12 thoughts on “AKAKU presents: A talk with Dr. Keanu Sai from the island of Molokai – August 20th, 2014

  1. Mahalo Mahalo Mahalo Nui Loa ~ So very grateful as I watch Dr. Sai’s presentation. In tears of JOY that this is finally happening for the Hawaiian community and Hawaii’s past. Much Aloha!!!!!!!!!! Blessings From Maui !

  2. This greatly helps put everyone on the same page and eliminates some of the fears. Excellent presentation and questions posed by Molokai people. By Jove, I think they’ve got it; despite Collette Machado’s seditious brainwashing attempts.

    • One of the best, presentations we’ve been privileged to watch. Mahalo Keanu for the four hours education starting from the film of the past, viewed through the projector of today, and onto the screening of tomorrow. Our projector is seeing a definite change in view.

      `Ohana Moloka`i, mahalo nui loa for hosting Keanu. Mahalo Akaku, for making the taping possible for all of us for watch this awesome presentation. And to the acting HK Government for keeping us informed with all the current events. And like the other articles and video postings, we’ll be sure to watch this one again, for sure.

      Aloha `aina

  3. I was very impressed by Dr. Keanu Sai’s presentation to the Moloka;i community and the wonderful reception that the people of the friendly isles showed towards him during the four hour education of our Hawaiian Kingdom history. I think that the people of Moloka’i received the best presentation I have experienced by Keanu and quite complete from beginning to end. I know the Moloka’i community has always been very strong and diligent towards a goal of unification for their island and very impressed with their participation during the answer and question portion of the presentation.

    Love and Aloha,


  4. That’s right, Dr. Sai. Everyone in Hawaii gotta know this history! I don’t care if you are a descendent of a Hawaiian subject, Aboriginal Hawaiian, American, European, African, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Polynesian, etc. If you live in Hawaii, you absolutely need to learn this history! Its gonna help guide you into the future and when that future comes, not only will you have understanding, but you’ll know what to do! Because if you don’t know this stuff, then your dreams and aspirations of the future could be your worst nightmare!
    A Hawaiian philosopher said this. (Seriously, I really like to know who.)
    “If you don’t know where you come from and you don’t know your current situation then your dreams and aspirations could be your worst nightmare”

    Hahaha! I think the scroll on the McKinley statute needs to be re-written or knocked down. Because if that scroll says “Treaty of Annex” as in treaty of annexation, well then, where is it?

    HUH!? For real!? Public schools in the early days of the occupation went up to 1st to 8th grade!? I wonder was that a universal American system of education back then or was that setup of education specifically only for occupied Hawaii?

    Oh, Dr. Sai! A foreign nuclear attack on occupied Hawaii! That is the #1 thing I fear under this occupation due to the heavy illegal U.S. military presence here! One nuclear attack, no matter where it hits, is more than enough for all of Hawaii to become like Chernobyl–a desolated heavily contaminated wasteland of nuclear radiation where human life will not prosper for thousands of years! THAT is a moment I not only never want to see, but a moment that I’ll never get over with if some miracle I do survive. Especially since we all live in Polynesia where the land is everything to us! What is worst, the occupation of Hawaii would not matter anymore because as what you said, one nuclear attack, the area around of where was struck is no-go territory forever. Even though people might one day know that Hawaii was occupied by the United States, it would be beyond repair to de-occupy Hawaii due to a nuclear attack.

    Wow! 7-10 years? I would say that’s a sensible time frame to de-occupy Hawaii under a military government. Not only do we all have to deal with reestablishing our government and all, we have to deal with 120 years of brainwashing! It took me 3-4 years to completely fathom that Hawaii was never part of the United States! And I’m sure the same will happen to the masses. This is information that cannot be learned overnight!

    Hahahaha!! Real Ho’okano!? What you mean? Nah nah! Just kidding!

    • Prior to the U.S. Statehood Act, Hawaii was under a different school system. Kindergarten up to 8th grade was referred to grade school and Public elementary schools and 9th grade to 12th grade was High School. This is the era of which I grew up in. After that, the Public school system broke it down to elementary school, intermediate, I think Jr. High and High School. Schools during my parents’ years had English Standard Schools for a select few schools. During the Hawaiian Kingdom days, Punahou and some other private schools were known as Academy rather than using the word school. St. Louis was known as College, then in the late1950s it changed to High School, and today, they just use School.

