Monday, December 17, 2018

SHOW YOUR ALOHA FOR MAUNA KEA 
THIS COMING FRIDAY

Sunday, December 16, 2018

PROTECTING HAWAI`IʻS FOOD CHAIN ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"


"Saving Hawai`iʻs Limu - A Visit With Wally Ito"

Weʻve all heard about the “good old days” when Hawai`iʻs reefs and shorelines were full of fish. To find out why fish have disappeared, we spent the day with Wally Ito who quickly showed us one very big reason - no more limu. According to Wally, because limu or seaweed is at the bottom of the food chain, to replenish the fish, replenish the fishʻs food - limu. Join us in our fascinating shoreline visit with Wally as he shows us how regrowing Hawai`iʻs limu is one big and important answer to keep Hawai`iʻs fragile food chain alive -
Watch It Here


MONDAY, December 17th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 54

MONDAY, December 17th At 4:00 PM & FRIDAY, December 21st At 3:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  

NEW! - Now More Na Leo O Hawai`i Air Dates -
TUESDAY, December 18th At 9:30 AM & SATURDAY, December 22nd At 11:30 AMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 54

TUESDAY, December 18th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY,December 20th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, December 22nd At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52


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Saturday, December 15, 2018

THEYʻRE COMING...

Friday, December 14, 2018

Thursday, December 13, 2018

CALL FOR UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I TO ABANDON TMT
























Young Progressives Demanding Action - December 6, 2018 

On December 5, 2018, a coalition of students, faculty members and community supporters held a press conference outside Hawaiʻi Hall, the Manoa Campus administrative building, to demand the school end all current and future contracts with the Thirty Meter Telescope corporation, and oppose new proposed rules governing who can and cannot access the sacred mountain—rules aimed at restricting the ability of protectors to physically block development of the massive telescope, but which would also have lasting negative impacts on cultural practitioners’ ability to exercise their constitutionally protected rights to engage in customary practices on the summit.

The board members of the Young Progressives Demanding Action voted overwhelmingly in November of 2018 to support the student and faculty-led coalition of protectors in their efforts to hold UH accountable to its purported mission as a “Hawaiian Place of Learning” by divesting from this project. The board authorized the creation of a letter of support addressed to the Board of Regents and President Lassner, which will be included in the packet of documents the protectors deliver to the administration along with their demands. Below is the letter in its entirety:

November 29, 2018

To: The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents & President David Lassner

YPDA Urges UH to Live Up to its Mission as a “Hawaiian Place of Learning”
Young Progressives Demanding Action (YPDA), a community advocacy organization founded by University of Hawaiʻi (UH), Chaminade and Hawaiʻi Pacific University students, represents more than 1,000 active and engaged community advocates and citizen activists living, attending school and working throughout Hawaiʻi. The majority of our members are under 30, and many are students or alumni within the University of Hawaiʻi system.

YPDA is a Registered Independent Organization with UH Mānoa and actively supports the University of Hawaiʻi’s supposed mission as a “Hawaiian place of learning.” UH toutes this claim on its website, saying that it strives “to become a model indigenous-serving institution.” However, we find this claim to be deeply problematic, in particular with regards to the administration’s and Board of Regents’ (BOR) stance regarding the proposed Thirty-Meter Telescope (TMT) on Mauna a Wākea.

We question what it means to be a “Hawaiian place of learning” when the wisdom, truth and beliefs of the university’s indigenous kumu and haumana, who have repeatedly condemned this project, are routinely belittled, ignored and deemed unworthy compared to the dominant Western, liberal philosophy that is so clearly prioritized over the very indigenous worldview that this institution claims to represent.

As members of the Millennial and Gen Z generation, we have been raised in a global and interconnected world; smaller than ever, and with more opportunities to express ourselves than ever. And yet this world seems more isolating and overloaded as well. We have come to understand that, while Western “Enlightenment” knowledge and systems such as the Scientific Method can be irreplaceable tools in solving the breadth of challenges we, as a species and as a global community, face, this knowledge system is far from the be-all and end-all. Indeed, it is susceptible to the same hubris that any other knowledge system is prone to produce, and perhaps more so due to its dominance within the Academy. Indigenous knowledge, based on an interconnectedness with and respect for place, natural resources, flora and fauna, and community—above material gain or intellectual prowess—has much to teach us all. But it can, perhaps, be especially enlightening to those who have dedicated their lives to the Western knowledge system and, while developing expertise, may have also narrowed the lens through which they see the world.

