He Hawaiʻi ʻUala Kahiki





Lokalia Roldan



Nīnau ʻia ke kanaka Hawaiʻi, “No hea mai ʻoe? I hea kou ʻāina hānau?” Pane aku nō me ka haʻaheo, “No Hawaiʻi mai au, ʻo ia koʻu kulāiwi.” No nā hanauna he nui i kaʻa hope mai, ua piʻi aʻela ka uku o ka noho ʻana a me ka hoʻolako ʻana i ka hale ma Hawaiʻi. Nui hoʻi nā puʻu i kū ma mua o ka poʻe Hawaiʻi e ālai ana i ka mālama ʻana iā lākou iho me ka ʻohana, no laila, ua haʻalele kekahi mau kānaka Hawaiʻi i ko kākou ʻāina hānau no ka pono hoʻi o ko lākou ʻohana ke loaʻa kekahi kūlana hana maikaʻi, a hale paha. Ua ʻike ʻia nō ka makemake o ka poʻe Hawaiʻi e noho ma ka ʻāina kaulana i ka piliwaiwai, ka ʻāina i kapa hewa ʻia ʻo ka Moku ʻEiwa, a ʻo ka ʻāina hoʻi i hānai ʻia ai au, ʻo Las Vegas, Newaka. Nui ka poʻe Hawaiʻi e noho ana ma ua ʻāina ʻē lā, a ʻo ia nō kekahi kumu o ka ʻoluʻolu o ka nohona ma laila. Eia nō naʻe, he lua ʻole ka ʻoluʻolu o ka nohona ma ka ʻāina i hānau ʻia ai kākou. Akā, no ka ʻuʻuku o ka uku, me ka pipiʻi o ka nohona i ʻaneʻi, pau ka hoi e hoʻi hou mai.


Eia kā, pipiʻi hoʻi ka uku no ka nohona ma Las Vegas. Ua paʻi ʻia ma kekahi kahua pūnaewele nūhou ʻo KSNV News3, ʻo kekahi pahuhopu nui o ka hanauna i hānau ʻia ma waena o nā makahiki 1980-1990 ma Las Vegas, ʻo ia nō ke kūʻai ʻana i ko lākou hale ponoʻī. A no ia kumu, ʻaʻole nō lawa nā hale no kēlā me kēia ʻohana, ʻo ka piʻi aʻela nō ia o ka uku hoʻolimalima he 25% mai ka wā ma mua o ka maʻi ahulau. ʻAkahi nō a piʻi hou ke kumu kūʻai he $1,800 a ʻoi iki no kekahi hale nona nā lumi ʻelua. I ka makahiki 2019, he $1,461 wale nō ka uku hoʻolimalima. Eia hoʻi, ke neʻe nei ka poʻe mai Kaleponi mai i Las Vegas, ʻo ia nō kekahi kumu o ka piʻina o ka uku. A ʻo ka meaʻai, ua lohe ʻia hoʻi, he $22 no 60 mau hua moa ma ka hale kūʻai o ko Sam hui, a nele lākou i ka laiki ʻole! Pehea lā lākou e ola ai?!


ʻO nā hale ma Hawaiʻi, ʻo ia mau nō ka pipiʻi. Uku ʻia ka $2,705 no kekahi keʻena nohonaʻuʻuku ma Honolulu. A ʻo kekahi hale nona nā lumi ʻelua ma Honolulu, he $4,940 pā mahina. Auē ka pipiʻi ē! Akā, i Kakaʻako me Pālama, ʻo kekahi mau hale nona ka lumi hoʻokahi, he $1,295 ka ʻawelike o ka uku hoʻolimalima. ʻO kēia mau mea i wehewehe ʻia ma luna aʻe nei, emi kekahi mau mea ma ka ʻāina haole, a emi hoʻi kekahi mau mea ma Hawaiʻi.


ʻO ke poʻomanaʻo i kau ʻia ma luna aʻe nei, he ʻōlelo noʻeau no ka mahalo ʻole ʻana a me ka maopopo ʻole ʻana paha o ke kanaka ʻōiwi i ka ʻike Hawaiʻi. ʻOiai, he ālaina nō ke kālā no ka hoʻi hou ʻana i ka ʻāina hānau, paʻakikī ka hoʻonaʻauao ʻana i ka ʻike Hawaiʻi a me ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi paha o nā kānaka Hawaiʻi e noho ana i kahi ʻē. Pēia pū hoʻi me ka hoʻopili ʻana i kēia pae ʻāina o Hawaiʻi ma ke ʻano he kamaʻāina. Like ʻole ka Hawaiʻi i kēia au e neʻe nei a manaʻo ʻia, ʻaʻole nō lawa ko kākou ʻano Hawaiʻi. Akā inā hele ʻoe a kamaʻāina me nā kūpuna o ke au kahiko ma o ke mele a ka moʻolelo paha, e pā ana nō ka naʻau i ke aloha palena ʻole o lākou i ka lāhui Hawaiʻi me ko kākou ʻāina, a e ʻike ʻia ana nō ua lawa maikaʻi kou ʻano he Hawaiʻi. Noʻu iho, ua ʻike ʻia nō ka waiwai o kā kākou ʻōlelo Makuahine me ka moʻolelo o ke au i hala, no ka mea ʻo ia nō ka hōʻoiaʻiʻo i ko kākou pilina me kēia ʻāina, ʻo ka ʻāina hānau hoʻi o ko kākou mau/poʻe kūpuna. Ma o ka ʻōlelo, ua hiki iā kākou ke nānā a kālailai i ke kuanaʻike Hawaiʻi, me he mea lā he makaaniani ia e nānā aku ai i ke au i hala. I ka nānā ʻana i ka wā ma mua, he kōkua ia no ka wā ma hope. A inā ʻaʻole na kākou i ʻike iā kākou iho, na wai lā ia?


No laila e kuʻu iwi ē, ka ʻohana hoʻi e noho ana ma kahi mamao, e nunenune paha ʻoukou i ka waiwai o ka nohona ma Hawaiʻi me ka waiwai a waiwai ʻole paha o ka nohona ma ka ʻāina ʻē. E hoʻomanaʻo paha i kēia ʻōlelo, he Hawaiʻi ʻuala kahiki, ʻaʻole kēia he hoʻāhewa i ka ʻike ʻole, he hoʻāhewa paha i ka nānā ʻole me ka mahalo ʻole. ʻAʻohe mea e hilahila ai i ka ʻike ʻole, no ka mea, he mau haumāna kākou āpau e aʻo hou ana i ka ʻike Hawaiʻi. ʻO ka nui o kākou, hoʻomaka ʻia ke aʻo ʻana i ka wā mākua. ʻO ka mea nui, i ola mau ai ko kākou ʻike me ka mauli Hawaiʻi i loko o kākou, he pono nō ka hoʻonaʻauao mau ʻana ma kou wahi e noho ana. He pono ia no kākou i kēia au, he pono ia no ka hanauna e hiki mai ana, a he pono ia no nā kūpuna i hala, ka poʻe hoʻi i hoʻokaumaha ʻia.


© Lokalia Roldan 2022