parent Facilitator’s position.

The PCNC role is an important one within our school. The primary focus of the PCNC position is to help schools and families build student esteem and achievement by creating a sense of community with partnerships among students, parents, teachers, and the community.

The PCNC, under the general direction of the Principal, develops, coordinates, and implements programs and activities which meet the assessed needs of the school/community. The PCNC will also be expected to direct, instruct and conduct appropriate learning experiences for parents, teachers, and other members of the school/community as related to program goals; coordinate and train all volunteers; participate in the development and preparation of the school and PCNC budget and serve on faculty committees as assigned; and be responsible for the use of PCNC facilities, equipment and supplies.…

Emerging Field of Health Navigation

Friday, April 24th, 2015

UHMCM News Release

Want to learn how to navigate the health and social service system?  Here is your chance! University of Hawaii Maui College, Molokai (UHMCM) will be hosting Human Services 101 (Health Navigator) via sky-bridge on Tuesday nights from 6 to 9 p.m., instructed by T. Schlather.

The class will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to navigate and assist patients in various systems in search of appropriate diagnosis, treatment and resolution.

To register for the class, come to the college or call us at (808) 553-4490 option 5.…

Veterans Corner

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Community Contributed

By Jesse Church

Aloha to my fellow veterans and residents of Molokai, this past Friday April 10, became the most holy of Veterans Days when the Veterans of Molokai received their certificate of occupancy for the new Veterans Center. What started as the dreams of Molokai Veterans about eight years ago, has finally come to fruit. It began as a dream of veteran Patty Bird who now lives in the state of Washington, and the late Commander, Larry Helm of the Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans. My greatest wish would have been for Larry to have lived to see his dream finally come true.…

Hawaiians, Know You Are Royalty Today

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Community Contributed

Opinion by Harrie Ann Aki and Gavin Pelekane Tamashiro

Our group is proposing a plan to recognize our Maoli Kingdom, to the Hawaii legislature and our people who live in Hawaii.  If you agree and support our proposal, please go to change.org or go to Molokai Fish and Dive and sign our proposal petition.

This proposal could make a great impact for everyone to get out of suppression in Hawaii. It’s time to protect and malama what we have left for our children’s generation, before we lose it all to state of Hawaii, Department of Hawaiian Homelands, Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Kana`iolowalu and others.…

Waikiki Kupuna to Explore Molokai

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Waikiki Community Center News Release

Jeff Apaka, the Community Relations Director of the Waikiki Community Center (WCC) has been escorting kupuna on neighbor island excursions for 23 years. On April 27-29, Apaka will be escorting his seventh WCC kupuna excursion to Molokai.

“A trip to Molokai is always an adventure for both me and our kupuna group,” said Apaka. “They are on an exciting adventure — and I’m revisiting my childhood!”

As a keiki growing up in Waikiki, Apaka said to him, Molokai was the “babysitting island.” When his parents were leaving on another tour or extended engagement, he recalls being driven to Honolulu airport to meet his grandma Keahi Aholo Afat and grandfather Alfred.…

Veterans Meeting

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

MVCV News Release

The Molokai Veterans Caring for Veterans (MVCV) center has finally got its Certificate of Occupancy, and will be having a general membership meeting on Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m. at our new veteran center going down to the Kaunakakai pier.

We will be discussing our Veteran Center’s dedication/opening and looking for watch commanders at our center for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Our secretary, Allen Diorec, will be taking reservations for anyone interested in using our certified kitchen.  For more information, call our center at 553-8387.

Also mahalo to all for supporting our blue cards, the Friendly Market Center Kokua Card Program.…

Earth Day Offers Environmental Education

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Earth Day Offers Environmental Education

Molokai’s natural resource managers, biologists and those engaged in preserving Molokai’s environment turned their projects into fun and engaging information to share with hundreds of attendees at Molokai’s annual Earth Day Celebration last Friday.

Keiki crowd around biologist Jim Jacobi for an Earth Day lesson. Photo by Catherine Cluett.

“I’ve always said, our science is only valuable if shared with others,” said Jim Jacobi, an ecosystems research biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) who has been participating in Molokai’s Earth Day celebration for more than five years. “I tell people, ‘If you want to go to Earth Day, go to Molokai!’ People here are relaxed and interested.…

After 11 Years, Molokai Dances in Merrie Monarch

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Molokai hula dancers and vendors spent months rehearsing and crafting with a specific purpose in mind: sharing the stories of Molokai at the 52nd Merrie Monarch Festival.

After a decade-long absence from hula’s premiere annual event, Moana’s Hula Halau traveled to Hilo for the weeklong hula and cultural festival from April 5-11, along with 10 Molokai businesses. Twenty-four halau from Hawaii and the mainland came to compete in solo and group competitions, bringing their own unique take on Hawaii’s renowned method of storytelling.

“It’s not about being pretty,” said Kumu Hula Valerie Dudoit-Temahaga of Moana’s Hula Halau. “… It’s not about the beauty of being on the stage.…