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.
Michelle, I want you to produce your birth certificate! LOL..
Yes, it is correct we must support ours ʻŌlelo (Language) and Culture. But we must educate ours people and ours opio to know the truth of ours history. We much bring the history forward and make it pono today.
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.
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.....
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.....
Aloha, Please support this Cause! We must keep our culture alive! Don't let it die!
ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS: If you all know me most intimately; my love for God and Christ Jesus will always be my #1; then OHANA & FRIENDS and My HAWAIIAN CULTURE. I do truly appreciate when others find the love of HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE and want to "BREATHE HAWAIIAN CULTURE". This legacy lives on no matter who passes it on. God is fluent in HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE; kukakuka ka olelo HAWAII me ke Akua; he will answer! hui hou malama pono.
@Kimokeo. Well said another important point is the need to create an assessment of their learning at these truly unique and innovative educational programs that make a significant contribution to Hawaiʻiʻs educational system.
@Daphne Mahalo nui no kou kakoʻo ʻana mai.