Friday, April 18, 2014


Thursday, April 17, 2014

FROM THE COMMITTEE OF HAWAIIAN NATIONALS

In recent weeks, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has come under heavy fire (from Hawaiians) for its duplicity regarding it’s newest "nation-building” scheme. Although OHA announced that in facilitating the process, it would be “neutral” (not advocating for one particular outcome), their plans and actions say otherwise.

The citizen-base for this nation would be the fraudulent Kana’iolowalu roll (which OHA funded to the tune of $4 million of beneficiaries’ money.)

OHA/Kana'iolowalu set an agenda for a constitutional convention this September and a ratifying vote by the end of the year, obviously designed for an outcome favoring the nation-within-a-nation/Akaka bill/federal recognition/Indian tribe.

OHA and other State of Hawai`i actors made a last-ditch attempt to get the US Department of the Interior to extend “federal (Indian tribe) recognition.” 
They were rebuffed by the US Department Of Interior.

Now OHA is engaged in "town-hall meetings” in Hawaiian communities (like they did with the Akaka Bill) to promote their convention/election scam. 

As one OHA staff member said, “We getting bus’ up by the people out dea” (enraged at yet another OHA/State scam.) 

Clearly OHA’s actions have not been "neutral.” 

It is just playing a variation of the same discordant tune, but one well-funded by beneficiaries’ money. 

It’s a tune that OHA has been playing all along.

The Rebellion -
The ‘town-hall’ meetings held in Waimanalo, Pahala (Ka’u), Keaukaha (Hilo) and Waimea (Hawaii island), were tumultuous with the people expressing extreme displeasure at OHA’s new scheme.

The people questioned OHA’s right to dictate policy for them and the right speak on behalf of the Hawaiian people in the area of governance.

The message from the Hawaiian community was loud and clear: that no one trusts the OHA trustees and they don't want to have anything to do with their phony "Native Hawaiian governing entity.”

In three day-long meetings at the OHA headquarters in Honolulu last week, independence proponents hammered away at the trustees and the staff to stop the deception and manipulations.

Those attending the meetings demanded of OHA three basic things -

1. Terminate OHAʻs involvement and support of the Act 195 process (the state law that created Kana’iolowalu- the Native Hawaiian Roll), cease funding and seeking “federal recognition,” immediately stopping the OHA/Kana'iolowalu timeline (con-con and election this Fall), pulling all media campaigns for the roll, and stopping all ultimatums, threats and scare tactics towards those who havenʻt signed up;

2. Extend the timeline and expand the educational process. This would allow the people to define the process ‘bottom up’ instead of OHA (or the state) dictating 'top down.’ Fund broader information education so that all modes of nation-building can be properly considered.

3. Full public accounting of money’s spent by OHA in advocating and advancing the governance model of 'federal recognition' (Akaka Bill, Kau Inoa, Kana’iolowalu, etc.). This could perhaps form the basis for parity in funding to educate about other processes such as full independence.

The Response from OHA -
At the end of the third day-long meeting this past Saturday, the OHA reps present agreed to the demands of the independence proponents.

OHA agreed to suspend for two years, OHA's push for the “federal recognition” model and provide commensurate support to disclose and fully discuss other options for the future governance of the Hawaiian Islands - including complete independence. How OHA is going to provide that support would have to be worked out.

The next big questions are -

Will the OHA trustees follow through with this “level playing field” scenario?

Are they legally able (as a state agency) to participate in what could very well lead to the end of the US claims over Hawai`i and the demise of the State of Hawai`i. 

Can a government agency do that?


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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"TOLD TO FOLD" 
 

What The People Said Filled The Office Of Hawaiian Affairs With Dread. 

OHA Was Told To Put Their Plans On Hold Because Everyoneʻs Through With Kana`iolowalu. 

When Attendees Took The Floor, They Said Theyʻre Tired Of Being Ignored & Replied They Want To Be The Ones To Decide. 

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

KANA`IOLOWALU - STEALING THE HAWAIIAN NATION - ONCE AND FOR ALL
 

Here's How The US & Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Are Planning To Do It

By their own laws, the US cannot simply walk in and take Hawaiian land titles and erase the word "Royal" and replace it with "United States" Patent.
 
They and the fake state of Hawai`i have never had clear title to land in Hawai`i since Jan 17, 1893. They know this.

The only way the United States will ever be able to get clear title to the Hawaiian Islands is if Hawaiians give it to them.
 
This is why title to the Hawaiian islands never transferred to the United States by the Newlands resolution.

