TAIPEI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Our ʻÂhaʻi ʻÔlelo Ola crew is on the road travelling to Taiwan for a special gathering of native people from around the world. Amy Kalili gives us an idea of what they are seeing and experiencing on their journey.
Aloha kakahiaka kâkou. Eia hoʻi mâkou ko ʻÂhaʻi ʻÔlelo Ola ma Taiwana nei no ka mâlama ʻia o ka lua o nâ ʻaha hoʻolele pâpaho o nâ ʻôiwi.
We are here in Taiwan for the second World Indigenous Television Broadcasting Conference.
Ua haʻalele kakahiaka nui mâkou iâ Hawaiʻi ma ka mokulele ʻo China Air no Taipei, kahi i launa ai me Reisa, ko mâkou hoa mâkaʻikaʻi, nâna i hoʻolauna mai iâ mâkou me kçia kûlana kauhale nui o Taiwana.
We left Hawaiʻi bright and early on China air for Taipei, where we were greated by Reisa, who immediately gave us a look into life in this Taiwan city.
Taipei is the largest city in Taiwan and home to an estiamted 2.6 million people. It is a coastal city and is located along the Danshui River.
He 2.6 miliona kânaka. He kûlanakauhale ʻaekai ma ke kahawai ʻo Danshui.
What is interesting is that amongst the hustle and bustle of the freeway, the many businesses, numbers of people and mopeds on the roadways, there is still a sense of place, history and culture, like we saw when Reisa took us to the Longshan Temple that is right in the middle of the city.
ʻO ka mea hoihoi, ʻo ia hoʻi i loko o ka nui alaloa, pâʻoihana, kânaka, mokokaikala, mau ka môʻakala a ʻike kuʻuna nô hoʻi. Ua ahuwale kçlâ ma ka hele i ka hala laʻa ʻo Longshan.
He wahi maluhia a hoʻomana e waiho ʻia ana i waenakonu o ka nui kanikani a holo wikiwiki o ke kaiâulu. He ʻano palekana nô hoʻi kona ʻano.
It's this peaceful oasis of sorts in the middle of the chaos of the city. It's a safe haven for locals to come and worship.
So when we get in, the gods will protect you so we will be safe and peace. We keep away from the evil.
E palekana ana nô a waiho ʻia ka weliweli a ʻino i waho.
Ua nani maoli nô nâ mea i ʻike ʻia, pçia hoʻi kçia kipa ʻana i ke kikowaena e hoʻomanaʻo ana i kahi alakaʻi aupuni kaulana nô ʻo Chiang Kai Shek.
We saw some remarkable sights, including the Chang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.
Eia naʻe, ʻo kâ mâkou i ʻike aku nei ma ka hui o nâ ʻôiwi ma Taitung, ʻo ka nani loa.
It was the gathering of indigenous people however that was truly impressive.
E makaʻala mai nô i kçia Lâ Pule ma ka 4.30p no ka ʻike hou aku no kçia huakaʻi ʻana o mâkou. ʻO au nô kçia ʻo Amy Kalili ma Taiwana nei no Sunrise ma HawaiʻiNewsNow. Aloha.
Join us this Sunday at 4.30p for more on our journey.
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