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.



Movement for Aloha no ka ʻĀina (MANA) is a movement-building organization, established to achieve independence from the United States and social justice in Hawai’i. Hawai’i has been under US occupation for over 120 years, an occupation that is illegal both under international law and US domestic law, a fact that the United States has yet to refute. We follow in the history of Aloha ‘Āina in Hawaiʻi, and in the tradition of peoples throughout the world who struggle for liberation, freedom, and justice.

Under US occupation, our people and land have suffered what some might consider a more “tender” violence than what we are currently witnessing in Gaza where the the most explicit of US-backed state violence is being wielded upon Palestinian families. Nonetheless, for the same reasons, for the economic exploitation of our land, the US has systematically repressed our Independence, oppressed Kanaka Maoli, tried to erase us from our land and from our culture and has and continues to drive us and our stories off our lands for housing developments, military expansion, and other corporate interests.

To rub salt into the wound, the US military uses our lands to prepare armies around the world to do to other people, what they have essentially done to us. It is both dehumanizing and humiliating to not have control of our own country, to not be able to determine whether our sacred ʻāina will produce food or whether she will be forced into the production of US wars.

We are both outraged and strengthened as we witness the Palestiniansʻ own commitment to struggle to maintain their ancestral connections to land and we are committed to continue to struggle in Hawai’i to liberate our ourselves and our lands toward the liberation of all victims of US empire.


by Movement for Aloha no ka ʻĀina (MANA) statement of solidarity with Palestine (via kawahineaihonua)

1. I am not claiming sovereignty, and I never will.
2. Hawaiian is a nationality, just like how American is a nationality. Do you have to be of a certain blood to be an American? The same thing applies for being Hawaiian. 
3. If you really did know the “history of annexation” you wouldn’t be confused right now.
4. I don’t believe I’ve ever said anything about ignoring people. I believe I mentioned before; Hawaiʻi is home to Kanaka and Non-Kanaka.
5. Are you saying my people should ignore our own rights just to make other people comfortable? Kanaka and Non-Kanaka are all victims in this situation. None of us are to blame for this dilemma. 
6. You are correct! Two wrongs don’t make a right! That’s why us Hawaiians are trying to correct the initial wrong. 

Hawaiian Kingdom Blog

For anyone interested in keeping up with Hawaiʻi’s journey to de-occupation.

Hawaiian Kingdom Government - Welcome - E Komo Mai

For anyone interested in learning about the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi.

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.


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

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