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u/HawaiianBrian · 3 pointsr/Hawaii

Yeah, I know.

I originally lived in Hawai'i back in the mid-90s. I moved there for college and thought I'd be in a carefree paradise -- I was a malihini through-and-through. I ended up flunking out of U.H. (long story) and moved back to the mainland, and when I went I was actually glad to go. At that time I had been disappointed by Hawai'i and came to not like it much, for the same reasons that afflict so many other newcomers. Basically, because it didn't fit my pre-conceived narrative and I resented it for that.

However, after moving away I thought about the experience, the place, the folks I encountered from a new angle. I realized the problem had been in me (forgive me; I was young and a little more naïve than most people my age at the time). Once I let Hawai'i tell me what it was all about, I started to fall in love with it. So I began the process of educating myself. I always wanted to move back and I got that chance after Peace Corps, and I would have stayed gladly (there's no place in the world I feel more vital and connected) but I just couldn't find any full-time work. Granted, my field sucks (I have an M.A. in Creative Writing) and I don't have many other skills, so it was a pipe dream.

Anyway, "Hawaiian" in this context obviously doesn't mean "I'm of Native Hawaiian descent," but more like "I identify with Hawai'i." I would never try to claim to know it well, but I want to. In fact, I support Hawaiian self-determination and would love to see it become a sovereign nation once more, so much so that I wrote a novel about it that was a finalist in last year's Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. They did a write-up on it in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. That book is really my love poem to Hawai'i. I hope I get to live there again someday, and that the third time will be the charm.

u/SnarkMasterRay · 2 pointsr/Hawaii

Depends on where you land, so to speak. I lived on Maui for a bit and fell in with some welcoming locals, but they were more open than some of the more militant nation pockets I ran into. Respect the Hawaiian nation folks and recognize that some just aren't going to like you, and you'll do better than jumping in and assuming that you just need to be friendly and learn their culture and things will change.

Also helps if you try and learn some pidgin - the first time my shift lead came up to me and said, "'hey brah, you pau?" I just looked at him like an idiot. I picked up this book after I left as much for fun & remembrance, but it may help. I also found that comedy was a fun way to get used to both the language and cadence as well as a good insight into the culture. After 5-6 months I was able to hold whole conversations in pidgin - I'm sure with an accent and sounding totally haole, but still trying. I miss pidgin.

u/KoloheBird · 23 pointsr/Hawaii

I am Maoli, Native Hawaiian. I don't find it disrespectful at all when a non-polynesian person feels a powerful connection to my culture. I find it extremely respectful. There are certain kapus (taboos) about specific design not being allowed for certain people. I suggest doing your homework.

If you don't live in Hawai'i then I suggest reading one of the fantastic books published in the last few years about polynesian tattooing. The museum I work at in the UK has many fantastic books on the subject. My boss is actually and expert from the on the subject from the anthropological point of view.

Obviously each design, it's usage and placement mean something specific and are meant as a form of communication. Speaking solely for myself, if you like Travis Browne's tattoos for their aesthetic purpose, that's great (and i agree they are beautiful), but do some digging yourself to see if you can express yourself using my culture's imagery. That way when people ask you about them, or give you shit for not being of that culture, you can respond intelligently and with knowledge, proving that you're not just some fake person following a trend. I know lots of non-polynesians with polynesian tattoos. Almost all of them have done their homework. The ones that are most impressive can also speak the language (which seriously shuts up most haters bc most Hawaiian's can't even speak Hawaiian).

Edit: I would also like to add, if anyone is interested in acquiring one of the aforementioned books feel free to PM me. I don't know if any of them are available outside the UK. We also have some pretty rad books on broader aspects of Polynesian culture. Lots of amazing research and conservation is being done in the UK right now.

u/_kekai_ · 7 pointsr/Hawaii

>“It is often said by the critics of Christian origins that certain ritual feasts, processions or dances are really of pagan origin. They might as well say that our legs are of pagan origin. Nobody ever disputed that humanity was human before it was Christian; and no Church manufactured the legs with which men walked or danced, either in a pilgrimage or a ballet. What can really be maintained, so as to carry not a little conviction, is this: that where such a Church has existed it has preserved not only the processions but the dances; not only the cathedral but the carnival. One of the chief claims of Christian civilisation is to have preserved things of pagan origin.” – G.K. Chesterton

Lots of things that are considered Christian today are rooted in what appears to be Pagan. Christmas was once Yuletide, All Hallow’s Eve(Halloween) was once Samhain, a bride wearing a veil at her wedding was once used to hide her from the “Evil Eye” spirits, etc.

One of the biggest Christian organizations the Roman Catholic Church/the Vatican grew out of one of the biggest polytheistic empires in the world “The Roman Empire” but they eventually became “The Holy Roman Empire” when they became a “Christian nation” and yet the Catholic Church preserved the things from Rome that were once Pagan, like the Pantheon, once a Roman temple dedicated to the gods became a Christian Church.

