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This looks to be a very interesting opportunity in Alaska to find out more about civic groups in Hawai’i and their work on grassroots organization and governance, tradition, sustainability and development, education, and fun. The convention is for registered participants. However, there is a public open house on the evening of the 16th. I put a listing of the workshops and speakers at the bottom in order to give you an idea of the interests of the organization.
ASSOCIATION OF HAWAIIAN CIVIC CLUBS
48th ANNUAL CONVENTION
October 14 – 19, 2007
Hilton Anchorage – Alaska Ballroom
“E Holomoana Käkou I Mua” – Nutes tai dathl ~ To Journey Forward Together
The Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs is a confederation of fifty-two (52) Hawaiian Civic Clubs located throughout the State of Hawai`i and in the States of Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, Utah, Virginia and Washington State.
We are the oldest community based grass roots Hawaiian organization in Hawai`i, having been formed in 1918 by the then non-voting Delegate to the United States Congress Prince Jonah Kühiö Kalaniana`ole. We are the only Hawaiian organization to have branch clubs outside the State of Hawai`i.
Our objectives are to take an active interest in the civic, economic, health and social welfare of our community; to support programs of benefit to the people of Hawaiian ancestry; to provide a forum for full discussion of all matters of public interest; to honor, fulfill, protect, preserve and cherish all sources, customs, rights and records of the Native Hawaiian ancient traditions, nä `oli a me nä mele, cemetery areas and the historic sites of Native Hawaiians.
- Open to the Public– October 16, 2007 (Tuesday)
- Hawaiian Games
- Lauhala Weaving
- Flower and Ti-Leaf Lei
- Ipu/Gourd Craft
- Hawaiian Ulu`uli and Hula
- Ti Leaf Uses
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Hilton Anchorage
Hoike Lima Hana Noeau featuring Native Hawaiian Arts & Crafts
Speakers and sessions scheduled
Mayor Mark Begich
Ms. Julie E. Kitka, President, Alaska Federation of Natives
Dr. Verlie Ann Malina-Wright, President, National Indian Education Association
Mr. Byron Mallott, Senior Fellow, Alaska Native Policy Center, First Alaskans
Ms. Dee Jay Mailer, Chief Executive Officer, Kamehameha Schools
Mr. Ben Henderson, Deputy to the Chairman, Hawaiian Homes Commission
Mr. Carl Nahua Rose, Executive Director, Association of Alaska School Boards
Mr. Puakea Nogelmeier, Education and Hawaiian Cultural Specialist
Mr. Clyde Namuo, Administrator, Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Ms. Katherine Gottlieb, President & CEO, Southcentral Foundation
Ms. Malia Nobrega, Educator, Media and Technology Specialist, Advocate for Indigenous Peoples Rights
Workshop: A Native Warrior Speaks
Workshop: He Inoa No E Kalaniana‘ole Hula Workshop
Workshop: Government 101
Workshop: Alaska Native Healer
Workshop: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Workshop: Business Development for Civic Clubs
Workshop: Nohona Hawaii: Cultural Vibrancy in a Contemporary World
Workshop: 21st Century Challenges: Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability
Workshop: Nana I Hawai‘i Ko‘u Mau Maka
Workshop: Culture in the Boardroom: A Huaka‘i
Workshop: Kahili: Standards of Royalty
Workshop: Ho‘ike Lima Hana No‘eau Sponsored by the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association
Workshop: Na Mele Hawaii Ho‘oheno, Favorite Hawaiian Songs
Government Relations Committee Presenter: The Native Hawaiian Reorganization Act
Benefits & Trusts Committee Presenter: Hawaii 2050 Sustainability Plan
Workshop: Ka Mo‘olelo O Hi‘iakaikapoliopele
Workshop: Native Hawaiian Assets
Workshop: Native Hawaiian Assets
Workshop: Owning a Native Health Care System
Workshop: Nationhood: Ho‘opaepae: Building The Nation From the Ground Up
Workshop: Hawai‘i Maoli: Helping Hawaiians to Build Strong and Healthy Communities
In case you hadn’t seen this on the other site, I urge those readers interested in recycling, appropriate technology, and self-sufficiency to take a look. Be sure to read the first comment.
- Truck-parts-based machine shop
What is supposed to work in schools, similarly with alcohol control and Wall Street, seems to operate on belief rather than an examination of what is and then formulating testable ideas on what, if anything, needs doing. Belief is an important factor in “what works”. However, critical thinking and careful use of statistics, among other attributes of sciencing such as multiple working hypotheses, are important to keep us all honest. In the situation of pandemic fatal or crippling disease, wishful thinking or “denial” won’t keep us, at all.
Advocates of using pay to improve teacher performance grow excited over the addition of federal money to supplement local district pay incentives. But maybe they shouldn’t. Contrary to other provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), there is little research to demonstrate that paying a few teachers more will improve student performance. […]
Understanding what is right and wrong with the current institutional environment would seem, therefore, to be the key to understanding why spending and performance are not positively correlated.
- Additional spending is no fix for school –
Binge drinking, not alcoholism
* Many people assume that most people who drink to excess are probably alcoholics.
* A recent survey of 4,761 New Mexico adults found that while 16.5 percent drank alcohol in excess of national guidelines, only 1.8 percent met criteria for alcohol dependence.
* This suggests that a majority of persons at risk for alcohol-related problems are not alcohol dependent.
Most people realize that too much alcohol can lead to multiple health problems, injuries and violence. Numerous statistics support the accuracy of this perception. Many people also assume that a substantial proportion of people who drink to excess are probably alcoholics. This may not be accurate. A recent study of the general population in New Mexico reveals that, in fact, most alcohol-related problems may be due to excessive drinking – especially binge drinking – among persons who are not alcoholics.
The irresistible power of magical thinking
New research demonstrates that habits of so-called magical thinking — the belief, for instance, that wishing harm on a loathed colleague or relative might make him sick — are far more common than people acknowledge.
even at Los Alamos National Laboratory (UC-LANS UC-LANL) and Congress
The representatives love to lash out at Los Alamos without ever addressing the really important problems facing the lab.
They call for more security, more bureaucracy, more procedures, more manuals and more oversight. This was a tradition started by former director Pete Nanos who shutdown the lab for six months to “fix it”. Somehow this culture of “more” is meant to lead an efficient, lean lab.