19 September, 2011 09:50

Letter: message for today, September 19, 2011 from Kumu Kawena:

“Kala mai”, means “forgive” (me) in Hawaiian, because I still haven’t learned how to
use kumuk blog correctly…sort of messed things up, haven’t I?

In the course of “learning”, we do make mistakes a lot…so I can imagine how
people who have written to the blog expecting to be answered right away, are
years, maybe, waiting for an answer from me…

Right now I’m too brain inflamed to take that on, even though I did succeed
in blogging that story from 1976, that’s how far I have to get back nowadays
to make a story happen again…

I have always written about “Native Hawaiian” people, in their
traditions…but that’s common place nowadays with so many associations and
organizations feeding at the grants trough with degrees up to PhD in Indigenous
Studies, targeting non-aboriginals as offenders who at their own time lived with (without
church wedding ceremonies, let’s just say, simply joined the family by living there and
being a companion with whomever it was then from whom children
came along as half- aboriginal?) in the native groups (‘ohana, or not,
some of them were ‘ae’a, wanderers in the mountains disassociated from the
so-called ‘ohana folks)…

To do what nowadays? Emphasize “colonization” by those folks who (in absentia now)
are easily called “colonists”, as those whose descendants, now, if they’re here or not,
may be classified as part-aboriginal or those who descend from other “don’t belong” attachers
who were sometime ago “takers” of the “lands” (i.e., of our forefathers, or
foremothers, what?)…by coming here and then dying leaving half-blood descendants

What then were human sacrifices full blooded Hawaiians not too long ago?

All you have to do is what I did at one time to understand those folks who “faced down”
on the altars of human sacrifice to pay up for criminal penalties for which they were
always liable from the time the ilamuku marshals found them breaking the ‘ai kapu and other
kapu requiring the death penalty, often postponed until the new heiau needed a required number of
face downers, and after I counted up those “sacred sites” all over the islands and then
counted those back to their ancestral homelands below the equator…how many gave up their
lives to honor their religious origins?

I came to that realization of how those willing criminal victims or
human sacrifices laid down their lives willingly because of their
religious loyalities to those indigenous principles of that “rule of law” that
governed their sense of morality at that time…purely upon religious
tradition, from where?

That’s how one comes to understand Pu’u o wa’ina, Hill of Sacrifrice
Punchbowl (pu’uowaina…different emphasis), where only high ranking
ali’i human sacrifices were done, after they were drowned at Kewalo
Basin, meaning the “outcry”… then considered an honorable high-ranking
qualification to be thus offered up for whatever society at
that time had decided what ali’i had broken the kapu and had to be
put down per the decision of the leaders of the society at that time,
so how old was the ancient custom as such?

How does that compare with how we put people away today
for driving without a license, or whatever, DUI, etc…and let them
rot in jail hell for how long? Then keep those records around and
add to them forever to justify that kind of lockup treatment…to recall
justification for being shut down and out for how long?

So who sits behind those desks of decision-making power?
The same aboriginals treating other aboriginals that way, as I
see it, and without any self-questioning realization that they are
the ones doing it to their own, doing what is their civic duty
in post, with government pay, medical insurance, and retirement
benefits that come with government desk jobs at how many
levels of community service paid for with tax money by
the so called “working class” or the “business sector”?

So, I’ve departed from this idea of jails and judgment
forever, plus cultural justification forever on the basis of
system protection to keep society’s benefits coming down
to those behind the government desks forever

Doesn’t matter, does, if on the surface citizens are being

served as justice decides?

And if by international law whoever has red blood in their veins
is human or not? That’s the basoc difference between me
and that centipede on the ground crawling away. Life’s juices
in that creature are not the same as that flowing in these veins,
but still life on the planet, god be praised.

aloha no, RKawenaJ

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Dane Aukai Johnson – Singlehanded to Hawaii

Down the PDF here: dane aukai johnson single handed to hawaii

Dear Friends,

Once more I’ve gotten behind on kumuk blog, and I find myself with
another head injury sustained last Friday, September 9, 3 days after
birthday September 6, and 2 days before the WTC 10th anniversary
September 11, 2011.

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to rewrite some of the
things I meant to do to get around to “family” story, but time is
moving away for that become the kind of collaborative effort I
had hoped to achieve with children (now adults) who had gone
on those voyages on three family boats, the Soncy, the Havaiki,
and the Kawamee.

Suffice to say that it’s better I believe to begin
now with the high point of that experience which was written
by Dane Johnson’s father after their launching of “Little Wings”
(the name Dane gave to his little sailboat before leaving San Diego
on a single-handed voyage at age 15).

What this means is if we do this now, is that the other part of the
story which began earlier will have to be sort of retroactive,
a flashback to another time when he was a baby whenwe
left San Diego in the Soncy before he became a year old in
the Marquesas (1959-1960).

I feel it’s OK to start this with the published work (1976) which
came at a time when no one was really paying attention over
here because the Hokule’a was grabbing the headlines then,
while the venture of “Little Wings” was different in that
the solo voyager was 15 years old and left to his own ability
to navigate by sextant and to survive the seas 2000 or more miles away
from his planned landfall, Honolulu, Hawai’i all alone at sea.