The Newlands resolution relied on a treaty of annexation from the republic of Hawai`i.


But since there never was a treaty of annexation, the insurgent republic of Hawai`i never owned title to the lands because the Kingdom of Hawai`i never gave it to them.


But now theyʻve got a plan -theyʻre going to get Hawaiians to give title to them.


How Will They Do That?

Theyʻve tried to register, by hook or crook, a majority of Hawaiians onto Kana`iolowalu which will create a "Hawaiian tribe."
 

When that failed they simply transferred tens of thousands of names form other registries without peopleʻs permission.

Then, through a so-called constitutional convention,  they're going to draft governing documents to re-organize the Hawaiian government
into a "Native Hawaiian governing entity."

They 're going to get Hawaiians to elect officers to that government.


Next, they're going to make sure those governing documents give the officers of the governing entity the authority to give away land title in negotiations.


Then, they're going to try to get the majority of Hawaiians on the roll to vote for the new governing documents to reorganize the Hawaiian government.


Then that governing entity, whether authorized and approved by the majority of Hawaiians or not,  will sit down at the negotiating table with the US and trade land title for cash and benefits
.


Many people believe that only the Kingdom of Hawai`i is authorized to give a way title to the Hawaiian Islands - and they are correct, but only as long as the kingdom remains intact.
 
If the majority of its subjects revolt by forming a new government, the kingdom no longer exists.

Monday, April 14, 2014

THIS THURSDAY AT UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I




Sunday, April 13, 2014

THIS FOOD GETS RENEWED ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE”



"Model Of Sustainability - A Visit With Keli`i Gannet"

Most of us give little thought to the food we buy and eat, but not Keli`i Gannet. His curiosity of where food really comes from led him to the source and thatʻs where we found him as assistant manager of Kahumana Organic Farms on the leeward side of O`ahu. Keli`i has a passion for food like no one weʻve ever met and the tour he gave us of the cafeʻs organic farm out back was unforgettable. Join us during the amazing afternoon we spend with Keli`i and youʻll see why he considers food sustainability so important and why each of us should too - Watch It Here

MONDAY, April 14th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, April 14th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, April 18th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, April 15th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, April 17th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, April 19th At 8:00 PM - Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52

Sneak Peek! -


"Carving A Different Path - A Visit With Keoni Turalde"
 

“Boy, make Hawaiian drums,” are the words Keoni Turalde kept hearing in his head. Even though a serious diving accident left him in a wheelchair, Keoni was nonetheless compelled to follow the message.Today heʻs one of Hawai`iʻs master drum makers, having crafted over 300 pahu drums. Donʻt miss our visit with Keoni who explains his many obstacles, show us his magnificent handiwork and has become an inspiration for us all
- Watch It Here

FRIDAY, APRIL 18th At 8:00 PM & SATURDAY, April 19th At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53

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Saturday, April 12, 2014


MOSCOW TIMES CITIES U.S. INVASION  OF HAWAI`I

Moscow Times - April 10, 2014

In discussing the recent Crimea invasion they noted -

It is true that the US annexation of Texas in 1845 was a vivid example of manifest destiny, imperialism and promoting the interests of the powerful, slaveholding class in the South. The Texas annexation, which extended the state's border to the Rio Grande river, was a clear act of provocation against Mexico, which had historical claims to parts of Texas. The annexation sparked the Mexican-American war of 1846-48, which the U.S. won, giving it ownership of a huge swath of western territories from Colorado to California.

Similarly, Hawai`i was annexed (sic) in 1898 after the US orchestrated a coup overthrowing the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893. The main economic motive of the coup was to exploit Hawaii's sugar wealth and promote the interests of the five largest U.S. sugarcane-processing corporations working on the islands.



Friday, April 11, 2014

HAVE OTHER COUNTRIES RECOGNIZED A FREE HAWAI`I?
 

Since 1842, the Hawaiian Kingdom entered into treaties with major nations of the world and had established over ninety consulates in those countries , including the U.S.

The Hawaiian Kingdom in fact had a consulate in San Francisco and an embassy in Washington, DC until the illegal overthrow of Queen Lili`uokalani by the U.S.
 

Here Are Just A Few Countries That Recognized The Independence Of Hawai`i -

Austria-Hungary in 1875

Belgium in 1862

Denmark in 1846

France 1846 and 1857

Germany in 1879

Great Britain in 1836, 1846 and 1851

Italy in 1863

Japan in 1871 and 1886

Netherlands in 1862

Portugal in 1882

Russia in 1869

Samoa in 1887

Spain in 1863

Swiss Confederation in 1864

Sweden and Norway in 1852

United States in 1849, 1870, 1875, 1883, 1884

To This Day Not One Of These Treaties Has Ever Been Officially Repudiated


Thursday, April 10, 2014

HONORING HAWAI`IʻS QUEEN TOMORROW & SATURDAY



Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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"ONCE CONTROLLED, THEN SOLD" 
 

This Double Cross Will Be Your Loss. 

