Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ceded Lands Vigil 2/25/09

Message from Vicky Holt Takamine

Aloha Kakou,
'Ilio'ulaokalani Coalition is gathering at the State Capitol Rotunda at 4 am. (I know most of you are not doing anything at that hour)
We encourage all native Hawaiians and supporters of protecting our ceded lands from being sold and/transferred to join us.

We will be sharing our pule, drumming and chanting every hour on the hour from 5 am to 4 pm. At 5 am Honolulu time, the US Supreme Court will be hearing the case brought by Gov. Lingle who is seeking the right to sell our ancestral lands. We need to send our pule to give strength and mana to those that are representing us.

Please bring your pahu, pu kani and/or pu 'ohe to assist in the calling of our people.
Bring your 'ohana, haumana and hoaloha.
Bring your own water, mea 'ai (food), chairs, hali'i (mats) for resting in between.
Kumu hula will be sharing/teaching oli between sessions so you can lend your mana and voices to this effort.

We encouarge you to visit your state legislators in between protocols to encourage them to support bills calling for a moratorium on the sale and transfer of ceded lands. Write and submit your testimony.
Talk story with our kupuna and find out more about these issues.

If you are on the neighbor island or on the continent, gather your own 'ohana and join us in spirit.

If you have any questions, can kokua in any way or need more information please call Kaho'onei at 224-8068 or Vicky at 754-2301
And feel free to pass this information on to those you may know that should be participating.

Mahalo nui loa!
Vicky Holt Takamine
Kumu Hula, Pua Ali'i 'Ilima
'Ilio'ulaokalani Coalition

2 comments:

Blaine said...

More info, photos, video streams from various locations at http://www.oha.org/kukulu

Blaine

Cathy Ikeda said...

Thanks Blaine, I'll be checking that out today keeping in touch from Hilo.