Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"HAWAI`I - A VOICE FOR SOVEREIGNTY" TO SCREEN FRIDAY IN NANAKULI, O`AHU






















WINNER - Seven Major Film Awards

WHERE
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                   89-101 Farrington Hwy., Nanakuli, O`ahu
 
WHEN - Friday, July 25th - 5:00 PM  


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Monday, July 21, 2014

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

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"Internet Implorer - A Visit With Tane

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

OHAʻS DOI TESTIMONY IN SUPPORT OF FEDERAL RECOGNITION



















...As fiduciary of the Native Hawaiian trust, OHA’s Board of Trustees has determined that the reestablishment of a government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Native Hawaiian community is the most viable action that could be taken to protect and expand existing trust assets, federal programmatic funding, federal consultation rights and other self-determination rights under federal law.


Moreover, as a matter of justice and equity, this opportunity should be available for the Native Hawaiian community to pursue. We should not be denied the basic self-governance rights afforded all other major indigenous groups in the nation. We have suffered through colonization and the dispossession of our lands, resources and culture, and the hearts of our people continue to be burdened by these historic injustices, as recent oral testimony made clear. Our community cannot heal until the federal government shows meaningful respect for our dignity by engaging us as a sovereign Native nation under federal law. The issue of further reconciliation through international redress is a separate question for a different forum that will not, as a legal matter, be affected by Native Hawaiians’ status under federal law.


Therefore, OHA STRONGLY SUPPORTS the accelerated promulgation of a federal rule, or the taking of other federal action, such as a Secretarial or Assistant Secretarial Order, that would reestablish a government-to-government relationship with the official Native Hawaiian government formed by the qualified Native Hawaiians on the certified base roll, upon that Native Hawaiian government’s affirmative request for such a relationship....

See OHAʻS Entire Testimony HERE - 


Friday, July 18, 2014

MANA - MOVEMENT FOR ALOHA NO KA `AINA ON OHA & FEDERAL RECOGNITION
 
July 16, 2014

Between June 23 and July 8, the US Department of Interior held 15 hearings in Hawai`i seeking input from Kanaka Maoli on a possible a rule change in federal law that would allow for a government to government relationship with Native Hawaiians. Throughout these packed hearings we witnessed an outpouring of love and patriotism as testimony after testimony rejecting the proposed rule change, rejecting federal recognition and re-affirming over and over that the Kingdom of Hawai`i still exists as a subject of international law. And it is through international law that we expect to move forward to restore justice to our people, lands and government. The passion, love and knowledge expressed at these hearings was awe inspiring and have launched a new era of unified dedication to justice amongst our people.

We call on the Department of Interior and the Obama administration to move forward under the principles of democracy, heed the voice of the people of Hawaii and cease any further support for US federal recognition of Native Hawaiians, despite what efforts particular individuals who claim to represent our people may say or pushing to the contrary.

The Department of Interior called for hearings in Hawai`i after a number of back door meetings with representatives from OHA and a few other politicians who were in Washington pushing for federal recognition in violation of their own commitment to the Hawaiian people to facilitate a neutral process toward self-governance. OHA tried to be sneaky but unfortunately for them, what they sparked was a unified, democratic Hawaiian voice who gave a resounding no, no, no, to federal recognition.

After weeks of oral and written testimony in nearly unanimous opposition to federal recognition the only moral action for OHA to take is to abandon Act 195, the Kana`iolowalu roll and the pursuit of a governing entity as a 'governing entity' is only relevant to federal or state recognition. But we have learned that OHA is indeed proceeding with the status quo, proving that they do not represent the concerns and hopes of the Hawaiian community. The question then remains, who is OHA working for? Who do they represent? Why have they turned a deaf ear to the many voices of the people? Why have they abandoned their own publicly announced commitment to an open and neutral process, their own commitment to be “hands off”.

OHA might state they are obliged to the 125,000 on the Native Hawaiian roll, also known as Kana`iolowalu. We would remind OHA that they are obliged to all beneficiaries, 3/4 of whom chose not to sign up for the roll. We must also emphasize that 3/4 of the so called 125,000 names on the roll did not chose to be on the roll but rather were hijacked by Kana`iolowalu from other Native Hawaiian databases. In addition, many have found the names of deceased relatives who passed away before the roll was ever created and who the roll commission will not allow living loved ones to disenroll, this being one of the most egregious and deceptive flaws of the roll.

