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Major Tragedy And Disgrace – Iwi Kupuna at Ewa Plantation Cemetery!

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Posted June 12, 2013 by John Bond in Community

Millions of bucks thrown around and away, but the City owned Ewa Plantation Cemetery is nearly completely neglected and tombstones knocked down and broken.

This is a BROKEN TRUST with the Ewa Plantation Community and their rich cultural heritage that the IWI KUPUNA there are treated with such disrespect and only a handful of occasional volunteers can keep some of the grass trimmed away.

There is very historic and important plantation immigrant cultural stories here and the City has done NOTHING for this place. With the tons of money thrown around for other favored city and political projects, you might think they could care a LITTLE BIT about these very old Iwi Kupuna graves.

More records can be found at: http://www.usgwarchives.net/hi/honolulu/ewacem.htm


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John Bond

John Bond is the president of the Kanehili Cultural Hui, a member of the Ewa History Project, and a past researcher for ex-Councilman John Berg. He has worked for the U.S. Navy in the mapping and topography field. Currently he does private research for organizations.


2 Comments


  1.  

    Hi John,

    Even if the City doesn’t care. WE DO! I grew up in Ewa and it saddens me to see it in the state that its in. Mitchell, Kurt, the Lions club, and my family try to do clean ups and it’s such a large amount of area to cover with the few people that actually show up to help.

    Our family will be out there on Saturday June 15 from 8 am to work on this beautification project. I hope to see you and many others there too. Aloha, Maria




  2.  
    Reagan

    I would love to help with upkeep of this cemetery! I often drive by during the weekday just wanting to pull over and clean up a little. I have a love for old cemeteries.





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