Lā 289: Thereʻs a reason why your kupuna named you Kahoʻokahi. Youʻre the one. The one who fought for pono in our ʻōlelo and our identity as kanaka of this ʻāina in the court system. You set a powerful statement for all generations.

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Lā 289: History. Going. In. My. Masterʻs. Thesis. Thereʻs a reason why your kupuna named you Kahoʻokahi. Youʻre the one. The one who fought for pono in our ʻōlelo and our identity as kanaka of this ʻāina in the court system. You set a powerful statement for all generations to follow both present and future. You chanted 17 generations of your moʻokūʻauhau before your testimony this morning and every single name spoken represents you in every way of your being. You linked your history to your present so perfectly. Your kupuna protected the desecration of ʻāina by holding ground on Mauna Kea, and you did the same 17 generations later. Your defense was unbelievable and I didnʻt even need to be present in the courtroom to know that. Haʻaheo au iā ʻoe e Kahookahi Kanuha. He kupa na ka pohu laʻi aʻo nā Kona. Eō e ke kama o ke kai māʻokiʻoki. Ola ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.

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