OHA cannot move forward with the corrupted and offensive native hawaiian roll and cannot move toward a so called governing entity. Doing so without any mandate or consent of the people is unprincipled and undemocratic. And it promotes division and disunity among our people and will only result in calls for escalated resistance, disengagement and direct action. MANA calls for a process of fair and open dialogue where every voice is heard and all opportunities for education is encouraged and where open, free dialogue and debate is required. We have full faith in our community to truly speak for themselves in a clear, educated and unified voice. OHA disregard for such demonstrates their own fear of the wishes and concerns of an educated lahui.

In closing, we want to acknowledge and thank everyone in the community who came out to speak at the Department of Interior hearings, no matter what side of the issue you took. under international law. Today we stand here as MANA, movement for aloha no ka `aina. Our message to the lahui is to remain steadfast! Heed the call of the Queen and onipa`a! We call on the lāhui to organize your families, your neighborhoods and your mokus. To hold your own public dialogues and educational forums. Continue to have full faith in yourselves, and in your communities and in the lāhui. We will continue to speak for ourselves in a clear, educated and unified voice. We know who we are. We are kanaka maoli, we are Hawaiian nationals. We are not Americans! The US has no legal authority over our nation and we will continue to challenge them to prove otherwise.

But we challenge OHA to have the same faith in our community.

We challenge OHA to put resources toward education that will bring to light the full range of options for the restoration of our government and assets that are available to us under international law. Stop campaigning and start educating!

And we challenge OHA to a public debate with other members of the community over our pathway forward.

E ola ka `aina, e ola Papahanaumoku, e ola Mauna Kea, e ola Moananuiakea, e ola na kupuna, e ola ka lahui Hawai`i, e ola ke aupuni Hawai`i. E ola! Aloha `Aina.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

NOW ALL HAWAI`I KNOWS ITʻS "NO!"
Honolulu Star-Advertiser Sunday, July 13, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

OHAʻS SECRET ILLEGAL ACTS















Please forward this to all Hawaiians and our supporters.

We wish to bring to your attention blatantly illegal acts and outright sabotage by the majority of trustees at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Highly reliable sources have independently confirmed the following -

An agenda for a July 8th executive board meeting was posted on the OHA website and then removed shortly thereafter prior to the 8th. As a result, the public was largely unaware of this meeting.

The agenda for the meeting mentioned consulting with OHA attorneys to obtain legal advice regarding nation building. (In fact those attending to give them advice were John Waihe`e, Sr., Robert Klein and Norma Wong, all strong federal recognition proponents.)

Since the trustees were told ahead of time there would be no voting at the meeting, trustees Hulu Lindsey, Dan Ahuna and Bob Lindsay went to other meetings they were scheduled to attend. Their aides attended the meeting in order to appraise their trustee of what took place.

Before the meeting started the six present OHA trustees, Colette Machado, Haunani Apoliona, Peter Apo, Oz Stender, John Waihe`e, Jr. and Rowena Akana voted to amend the agenda.

They voted unanimously to do three things -

Proceed with Kana`iolowalu
Hold a Native Hawaiian AHA in six months
Close the Kana`iolowalu roll so no one can remove their name


In Light Of This We Strongly Urge You To Contact These Six Trustees & Let Them Know The Following -

Their acts not only violated Hawai`i fake state sunshine laws, but are acts of treachery against the Hawaiian Kingdom.

They have completely ignored the voice of the people at the just concluded DOI hearings.

You consider them to be, in Colette Machadoʻs own words, “American politicians” who are faces of the occupation and are in collusion with the US oppressor to maintain the belligerent and illegal US occupation at all costs.

You will hold them accountable and make them pay.

You will no longer be silent but will work tirelessly for their defeat when their OHA seats come up for re-election.

Hereʻs where to let them know how you feel -

Collette Machado  - colettem@oha.org
Peter Apo - petera@oha.org
John Waihe`e Jr. - johnw@oha.org
Rowena Akana - rowenaa@oha.org
Haunani Apoliona - haunania@oha.org
Oswald Stender - oswalds@oha.org

Also copy or cc these to keep them in the loop -

CEO Kamana'o Crabbe - kamanaoc@oha.org
Hulu Lindsay - kahulu@maui.net
Dan Ahuna - dana@oha.org
Bob Lindsay - bobl@oha.org

OHA Headquarters - (808) 594-1888


After the heartfelt and courageous outpouring of resistance on each island during the DOI hearings, “business as usual” at OHA can no longer be tolerated.

