Aloha Hawai`i friends and followers. It is not often that individual action can effect significant change through national electoral politics in the US. Now is a time that we can. Bernie Sanders is a rare politician who has appeared because of the need of many people for truth, justice, and authenticity. He is not corrupt… Read More How to Vote for Bernie in Hawai`i
The first of a series of topical music videos featuring mastered tracks from Kunzwa Marimba Ensemble’s live recording at Kukuau Studio has been released. “Amoxoxo – Rainforest”, a song by Alport Mhlanga and Musasa Marimba Ensemble, provides the rhythmic, cyclical textural backdrop to scenes from some of Puna’s beautiful tropical rainforests. Video from Keau`ohana Forest… Read More Kunzwa Live Album 1st Music Video Released
Following completion of the first round of grant work in Halepua`a, a second round of forest restoration work is being initiated. LFA control and trail maintenance are expected to take less of the budget, while maintenance of plantings and new native plantings will increase. Sign up for our MALAMA `AINA newsletter for updates.
As part of an effort to share and spread the kukia`imauna movement, Lanakila Mangauil was invited to speak in Pahoa 0n 10/29. The evening gathering of over 100 people began with sundown protocols, which Lanakila shared are taking places at multiple locations on Hawai`i and at sundown at mainland locations. The pule and hula were… Read More Kukia`imauna
Overview The six months of work which comprised the completion of this grant have served to extend and protect native plantings primarily within a southeastern lobe of the Halepua`a section of the Nanawale Forest Reserve near the termination of Papaya Farms Road and the bisection of the Reserve by Railroad Ave. This area has been… Read More State Forest Restoration Grant Completed
On Tuesday, October 15, fifteen people joined in the 2nd monthly cleanup of Wai`ele beach in Kapoho. This important neighborhood location is part of heritage lands, and contains an ancient Ala Kahakai. Marine debris has covered the coastal area, sometimes washing all the way into the jungle. As part of its ongoing effort to remove… Read More 2nd Wai`ele Cleanup Bags 600 lbs.
Here is a very introductory list of places on the planet where indigenous peoples are currently involved in struggles against the attempts of oppressive regimes/corporations to develop their land-base. Check back here occasionally, or sign up for the Malama `Aina newsletter on the sidebar to your right, for updates. Currently, the Wet’suwet’en people could really… Read More Select Indigenous Activism Hotspots
On May 15, the first new round of Halepua`a forest restoration work was completed. This round focused on stabilizing existing conditions, with 48% of labor hours spent on Little Fire Ant Control and 24.6% spent on controlling invasive flora. The remainder of hours were used tending existing plantings and completing a small amount of new… Read More Halepua`a 1st Disbursement Completed
There is a charter commission meeting on April 25th in Hilo at 9:30. They will hear our 2 PREFERRED amendments which we hope you will SUPPORT: CA-9 with our preferred amendment have one staff member who works ONLY on the 2% Land fund Program and CA-18 where we will be asking to be able to… Read More Open Spaces Testimony 4/25 Hilo
Come to the Pahoa Community Center at 5 pm on Monday, April 1, to give up to 6 minutes of testimony in support of Hawai`i’s 2% Public Lands, Open Spaces & Natural Resources law. This is a wonderful piece of legislation, created in 2006 by citizens’ initiative, which provides a funding source for the County… Read More Save Our Wild Lands Hawai`i Testimony Opportunity