In Their Race For First Place, What These Competing Groups Plan Is A Real Disgrace. 

In Our Report Youʻll Find Out What The Native Hawaiian Roll Is Really All About. 

So Watch This For An Explanation Of Their Upcoming Manipulation & Why Their Goal Is All About Control Of What The US Stole.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

WOULD A FREE HAWAI`I NEED A WHOLE NEW GOVERNMENT?

There's no need to create a new government when a perfectly good and lawful one — the Hawaiian Kingdom — continues to exist.

Although it has been greatly impaired by unlawful suppression and layers of fraud, the sovereignty of the Hawaiian Kingdom was never lawfully extinguished.

Therefore, there is no justification to contrive a new government to replace the Hawaiian Kingdom unless the people, the lawful subjects/citizens, called Hawaiian Nationals, decide they want to alter or change their government.

No one other than Hawaiian Nationals can make that determination — not the US government or foreign US citizens residing in Hawai`i, or the fake State of Hawai`i, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, or through Kana`iolowalu, the Native Hawaiian roll.
 

Prior to the Hawaiian Kingdom being taken over by insurgents during the illegal US invasion in 1893, Hawai`i had already been functioning for decades as a nation-state under one of the best constitutions in the world.

The United States’ prolonged occupation does not change the fact that the constitutional government of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the one in place from 1840 to 1893, is still the one and only lawful and indisputable government for the Hawaiian Islands.

The United States is a usurper, and has no lawful jurisdiction in Hawai`i.


Since the Hawaiian Kingdom was never extinguished, its constitution, laws, statutes and policies are still intact.





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Monday, April 07, 2014

TOMORROW AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY



Sunday, April 06, 2014

THIS FARM DOES NO HARM ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE”



"Model Of Sustainability - A Visit With Keli`i Gannet"

Most of us give little thought to the food we buy and eat, but not Keli`i Gannet. His curiosity of where food really comes from led him to the source and thatʻs where we found him as assistant manager of Kahumana Organic Farms on the leeward side of O`ahu. Keli`i has a passion for food like no one weʻve ever met and the tour he gave us of the cafeʻs organic farm out back was unforgettable. Join us during the amazing afternoon we spend with Keli`i and youʻll see why he considers food sustainability so important and why each of us should too - Watch It Here

MONDAY, April 7th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, April 7th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, April 11th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, April 8th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, April 10th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, April 12th At 8:00 PM - Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52
SATURDAY, April 12th At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53

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Saturday, April 05, 2014

DID YOU KNOW THE HAWAIIAN KINGDOM WAS A MULTI-ETHNIC NATION? 

In 1843, Hawai`i, a multi-ethnic country, was a recognized independent nation.

Hawai`i had treaties with 25 world nations and had 96 legates and consuls throughout the world, including in the US.
 


Hawaiian Kingdom citizens were not only kanaka maoli, those of Hawaiian blood, but also caucasian, asian, portuguese, hispanic, those of african descent and many others.

US covert and overt activities led to the 1893 invasion of the Hawaiian Kingdom and the US immediately recognized those foreigners who overthrew the kingdom without Hawaiian citizenʻs knowledge.

Using that backing, they created the bogus "Republic of Hawai`i" against the people's wishes.

All legal attempts to annex Hawai`i to the US failed because citizens of the Hawaiian Nation then overwhelmingly protested and sent their anti-annexation petitions to Washington, DC.

In covering up the hoax, Congress was forced to pass the Newlands Resolution falsely declaring the majority wished for the annexation of Hawai`i without a lawful treaty.

That's how Hawai`i became unlawfully annexed, and ultimately a fake state.



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Friday, April 04, 2014

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY



Thursday, April 03, 2014

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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"THEIR GOAL IS CONTROL" 
 

Itʻs Quite A Feat, But Theyʻll All Compete To Be In The Driverʻs Seat Because Each One Believes Itʻs Their Destiny To Control The Native Hawaiian Governing Entity. 

What Will They Get? 

Why, Their Hands On Enormous Assets. 

