“No Sanctuary” in Hawaii for the wetlands, the bones and the wildlife

Posted on July 7, 2013

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The sad reality of President Obama’s own home here in Hawaii, is a ”state of shambles” with no protection of the land, the watershed and the wetlands from modern mans crusade and march to conquer the earth.

The sad reality of President Obama’s own home here in Hawaii, is a ”state of shambles” with no protection of the land, the watershed and the wetlands from modern mans crusade and march to conquer the earth.

Article & Photo by Tina Quizon

As more and more development creeps across the Aina (land) of Oahu and the other Hawaiian Islands, the harsh and irreversible reality sets in. That there is no sanctuary here in Hawaii.  While many celebrated freedom, our land and water resources are plagued by our greed to squander, to build upon and destroy our most precious resources. No protection for the wealth of our land, you find no guards on duty or watch to make sure  areas remain undeveloped, we have desecrated our  Hawaiian ancestral bones “Kupuna Iwi”,  and  we ignore and disregard to keep sacred and to expand the  ImageAhupuapa (wetlands) putting more and more at risk our  watershed, our endangered Hawaiian wildlife birds & other rare species.  

While this week President Obama made a vital speech on declaring the top priority of a frontline fight on wildlife trafficking across the globe.

The sad reality of President Obama’s own home here in Hawaii, is a “state of shambles” with no protection of the land, the watershed and the wetlands from modern mans crusade and march to conquer the earth. 

We have spent centuries and decades talking about ensuring the equal rights of others, those who have no voice. And yet the silent voice of our Kupuna Iwi says it the best ” no equal rights, only desecration upon the land, our Hawaiian Ancestors and natures inhabitants”.    

Watch our latest TV show this Sunday as we share the concerns of caring for Hawaii, for the wetlands, the sacred bones of the Hawaiian people and the wildlife.  As the State of Hawaii with the voting of current legislation, disregarded the efforts of a few in our Hawaiian community who continue to speak out to hold sacred our Iwi (bones) that have been violated from there original resting place. We spoke last year to Andrew Perez, Z Akiamanō Kaapana Aki and others, about, not only the desecration at the Kawaiaha’o church,  but how across the Islands, the atmosphere the example at the church, creates of “its okay to dig-up Hawaii lands by locals people and mainland developers”. Andrew and others had rallied at the church, hoping to shine some more light on the egregious wrong doing of removing the sacred Iwi (bones). To view the protest and rally, Andrew,
Z Akiamanō Kaapana Aki’s interview and others standing strong against at the Kawaiaha’o church decision to continue the desecration.
Here is the link to view on the Olelo TV Website:

Pathways to Paradise: Caring for Hawaii’s Iwi Kupuna & Wetlands

http://olelo.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=30&clip_id=35609

Watch all of our Pathways to Paradise TV Shows every Weds at 8:30 pm on Olelo Ch.55

And follow the Story as others have shared the Hewa with us that the removing of trees and the demolition of the land behind Leeward College with the Rail project here on Oahu, many have voiced concerns that an ancient  medicine Heiau site in Waipahu behind LCC was disturbed and removed, all in the name of  modern progress to get somewhere faster. But where are we going so fast?

While law makers and regulators boost about the dramatic concerns of climate change, much of what has been created is by our own hands of destruction in the name of construction.

How many people have slowed down from the mad dash of modern progress, to even notice our dragon flies and the variety of colors we have. Or to watch the Ae’o (Hawaiian Stilts) or the Mud Hens the red beak, I have learned is called a Alae ‘ua and the white beak is a Alae Ke’o Ke’o.

 

Link to my newest Video; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlJda2wNVZE

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