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“Aquaman is especially cool,” says Momoa, “because, being a Kanaka Maoli—being Hawaiian—our Gods are Kanaloa and Maui, and the Earth is 71 percent water, so I get to represent that. And I’m someone who gets to represent all the islanders, not some blond-haired superhero. It’s cool that there’s a brown-skinned superhero.”

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Montgomery Ernest Thomas Kaluhiʻokalani (born March 30'th, 1959 - died November 2'nd, 2013) died from lung cancer. Known mostly as Buttons, he was a Hawaiian surfing legend who lived on the North Shore of Oʻahu and is well known throughout Hawaiʻi for being an amazing surf instructor and a great family man. Rest in Paradise uncle.. Ā HUI HOU!! 

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Kanaka Maoli, Tino Rangatiratanga, and the Australian Aboriginal flag representing the people of Hawaiʻi, Aotearoa, and Australia’s fight for the right to exist in our ancestral homelands. 

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Hawai'i and Native Hawaiians - What You May Not Know
The relationship between the United States, the State of Hawai'i, and Native Hawaiians is a complicated one that many people may not understand. Also, watch a video tribute to Queen Lili'uokalani.

A few facts on Hawai’i and its people:

  • Hawaiians are not named for the state (think Californians, New Yorkers, Texans, and so forth). Unlike the aforementioned groups of people, the state of Hawai'i is actually named for the people, and not vice versa.

  • The Hawaiian language was banned at one point. Children were punished in school for speaking Hawaiian and those who spoke Hawaiian in the home were looked down on.

  • Native Hawaiians, are also known as kanaka maoli

  • Hawai'i (the collection of islands) had formed an independent and soveriegn nation and traded

  • On January 17, 1893, an illegal overthrow of Hawai’i’s government took place.

  • European visitors were reportedly astounded that in Hawai’i, the common man was taught the same sorts of things that only European elite of the time were entitled to learn.

  • Native Hawaiians are rebuilding their culture

  • In 1987, instruction in the Native Hawaiian language began again in public schools. Today there are 21 public Hawaiian immersion schools in the state of Hawai'i. Students are of diverse races who choose to be educated in all subjects in the Hawaiian language.

  • Native Hawaiians continue their quest to regain self-governance in some form, and rightful compensation for the illegal overthrow and a nation lost.
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Waimanalo Eviction - TRAILER

Out with the old, in with the new, right? This is why I will NEVER be American. Not when my people get treated like shit in order to cater to foreigners. 

Ke Kai a Kahulumanu. The tsunami, of water perhaps? Of her raging magma perhaps? Eating, burning, and reforming everything in her path. Magma so furious it moved like the over swells of the ocean. #Hawaii #hnmop #hawaiian #kanaka #maoli #hula #island #home #paradise #luckywelivehawaii #hilife #culture #tradition #beauty #olapa #kumu #kumuhula #merriemonarch #mm2105 📷: @manamagazine