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Hawaiian News: NHEA Puwalu

Pelehonuamea Harman Pelehonuamea Harman
Namaka Rawlins Namaka Rawlins
Robin Danner Robin Danner

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - On the Congressional agenda this year is the reauthorization of the Native Hawaiian Education Act. This federal legislation is worth over $30 million dollars for those with a stake in native Hawaiian education. Amy Kalili has more.

Aloha kakahiaka kâkou. He kânâwai kçia i ulu mai ai kekahi o nâ papahana ikaika nô ma ke kaiâulu a ua lohe ʻia nô ko ke kaiâulu mau manaʻo no kona hôʻano ʻia.

This legislation has created great programs over the years and the community is engaging in this process.

Ua hele pû aku mâkou no ka hoʻonaʻauao aku i ke kaiaulu no nâ kaiaʻôlelo Hawaiʻi.

Pelehonuamea Harman

Kumu Alakaʻi, Nâwahî Iki

We want to inform decision-makers about Hawaiian medium education.

ʻO ka waiwai ʻo ia ka ʻike, ka maopopo e ola ana ka kâkou ʻôello. ʻOiai e ola ana ka ʻôlelo, e ola pû ana ka moʻomçheu, ko kâkou mauli ola.

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As the language thrives, so does our culture and identity.

Makemake e hoʻomaopopo aku ii a poʻe ʻoiai he mea waiwai pono pû e kâkoʻo kâlâ ʻia.

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In order for these good programs to survive, we need to secure funding.

Ma o kçia kânâwai e hoʻolako ʻia ai nâ ʻano papahana like ʻole, he mau miliona kâlâ o ka makahiki, ma luna o ka pahuhopu o ka hoʻoikaika kiʻina hoʻonaʻauao no ka Hawaiʻi.

NHEA funnels millions into education programs for Hawaiians yearly with the goal of improving educational outcomes.

ʻO kçia ka makahiki e hoʻâno hou ʻia ai ke kânâwai pekelâlâ. 

No laila ua hoʻoholo ke kanihela e puka aku i waho a komo ma nâ kaiâulu a ʻohi i kçia ʻikepili main â kaiâulu mai.

Nâmaka Rawlins

Immediate Past Chair, Native Hawaiian Education Council

Reauthorization is around the corner, so we wanted to hear from the community.

The most important thing really is that policies, federal policies that impact our communities are made by people giving their manaʻo, and if the Hawaiian community does not give it's manaʻo, then decisions will be made without it.

Robin Danner

President/CEO, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

Pono e kû nâ kânâwai a kulekele i ka pono o ke kaiâulu. ʻAʻole ana kô kçlâ inâ ʻaʻole komo ko ke kaiâulu i ke kûkâkûkâ.

ʻAʻole nô he noho ma ka ʻaoʻao a laila manaʻo a pule, pule, pule e loaʻa maai ana kekahi mea e kôkua mai ana iâ kâkou. Pono e komo i loko o ka papahana a e hoʻopuka manaʻo.

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We can't just sit back and hope for the best. We have to get involved and voice our ideas.

E leka aku i kou lâlâ o ka ʻAhaʻôlelo no ka hâpai i kou manaʻo no kçia kânâwai koʻikoʻi. Aloha.

Contact your Congressman to give your feedback.

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