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Bumpy Kanahele Accomplishments

PU'UHONUA DENNIS KEIKI BUMPY KANAHELE
PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2003:Waimanalo Neighborhood Board: Nation of Hawai`i Update
June 9, 2003 Report on Wal-Mart Kupuna Iwi, IMUA Project & Bellows Wahipana site
 
2003:Aloha First IMUA Project; Financial Literacy Program
June 6, 2003 Cameroon Center, Maui, HI
 
2003:"Halau Lokahi" Commencement; a Hawaiian Charter School
June 6, 2003 Guest Speaker
 
2003:School Violence Prevention: Promoting Peace Among Hawai`i's Youth
June 4, 2003 University of Hawai`i, Manoa, Guest Speaker Attendance : 35 teachers, counselors, school administrators and graduates
 
2003:State of Hawai`i's Human Services Division
Sovereignty Education program to the Child & Family services group
 
2003:Native Hawaiian Education Association Conference; Keynote Speaker
March 24, 2003 on Political, Economic & Social Rights; past, present & future
 
2003:Aloha First IMUA Project; Financial Literacy Program
March 22, 2003 Cameroon Center, Maui, HI
 
2003:Church of the Crossroads, Social Justice; Rev. Adora Iris Lee
March 10, 2003, respondent panel member
 
2003:Negotiated with Bank of America to sponsor the Aloha First, IMUA Project
February 13, 2003, a Financial Literacy & Community Development
 
2003:Host of the International Indian Treaty Council Conference in Hawai`i.
January 18 - 22, 2003
 
2002:Ke Kia'i / Aloha First KBAC Water Quality Project at Pu'uhonua Village
November 22, 2002
 
2002 - Present:Dept. of Business & Economic Development / State of Hawai`i
September 30, 2002 Native Hawaiian Tourism Study Committee member
 
2002 - Present:Waimanalo Chamber of Commerce
Participant & committee member
 
2002 - Present:Waimanalo Flood & Drainage Project
September 14, 2002, participant & committee member
 
2002:"Gathering of Our Living Treasures" Na Kupuna O Hawai`i Nei
April 25-28, 2002 `Aha `Elele Hana Kumu Kanawai in , Wailua, Kauai
 
2002:"Gathering of Our Living Treasures" Na Kupuna O Hawai`i Nei
Feb. 22-24, 2002 `Aha `Elele Hana Kumu Kanawai in Lahaina, Maui
 
2001:"Gathering of Our Living Treasures" Na Kupuna O Hawai`i Nei
Aug. 10-12, 2001 `Aha `Elele Hana Kumu Kanawai in Lahaina, Maui.
2001:Asian Development Bank (ADB) 34th Annual Conference in Hawai`i
`Aha Ho'okele Program; Kuleana Waiwai Like project, HULIAU "Time for Change." Socially Responsible Investments (SRI) initiatives.
 
2000:Pohaku (stone) Work Shop
Participated in the pohaku workshop on dry stack, rock wall building at Pu'uhonua O Waimanalo village in Waimanalo.
 
2000:Conference at the State Capitol: Kuleana Waiwai Like Project HULIAU "Time for Change" Socially Responsible Investments (SRI) initiatives.
Played a Major role in a very Successful, Peaceful and Non Violent conference.
 
2000:Present: Hawaiians United for Liberation and Independence (H.U.L.I.)
Chairperson, community organizer
 
2000:Maharishi Hamesh Yogi: Hawai`i, the Global Country of World Peace.
Maharishi recognized Pu'uhonua B. Kanahele, as the King of Hawai`i, Global Country of World Peace. Maharishi's organization flew our entourage to the Netherlands for a meeting with other Leaders from different countries, including HI Majesty King Goodwill Swellethini of the Zulu tribes in Africa (11 million subjects).
 
1999:Aloha Quest Telecast at the Iolani Palace / Seat of the Hawaiian Government
A 6 hour televised educational program on Hawai`i. Historical information on the political, economic, social and cultural past, present and future existence.
 