It is time to put a stop once and for all to OHAʻs illegal acts and the trustees belief they can act with impunity against the Hawaiian Kingdom and each and every one of you.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

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"Makama Makua - A Visit With Fred Dodge, MD 

The first time Fred Dodge saw Makua Valley it was love at first sight. But the idyllic image of a beautiful ancient valley where Hawaiians had lived for thousands of years was shattered when he discovered the US Army had been using it for bombing and military training missions. Thatʻs when Fred along with others founded Malama Makua, dedicated to returning Makua Valley to itʻs original state. Join us in our visit with Fred and youʻll not only see the valleyʻs breathtaking beauty but also why Fred is so dedicated to saving Makua for generations to come  - Watch It Here

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"Internet Implorer - A Visit With Tane" 

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

HOW DOES THE US OCCUPATION MAINTAIN ITS HOLD ON POWER IN HAWAI`I? 

From The Honolulu Advertiser - August 15, 1999

If the people who in fact run Hawai`i today, the oligarchy, want to maintain a hold on power, if they want to make sure that their power is not in danger from the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement, and if they want to insure that those people of Hawaiian ancestry who have historically been exploited by society remain unable to obtain any true redress, redress that might threaten the power and wealth of the current elite, there are four things they must do -

Keep them talking
Keep them litigating
Buy off the leadership
Divide and Conquer

Keep them talking - means encourage a continuous series of ballots, consultations, and meetings (the more complex, frequent, drawn out and inconclusive, the better) and any other event which can give public emphasis to factionalism in the name of ending factionalism - and be sure to woo the participation of as many competing leaders as possible.

Keep them litigating - means keep the Hawaiians fighting on familiar turf, where the elite already owns most of the weapons. Lawsuits are costly, slow and opaque. 

The powers that be have more money and lawyers than the opposition. They write the laws and they name the judges. So discourage political action and encourage recourse to the courts, preferably to the state courts, which can tie things up for very long periods of time, even before embarking on the endless delays of federal appeal.

Buy off the leadership - does simply mean give them money, which could be seen as crude. Obviously it means hold out to various individuals or to the leaders of contending constituencies the vague promise of future power and position inside some sovereign entity that is eventually supposed to come about. 

Another way of saying it is "Don't worry, if you can manage to stir up your supporters to keep on vying for leadership you will be rewarded some day with real power and money."

Divide and conquer - All of the above.

Friday, July 11, 2014

NO JUSTICE ON STOLEN LAND

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - July 9, 2014

KAHULUI - Dozens of Maui residents Tuesday night echoed the staunch opposition heard around the islands against possible federal recognition as US interior officials held their 15th and final meeting exploring the possibility of re-establishing a government-to-government relationship with Native Hawaiians.

"This time is yours. We are here to listen to you, and we are grateful for you allowing us in your communities,"said Rhea Suh, assistant secretary of interior for policy, management and budget.

Many of those who spoke before a standing-room-only crowd at Pomai­kai Elementary School expressed gratitude that the federal meetings have helped unite the Hawaiian community toward a common cause.

"Just you folks coming here, something good has happened. Around the islands we have never gathered like this. Never. My only hope is that when we leave tonight, we do not stop, we keep this canoe going," said Kaui Kahai­alii. "Look, Maui, look around you. … This is awesome to see all the kanaka in the room with one voice."

"E pa`a oukou (We need to), stay strong," Sydney Iaukea told the audience. "Look, Maui, this is amazing!"

Some 158 people had signed up to speak ahead of the meeting, but only about 80 people were able to voice their opinions before the three-hour meeting adjourned promptly at 9 pm to boos and complaints.

During the meeting, many shared the same arguments heard over the past two weeks, including that Hawaii remains a sovereign nation, that the US is illegally occupying Hawai`i and has no jurisdiction here and that any future Hawaiian nation doesn't need or want America's help to reorganize.

Wearing a Hawaiian flag draped over his shoulder, Jonathan Davis said "the people of Hawai`i are indigenous to Hawai`i, not indigenous to America."

People held signs that read,"We did not concede to this illegal deed" and "There could never really be justice on stolen land."

"You have no business being here because we are not American," Lesley Iau­kea told the federal panel. "We will always show resistance to your occupation. The question today is not what the (Department of Interior) can do for us, but what can we do for ourselves."

