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'Ka 'Ohana O Kalaupapa'

May 20

Chair's 3 Minutes: Kalaupapa Memorial: A place of pride and healing

Posted to Councilmember Stacy Crivello on May 20, 2014 at 9:16 AM by Office of Council Services

Published in The Maui News May 18, 2013
By Stacy Crivello , for The Maui News

The Maui County Council's Budget and Finance Committee recommended appropriating $100,000 in the fiscal year 2015 budget for the planning and design of the Kalaupapa Memorial.

With your support, this memorial will honor the 8,000 people who were exiled to Molokai's remote peninsula of Kalaupapa and died from effects of Hansen's disease, also known as leprosy.

Ka 'Ohana O Kalaupapa, a nonprofit organization on Molokai, organized in 2003 at the request of Kalaupapa kupuna, made it a priority to establish the Kalaupapa Memorial. The memorial will list the names of all those sent to Kalaupapa, 90 percent of whom were Native Hawaiians.

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