Keep Hawaiʻi Hawaiian

Just a Kanaka who loves his culture and language living in the harsh 21'st century. If you would like to learn a thing or two about my people, scroll down. My blog's all about Hawaiian culture, Hawaiian language, Hawaiʻi's political and legal history, and the stuggles of being Kanaka Māoli in the year 2014! So follow if you want, lately I've been busy but I will be running this blog full-time again sometime in the near future. Just remember; ʻAʻohe pau ta ʻite i ta hārau hoʻotahi.
I live in the beautiful Kingdom of Hawaiʻi which is currently under U.S. occupation.

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Honestly (and this is just my opinion-I don’t speak for all Kanaka and all Hawaiians) I don’t see anything wrong with it especially if you’re from Hawaiʻi. I’ve seen many tourists who just get tattoos of our islands just for the hell of it, to me, you reppin’ our home seems like a more valid reason. Hawaiʻi is home to all of us, Kanaka and non-kanaka.

More than 1,000 followers!!

Thanks guys for following this boring blog!! Aroha atu. 

Auwe! I’m extremely flattered.

1. From that wessiiiide of ʻOʻahu.
2. Contently single, girls don’t like me! Jk. Kinda. 
3. I often fall into depression easily because I set ridiculously high standards and expectations for myself.
4. My zodiac sign is a fish-goat, goat-fish, whatever. 
5. Yes I’m about that kūʻē life.
6. I’m quiet AF if I don’t know you, loud AF if we’re good friends.
7. Planning to join the think tank at UH Mānoa one day. 
8. I lift weights and go to the beach in my free time, it relaxes me.
9. I don’t have piercings, I do have gauges though.
10. About 99% of the time you can catch me wearing a beanie.

Many people use the terms Hawaiian and Kanaka Maoli incorrectly. They are NOT interchangeable.

Hawaiian - A nationality/citizenship. 
A Hawaiian is someone (of any ethnicity or race) whose loyalty and allegiance is to Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Kanaka/Kanaka Maoli - An ethnicity/race
A Kanaka Maoli is a descendant of the Polynesian navigators that settled the Hawaiian Islands.

kuuleialohamaeole:

i love seeing your beautiful hawaiian url names, you beautiful hawaiian people

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