Clare Apana said her kupuna, or ancestors, "have been waiting for hundreds of years for us to come back and bring back the life to this land, and this is not the way to do it because this is not the correct process."

"You have to go back to the beginning, correct the wrong and recognize that you are in a country unauthorized and occupying it, and go from there," she said.

Kaliko Lewis sang her testimony while strumming an ukulele: "The questions for me you have laid, a simple answer to them: A`ole (No). We are the best and the brightest, and we will reach for the highest. And we will never stand down, 'cause we are the best and the brightest."

Thursday, July 10, 2014

MAUI TO US OFFICIALS - "AMERICA, ITʻS TIME TO FREE HAWAI`I"

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - July 7, 2014

LAHAINA - All but one of the more than 100 people who spoke before a federal panel Monday night rejected the idea of possible federal recognition of a future Native Hawaiian government, arguing the U.S. has no jurisdiction over Hawai`i.
 

US Department of the Interior officials held the 14th of 15 public meetings statewide at Kame­ha­meha III Elementary on Maui. 

The group is posing questions about whether the department should initiate a rule-making process that could set the framework for re-establishing a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community.

"We recognize that our presence here may be insulting to some of you," said Rhea Suh, interior assistant secretary for policy, management and budget. "We're asking you to consider an option, an option that does not exist for you right now. … It really boils down to that simple question: Do you want that option?"


As at other meetings around the state, West Maui residents overwhelmingly replied, "No."


"Hawaiians are not an Indian tribe,"said Dennis O'Shea. "We're a sovereign kingdom."


He called the process just another attempt to get the Akaka Bill passed.
 

Keeaumoku Kapu added, "When you go home to Washington, you tell those people up there that we want to be left alone to make our own decisions as kanaka. … This is our decision, this is our choice. We don't need people coming over here and trying to tell us this is the road we need to choose."
 

Many said the federal government should leave the organization of a Native Hawaiian government up to Hawaiians. Others expressed frustration that the U.S. has continued to occupy the islands since the 1893 overthrow.
 

"The past 200 years, what you guys did for us?" asked Kalei Kau­hane. "What did America do to Hawaii? Kill our people, rape our land, steal our water and lie to the world. … That's all you guys did for us. You guys never do nothing positive for us. Nothing."
 

Several residents said it's unthinkable that the US is proposing a possible government-to-government relationship with Hawaiians.
 

"America, it's time to free Hawai`i. It's been enough already," said John Kini­maka. "According to international law, the only remedy to crimes of this magnitude is restitution and restoration. Time to pay up."
 

Several West Maui residents said they were offended that the federal government didn't consult Hawaiians before launching its listening tour.
 

"Unless you come to the table and start from the very beginning, that's all you're going to get: No, no, no," Ezekiel Kalua said.
 

The gathering ended with the crowd joining hands and singing "Hawaii Pono`i" and "Hawaii Aloha...."


Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

MAUI SAYS "NO!" TO FEDERAL RECOGNITION























Honolulu Star-Advertiser - July 6, 2014

HANA, Maui - Testimony often turned confrontational Saturday as East Maui residents voiced strong opposition to the possibility of federal recognition for Native Hawaiians at the first of three US Department of the Interior meetings scheduled on the Valley Isle.

Many of the roughly 100 people who signed up to speak during the hearing at Hana High and Elementary School said they still feel wronged by the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom and demanded the United States deoccupy the islands rather than attempt to facilitate re-establishing a government-to-government relationship with Native Hawaiians.

Several people identified themselves as Hawaiian subjects, saying they are not American citizens. Others said they were motivated to speak on behalf of ancestors who had signed the 1897 petition against annexation.

Russell Kahookele, who identified himself as an elected representative of the lawful Hawaiian government, offered federal officials plumeria lei before taking them to task for what he called a host of injustices.

"Now that I got the aloha part out (of the way)," he said, "I object to this hearing. … You guys asking us if we should take the first step after 100 years and then some, now you like take the first step to do what? Recognize us as Indians?

"You guys represent the government that wen' apologize to us for the illegal actions. Now you going come and ask us if we still like your help? For what? More illegal activities? No!" he shouted.

As others spoke, audience members shouted in support:"Ku‘e!" (resist or protest) and "Hewa!" (mistake or crime). A few kupuna chanted forcefully in Hawaiian.

Amid signs that read "Deoccupy Hawai`i" and "Seized not Ceded," people argued that the U.S. has no authority or jurisdiction over Hawai`i.

