See how powerful the people of Hawaii can be, and we wield a real serious force, that we can push in whatever direction we want, and I really hope that we are not just looking back in history to this beautiful time when we all came together and then it stopped, but really look back and see "oh that was another beginning to how we got right here right now in whatever issue we were fighting then."
Our intention is to create a nurturing space, a space of empowerment...a brave space for people to feel comfortable truth telling. One of the things we’ve noticed on the Mauna is there’s a lot of historical/cultural trauma going on. I hope that our wahine space is one of those spaces where wahine, māhū, kāne, everyone feels comfortable to come into a nurturing space where they can truth tell, share their own moolelo for how they got here.
Struggling in the hood, figuring out that I’d rather have the ʻāina back then eat spam and have EBT, hip hop solved my problems by expressing it, so I figured I might as well teach youth this craft that helped me learn discipline and bless me with a better outlook on life and help me navigate through struggle.
For too long our intimate connection with our environment has been interrupted by western ways of being and knowing that was imposed upon us... so that’s what’s so exciting about Puʻu Huluhulu, is that we are coming back and living in one with our environment and getting to know the elements and the changing of the seasons... and what is more Ea then that?
Our intention is to create a nurturing space, a space of empowerment...a brave space for people to feel comfortable truth telling. One of the things we’ve noticed on the Mauna is there’s a lot of historical/cultural trauma going on. I hope that our wahine space is one of those spaces where wahine, māhū, kāne, everyone feels comfortable to come into a nurturing space where they can truth tell, share their own moʻōlelo for how they got here.
Outside of public-school sex education, learning about the sexuality, the gender, the sexual practices of my ancestors have helped me as a māhū to decolonize my body, my relationships, so Sex Eaducation is uncovering what is always conscious, we are constantly in a sexual relationship with the ʻāina.
They love us when we go along with what they want, but the minute the Hawaiian people say no to something, we are labeled protesters, anarchists...so we decided in 1996 to begin taking part in protecting/preserving Mauna Kea. We are Alii, and alii means servants or resource managers with a dab of holiness.
Kanaka rangers is modeled after a program in Australia where the indigenous peoples of those lands… the way that they saw fit… where you are getting the native indigenous people of those lands to take on kuleana of stewardship, also legislation and enforcement to those resources to belong to those people.
I was the first wahine, the first woman that was asked to stand up, so they put their handcuff/strips on me and walked me to the vehicle. There was silence, but there were tears, there were tears of love. The policemen wept, and we wept, and all of the young people wept in silence. And we asked to do that, and give every kupuna their day.
Sponsors: Kamehameha Schools Interviewer: Adam Keawe Manalo-Camp Description: http://keyproject.org/ (808) 239-5777 firstname.lastname@example.org Aulii Dudoit is the Executive Director at KEY Project. The... Read More