I think how Christianity “reconciles” with Modern Christian Hawaiians who want to preserve their history/culture is handled in a couple of different ways:

Biblically: A Catholic Bishop talks about how Jesus’ apostles were able to evangelize in a heavily pagan culture. The main takeaway quote from this video for me is “You can’t evangelize a culture you don’t love” The idea that “all things are redeemed” through Jesus also seems to be how to reconcile culture & faith

Historically: We are still learning about how our kūpuna(ancestors) reconciled their Hawaiian culture with Christianity as well. Historians have usually gone to English language sources to learn about Christianity in Hawaiʻi which obviously has given us a VERY biased view of what it was like for Hawaiian Christians back then but as of recently more Historians have been trying to uncover Hawaiian language based historical sources for a more balanced view of how our kūpuna justified their culture and faith. Ronald C Williams Jr. the Director of the Lāhui Hawaiʻi Research Center at University of Mānoa is interviewed on that exact topic. He also wrote a dissertation on Christianity & Hawaiians called Claimimg Christianity: The Struggle Over God and Nation in Hawaiʻi. Historian Nancy J Morris & Theologian Robert Benedetto released a book about Hawaiian Pastors called Nā Kahu giving small biographical portraits of many Native Hawaiian Christians.

Philosophically/Theologically??(Dont know if thats the right word LOL): George Heʻeu Sanford wrote a book during the beginning of the Hawaiian Renaissance called Kū Kanaka the book was a philisophic understanding of what it means to be a Hawaiian that holds Hawaiian values in the Contemporary age. The first chapter is dedicated to the topic of Religion and what that means for the modern Hawaiian. Sanford states that ka poʻe kahiko (The Hawaiians of Old) were one of the MOST religious people, everything was Ritual and Religion, sleeping, eating, canoe-building, war, etc. The philisophic claim Sanford makes is that our ancestors wouldnʻt be shocked at us for being religiously Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, etc they would be more shocked at how Secular we are. From the Christian side of philosophy JRR Tolkien, of Lord of the Rings fame, and CS Lewis, of Narnia fame, wrote two of the most “pagan” Christian fantasy book series in all of history the way they reconciled that was the idea of Christianity being the “true myth” and I think many Hawaiians see the myths of old Hawaiʻi reflected in the myths of Christianity.

u/ken579 · 3 pointsr/Hawaii

Moolelo Hawaii by Kingdom Historian David Malo:

Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii by Kingdom Historian Samuel Kamakau, which has lore from pre-Cook:

Great book on the post-Cook era, which covers the annexation part:

There is only lore and archaeological evidence before Cook. If you're looking for solid history, there isn't any, but the first two links are the first two Hawaiians to record written history and included lore. You can also find accounts from visitors from the late 18th century and early 19th century; most of that is free on Google Books.

Be careful of the modern stuff, some of it isn't accurate and has a strong bias since the topic is politicized these days. Some of it is written down oral history, which still has all the inherent accuracy problems with oral history. Good reviews doesn't necessarily mean historically accurate.

Shoal of Time is another one people recommend.

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u/pat_trick · 3 pointsr/Hawaii

Interesting story--my family flipped out a bit when the Y2K thing happened. We basically stocked up on a year's worth of supplies, mostly grains, in large, airtight sealed buckets. We had a solar oven, water purifiers, hand-cranked flashlights, you name it. Started a back-yard garden along with a bunch of other people and were growing our own veggies, beans, etc. It was actually kind of an interesting experience.

Eventually nothing happened, and the supplies got slowly used up over the years. But it was an interesting scenario to go through.

Our neighbor on Kauai across the street actually does live almost entirely like this. His house is off the grid, he's got solar and catchment, and has a large garden.

Currently, being on Oahu, if anything were to go to shit, I'd be screwed along with everyone else. On an outer island? Might have an easier time of things if you're already partially stocked and growing your own things.

EDIT: Oh, and read the book Disaster Diaries for a good look at what one person tried living like this experienced.

u/some_random_kaluna · 3 pointsr/Hawaii

Hawai'i, by James Michner.

It's pretty well researched. Gives you an idea of centuries of history from multiple characters, up to statehood.

Mango Hill, by Diana Hansen Young.

Children's books about local tales. Often the best place to start learning about a culture.

Reefsong, by Carol Severance.

Polynesian science fiction, which I've found to be an exceedingly rare thing.

u/hanahou · 2 pointsr/Hawaii

>We have government regulation to address stuff like that.

Yes we do. However that doesn't mean he wouldn't already do it, or push people out of the way. he's done it before.

>I know the history. The fact that a monarchy wasn't strong enough to stand up for themselves speaks a lot about that monarchy. Times change.

Apparently you don't. You need to read this:

Plus you seem to justify a times change for what was done illegally. you mind I come into your home and take your possessions.