"United States stole it in 1893 and didn't give it back," said David Kaeo Prais. "Just give it back. Plain and simple: Stop being criminals."

Sol Church added, "What you are doing here today is called potential racketeering. It is a war crime. The people who caused the problem are coming up with a fake solution. For the U.S. to facilitate anything is illegal."

Monday, July 07, 2014

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"Makama Makua - A Visit With Fred Dodge, MD 

The first time Fred Dodge saw Makua Valley it was love at first sight. But the idyllic image of a beautiful ancient valley where Hawaiians had lived for thousands of years was shattered when he discovered the US Army had been using it for bombing and military training missions. Thatʻs when Fred along with others founded Malama Makua, dedicated to returning Makua Valley to itʻs original state. Join us in our visit with Fred and youʻll not only see the valleyʻs breathtaking beauty but also why Fred is so dedicated to saving Makua for generations to come  - Watch It Here

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Saturday, July 05, 2014

HAWAI`I ISLAND SAYS "NO!" TO FEDERAL RECOGNITION

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - July 4, 2014

KAILUA-KONA » Hawaiians on Hawai`i island sent federal officials off to Maui with the same message they've heard for the last 10 days - Let Native Hawaiians determine their own fate.

"Our queen said no to your annexation," Robert Freitas Jr. told the panel Thursday night at Kealakehe High School. "Our kupuna have said no and we are saying no. So what part of 'no' do you not understand? ... Are you deaf? Don't you understand English? ... After 120 years of illegal occupation, it's time for you, the United States of America, to de-occupy our islands. ... Go back to the rock you crawled out from."

U.S. officials spent the last two days in Hilo, Waimea and Kailua-Kona listening to more than 400 speakers denounce a proposal to have the Department of the Interior begin a process that could lead to a government-to-government relationship with a future Native Hawaiian government.

Rather than discuss the details of such an idea, Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian speakers at the three sessions used the opportunity instead to excoriate the federal government's ongoing presence in the islands following the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy and to chronicle the subsequent 121 years of injustices and indignities in the islands for Hawaiians.

The tone for Thursday night's session was set when the first speaker, 77-year-old Hannah Wahinemaikai o Kaahumanukeliiulawioleokalama Reeves, told the panel of representatives from the US departments of Justice and the Interior that she will be watching their actions.

"I want our people to be free," she said. "I want America to respect us. I want America to let us be free like human beings. ... We are fighting for our people, for thousands of people."

Thursday was a long day for the federal officials. In the morning, facilitator Dawn Chang told the overflow crowd at the Waimea Community Center that the series of three-hour sessions have left her "filled with an extreme heavy heart," adding, "I feel your pain. It affects all of us. We know we cannot take it away from you."

Rhea Suh, assistant secretary of the interior for policy, management and budget, has presided over similar hearings on the mainland involving American Indians.

But she called the Hawai`i sessions "some of the most professionally intense meetings that we've ever been a part of," adding, "Many of you may not want to see us here, and I respect that."

Still, she reminded the speakers, "Your voices are being heard."

Ski Kwiatkowski of Kohala was among the many who was offended that federal officials plan to discuss the Hawai`i proposal with Indian tribes from Connecticut to Washington between July 29 and Aug. 7.

"We are Hawaiians, not a tribe," Kwiatkowski yelled at the panel in Waimea. "We are a people."

Kwiatkowski, who served two tours in Vietnam, where he was awarded two Purple Hearts, told the panel, "I bled for this country but I'm Hawaiian first. ... It's about our lands, our sovereignty."

Laura Lahilahi DeSoto McCollough of Waimea wept as she remembered the discrimination she faced growing up on the Leeward coast of Oahu.

As a student at Makaha Elementary School, DeSoto McCollough told the panel that she was "paddled by the teacher for speaking Hawaiian."

"We're losing our lands now. We hardly got any," she said. "Give us back what belongs to us -- and that's Hawai`i. You guys gotta give us back our lives."

Friday, July 04, 2014

KAUA`I SAYS "NO!" TO US FEDERAL RECOGNITION














Honolulu Star-Advertiser - July 1, 2014

WAIMEA, KAUA`I - Supporters of an independent Native Hawaiian nation were out in force Monday night to reject the possibility of federal recognition of a native government in the first of two meetings on the Garden Isle.

Nearly 200 people filled the Wai­mea High School cafeteria after the meeting was relocated from the smaller Wai­mea Neighborhood Center to accommodate a larger crowd.