Indigenous knowledge produced the ahupuaʻa system, a technology that allowed almost a million people to thrive in these islands with plenty to go around and no serious adverse effects on the environment. Indigenous knowledge produced the best wayfinders the world has ever seen, still to this day; people capable of navigating the great expanse of the Pacific with nothing but the stars, the sun, the wind and the waves. Much has been made of this by TMT supporters who argue that, as a people with a heritage so rich in brilliant knowledge-seekers, Hawaiians should embrace the pursuit of knowledge inherent within the construction of an intersystem telescope, even if it means sacrificing a place of worship. In fact, Mauna a Wākea is the nexus of Hawaiian spirituality and the source of indigenous knowledge. This presumption--that Hawaiians should embrace the TMT because of their brilliant ancestors--misses the entire point that there are multiple, equally-valid forms and expressions of knowledge.

When indigenous scholars, activists, learners and practitioners repeatedly tell the University and the TMT Corporation that the telescope project, while representing Western knowledge systems, does not represent the indigenous one that their ancestors practiced and mastered, who are you to say to them that they are wrong? The arrogance of that supposition is something that our members will not sit by and observe. We will challenge that supposition because, at our core, we believe that all humans are worthy; that all humans deserve a voice and a seat at the table; and that humanity is always more important that progress, especially when that definition of “progress” is up for serious and valid contention.

We don’t have a problem with telescopes or Western science, and neither do the Kiaʻi who will continue to put their bodies in front of your construction equipment. We have a problem with the assumption that this Western knowledge base is somehow more important than the indigenous one espoused by your own indigenous faculty and students. We have a problem with the dismissal of their complaints and manaʻo and with the ignorance with which otherwise very intelligent, non-indigenous scholars have approached the situation. The frame through which you are viewing the situation is flawed. You will never understand the indigenous view point as long as you refuse to acknowledge that there are other, equally valid systems of knowledge and views of the world.

If you truly care about being a “Hawaiian place of learning,” you will acknowledge that, while the Academy and its Western knowledge system is important, it is far from the only valid view point. If the mission of this institution truly matters to you, you will listen to the clear and articulate expression of indigenous knowledge that your own faculty and students have already expressed, and will continue to express in whatever form they feel is necessary in the coming months and years, and you will cease construction of the TMT as long as Hawaiians, in their own land, oppose it. Anything short of this means failure in your mission “to become a model indigenous-serving institution,” and we will do our part to support the students and faculty that you forsake in pursuit of Western “knowledge.”

We therefore call upon you to:
1. Terminate any and all agreements for the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on the summit of Mauna a Wākea; and to
2. Reject the current draft of Chapter 20-26, Hawai‘i Administrative Rules, entitled "Public and Commercial Activities on Mauna Kea Lands."

Ku Kiaʻi Mauna

Will Caron
Co-Chair
On behalf of the Young Progressives Demanding Action board and members

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

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"HOW WOULD YOU GRADE OHA?"

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How Good A Job Did OHA Do Serving Its Beneficiaries?

Where Should They Improve?

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

HAWAIIAN KINGDOM IMPACT

Monday, December 10, 2018

NOTE TO HAWAI`I GOV. DAVID IGE
 

Sunday, December 09, 2018

SAVING HAWAI`IʻS MARINE LIFE ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"


"Saving Hawai`iʻs Limu - A Visit With Wally Ito"

Weʻve all heard about the “good old days” when Hawai`iʻs reefs and shorelines were full of fish. To find out why fish have disappeared, we spent the day with Wally Ito who quickly showed us one very big reason - no more limu. According to Wally, because limu or seaweed is at the bottom of the food chain, to replenish the fish, replenish the fishʻs food - limu. Join us in our fascinating shoreline visit with Wally as he shows us how regrowing Hawai`iʻs limu is one big and important answer to keep Hawai`iʻs fragile food chain alive -
Watch It Here


MONDAY, December 10th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 54

MONDAY, December 10th At 4:00 PM & FRIDAY, December 14th At 3:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  

NEW! - Now More Na Leo O Hawai`i Air Dates -
TUESDAY, December 11th At 9:30 AM & SATURDAY, December 15th At 11:30 AMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 54

TUESDAY, December 11th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY,December 13th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, December 15th At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52

SATURDAY, December 15th  At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53

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Saturday, December 08, 2018

KE AUPUNI UPDATE - DECEMBER 2018
By Leon Siu -  Hawaiian National

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.