>Except he is doing the exact opposite. He is rebuilding the ag land.

So,e he's doing and it's nice on the water. however he's building additional resort homes for private escape.

>They gave up that right when they sold their land

Like I said your ignorant of how the land wasn't originally owned. Read the book and learn some history that you think you know but really do not. Lastly go back and get on your knees and worship your God Larry. Because apparently by your passionate defense of him.

I'm going to laugh my ass off at you when you lose your home to a bank when this country goes into hyperinflation. When you and your family are starving due to the innate rampant practice of what I stated of the ancient roman oligarchy practices. You better learn history. It's destroyed people and nations. Your God will not save you. Neither will your ideology.

u/theGRZA · 4 pointsr/Hawaii

Check out the books Fishing Hawaii Style. I think there are four in the series. Start there and then try to find someone who fishes regularly and hang out with them. Chat up the fishermen you see and offer them a beer or a bowl. You should know how to tie your own lines and you should have your own basic gear before asking for help. Good luck.

u/anahola808 · 5 pointsr/Hawaii

I would start with this book.

You can get a copy in almost any place that sells fishing supplies.

Great introduction to a lot of different techniques and types of fishing. The other books in the series are good, too.

u/24oi · 3 pointsr/Hawaii

The Crown lands thing is actually quite interesting and deserves a look if anyone is curious. I learned more about the old Hawaiian government reading this book by Jon Van Dyke than throughout my twelve years in public schools.

u/moon-worshiper · -1 pointsr/Hawaii

Hawaii became a Republican-American Republic after the overthrow, then a US Territory, then a US state. Mainland America is still firmly entrenched in the Imperial units of measurement to this day, originally used by the British (now called SAE, Society of Automotive Engineers).
>The British pound has its origins in continental Europe under the Roman era. Its name derives from the Latin word "poundus" meaning "weight". The £ symbol comes from an ornate L in Libra. The pound was a unit of currency as early as 775AD in Anglo-Saxon England, equivalent to 1 pound weight of silver.

The song is referring to the late 70's, early 80's, when Pahoa was still a major sugar plantation area. Pahoa village is actually a plantation village.

Ever heard of Kona Gold? It was huge in the 70's and 80's. There is quite a history there, touched on briefly in several books:

It wasn't a Hawaiian mob, it was tourist transplants that started up marijuana growing and smuggling operations. There are several wealthy families that got rich during this time, up around Kona. Anyway, this period of time is why Hawaii has dragged its feet with marijuana acceptance. There was a time in the 80's, the illegal cannabis export trade exceeded the value of all the other exports combined, including sugar, coffee, orchids and papayas.

The real irony here is with Brexit, the British will return to the Pound Sterling as their currency standard. It will mean a major economic disaster for them, with the rest of the planet on a floating currency system with the dollar as the standard, and not reserves of precious metal like gold and silver as a currency standard. England going back to the Pound Sterling will be based on however much silver reserves the Crown has.

u/VeryStableGenius · 3 pointsr/Hawaii

> . And if the choice is between a plastic packed fruit plate and complying with a glass Tupperware fruit container requirement

But it will never be glass. Probably a wax paper cup or a biodegradable clamshell or sugarcane clamshell.

The biodegradable clamshells usually cost about 25 (Amazon) to 50 cents each (largest ones here).

On Amazon, a large polystyrene clamshell costs 16 cents or so.

So it's really about cost, about 20 cents per large takeout item.

Might be an opportunity for a local entrepreneur to make biodegradable containers locally from sugarcane waste ...

u/Anerriphtho_Kybos · 5 pointsr/Hawaii

The go to book for Hawaiian History is Shoal of Time but Daws is not an Ethnic Hawaiian. If you want primary source history from an ethnic Hawaiian you could go with Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen. Again, if you are specifically looking for a book of Hawaiian history written by a native Hawaiian you could also try Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii, notable as Kamakau wrote it before the fall of the monarchy.

u/governmentguru · 6 pointsr/Hawaii

Modern culture?

There’s “Hell Bent”:

It’s actually a very accurate recounting and a good read. Unfortunately, it is NOT about the happy stuff that Hawaii is known for.

u/SirMontego · 1 pointr/Hawaii

If anyone noticed that the memorandum ended abruptly, here is the second page:

I have a really hard time accepting the statements of an "expert" who can't even write his own name properly. Notice how the author's last name is spelled "deZayas" (one word) in the memo, but it should be "de Zayas" (two words) source 1, source 2, source 3. How much does someone have to not give a fuck about a memo to spell his own name wrong, twice?

u/Pulelehua · 7 pointsr/Hawaii
u/dumbassthenes · 2 pointsr/Hawaii

Hollow point pellets, aim for the lungs/heart.

If you get a lung shot they'll run for a bit before they drop. Track'em down or you'll be dealing with some stink.