BURKE, Jackie Kahookele

1 What are the top three issues facing the Native Hawaiian community today?
2 OHA’s mission is to improve conditions for Native Hawaiians. What skills do you offer to help OHA fulfill its mission?
3 How can OHA better ensure that Maunakea and its cultural and environmental integrity are appropriately protected?

Photo: Jackie Burke

Nonpartisan Special
AGE: 68
Planner Consultant/Artist-Designer/Publisher

      1. 1) Self-Sufficiency – a solid foundation built on housing, health (including dental) & education opportunities interlocked into a functional paradigm sustainable over generations.
      2. 2) Economic stability – earning a living wage supported by programs to booster and support aimed to leverage financial needs such as the loan & grants and lowering qualifying ratios.
      3. 3) Nationhood building as “National Citizen Based” not tribal race based, all descendants of citizens of the Kingdom (not American citizens living in Hawaii)
    1. I have a diverse background in skill sets and experiences. I spent 10 years in travel, 10 in media: radio, TV, & print and 10 in academia, graduating with Masters in Public Health & Urban and Regional Planning. A business owner & publisher with 50 years in community service: Lieutenant in the Civil Air Patrol, NH Chamber of Commerce Treasurer, Hawaii Community Development Board building affordable housing, etc. At 8-years old I won my first art contest & my “Papa ame Wakea” painting has a free educational license to Hawaiian schools.
    2. Maunakea is the catalyst for the “Change in status of the Hawaiian Nation”, and TMT should never be built, it offers no solutions to pollution & climate change problems. While looking up, below the planet is dying and there are transmitting satellites above the earths atmosphere! Our deep cultural & environmental integrity is correct to stop unnecessary disturbance and force the human mind to really put the real value into this planet’s needs. Remove the old scopes & redirect humanity in the direction of planet sustainability, a Hawaiian value.

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