Posts Tagged: Native / Indigenous People

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 »

Strykers: Following public outcry, OHA calls on Army to honor 2008 agreement

The Hawaii Independent published another piece on the Army’s failure to conduct cultural surveys for the areas affected by its Stryker brigade expansion and the follow up action by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs calling on the Army to honor terms of a 2008 settlement agreement. The Hawaii Independent reports: “According to the settlement, OHA… Read more »

OHA ‘drops the ball’ in protecting cultural sites from Stryker brigade

The Hawaii Independent has published an exclusive article about a formerly secret archaeological and cultural report contracted jointly by the Army and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) for areas affected by the Army’s Stryker Brigade expansion. The article states: The report, written by independently contracted archaeologist Christopher Monahan, comments on the Army’s numerous shortcomings… Read more »

Top Secret America in Hawai’i

The Hawaii Independent published an article exploring the Hawai’i connections to the Washington Post series on the growth of secret government programs since 9/11.    An earlier post on this website also discussed the size of the secret government connected to the US Pacific Command. The Hawaii Independent article reported that of the 127 top secret… Read more »

TONIGHT: OHA to hold informational meeting on cultural study of Kūkaniloko

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 19, 2010 COMMUNITY INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN UPCOMING OHA MEETING ON KŪKANILOKO OHA to hold informational meeting on cultural study of Kūkaniloko WAHIAWĀ – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is conducting a study of Kūkaniloko, and is encouraging and welcoming the surrounding communities of Wahiawā and central O‘ahu to attend… 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 »

Video posted: Army desecration of burials angers Native Hawaiians

Army desecration of burials angers Native Hawaiians from kyle kajihiro on Vimeo. The Army Stryker brigade expansion in Hawai’i was a 25,000 acre land grab, the largest military buildup since WWII. Many cultural sites were damaged or destroyed by the project despite community protest. Despite warnings that a vast cultural site complex would be harmed… Read more »

Army finds human remains at Oahu base Army finds human remains at Oahu base By AUDREY McAVOY, The Associated Press POSTED: May 19, 2010 HONOLULU – Army contractors discovered human remains believed to be ancient Hawaiian while workers were excavating at a Schofield Barracks construction site, officials said Tuesday. The Army hasn’t determined the remains are Hawaiian, but it’s assuming they… Read more »

Dugong Sighted – What is Sacred?

A dugong, the endangered sea manatee of Okinawa, a sacred animal deity that is recounted in ancient Okinawan songs, was recently seen in Henoko, proposed site of the military base relocation from Futenma. A ho’ailona (sign)? Meanwhile, Carolyn Raffensperger, Executive Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network., asks “what is sacred?” She reflects on… Read more »