Kalei Kim
Kalei Kim

If you talk to your family and friends working in the immersion schools they will tell you what a nightmare the current situation is without a Hawaiian assessment written by Hawaiians living in Hawai'i. Having Hawaiian still be an official language (as it should be, it is Hawai'i after all) means it should get official treatment. As schools are allowed to be in Hawaiian, it makes sense for the state to allow a Hawaiian language assessment that is not written by an out of state agency the state has contracted with.

Paul Kaleolani Perry
Paul Kaleolani Perry

For our people, our younger generations to learn and to keep strong, the language that is what our native Hawaiians would want us to do, our ancestral language that was and is Hawaiian and it is always to keep it alive and it will live on.To keep learning the Hawaiian ways, Education is most Important to keep the Hawaiian language in our Schools and in Colleges.....

Stuart Kalehua Featheran

Mahalo for the oppurtunity! Ho'omana'o ka olelo Hawaii aka Mai Poina to matou orero Matuahine Remember the Hawaiian language but don't forget your mother tongue.... Te Orero Matuahine Kawika Kapahulehu Captain of Hokule'a 1976 Hawai'i to Tahith and back.....

Daphne Long
Daphne Long

Olelo Hawaii

Jessica Oyadomari
Jessica Oyadomari

Why would anyone try to do this? I was born & raised in Hawaii is also part hawaiian. No matter what happens the Hawaiian Culture will be kept alive.

Rory Alcalá
Rory Alcalá
  • Jessica Oyadomari

Why do you ask WHY WOULD ANYONE TRY TO DO THIS? To put on

Rory Alcalá
Rory Alcalá
  • Jessica Oyadomari

To be recognized as a separate culture from the American culture that it shares its statehood with. Hawai'ian culture and language must be recognized by the world as its own culture having its own traditions, not just assumed, but federally, and worldwide recognition!

Halena Kapuni-Reynolds
Halena Kapuni-Reynolds

No kēia hanauna, a no ka hanauna e hiki mai ana. No kākou kēia kuleana ʻo ka hoʻōla ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi mai kekahi pae a i kekahi pae o kēia mau mokupuni i aloha nui ʻia.

Michael E.Malulani K.Odegaard
Michael E.Malulani K.Odegaard
  • Halena Kapuni-Reynolds

Eō e Halena ē! I mua!

Michelle Leaf
Michelle Leaf

I am not of Hawaiian ancestry per se, however, I was born and raised in Honolulu, all my education is from Hawaiian schools, it would be a shame that the Hawaiian language and culture would somehow die out. I loved learning to speak Hawaiian and play the ukulele when I was little and of course the food. I don't live in Hawaii anymore, but it will always be home.

Roberto Gutierrez
Roberto Gutierrez
  • Michelle Leaf

Michelle, I want you to produce your birth certificate! LOL..

Kimokeo Kapahulehua
Kimokeo Kapahulehua

Hawaiian Culture is Hawaiian Lanquaqe to preserve, perpetuate, educate is Hawaiian Lanquaqe its our first lanquaqe. Its our ancestoral lanquaqe more then official lanquaqe.

U'ilani Kaona Hubbell
U'ilani Kaona Hubbell
  • Kimokeo Kapahulehua

Mahalo uncle. So much mana`o. Ai, `Olelo ke pu`uwai.

Kahealani Kealakai
Kahealani Kealakai

Anything for my culture, my aina, my ppl. Especially our language thst was said KAPU to it's own ppl. Was the white man doing !!.. Ua Mau Ke Ea OKa Aina I ka Pono !!..

Ralph Kahalehau
Ralph Kahalehau

Aloha no ia kakou...Mahalo ko kupuna a me ko kupuna I hala no e `ole no ia lakou, `a`ohe ia kakou e ke opu wale iho no ka kakou...Mai poina, `a`ohe ia kakou e olelo pa`a `ia ma ka `apopo...Preservation of KO `OLELO HAWAIIANA and KO NA `IKE A ME NA HANA, should be a requirement for ALL who live in Hawaii...These applications are vital to our TRUE identity and the mere fact that this is Hawaii, concludes the reason why this is an important issue to all...In my opinion, when we support these...

Aloha no ia kakou...Mahalo ko kupuna a me ko kupuna I hala no e `ole no ia lakou, `a`ohe ia kakou e ke opu wale iho no ka kakou...Mai poina, `a`ohe ia kakou e olelo pa`a `ia ma ka `apopo...Preservation of KO `OLELO HAWAIIANA and KO NA `IKE A ME NA HANA, should be a requirement for ALL who live in Hawaii...These applications are vital to our TRUE identity and the mere fact that this is Hawaii, concludes the reason why this is an important issue to all...In my opinion, when we support these endeavors, we have to realize that we will not be the beneficiaries of this plight...It will be the generations to come who will reap OUR success so in the meantime, getting involved and being a "doer" will show that we are alive and well. Implementation on our part starts in the home. Like our brothers and sisters of the world who facilitate their culture and language in their homes, are physical facts that this type of identity can be achieved. A wise man told me that anything is capable but we have to be a disease and infect others through education and grass roots ideas so that awareness can grow...There are a lot of traditionalist out there and our culture and language is making a strong push but we are far from the recognition that I believe is deserved...Totally supportive of this plight...E iho ana o luna. E iho ana o lalo. E hui ana na moku. E ku ana ka paia...That which is above shall be brought down. That which is below shall be lifted up. The islands shall be united. The walls shall stand upright...

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