Culture & Art

‘Aina Aloha Project

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Community Contributed

By MHS O Hina I Ka Malama Students

Editor’s note: Students of Molokai High’s O Hina I Ka Malama Hawaiian language immersion program are working on a project called ‘Aina Aloha with their Kumu Mahina Hou Ross in which they will be researching about the history and stories of different parts of Molokai. Below are short introductions to two of the students’ projects. Ross would like to invite any community members who are interested in sharing their resources and stories with the class for their project to contact Ross at gandharva.ross@k12.hi.us or call 808-567-6950 ext. 66. 

 

By Kauiaonalani Hamakua Felix, Tiani Keohuloa and Pilialoha Kaahanui

Aloha, we are Kauiaonalani Hamakua Felix, Tiani Keohuloa and Pilialoha Kaahanui and we are members of the senior class of O Hina I ka Malama.…

Art of Trash and Trashion Show

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Malama Maui Nui News Release

Malama Maui Nui is excited to announce that submissions are now being accepted for The Art of Trash and Trashion Show slated to open in April 2022 at MMNui.org/ArtOfTrash! If you haven’t already done so, start creating now! Submissions close Feb. 1, 2022.

The Art of Trash Exhibition and Trashion Show are annual, juried events that inspire community members to reimagine our resources, such as previously used materials, as elements for creative inspiration. All pieces are original work made from recycled and/or reused material. 

Residents of Molokai, along with Maui and Lanai, are invited to create art pieces for the Exhibition and/or fashion pieces for the Trashion Show.…

Nonprofit Works to Restore ‘Aina

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

‘Aina Momona News Release

Aloha Molokai, we are ʻAina Momona, a Native Hawaiian nonprofit organization founded for the purpose of achieving environmental health and sustainability through restoring social justice and Hawaiian sovereignty. Our team of kiaʻi are committed to restoring Molokai ʻAina Momona. 

We are advised by a board of exceptional Native Hawaiians who work in concert with our staff on the ground. Our board members include Dr. Jon Osorio, Dr. Trisha Kehaulani Watson, and Molokai’s own, Dr. Keoni Kauwe, among others. Dr. Kauwe is a graduate of Molokai High and Intermediate (ʻ96) and recently became the eleventh president of Brigham Young University — Hawaii and the first of Native Hawaiian descent.…

‘Aina Aloha Project

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

Community Contributed

By MHS O Hina I Ka Malama Students

Editor’s note: Students of Molokai High’s O Hina I Ka Malama Hawaiian language immersion program are working on a project called ‘Aina Aloha with their Kumu Mahina Hou Ross in which they will be researching about the history and stories of different parts of Molokai. Below are three short introductions to students’ projects, with more to be printed in upcoming issues. Ross would like to invite any community members who are interested in sharing their resources and stories with the class for their project to contact Ross at gandharva.ross@k12.hi.us or call 808-567-6950 ext.…

Molokai Art on Display at Statewide Exhibit

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

Molokai Art on Display at Statewide Exhibit

Hawaii Craftsmen News Release 

Twelve Molokai artists entered a total of 48 entries into the Hawaii Craftsmen 2021 Annual State Exhibition. Of the 48 entries, nine works were accepted. This year, the competition was very stiff as there were a total of 551 entries statewide, submitted by 195 artists, and of the 551 entries, only 20 percent of the works, or 122 pieces, could be juried in.

The Molokai Artists whose works were juried in are: Kim Markham (three pieces were accepted), Patti Golebieski (one), Carol Rocha (one), Dan Bennett (two), Arabella Ark (one), and Terry Klerlein who collaborated with Kim Markham (one).…

New ‘Ukulele Lending Program

Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Molokai Public Library News Release

Attend a free online event on Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. with ‘ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro in launching a new ‘ukulele lending collection at the Molokai Public Library! 

The event will include live performances with guest musicians Jon Yamasato, Herb Ohta, Jr., and Molokai’s own Jeremiah Kahuakai Kaholoaa.  In addition, Alice Kaahanui, Executive Director of the Molokai Arts Center, will speak about her organization and the programs offered for all ages. 

The ‘ukulele instruments for library check-out are provided and supported by the Music for Life Foundation and Jake Shimabukuro, co-director of the ‘ukulele sponsorship.  

For more information, call 808-553-1765.  Please enjoy the show and support our library by watching. …

Honoring Queen Lili’uokalani

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Community Contributed 

By Alaonalani Puailihau

Editor’s note: This is the English translation of a Hawaiian language article that was printed in the Sept. 15 issue, written by a Hawaiian immersion student at Molokai High School. 

On Sept. 2, 1838 Lydia Liliʻu Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamakaʻeha was born in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. The daughter of Analea “Annie” Keohokalole and Caesar Kaluaiku Kamakaʻehukai Kahana Keola Kapaʻakea, and the hānai daughter of Abner Kuhoʻoheiheipahu Paki and Laura Kanaholo Konia. In the year of 1842, when she was 4 years old, she started attending the Royal Elementary School. While attending the Royal Elementary School she learned how to speak fluent English and received musical training. …

Lā Hoʻohanohano

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Lā Hoʻohanohano

Na Alaonalani Puailihau

Editor’s note: This article, written by a Hawaiian language immersion student at Molokai High School, honors Queen Lili’uokalani. 

Ma ka lā 2 o Kepakemapa makahiki 1838 ua hānau ʻia ʻo Lydia Liliʻu Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamakaʻeha ma Honolulu, Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi. Ke keiki a Analea “Annie” Keohokālole lāua o Caesar Kaluaiku Kamakaʻehukai Kahana Keola Kapaʻakea, a ke keiki hānai a Abner Kuhoʻoheiheipahu Pākī lāua o Laura Kanaholo Kōnia. I ka makahiki 1842, i kona makahiki he ʻehā, ua hoʻomaka ʻoia i kona aʻo ʻana ma ke Kula Kamāliʻi o nā Aliʻi. I kona wā i aʻo ai ma ia kula ua aʻo ʻia ʻoia pehea e ʻōlelo paheʻe i ka ʻōlelo Pelakānia a loaʻa mai i nā papa mele.…

Blood Quantum Change ‘Nail in the Coffin’

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

In response to your excellent reporting “Congressman Kahele Visits Molokai” in the Aug. 25 issue. 

The need for changes of our Abbott and Costello government begins with a restitution that releases the “native Hawaiians” from our longtime policy as wards of this crooked state!

There is no such law, at both levels, which promotes the “rehabilitation” nor advocates “the betterment of the conditions” on behalf of the 1/32 blood quantum Hawaiian.

The introduction in the changing of the blood quantum requirement in order to inherit Hawaiian Homes Land falls in line with Hawaii’s latest scam, Act 80, which reduces the successorship qualification of a lease’s spouse, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, etc.,…

Halawa Surfing

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

Halawa Surfing

By The Molokai Dispatch Staff

Surfers of all ages caught some late summer swell in Halawa Valley. Pictured here, Dickie Stone rides the whitewash on Aug. 22. …