WAIANAE (HawaiiNewsNow) - Ua hoʻi ʻo E Ala i Waiʻanae ma hope o ma kahi o 30 makahiki a e paʻu mau ana ke kaiaulu i ka mâlama iâ ia ma kona home.
E Ala has finally returned to Waiʻanae after nearly 30 years and the community is doing all it can to keep her at home.
Wai'anae's double-hulled canoe E Ala is finally back home after nearly 30 years.
The next step is keeping her there. Amy Kalili is here with more on that story.
He hanana kûikawâ nô kçia hôʻea ʻana ʻo E Ala i Pôkaʻî no ia kaiâulu i ʻâkoakoa ma laila no kona hoʻi ʻana aku i kona home.
E Ala's arrival at Pôkaʻî Bay was a historic moment for the community that gathered to welcome her home.
E Ala was actually launched off of this very shore. So it's wonderful to have her back home and to feel the community pride and a sense of place and identity.
Georgette "Gege" Kawelo
President, Waiʻanae Hawaii Civic Club
Ua hoʻolana mua ʻia ʻo E Ala ma ʻaneʻi. Nui ko mâkou haʻaheo i kona hoʻi mai.
Ua kâpili ʻia ʻo E Ala i ka mh 1981 e ko ia kaiâulu a ua lilo kçia waʻa he honua koʻikoʻi no ke kaiâulu Hawaiʻi o Oʻahu komohana.
E Ala was built in 1981 as a community driven project. The canoe became an important symbol for West Oʻahu.
I think the pride is still there. The community wants her home to train our own children and to educate them in traditional navigational sailing, which is part of their heritage.
Pono ʻo ia ma ʻaneʻi i lilo i mea hoʻonui ʻike kuʻuna holokai no nâ hanauna hou.
Nui ka pômaikaʻi o nâ ʻano haumâna like ʻole he nui wale a puni ka paeʻâina iâ E Ala i loko o kçia mau makahiki.
Students across that state have benefitted from E Ala over the years.
Bringing this canoe back to the coast will then make it accessible to even more students in Waiʻanae.
Rep. Maile Shimabukuro
D – Waiʻanae, Makaha, Makua
E pômaikaʻi kikoʻî ana ko Waiʻanae i kçia manawa.
It will give them a way to connect with the ancient ways of their ancestors. It will connect them with the ocean, connect them with the land. It will really give them a sense of pride.
He ala ia e pili ai me ke kai, ka ʻâina me ka ʻike kupuna e haʻaheo maoli ai.
He kama ʻo Sam Kapoi no Waiʻanae, ke kapena hoʻi ʻo E Ala, a nui kona pîhoihoi no nâ hanauna hou o kona kaiâulu.
Captain Sam Kapoi, one of Waiʻanae's own, is excited about E Ala's return.
The benefit that the kids can get from this with E Ala is that kind of the same thing that I went through, having a second route of education.
Captain, E Ala
He nani ka loaʻa o kçia honua hoʻonaʻauao ma waho o ka lumi papa.
Ua alakaʻi ʻo Sam i kekahi mau holokai ʻôpio no Waiʻanae me Nânâkuli ma kçia hoʻi ʻana ʻo E Ala i kona home.
Sam led a crew made of several Waiʻanae and Nânâkuli students on E Ala's two-day journey home.
Coming in on E Ala seeing all my ʻohana just made me tear up and we started to oli it really hit me.
And then it just started streaming tears. Then came the honi and the hugs it just came even more. But they were good tears they were happy tears because cause we did something positive and good.
Senior, Waiʻanae High School
Pâ ka naʻau ma ka ʻike i ka ʻohana mai E Ala aku. Hû wale mai ke aloha me ke oli.
Kulu wale ka waimaka, keu ma ka puliki aloha o ka poʻe. He waimaka hauʻoli nô.
Hoʻomâkaukau ana ʻo Anjolie no 6 mahina no kçia holomoana ʻana.
Anjolie trained for the past six months to take part in the journey.
That's how we first started training: doing the sails, doing the paddles, doing the different calls, doing the steering paddles. We would also do a lot of land work with knot tying and just getting familiarized with the stars as well.
Ua hoʻomaka ma ka holo, ka hoe waʻa, me ka hoʻokele. Loaʻa pû ka hana ʻâina.
Ua holo pûalu aku ʻo E Ala me Hôkûleʻa lâua me Kama Uheheu. A ʻo nâ kâpena no nâ waʻa ʻekolu, no ia ʻaoʻao Komohana nô o Oʻahu.
E Ala sailed alongside Hôkûleʻa and Kama Uheheu. Captains for all three were young Leeward Coast residents.
But it doesn't stop there we still have to make sure we maintain her. The kuleana doesn't stop by just bringing her home.
Akâ ʻaʻole pau ka hana ma kona hoʻi i ka ʻâina. Pono e mâlama aku.
We're trying to push to get a hâlau there, at least a hale there for her and keep her in Waiʻanae.
Ke paʻu nei ma ka paʻa o ka hâlau waʻa.
ʻO nâ wahi ʻelua e noʻonoʻo ʻia nei, ʻo ia hoʻi ʻo Pôkaʻî laua me ke awa kû moku ma Waiʻanae.
The two possible locations are Pôkaʻî Bay and the Waiʻanae Boat Harbor.
Right now the status is, is that we have a request in to both the city and the state to allow the E Ala to be permanently drydocked on the Waiʻanae coast.
Ke waiho ʻia nei nâ noi kûhelu me ke kalana a me ka mokuʻâina no kona mâlama ʻia ma ka ʻâina ma Waiʻanae.
E ʻimi ana ko ke kaiâulu i ka pûlima o nâ hoakâkoʻo he 1000 ma ka palapala noi no ka mâlama paʻa mau ʻia o E Ala ma Waiʻanae.
The community needs 1,000 signatures on a petition to keep E Ala in Waiʻanae.
We've got about 100 now. We just started. So anybody watching this program that supports E Ala please sign the petition.
Ua paʻa he 100. ʻAkahi a hoʻomaka. No laila, e lâkou ala, e pûlima mai.
Makemake e ʻimi aku ko nâ hanauna e hiki mai ana i ka hoʻokô a hoʻokino i ka nuʻukia a moemoeâ o nâ kûpuna.
The hope is that the next generation can carry out the vision of their kupuna.
Hopefully we can build our E Ala Educational Center on this coast, where we can actually start to train our ʻôpio and even reeducate some of our kupuna in the history of E Ala.
Makemake e paʻa ke kikowaena hoʻonaʻauao i hiki ke hoʻonui ʻike aku i nâ ʻôpio a kupuna pû.
No ka ʻike hou aku a no ka pûlima i ka palapala noi, e kele aku iâ Maile45.bolgspot.com.
For more information or to sign the petition visit Maile45.blogspot.com.
ʻO wau no kçia o Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma Hawaii News Now. Aloha.
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