1998:Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)
CDFI Community organizer for the first native Hawaiian owned & controlled Bank. Native Hawaiian Beneficiary Stock Ownership Program (NHBSOP)
 
1998:NationsBank / Bank of America's; $150 million Commitment
Supports the creation of a Native Hawaiian Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) by providing; $1million investment in the CDFI, $3.5million matching funds to start the Bank, $125,000.00 in organizing grants and finally, In Kind professional assistance as requested
 
1996 - Present:Native Hawaiian Constitutional Convention - AHO
Elected Delegate, Chair of the "Distinct Population committee"
 
1996 - Present:Aloha First (a 501C-3non-profit organization)
Chief Executive Officer
 
1993 - Present:Extensive Community Educational Outreach Programs;
Public appearances and speaking engagements throughout Hawai`i and the U.S. mainland on U.S. Public Law 103-150, an "Act of War" in the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom. This law reinforced the right to self-determination & self governance for native Hawaiians.
 
1993 - Present:International Indian Treaty Council (IITC)
Board Member, Appointed by the elders of the International Indian Treaty Council. IITC is recognized as a Category II, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) by the United Nations.
 
1989 - Present:"Gathering of Our Living Treasures" Na Kupuna O Hawai`i Nei
Educational informational conferences the Protection of inherent Hawaiian Rights & Entitlements as well as the Right to Self-determination & Self governance for native Hawaiians. Including, Set-up of meeting locations; islands, date, time & place. Organizing the Airfare, Hotel Accommodations and Ground Transportation and All necessary arrangements. "The Gathering of our Living Treasures" is probably the most important component of UNITY in the sovereignty movement of Hawai`i.
 
1996 - Present:Environmental Restoration Program
Currently a board member of the Bellows Airforce Station / Marine Corps Base Hawai`i Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)
 
1996 - 99:Waimanalo Health Center (Waimanalo, Oahu)
Past, Board Member
 
1996 - 98:Waimanalo Neighborhood No. 32 (Waimanalo, Oahu)
Past Board Member
 
1995-Present:January 16, promulgation of the Nation of Hawai`i Constitution
Voted, the Head of State by Na Kupuna delegates to the Constitutional Convention 1995
 
1994:"Certificate of Appreciation" Matsunaga Institute for Peace, UH -Manoa
December 8-10, 1994 Participant, "Exploration in Non-Violent Community Alternatives"
 
1994:Proclamation of Restoration: Independent & Sovereign Nation State of Hawai`i (Nation of Hawai`i)
January 16, 1995; Appointed Interim Head of State for the Nation of Hawai`i
 
1993 - 94:Hawai`i Tourism Congress (State of Hawai`i)
Member, Hawaiian Affairs Committee
 
1993 - 95:State of Hawai`i: Hawaiian Sovereignty Advisory Commission
Appointed by Governor John Waihee III to a 21 member Sovereignty Commission Chair - "Visioning Beyond Legislative Mandate committee"
 
1992:State, National & International Advocate for Redress
For the process of a formal apology to native Hawaiians by the U.S. Congress for the redress of the 1893 "Act of War" in the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom by members of the United Church of Christ and American sugar barons multi national corporations.
 
1989 - 92:Kapili Entertainment
Owner, Executive producer, Management, Recording Artist, Concert Promoter Sound company & Rehearsal studios
 
1987:Land Occupation through Geneological claims
Makapu'u Lighthouse (2 months), resulted in a 1 year prison term
 
1985 - 87:Retail Market Owner/Partner (Kailua, HI)
 
1980-1985:Hawai`i Maintenance Company, Oahu, HI
Owner/Operator
 
1980:State of Hawai`i: Office Of Hawaiian Affairs, Oahu, HI
Candidate for Trustee, At-Large
 
1973-1980:Olomana Golf Links, Oahu, HI
Golf Course Management, Pro-shop & Starters manager





 
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"I have dedicated my life to addressing the long-standing issues and concerns of our people. I do this for, 'The Love of Country' and to secure the foundation of our Future."
-- Pu'uhonua D. K. Kanahele


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