So Watch This To Learn Their Names, Their Aims & Which Group Might End Up With The Scoop.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

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Monday, March 31, 2014

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

SUSTAINABILITY NO IMPOSSIBILITY ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE”



"Model Of Sustainability - A Visit With Keli`i Gannet"

Most of us give little thought to the food we buy and eat, but not Keli`i Gannet. His curiosity of where food really comes from led him to the source and thatʻs where we found him as assistant manager of Kahumana Organic Farms on the leeward side of O`ahu. Keli`i has a passion for food like no one weʻve ever met and the tour he gave us of the cafeʻs organic farm out back was unforgettable. Join us during the amazing afternoon we spend with Keli`i and youʻll see why he considers food sustainability so important and why each of us should too - Watch It Here

MONDAY, March 31st At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, March 31st At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, April 4th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, April 1st At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, April 3rd At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, April 5th At 8:00 PM - Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52
FRIDAY, April 4th At 8:00 PM & SATURDAY, April 5th At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53

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Voices Of Truth interviews those creating a better future for Hawai`i to discover what made them go from armchair observers to active participants. We hope you'll be inspired to do the same.
 
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Saturday, March 29, 2014

HOW MANY SUPPORTED THE ILLEGAL U.S. ANNEXATION OF HAWAI`I?

Of the 40,000 non Kingdom subjects in Hawai`i at the time of the illegal 1898 overthrow, only 1,928 or so were U.S. nationals as documented by the 1900 census.

They represented less than 3% of the entire population.

The rest of the non U.S. aliens were not supportive of the illegal annexation of Hawai`i by the US.

This means that less than 3% of the population, all U.S. aliens, hijacked the Hawaiian Nation against the wishes of almost everybody else.


Friday, March 28, 2014




Thursday, March 27, 2014

IS YOUR NAME ON THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN ROLL?





















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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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"LEFT HIGH & DRY BY THE DOI" 
 

Their Washington, DC Question Session Left Quite An Impression. 

It Wasnʻt What OHA Wanted To Hear Because Now Their Federal Recognition Hopes Disappear. 

The US Department Of Interior Made It Clearer That Kana`iolowaluʻs Inferior. 

So Now That DOI Said “Bye-Bye,Watch This To See Why The Native Hawaiian Roll Is Not A Fit & If OHA Plans To Quit.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

IDENTITY THEFT - NAMES USED WITHOUT PERMISSION

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Monday, March 24, 2014

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS TO MAKE PUBLIC NAMES ON NATIVE HAWAIIAN ROLL

After years of promising the names of signers to the Native Hawaiian Roll would remain guarded, the  roll Commission began publishing its precertification list today. 

Anyone who signed up directly with the Kanaʻiolowalu Native Hawaiian Registry as well as ancestrally-confirmed persons who signed up with Kau Inoa, Operation ʻOhana or the Hawaiian Registry through the Office of Hawaiian Affairs by January 19, 2014 will be included on this precertification copy of the official public list which includes over 120,000 Native Hawaiians.

It should be noted that the vast majority of those 120,000 so-called signers never did in fact sign the roll at all but rather had their names transferred without their expressed permission.

The list is available for online review at HawaiianRoll.org/list. Printed copies of the list are also available at 30 separate locations across the fake state.

Anyone who wishes to remove their name from the roll can go HERE to do so.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

A STATE OF MIND FOR ALL MANKIND ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE”



"Hawaiian State Of Mind - A Visit With Ke`eaumoku Kapu"

Ever wonder how long-time Hawaiian sovereignty activists see things? What motivates them to dedicate their lives to this cause? We caught up with Ke`eaumoku Kapu of Maui who told us not only why he does what he does but why he views things so differently than most, and what he sees as some of the biggest threats to our islands. Don't miss our fascinating visit with one of Hawai`i's pre-eminent warriors today. - Watch It Here

MONDAY, March 24th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 53 
MONDAY, March 24th At 7:00 PM & FRIDAY, March 28th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  
TUESDAY, March 25th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, March 27th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, March 29th At 8:00 PM - Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52

New Day & Time!

SATURDAY, March 29th At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53

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Voices Of Truth interviews those creating a better future for Hawai`i to discover what made them go from armchair observers to active participants. We hope you'll be inspired to do the same.
 
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Saturday, March 22, 2014

KE AUPUNI UPDATE FROM HawaiianNational.com

By Leon Siu - March 22, 2014

Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawai`i, the Hawaiian Kingdom. Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono.
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Kana'iolowalu Moves into "Nation-Building" -

Two weeks ago, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) called a press conference and made a big public announcement that, following the “success” of Kana`iolowalu (the Native Hawaiian Roll consisting of Native Hawaiians who are US Citizens), OHA is funding/facilitating the next phase: to convene a constitutional convention this Fall to discuss the future form of a Native Hawaiian governing entity. Then, by the end of the year, they intend to have a vote (by those on the Kana`iolowalu list) to choose what form of governance to adopt for a US Citizen/Native Hawaiian nation.

