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Hawaiian News: First Nation Fellows

Haimona Maruera Haimona Maruera
Kanoe Suganuma Wilson Kanoe Suganuma Wilson
Kamana Beamer Kamana Beamer

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Native Hawaiians have always felt close bonds with their Maori cousins, the indigenous people of New Zealand. Here is a program that brings Hawaiian and Maori leaders together to develop solutions to critical issues facing their communities. Amy Kalili has more.

Ahakoa, he motu ake a Hawaiʻi, he motu anô a Aotearoa, me hoahoa a tâtou kôrero, e whakapaipai kia, hikina te wairua o ngâ tângata.

Haimona Maruera

Fellow, First Nations' Futures Program

Let us strengthen our similarities and lift up the spirits of our peoples.

E paʻu ana kçia mau Hawaiʻi a Mâori ma ka ʻimi i nâ kiʻina, hana, a mâkau e pono ai ke kuanaʻike alakaʻi kûpono.

These 13 Hawaiians and Mâori spent the past year becoming better leaders.

Inâ makemake wau e piʻi i kekahi pae, he mea nui i nâ hiki iaʻu ke aʻo mai nâ alakaʻi ʻç aʻe.

Kanoe Suganuma Wilson

Fellow, First Nations' Futures Program

I need to learn from leaders before I can lead.

Ke kâlele nei kçia pûʻulu ma ia nînûnç koʻikoʻi o ka loli ʻino i ke aniau.

They are focusing on the issue of climate change.

ʻAʻohe kumu waiwai he nui ma ka honua nei, hiki iâ kâkou ke ʻike i kçia manawa.

(kanoe)

Our natural resources are very limited.

Pehea kâkou e mâlama ai i nâ kumuwaiwai o ka ʻâina, o ke kai, nâ mea like ʻole o kçia honua nei?

(kanoe)

How do we manage our limited resources?

Ua hoʻomaka ka papahana ma ka ʻaha hoʻonui ʻike ma ke kulanui ʻo Standford no ʻelua pule a laila, ma ʻaneʻi a ma Aotearoa pû i noho a launa ai nâ haumâna no ka noiʻi, kûkâkûkâ a kâlailai aku i kçia mea ʻo ka loli aniau.

The program started with a two-week institute at Stanford University. Fellows then spent time here and in Aotearoa studying climate change.

ʻIke i nâ alakaʻi a lâkou, nâ kûpuna o lâkou kekahi, a kûkâkûkâ me lâkou pehea e hoʻomau ai, pehea e pono ai kçia hana.

Kamana Beamer

Hawaiʻi Coordinator, First Nations' Futures Fellowship Program

We discussed effects and solutions with their leaders and elders.

Iâ lâkou ma Hawaiʻi, ua holo aku i Heʻeia a kipa aku i ko Paepae o Heʻeia no ka walaʻau no ke ʻano e pâ ai ʻo Hawaiʻi i kçia loli aniau a no ke komo pû aku i ka hana.

Fellows discussed the climate change impact with the Heʻeia fishpond gang and helped to clean the pond as well!

Wahi a nâ kûpuna, ma ka hana ka ʻike, a ma ko lâkou hana ʻana me ka lima, ʻo ia nô ka ʻike o nâ alakaʻi.

(kamana)

True knowledge is in experience. A valuable lesson for upcoming leaders.

Ke ʻimi ʻia nei nâ moho no kçia makahiki aʻe. Na ka papahana nô nâ lilo a pau e pono ai. Nui ka makemake i ka poʻe i puka kula nui a ke hana nei a i ʻole ke ʻimi ʻia nei nâ kçkelâ laeoʻo a laeʻula paha.

The fellowship is seeking applicants for 2010. All expenses paid. Post-graduates and working professionals preferred.

E kele aku iâ FNFP.org no nâ palapala noi komo e pono e hoʻopau ʻia ma ka lâ 18 o Iune.

Applications are available at FNFP.org and due by June 18, 2010.

ʻO wau no kçia ʻo Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma Hawaii News Now. Aloha.

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