04-12-21

Aloha nō. Ua moe aku nei kahi loea hoʻokele waʻa i ka moe kapu o Niolopua.

ʻO ia aʻela kekahi poʻo nūhou kēia lā, ka lā 12 o ʻApelila, he Pōʻakahi. Welina e nā makamaka. ʻO Ke Aolama kēia a penei ka nūhou.

Ua hala akula kahi loea hoʻokele waʻa i ke ao polohiwa a Kāne i ka Pōʻahā nei. ʻO Chad Kalepa Baybayan nō. Aia ʻo Baybayan me kāna wahine ma Sitala kahi e lapaʻau ʻia nei ka moʻopuna a lāua no ka maʻi ʻaʻai. A ma laila i hanu ai ʻo Baybayan i ka hanu hope loa. Hōʻike maila ka makuahine o Baybayan, ʻo Lillian Suter, maikaʻi wale ʻo Baybayan, a loaʻa ihola kona kino e waiho wale ana i kāna wahine ma hope o kekahi haʻi ʻōlelo a Baybayan i mālama ʻia ma ka Zumalani. Mai ka makahiki 1975 kāna hana ʻana ma ka Hōkūleʻa, a ma hope mai, lilo ihola ʻo ia i kāpena a i hoʻokele waʻa no nā waʻa kaulua ʻo ka Hōkūleʻa, ka Hawaiʻiloa a me ka Hōkūalakaʻi. Nui kona holo ʻana ma ka Hōkūleʻa. I ka makahiki 1980, ʻo ia ka ʻōhua ʻōpiopio loa ma ka holo ʻana i Kahiki a me ka hoʻi ʻana mai. ʻO ia kekahi ma ka holo mua ʻana i Aotearoa i ka makahiki 1987. A ʻo Baybayan ka mea nona nā mile nui loa i holo ai ma ke ʻano he kāpena a he luna hoʻokele ma ka huakaʻi “Mālama Honua” i holo a puni ka honua. Ua haʻalele ʻo Baybayan i hope nei, i kāna mau kaikamāhine, ʻo Kalā Tanaka lāua ʻo Pukanalā Llanes; kāna keiki kāne ʻo ʻAukai, kona mau palala, ʻo Lyle Baybayan lāua ʻo Ted Suter; a me kona kaikuahine, ʻo Sister Anne Marie.

Ma Minekoka, kī ʻia kekahi kanaka i ka pū e ka mākaʻi, a make ihola ʻo ia. ʻO Daunte Wright kona inoa. E kalaiwa ana ʻo Wright a hoʻokū ʻia ʻo ia e ka mākaʻi ma muli o kekahi ʻaʻe. A laila, ʻike akula ka mākaʻi, he palapala hopu ko Wright a hoʻāʻo akula ka mākaʻi e hopu aku iā ia, akā, kau hou akula ʻo ia ma luna o kona kaʻa. I kona kau hou ʻana aku, ua kī akula ka mākaʻi a kū ʻo Wright i ka pōkā. ʻO ke kalaiwa akula nō ia o Wright, akā, ma hope iki mai, ua make ihola ʻo ia. Kohu mea lā, he ulia ke kī ʻana, ua manaʻo paha ka mākaʻi, e hoʻohana i ka pū uila, ʻo ka pū kī pōkā naʻe ka mea āna i paʻa ai ma kona lima.

Eia mai kā kākou ʻōlelo noʻeau,

Piʻi aku a kau i ka nuʻu.

He ʻōlelo kēia no ke kanaka i kau i ka hano.

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