Posts Tagged: Makua

15th Malama Makua Vigil for Peace

Dr. Fred Dodge, Malama Makua sent an invitation to two activities at Makua on Saturday, December 27, 2008. …At 1:30 PM we’ll have an adopt a hwy litter pick-up. We should have enough help, but if anyone wants to help, feel free to join (can get a free T-shirt). Next, we’ll enjoy a potluck @… Read more »

100 attend hearing on Army’s Makua use

100 attend hearing on Army’s Makua use By Leila Fujimori POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 07, 2008 Thirteen-year-old Kauhi Maunakea-Forth says the Army’s live-fire training is “kind of like sad that they’re doing that to our land” because of cultural sites at Makua Valley. MORE PUBLIC MEETINGS Other public meetings on the Army’s supplemental environmental… Read more »

War and Peace: The challenges of staging modern-day makahiki celebrations on military lands

WAR AND PEACE The challenges of staging modern-day makahiki celebrations on military lands By Lisa Asato Publications Editor Twenty-first century makahiki festivals encounter modern-day challenges, such as coordinating with the military for access and trying to stay true to tradition, but festival organizers at a recent panel discussion said they are undeterred and continue to… Read more »

Nonstop war duty tests Marines

Nonstop war duty tests Marines By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer KANE’OHE BAY – Less than four months ago, Lt. Col. Norm Cooling and his 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines were getting ready to leave Afghanistan after a seven-month deployment. Many of the 1,000 Hawai’i Marines humped heavy loads through remote mountain valleys, camping for days… Read more »

Winona LaDuke: More Land For The Military Than For Hawaiians From Indian Country Today and Homeless In Hawaii More Land For The Military Than For Hawaiians Part One of Two By Winona LaDuke, Guest Columnist August 3, 2004 It’s summer in Hawaii, the state is considering another generous land donation to the military and has made homelessness a crime. Under the cover of… Read more »

Marines drop plans to train at Makua

February 10, 1998 Honolulu Star Bulletin Marine unit drops plans to train at Hawaii base A contingent of California Marines will skip a planned visit to the islands this month on its way to the Persian Gulf. Some 2,000 Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit based at Camp Pendleton, Calif., were supposed to train… Read more »

Marines Swarm Bellows

Swarm of Marines hits Bellows beach The exercise spares Makua Beach, but protesters rally to oppose live ammunition in Makua Valley By Harold Morse Star-Bulletin Hundreds of Marines hit the beach at Bellows Air Force Station shortly after 6 a.m. today, and joined convoys headed for exercises at Kahuku and Schofield Barracks. About 250 other… Read more »

Wai’anae community urges CINCPAC to cancel Marines training in Makua

Military sizes up Makua landing About 70 people, many of whom oppose the exercise, meet with Admiral Prueher, who will decide whether to cancel By Kulani Mahikoa Star-Bulletin A decision on whether to cancel the military’s plans for a Sept. 4 amphibious landing exercise at Makua Beach will be made in a few days, according… Read more »

Neighborhood board opposes Marines landing at Makua

Board opposes Marines landing at Makua Residents speak out against a military exercise at that beach By Harold Morse Star-Bulletin After hearing emotional discussion, the Waianae Neighborhood Board voted 13-0 last night to oppose an amphibious landing of Marines at Makua Beach. The landing, involving about 590 California Marines, would take place as part of… Read more »

Israel “Bruddah Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole (May 20, 1959 – June 26, 1997)

Hawai’i mourned the death of Bruddah Iz, the beloved and gifted musician and supporter of Hawaiian sovereignty.  Iz had spent many years living at Makua beach.   On July 12, 1997, his ashes were scattered from the Hokule’a into the warm blue waters of Makua, with ten thousand on the beach and in the water to… Read more »