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Hae Hawai’i Flagpole in Hāna school

$1,640 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 10 months
Created March 19, 2018
We are raising money to construct a second flag pole in Hāna high school & elementary as well as spread awareness to the reality of our occupation. Last week my brother was suspend from school for switching the Hawaiian flag and putting above the American flag. This was his protest on the same day of the school walk out because of gun violence. Our ʻōpio are Waking up to their history. In 1893 the annexation of Hawai’i failed after the signing of 40,000 + siginitures  by the Hawaiian people that apposed the annexation of Hawai’i to the United States of America. Let’s support them in making their voices heard. We no longer will accept the daily sight of historical injustice. We want 2 flag poles so the Hae Hawai’i will no longer be flown below the American flag. Our patriotism does not invalidate your own. We love our country even though it lives in a occupied and oppressed state. Aloha and mahalo for your support.
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Update 10
Posted by Ben Rodrigues
5 months ago
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Aloha mai kakou,

Update so we spoke to the school and and made multiple attempts to get ahold of administrators to see where we are at for the second flag pole. No word yet. We are still here making making calls and sending emails. The project was approved now is just the slow process of waiting. We will keep you updated as we receive more info. We’ve been told that this process takes time and we just have to wait intill they receive updates. So far both flags haven’t been flown since it was taken down 4 months ago.

Mahalo,

Benji
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Update 9
Posted by Ben Rodrigues
5 months ago
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Aloha mai kakou,

Update so we spoke to the school and and made multiple attempts to get ahold of administrators to see where we are at for the second flag pole. No word yet. We are still here making making calls and sending emails. The project was approved now is just the slow process of waiting. We will keep you updated as we receive more info.

Mahalo,

Benji
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Update 8
Posted by Ben Rodrigues
6 months ago
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Aloha gang,

Hope all is well. I’m starting to realize that this project is one that is far from over. I’m finding that we have to keep the DOE and The state accountable to follow up with the promises they’ve made. We are calling different offices every week to find out what the progress is with the releasing the funds I called this week and was told the governor needs to sign off on the project and the fund will be released. No set time frame on this and we just have to keep calling and being persistent. I will continue to give you guys updates and check in with you all. We take the handling of these donations with the utmost care and to remain Pono in all we do.

So far we have 1600 raised through go fund me and 20k from the state once they release it. We had planned to create a plaque to commemorate the first ever keiki kula to establish two Hae Hawaii on Maui. We’d also like to purchase some books that align. With the true history and that reflects the true status of our occupied kingdom.

Mahalo,

Benji
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Update 7
Posted by Ben Rodrigues
7 months ago
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Aloha mai kakou,

Just wanted to give everyone an update we spoke to the DoE and because the amount is under 20k the school can start moving forward and look for bids independent from the typical procurement process. We will be in contact with the school this week to see how we can get our volunteers to start construction of the flag pole. We will keep you updated as more news comes to us. The state and especially the doe is slow to move. Mahalo for all the patience and support you’ve given us. We are still here and as passionate as ever we are going to see this through till the end.

Aloha,

Benji
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$1,640 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 15 people in 10 months
Created March 19, 2018
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