The US Department of the Interior hearing featured deep emotions, anger, yelling, cheering and booing as speaker after speaker lashed out at the United States and reached into history to support the Native Hawaiian kingdom, which was overthrown in 1893.

Kekani Pa blasted those who would propose such a concept, saying federal recognition is merely a deceptive way to deny Hawaiian rights and continue American "lies, deceptions, death and fraud."

"I tell you, if you give them federal recognition, they're going to take your land," Pa said angrily. "It's about your land and your money."

Kelanikumai Hanohano told the federal officials to take this message back to America: "Our nationality is Hawaiian. Hawaiians are not a race. We are not a tribe. We are not indigenous Americans. We are Hawaiian."

Gerald Markel of Kilauea said, "We don't need the help of the secretary of the United States. He should be helping out Americans and don't worry about us. We can take care of ourselves."

The federal government has not negotiated in good faith with the citizens of the Hawaiian kingdom, Randy Wichman said.

"It's not about being Native American. It's not about race. It's about the obliteration of (Native Hawaiian) citizenship," Wichman said.

Rozlyn Reiner of Kekaha, a 36-year Hawaii resident who said she is not a Native Hawaiian, said she is nevertheless an ardent supporter of Hawaiian independence. She said the existence of the Hawaiian kingdom is undisputed.

"The attempt to establish a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community is interfering with the internal and domestic affairs of the Hawaiian kingdom and violates international laws, the laws of occupation, US constitutional laws and the laws of the Hawaiian kingdom," she declared....


Thursday, July 03, 2014

WANT THE PROOF? HERE IT IS!

Please forward this to every Hawaiian and our supporters.

In December, 2012 we made you aware of a leaked email detailing plans of Robin Danner and the CNHA as well as Kamaki Kanahele and the SCHAA to achieve US tribal federal recognition status for SCHAA homesteaders through the US Department of Interior as well as a hoped for executive order from the White House.

At the time those named in this leaked email vehemently denied the contents. They maintained the information contained in it was false.

And yet now, almost two years later, itʻs exactly what theyʻre attempting to do.

Here is the leaked email from 2012. The “Senator” referred to in the last paragraph is of course the late Dan Inouye.
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Aloha SCHHA Homesteaders,

This is a short update on our strategy for federal recognition of the SCHHA and the recent meetings the Roll Commissioners have held with OHA Trustees and the Hawaiian Civic Clubs.

Years ago, with Robin & CNHA’s help we created a plan for federal recognition under the US Interior process. At that time we changed our name from the Statewide Council of Hawaiian Homes Association to the Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homelands Assembly. Following this name change, Robin submitted to the US Department of Interior an application for Federal Recognition as an Indian Nation. Interior could not process our application because Hawaiians were not Indians.

Now that the Akaka Bill has been amended to say that Hawaiians are Indians, we can take the next step, getting Interior to move on our application. Although the Akaka Bill cannot move in Congress because the House is controlled by Republicans, we can go to Obama to have him issue an Executive ORDER to Interior directing them to move our application. According to Jade, the White House Indian staffers, including Kimberly Teehee have been supportive ever since Obama took office.

The Hawaiian Civic Clubs have approved the Hawaiian/Indian change in the Akaka Bill, and the Roll Commission has hired Aulani Apoliona and Soulee to facilitate with lobbying, we know that the White House will support our initiative. Inouye & Mazie will be assisting on the White House side as well. OHA Trustees have approved the approach and already voted weeks ago to give the Roll Commission about 2 million more dollars. The Kau Inoa registration has been turned over to the Roll Commission and they will send out letters to every Kau Inoa registrant to get their approval for the Roll Commission to use their data for the Roll Commission effort.

We should all be thankful to our sisters Robin, Jade and Mahealani. Jade has done an incredible job in getting Interior on our side, but the feds were happy to assist once they understood we do not need money or land from the USA, only help to move this along.

As SCHHA members we have DHHL land and we can get the funds in OHA set aide for our new nation. This is also a good way for our Hawaiians as well, no need to join one nation, the SCHHA Nation will be “recognized” first and any other Sovereign group can also apply. There are many Indian Nations and there can be many Hawaiian Nations too.

As Senator says, there are many ways to skin a cat. Please share this only with SCHHA members, do not distribute to others including Civic Clubs.We do not have to go to the Congress. There are other ways to get Federal Recognition, including the Indian administrative process. You can find it by googleing 25 CFR Part 83.