Over the years OHA and the State of Hawai`i agreed to fund several “nation-building” initiatives. The most prominent was the "Akaka Bill" debacle; a 15-year campaign for the US Congress to grant "federal recognition" to Native Hawaiians as an American Indian tribe.

But, before the Akaka Bill, there was the Native Hawaiian Convention (Aha Hawai`i `Ōiwi), the product of years of preparation: electing delegates from each island, extensive community meetings, creating governance models to be considered at a Native Hawaiian constitutional convention, etc. 

But when the state realized that there was a strong possibility that Aha Hawai`i `Ōiwi would choose the independence model, the state suddenly yanked the funding, essentially freezing the process in place. Since then, every other OHA/State-funded governance initiative got its plug pulled whenever it arrived at favoring independence.

OHAʻs Neutral Stance on Governance?

OHA also announced at the recent press conference, that during this new nation-building initiative, it was going to be “neutral,” not advocating for any particular outcome like they did for 15 years where they spent around $20 million (in beneficiaries’ money) to push for the now-defunct Akaka Bill. 

OHA’s new position of neutrality should be treated with skepticism. As a state agency, OHA is hard-wired to an integration, nation-within-a-nation, American Indian tribe model (such as the Akaka Bill (and now, Kana`iolowalu).
    
OHA made their "neutrality" announcement two weeks ago. But a week later (last week), OHA chair, Colette Machado; trustee, John D. Waihe`e, IV and OHA attorney, the former Hawai`i State Supreme Court Justice Robert Klein made a secret trip to Washington, DC to talk to the US Department of Interior (DOI), the US Federal agency that oversees the affairs of American Indian Tribes. Also present were: John D. Waihe’e III (the former governor and current chair of the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission); OHA Washington lobbyist Dennis Dwyer and other prominent state players.

What were they doing at the DOI? Apparently, to make another attempt to strike a back-door deal for (US) "federal recognition" as an Indian tribe. 

Maybe they thought that by getting federal recognition right now, they could circumvent their own “Native Hawaiian Constitutional Convention” that they just announced the week before! 

A few days later, at a so-called “governance” conference in Honolulu, when confronted about the secret meeting with the DOI (even other OHA trustees did not know about it), chair Collette Machado admitted and repented that they had made the trip.

So much for OHA’s profession of "neutrality"! Old habits are hard to break.

Hawaiian Nationals Resolution -

Good News! On Wednesday, March 19 the Hawaiian Nationals Resolution (House Resoulution 178) passed the first committee hearing unanimously. Even though one word is a little awkward, itʻs something we can live with because the rest of the resolutionʻs text comprise a solid declaration of the sovereign status of nationals and that of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

HR 178 (and its companion HCR 226) now go to the House Finance Committee for another hearing. Perhaps there, we can amend the resolution to the exact wording that would suit us best. But either way, should the legislature pass this resolution, it will have a dramatic effect on protecting Hawaiian Nationals from discrimination and cause the state to respect our Hawaiian Kingdom nationality as legitimate.

Diplomatic Progress -

At the UN in Geneva, Switzerland -


Two weeks ago, I was a panelist on two side events ("Self-Determination and Decolonization" and "Human Rights and Impunity") at the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council. It went very well and stimulated follow-up meetings and discussions about partnering with several other unrepresented nations seeking liberation from occupation and colonization.

While there, I also participated in challenging the US Periodic Report to the 110th Session of the Human Rights Committee. We continued to press the US delegation to account for how the Hawaiian Islands came to be a domestic "state" of the U.S. in 1959. Thatʻs always a tough one. We also continue to request various UN human rights bodies to look in to the matter.

At the UN in New York -

In New York, we had a significant breakthrough for our newly formed advocacy/mutual support group, the Decolonization Alliance.  The main purpose of the alliance is to encourage the UN General Assembly to pick up the pace in helping to liberate captive nations by actively pursuing reform and re-activation of the UN decolonization process. Those involved are nations pursuing independence, such as Hawaii, West Papua, Rapa Nui, Alaska, and original nations of Turtle Island, South America, Australia and so forth (the list is growing).  

We are gearing up for a launch of the alliance at an event in conjunction with a major UN conference in May.