So I’m going to pdf to you this which is the only thing I
have, rather than the original, and hope you may be able to
help me or advise me how to put it up on kumuk blog,
etc. It’s almost the equinox, austral, September 23, 2011
this year, a good time to go back to 1975/76 and let the
storytellers (father and son) share their experience with reader of
Dane’s mother’s kumuk blog.

Aloha piha nui loa,

Kumu Kawena J

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Reposting: Kinney English Ancestry

This portion for some reason did not appear earlier, so it is resubmitted here tocomplete the presentation.

Kinney English Ancestry [v6.cwk (WP).pdf

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Kinney Ancestry, another list

This is another list prepared for the Mayflower Society many years ago, referromgto the Dunham line, missing in the previous list submitted to kumuk blog.

dunhamline.cwk (WP).pdf

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The Kinney English ancestry

I am sending this again (it hasn’t appeared yet on kumuk blog) because it’s from a list I prepared when I was admitted into the Mayflower Society of Hawaii because the ancestry of the Kinneys in Nova Scotia happens when one of the Kinneys goes to live there when it was yet part of a larger Nova Scotia than what is there today.

“New Scotland” at that time contained a larger mass from which Captain James Cook, when he was not yet a Captain, taught himself to navigate with a sextant at that time, when he was then charting the route of the St. Lawrence River which eventually comes down into the Great Lakes region, but he went back to England, made three circumnavigations of theworld at that time before he was killed in Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, if I remember correctly,
in February, 1779, and parts of him returned to the Resolution and the Discovery
then buried right there in the bay, in a small box made on board holding what was left of him and returned to the ship by one of King Kalaniopu’u’s sons, bearing his remains in a black and white spotted feather cloak in which he was let down where the boats were then anchored. That’s how endeared that part of the island of Hawaii is where his remains
are still below the surface within the bay. In my opinion one of the greatest haoles who
ever came here, number one.

The William Kinney who came here from Nova Scotia and father of Kiha
William Kinney, my grandfather, 75 % “haole” (some of which was
Portuguese rather than Canadian) and 25% Hawaiian, had come out to Hawaii
when his Uncle’s (Nathan Kinney) boat was blown off course coming around
Cape Horn, or off South America after coming through the Straits of Magellan,
when he was a young boy and then returned on his own to Hawaii later, where
he also lies buried on the eastern side (Captain James Cook is on the western
side) of the island, in Hilo Bay.

He was the father of William Ansel Kinney, one of the most scorned haoles
of that generation who supported the creation of the Provisional Government
and the Republic of Hawaii before it became the Territory of Hawaii into
which I was born in 1933 before it became a state in 1959 when my son
Dane ‘Aukai Johnson was born, July 12, 1959.

When I was appointed to the HISAC, or the United States Civil Rights
Commission in the State of Hawaii a few years ago, at the very first meeting
held in the State Capitol, the head of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, who
had been a former student of mine before she was elected to OHA, which
supports returning the remainder of the Crown Lands (of King Kamehameha
III, i.e., the waiwai pono’i nona iho) to become a newly created “sovereign entity”
as an exclusive portion of a Native Hawaiian domain within the State of
Hawaii proposed within the Akaka Bill (supported by the present Governor
of the State of Hawaii, Neil Abercrombie, as well as the present President
of the United States, Barack Obama, who is a descendant also of one
of the ancestors listed, Sir Dunham, in the Kinney English ancestry, so
we are distant cousins, apparently), I always say, because I’m a “Mayflower
Hawaiian”, I’m an American, and so afar as being “indigenous” or “aboriginal”
is concerned, nowadays, in world politics, including the United Nations, I’m
an American. Period.

Why? It’s the only country in the world where the Constitution upholds
the right of the individual citizen, whether born or naturalized, “freedom and
justice for ALL”. What does that tell you? Every individual has that kind
of equality before the law. What does it mean?

Well, one evening three policemen (one of whom was a female cop)
came to my door wearing their uniforms and their guns plus whatever
makes them and their words fearsome. They told me I had to let them
inside my apartment because they had received information from close by
that we were (inside) “disturbing the peace”. So I asked them to bring
my accuser so I would know who in my building or next door had made
that complaint. They said that was privileged information that could not
be revealed to me. So I told them flatly I’m not opening the door to let
them in because the U.S. Constitution gives me the right to “face my
accuser”. If I have to in court, fine, but I’m not letting them into my
house without a warrant for my arrest and the reason for it, so they
can just cart me out?

For that reason I always think of Thomas Jefferson as a real

Rubellite Kawena Kinney Johnson

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Kinney ancestry

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Kinney Ancestry

The Kinney ancestry here is only in part and needs more historical research,however, this is what we have now from the Ernest Kaipoleimanu Kinney (father
of Warren Leihoku) group.

Since Kihapiilani William Kinney, father of Kaipoleimanu, had several marriages,
the list of ancestors treats only the English side and not his mother’s (Mary Francesca Vieira from San Miguel, Azores, Portugal) side nor descendants surviving from previous
and later marriages, of which the effort to coordinate the family history in Hawaii
is also ongoing at this time.

The family photo shows from left to right (back): Ernest Kaipoleimanu,
Frances, Kihapi’ilani William Kinney (father), Carl, Howard; from left to right
(front): Bernard, Arthur, James.


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