I ka ‘Olelo no ke ola i ka ‘Olelo no ka make
In language there is life in language there is death
(In 1896 an "English-only" law banned Hawaiian language from being used in public schools. Many kūpuna (elders) have told moʻolelo of being punished. Hawaiian language would not be heard in schools for the next 4 generations. In the 1960ʻs and 1970ʻs a major grassroots movement to support and preserve Hawaiian culture led to the Hawaiian Renaissance and revival of the Hawaiian language.
ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi a me ka hoʻohana ana i ko kākou leo ko kākou kuleana.