• The Bolomet Effect...
Routh Bolomet's fight to save her land has not only exposed rampant corruption in the "real estate" industry in collusion with the "State of Hawaii" courts, but it's raised issues of international law. The memorandum issued by UN Independent Expert, Dr. Alfred deZayas confirmed what we have been saying for years: that the United States' presumption of sovereignty over the Hawaiian Islands is unlawful, and that Hawaii is, as Dr. deZayas put it, under a "strange form of occupation."

Dr. deZayas' memorandum  has precipitated several actions, like Councilwoman Jen Ruggles' query to the Hawaii County Council whether her service on the council constitutes a war crime for which she could be held criminally liable. The answer from the Hawaii County corporate counsel (attorney) was in essence, "just ignore it like we usually do"! This is not only inadequate, it is terribly irresponsible legal advice. Incredibly he's admitting that the county's standing policy is to just ignore international law!

Not only is Ms Ruggles' question still unanswered, the same question has now been asked by the Waianae Neighborhood Board of the Corporate Council of the City and County of Honolulu... and other neighborhood boards are contemplating asking too. It will be very interesting to watch the U.S. claim to the Hawaiian Islands unravel as the question wends its way up the ladder to the State Attorney General, then to the US Department of Justice, then the Department of State and... ??
---------
2018 Foreign Affairs Status Report
• The Mission & Basic Strategy
 


THE MISSION - 

The mission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hawaiian Kingdom is to promote the cause for the reinstatement of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the world community as a sovereign, independent country, to engage in friendly relations with other countries, and to restore and develop treaties for continued friendship and trade relations.

BASIC STRATEGY - 


The basic strategy includes: 1) gaining access to interact with organizations such as the United Nations; 2) opening dialogue with the United States for a peaceful resolution; 3) developing rapport with other sovereign nation-states; 4) raising international media and press awareness of our situation; 5) working with other peoples and nations seeking liberation; 6) gaining support of international non-governing organizations; 7) creating actions and opportunities to raise awareness in the international community.

Specific tasks include: 1) accessing and utilizing the United Nations mechanisms to expose the U.S.’ illegal presence and operations in the Hawaiian Islands and to call for an end to those illegal activities; 2) finding UN Member States to support our efforts at the UN; 3) reactivation of membership in the Universal Postal Union and other treaty bodies; 4) engage in gaining support from regional inter-governmental organizations such as Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), African Union (AU), Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Non-Alogned Movement (NAM), etc. 5) establishing diplomatic relations with other sovereign states and other nations; 6) reactivating relations with states that have treaties (since the 19th Century) with the Hawaiian Kingdom; and so forth.
 

Malama pono,
Leon Siu

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Mahalo nui loa!

Friday, December 07, 2018

HAS THE ILLEGAL US OCCUPATION OF HAWAI`I WORKED?
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Thursday, December 06, 2018

THE FIGHT HAS JUST BEGUN
 

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

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"WHERE DOES OHA HIDE ITʻS SECRETS?"

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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

JUSTICE FOR MAUNA KEA























By Anne Keala Kelly - Indian Country Today - Dec 3, 2018


Five weeks ago, the Hawaii State Supreme Court voted to validate permits for construction of the Thirty-Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea. Plaintiffs requested reconsideration of the decision, but were turned down by the court last Thursday. A nine year-long legal challenge appears to be over.

Hawaiians are, understandably, disappointed. And more than ever, we are questioning the efficacy of asking a system premised on stealing justice from us to give some of that justice back. How do we contend with the fact that we are conditioned to submit to settler-colonial laws while simultaneously attempting to protect sacred spaces when these matters are diametrically opposed? These aren’t easy things to mull. Neither is what to do about the court’s ruling. Because as the Indigenous People who hold that mauna sacred, no matter what that system says or does to us, we cannot allow them to put shovels in the ground.

