Posts Tagged: Makua

Court criticizes Army on Makua training

A federal judge criticized the Army’s environmental impact reports on the impact of its training activities in Makua valley. The Environmental News Service reported: … a federal judge today ruled that the community has a right to know how live-fire military training in a nearby valley could damage cultural sites and marine resources. U.S. District… Read more »

Partial transcript of First Friday show with guest Annelle Amaral, Native Hawaiian liaison

On Friday, August 6, 2010, Annelle Amaral was the guest on the “First Friday” live call-in program on ‘Olelo Community Television, Channel 53.  The taped program will run on subsequent Fridays for the month of August.    The program is also available online on-demand: Annelle Amaral is the Native Hawaiian liaison for  the Army Garrison… Read more »

Army paid Native Hawaiian liaison $742,392

Through the Freedom of Information Act, the AFSC Hawai’i recently obtained the contract between the Army Garrison Hawai’i and Annelle Amaral (W912CN-08-C-0051), the Army’s Native Hawaiian liaison in Hawai’i.  The original contract and its eight modifications are worth $742,392 until August 15, 2010. Download the contract and modifications here. The statement of work states: (a)… Read more »

Army tries, but fails to pacify Native Hawaiians in Makua, Lihu’e and Pohakuloa Army seeks better ties with Native Hawaiians By Audrey McAvoy – The Associated Press Posted : Sunday Jun 20, 2010 14:14:17 EDT HONOLULU — The people of Waianae believe the first Hawaiians were created in Makua, a lush valley about 30 miles from downtown Honolulu. The valley is also home to three large heiau,… Read more »

Secretary of the Army statements about Makua insults community

So, the Secretary of the Army stops in Hawai’i, makes some remarks about the Army’s need to train in Makua and the military’s respect for Hawaiian culture and the environment. He did not dare to have a public audience in Hawai’i.   The Army canceled a reception with its hand-picked Native Hawaiian leaders because of… Read more »

Makua Sunrise Ceremony

The 14th Annual Makua Sunrise Ceremony Sunday, April 4th, 2010 6:00 am Makua Valley, inside the military reservation Interfaith sunrise ceremony to pray for the restoration of life and peace in Makua and the world. The first Makua sunrise event was held on the beach of Makua on Easter 1997, when the Marines had planned… Read more »

Army ‘convenant’ with Native Hawaiians – a $500,000 publicity stunt

The Army is trying to buy supportive Native Hawaiians who will sign their covenant for their public relations campaign.  It would all be funny if it weren’t so sad that some would stand with the Army in their strategy to counter resistance movements in Makua and elsewhere.  After spending a half-million dollars for a ‘facilitation’… Read more »

Army tries to patch the bridges it has blown up

The Army is trying to patch up the broken relations with the Kanaka Maoli community through a concerted public relations and counter organizing campaign. They have hired Annelle Amaral to be a Native Hawaiian liaison to organize a Native Hawaiian front supportive of the Army’s activities in Hawai’i.  She is quoted as saying: “The relationship… Read more »

Army and some Native Hawaiians to sign a symbolic accord

Is this the product of the Army’s $500,000 public relations campaign targeting the Native Hawaiian community: a photo opportunity with some Native Hawaiians saying that they support the Army in Hawai’i?   Last summer the Army conducted an elaborate public relations campaign flying Native Hawaiian leaders by helicopter into Makua valley to demonstrate its commitment to… Read more »

Groups protest Office of Hawaiian Affairs over Makua burial issue

The purpose of the action reported in the Honolulu Adverstiser was to protest the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for allowing the Army to desecrate sites in Makua. The demonstration was led by  representatives of families with ties to Makua valley.  This is distinct from the efforts of Hui Malama o Makua and Malama Makua. >><<… Read more »