Donald K. Kaulia
President, Aloha ʻĀina Party, 2019.
Project Manager, Entertainer, Member Royal Order of Kamehameha, and a Founding Member of the Aloha ʻĀina Party.
James K. Kaulia
President, Hui Aloha ʻĀina, 1897.
I stand on the shoulders of my tūtū kāne, James Kaulia, president of Hui Aloha ʻĀina in 1897 (122 years ago). He was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Anti-Annexation Petition (aka Kū‘e Petition). He fought and did all he could to preserve Hawaiian Sovereignty. He is recognized today as a true Aloha ʻĀina Patriot. Yet, after Annexation, he had the insight and wisdom to encourage the Lāhui to vote as U.S. citizens. He understood the importance of the vote, as a means to give the Lāhui a voice and help them remain relevant in a quickly changing world.
Today I continue the legacy of my tūtū kāne, to fight for the Lāhui and all of Hawaii, (Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians). I am tired of the corruption, I am tired of politicians putting special interest and development before the People, ʻĀina, and Culture. I am tired of decisions being made without addressing the input and concerns of the People. We deserve better, we demand better. It is time for a government that is truly of the People, by the People, and for the People. It is time to huli politics as usual.
I call upon all Kānaka and those who love truth and justice, to stand with us in this quest, as Brothers and Sisters of the Aloha ʻĀina Party, the Peoples Party. We must do this today for our ʻohana and the generations to come.
Until the last Aloha ʻĀina!
H. Pua Ishibashi Jr.
Land Agent, Business Consultant, Entrepreneur, member Royal Order of Kamehameha I, and Founding Member of the Aloha ʻĀina Party
I believe Hawai‘i can and should be a light and inspiration to the world, of what a diversified and multi-cultural society can and should be. It is our multifaceted ethnic perspectives, values, and beliefs, that gives Hawai‘i its depth, richness, and strength, that allows us to be inclusive, and to pull together towards common goals. I believe there is nothing we cannot do and accomplish if we work together.
The Aloha ʻĀina Party recognizes the Divine, has Aloha for the People, will Mālama the ʻĀina, demands Government transparency and accountability, and advocates for Hoʻoponopono, to restore what was lost, as it relates to the Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi in 1893.
While the AAP embraces the best of traditional Hawaiian values, it is important to note that the AAP is not exclusive to Hawaiians and Hawaiian issues. The AAP is a party for all the People of Hawaiʻi and will strive to address those issues that impact all the people of Hawaiʻi.
In the words of my kūpuna of Kaʻu, E hume i ka malo, e hoʻokala i ka ihe, gird the loincloth, sharpen the spear. Let us be united, prepared, and ready for the challenges ahead.
Desmon Antone Haumea
Kumu Aʻo, Educator, Traditional Healing Arts, Voyaging Canoe Culture Practitioner, Musician, Chef, member Royal Order of Kamehameha I, and Founding Member of the Aloha ʻĀina Party
To look and move forward we must often first look to the past and where we came from. We must look to our kūpuna (ancestors) for examples, guidance, and inspiration. The greatest legacy and gift that we have received from our kūpuna is Aloha.
As a political party we will advocate for healthcare, education, jobs, economy, affordable housing, and a better quality of life for everyone. In addition, we will not only protect, but steward the land understanding the connection between kānaka (people) and ʻāina (land). The Aloha ʻĀina Party will stand, recognize, and advocate for Aloha as our greatest hope and strength.
Aloha is the greatest force in creation, stronger then fear and hate. The Aloha ʻĀina Party is not simply a political party, it is a movement, a movement powered by Aloha. A movement of hope for real change towards a brighter day. May Aloha be both our sword and shield.
Mai kūpuna mai
Generation to generation
May we continue to walk in the footsteps of our kūpuna.