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?
- 1) Self-Sufficiency – a solid foundation built on housing, health (including dental) & education opportunities interlocked into a functional paradigm sustainable over generations.
- 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) Nationhood building as “National Citizen Based” not tribal race based, all descendants of citizens of the Kingdom (not American citizens living in Hawaii)
- 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.
- 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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