Kaho`olawe's rich culture and history is a symbol of resilience and a hope for the future of the Hawaiian Nation, according to the Kaho`olawe Island Reserve Commission. The island also provides an opportunity to rebuild a cultural heritage; as the only major island in the Pacific that has been archaeologically surveyed from coast to coast, KIRC's current inventory contains an … [Read more...] about New Kahoolawe Living Library offers new online public access to seldom seen Hawaiian island
The Kaho`olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) has been selected to receive funding for a FY2016 Native American/Native Hawaiian Museum Services award. KIRC was one of 21 organizations nationwide to receive the funding. The $49,976 federal grant through the Institute of Museum and Library Services is geared to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic … [Read more...] about Kahoolawe Island Reserve Commission receives nearly $50,000 from federal government
1. On July 4, skydivers parachuted over which Ka‘anapali resort as part of Independence Day celebrations? A. Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club B. Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas C. Hyatt Regency Maui D. Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel E. Royal Lahaina Resort 2. On July 2, Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) Executive Director Michael Naho‘opi‘i announced that a state agency … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know 4th of July skydivers in Kaanapali?
Those working to restore the island of Kaho`olawe are bracing themselves for the impact of a new bomb. This time, it’s us who are laying the blow instead of the American military. Tonight at midnight is the deadline for the Kaho`olawe Island Reserve Commission (KIRC) GoFundMe campaign Aloha Kahoʻolawe 2015. Begun last month, it’s barely scratched $36,000 dollars of its … [Read more...] about Kahoolawe braces itself for end of crowd-funding campaign
The Hawaii statutes governing the island of Kaho‘olawe are very clear: “Commercial activity is prohibited in the reserve.” That’s it–no stipulations, conditions, sub-paragraphs. Just a clear, total ban on any and all commercial activities anywhere near Kaho‘olawe. And for many activists, residents and officials who care about the island that spent 50 years shuddering under U.S. … [Read more...] about To save Kahoolawe, the Hawaii state Legislature is considering ending the island’s prohibition against commercial activities