On June 4, 2014, Hoʻokele/CEO Wryen Kīwaha received a letter from Chief Harry S. Kubojiri of the Hawaiʻi Police Department. The letter dated May 28, 2014, was sent in response to the CEO’s annual letter commemorating National Police Week and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day celebrated each May 15. In the letter Chief Kubojiri stated: “Thank you for your letter dated May 14, 2014, expressing appreciation and gratitude for the officers of the… Read More

The Hawaiʻi Police Department joined police departments throughout Hawaiʻi and the United States by holding two public ceremonies – Monday, May 12 at the HPD Headquarters in Hilo and Wednesday, May 14, at the Kona Police Station in Kealakehe, Honokōhauiki. Both ceremonies were as part of the annual commemoration of national Police Week and Peace Officers’ Memorial Day. Each year, the Hoʻokena School PTO commemorates this event by sending a letter to… Read More

On Friday, May 16, 2014, the initial Trustees of the Kealamākia Foundation and Hoʻokele (CEO) Wryen K. C. Kīwaha met together for an informal meeting at Hoʻokena Elementary School as the organization prepares to commence a new fiscal year on Sunday, June 1, 2014. In attendance with the Hoʻokele were Trustee Lorraine Medeiros and Vice-Chair Willow Roback, who acted as chair in the absence of Chairperson Wendy Baez. The informal meeting, the… Read More

In the last week, there has been tension at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs between the Board of Trustees and the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Kamanaʻopono M. Crabbe, concerning a letter written and sent by the latter to United States Secretary of State John Kerry. In the letter, Dr. Crabbe asked that Secretary Kerry officially request a legal opinion from the Department of Justice concerning the continued existence of the Kingdom of… Read More