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THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN CONSTITUTION & RATIFICATION

Members of the Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club participated in the ‘Aha 2016 Hawaiian Constitutional Convention, at the invitation of Na’i Aupuni.  We are pleased that the ‘Aha completed its draft of a Constitution and Declaration for the Native Hawaiian Nation.

Besides a continuation of Native Hawaiian efforts toward self-determination and declaration of sovereignty, preparations are underway for a ratification of the Constitution by the Hawaiian people.

Those already registered to vote under the Native Hawaiian Roll, aka Kana’iolowalu, would be able to vote on the ratification. Other mechanisms are being pursued to allow Hawaiians registered and validated in other ways to enable them to vote.

If you are a descendant of the indigenous people who resided in the islands prior to 1778, you would be eligible to vote. Kana’iolowalu continues to register voters; you can register online at www.kanaiolowalu.org.

More details are available at www.hawaiiannation.com

Call for Scholarship Applications

Annual scholarship applications are now available for assistance from the
Ko’olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club.

The Ko`olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club raises funds annually to provide post high-school scholarship and financial aid grants to deserving students living in the Ko’olaupoko Moku, zip code 96744.

In keeping with the mission and spirit of the Civic Club, one important aspect of the scholarship is the emphasis placed on volunteer community service in evaluating applications.  Also, scholarship recipients are expected to complete a minimum of 12 hours of volunteer service in the 12 months following the award.

Scholarship applications and supporting documents must be submitted by April 15.

For more information, contact the Scholarship Committee Chair, Cheryl Prince, at prince@hawaii.rr.com.

Download Application: Please click to download the Koolaupoko Scholarship Application.

Celebrating Hokule’a

Hoku

The Hokule’a is a voyaging canoe, that some may consider a living treasure.  Our Hawaiian ancestors had a vast knowledge for the sky, and the physical world around them, and because of the mana’o they kept generation to generation, the Hawaiian people became masters and navigators of the Pacific Ocean.  Members of the Ko`olaupoko HCC joined with others in Ko`olaupoko to welcome the Hokule’a voyaging canoe on September 29th at He`eia Kea Pier, and later for a pa`ina and kanikapila that same week. The canoe will be leaving soon for a long voyage around the world. We celebrate Hokule`a and its crew, and salute them on their efforts to prepare for their world voyage in 2014.

Annual Convention – Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs

Members of the Ko`olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club were well-represented in this year’s annual convention of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, held at Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku during the last week of October.  Thirty delegates and alternates attended the meetings, which included a Constitutional Convention, huaka`i (tours) to various wahi pana in Ko`olauloa, and many other activities.  The Ko`olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club was awarded the Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana`ole Award as the “most outstanding Hawaiian Civic Club” out of over 60 clubs nationwide.

 

Posted on Dec. 2, 2011

Cultural Retreat at Moku o Lo`e

Members of the Ko`olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club joined ranks with the Kailua and Waimanalo civic clubs to host a gathering of Native Hawaiian practitioners from Ko`olaupoko for a retreat on the island of Lo`e – Moku o Lo`e – also known as “Coconut Island”.  The event in early August was aimed at bringing together practitioners to unify them in their efforts to preserve and perpetuate our Hawaiian cultural heritage.  About three dozen practitioners participated, with many others providing support in other ways.

Posted on Aug. 9, 2011