Author: @RyRyLoo (twitter), Iona
This is the reality of being a Hawaiian, not only in this day and age, in the past as well. Our history is that of loss, and near extinction. So yes, we WILL sound off our pū. We WILL scream “KŪ KIA’I MAUNA” at EVERY protest or function. Because it is in our people’s blood to be angry, hungry for justice. Our kupuna have done whatever they could to preserve whatever was left of Hawai’i for us, their mo’opuna. And now we will do the same, in hopes of broadening not only our population as kanaka- But to also broaden others minds of our existence. Hawai’i is not just a tourist destination; we are country that has been in a state of crisis since America touched our shores. That’s not hatred, but fact. The greedy white man, takes, and gives nothing back. Consider this movement us native kanaka taking back what America took. Not just Mauna Kea, but our kingdom, our justice, and our prosperity. This fight goes even further beyond science, and desecration of our ‘āina. This stems back to the bayonet constitution, the great Mahele, and so many other events in Hawaii is history that damaged our people. No more, not tonight. And not ever. Ku ha’aheo e ku’u Hawai’i. Eō kanaka ‘ōiwi!