The Value of Hawai‘i

Nā Hua Ea: Words of Genuine Sovereignty, This Wed July 2 in Heʻeia!

For a fun and inspiring night of sharing visions for sovereign Hawaiʻi, join us for Nā Hua Ea: Words of Genuine Security and Sovereignty, a community-building event in celebration of Hawaiian independence and visions for a demilitarized Oceania co-sponsored by the Value of Hawaiʻi 2!

When: Wed. July 2, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Where: Papahana Kuaola at 46 Haiku Rd, Kaneohe

What:  Poetry performances including Value of Hawaiʻi 2 contributors Dawn Mahi, Lyz Soto, No’u Revilla and Brandy McDougall. Community discussion over ‘awa. Reports from the front line and opportunities to organize around RIMPAC military exercises happening now; DOI hearings on Federal Recognition happening now; and over-development in Ko’olauloa happening now!Come join us to explore the possibilities of genuine nation-building and genuine security in an evening filled with thought-provoking poetry and conversation about alternatives to increasing militarization and false forms of self-determination. We invite you to come share in nā hua ea, words of genuine sovereignty.

This event kicks off a month-long celebration of ka Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea.  For 50 years from 1843-1893, ka Lā Ho’iho’i Ea celebrated Hawaiian national independence. It was revived in 1985 by kanaka aloha ‘āina such as Kekuni Blaisdell and Imaikalani Kalahele. Hui Mau ke Ea continues in this legacy of aloha ‘āina and is sponsoring events throughout July in building momentum toward this festive occasion. The month of festivities will culminate in the annual celebration of ka Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea at Thomas Square on Saturday, July 27 at noon.

Nā Hua Ea: Words of Genuine Security and Sovereignty is a free, public event. All are welcomed! Hui Mau ke Ea joins with co-sponsors: The Value of Hawaiʻi 2 hui, Papahana Kuaola, MANA movement for aloha no ka ʻāina, Womensʻ Voices Women Speak, The Center of Biographical Research and the Hawaii Council for the Humanities.

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