      As far as nuclear attack, if they did, it would be (I hope) only O’ahu. This would leave Kaua’i Hawai’i and hopefuly Maui, Lanai, and maybe Moloka’i that would be inhabitable. Most of O’ahu would be pau; if not all of it. This is why it is important that the U.S. de-occupy the Hawaiian Kingdom and remove all their nuclear arsenal and DU, agent orange which Monsanto manufactured, and all GMO operating throughout the islands.

      The seven year process seems like a good plan. People have to assimilated to the Polynesian-Hawaiian mainstream society and undo the U.S. racist WASP mainstream society. The Hawaiian Kingdom was a progressive, modern society and one of the richest country per capitaI of its day. I grew up knowing some facts of our history and situation; my two great-grandmothers signed the Ku’e Petitions and I grew up knowing them as a boy. I protested against statehood and questioned why they didn’t have the other options on the ballot. Of course, I was only 16 yrs. old when the vote was taken; too young to vote. LOL… I was pissed when Hawaii was “proclaimed a state of the U.S. I had wanted our Kingdom and independence back.

      Hawaiian history was never taught in schools until around 1957 and even that, the history was revised. That, too, pissed me off. It was might makes right and white makes right syndrome and many of us didn’t like the idea. Back then the term haole connoted more in reference of Haole Melika which meant they were foreigners and that’s how I was raised to use it. The other ethnic groups, we just dropped the word haoe and used their ethnicity or referred to them as locals. Today, I still use the word haole to mean foreigner because they are not Hawaiian subjects.

      • Ahh, interesting! I like that use of the word “academy” instead of school.

        Oh, yeah definitely! The U.S. Government gotta de-occupy Hawaii! They put us in extreme danger from foreign attack! Yeah there’s no doubt Oahu would be the first to get nuked and anyone would be lucky to survive, especially in Honolulu. The worry I feel also is for the other islands that I fear might be affected by nuclear fallout. This no doubt would require forced evacuations and I’m sure all the other islands population would be transferred to the United States and they might be forced to live there for the rest of their lives! (Personally, I would never live in America! Especially if my country got attack that could’ve not happen if not for the U.S. Government!)

        Mm-mmm! Yep! It takes quite a long time to completely fathom this information. It took me 3 to 4 years to fully believe that Hawaii was not part of the United States. I’m sure the vast majority of the population would endure a similar time frame if they choose to stay in Hawaii. We all have to embrace the national way of life, the H.K. way of life, etc. Personally, why would anyone want to live in America, Haha? I have sheer hope that the H.K. will be no doubt one of the riches country in the world like Liechtenstein! Especially as a result from repartitions from the U.S. Government because of this occupation.

        That’s pretty interesting the word “haole” used back then. In the past, I used it to describe kamaaina who had white skin and even foreigners who had white skin. But a funny feeling inside me was saying I shouldn’t use that word to kamaainas who have white skin, nor should I use it to foreigners who come to Hawaii that have white skin. I didn’t know what that feeling meant. But then I came across a children’s book about Princess Kaiulani and the book references the word “haole” and “malihini” Personally, it somewhat confirms my funny feeling of both words, which I personally like to agree upon, but rather confirm. According to the book, “haole” means foreigner (generally) that is bad; malihini also means foreigner, but is neutral.

        • Only islands downwind from the blast are usually affected; so there’s a chance certain islands would escape it. The other problem we face now, today is the military use of DU and GMO. These two directly affect our island sustainability ; especially when it hits our aquifers/artesian water.

          Malihini is newcomer in contrast to kama’aina is old-timer. This is used in a different context. Haole is the word white people took to own as referring to them. In the old days, We used haole Kepani, haole Pukiki, etc, Leter haole was dropped as an understanding and redundancy. The only ones that wouldn’t give their ethnicity were the white Americans. Even today they or some don’t know their ethnicity or it is a mixture of several, but Caucasian. They were haole Melika and referred to as haole which emphasized them as foreigners or Americans or Melika which isn’t their ethnic origin. They would ask us of our ethnicity or nationality and we would tell them; when we ask them theirs, they would say, American and wouldn’t name their ethnicity or mixture as we proudly would. That’s how the connotation shifted to refer to white people or ilikea if you want to used it to be specific. U.S. WASP Americans take our words and bastardize them; that’s the problem and we fall into it and use it like they do instead of what was originally meant.

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