Now, we are forced to consider other paths to protecting the mauna, alternatives for how to proceed. Anger and frustration about the state always ending up on the sunny side of the legal street it paved should be shed right now. In place of that we need the courage and will to exert political agency beyond the state, starting with the Kapu Aloha thing to do.

For everyone’s sake, we must kindly, directly urge Gordon Moore and the TMT Corp to take the telescope to Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands. Spain has established its own astronomy industry there, having long ago erased the Indigenous People of that place during their colonial heyday. No one will protest against it there. And it will still be powerful enough to reach back far enough in time to talk-story with God Almighty. They’ll just have the conversation in Español instead of English.

And if being polite doesn’t work, we move onto the next option, something our Maori cousins used recently to stop Brazil’s oil giant, Petrobras, from exploration off Aotearoa’s East Coast. It’s called “brand assault.” It involves, as the name implies, damaging corporate and industry brands.
Before going into what some of that might look like, it’s worth pointing out to Hawaii taxpayers that attempts to build the TMT will cost much more than the $1.4 billion we keep hearing. That project will bleed money, just like the Honolulu rail, only worse. The TMT Corp won’t be digging any ordinary hole in that mountain. Their hole will be, in astronomy’s vernacular, a black hole.

Why?

The most obvious expense will be a militarized police force sent to arrest hundreds, maybe thousands of Hawaiians spread out over many months, possibly years. Then there’s the cost to process and incarcerate a steady flow of Hawaiians who will make every inch of that project a miserable venture by blocking it physically, even if we have to do so at the pointy end of a gun.

Don’t expect the TMT’s funding entities to lose sleep over that expense, though, because it won’t be their money making that one-way trip into the aforementioned hole. The state will continue to invoice taxpayers for those costs, even while selling them a lie about how that money-sucking hole in the mauna is good for the economy. Truth is, many millions of taxpayer dollars have already been spent just to secure those permits to build.

But let’s get back to the practice of brand assault. There are a number of places where this fits nicely, but I’ll just focus on two, beginning with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. It will be the brand assault heard ‘round the world. Like the billionaire version of the Big Bang, or the cautionary tale of what happened when billionaire, Gordon Moore, wanted his own Mount Rushmore. But instead of the slave masters and Indian haters carved into the sacred Black Hills like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Gordon Moore’s Hawaiian hating version is the TMT carved into the sacred Mauna Kea.

For the duration, Hawaiians and our Indigenous allies will be at every conference and professional event anyone related to Gordon Moore’s foundation attends, preceded by multi-lingual press releases, internet blasts on social media, and more. We are already at the United Nations and every Indigenous Peoples and Environmental conference out there. Whenever we and our supporters across the globe speak to, and are interviewed about destruction of Indigenous world, colonization, and threats to the environment, the first thing we will do is call out Gordon Moore as the hypocrite he is. The mission statement of his foundation claims to foster “environmental conservation.” Apparently, Gordon Moore’s idea of what to do with a conservation district that contains a fresh water aquifer is to build a toxic telescope on top of it.

The second site of confrontation is the precious tourism industry. People wept over lost revenues from Tutu Pele’s recent work. And tour companies charging $200 and up for a ride to the summit whined when Hawaiians protested in 2015. Imagine if a few of us actually decided to intentionally damage the industry. How long would it take to end all tours to the summit? A full-blown brand assault on the “Aloha State” fantasy would cost millions, maybe even billions. And all we’d do is tell the truth about our experience, about what the state and the University of Hawaii and Gordon Moore and the TMT Corp are doing to the Hawaiian people’s most sacred site.

Then again, the state might assault its tourism brand for us, when countless images of Native Hawaiians being hauled off to jail dominate local, national, and international news.

No one wants to do any of what I’m describing, by the way. We’d much rather say “adios” and “vaya con dios” with choke amounts of aloha! And, yet, here I am, already going for it in this commentary. And I will Face Book, Tweet, email and text this as soon as it shows up online.

The state’s court kicked the Hawaiian case to the curb, but that only signifies an end to the state sanctioned approach. Now we must take the fight to them.

Monday, December 03, 2018

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Sunday, December 02, 2018

SAVING HAWAI`IʻS LIMU ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"


"Saving Hawai`iʻs Limu - A Visit With Wally Ito"

Weʻve all heard about the “good old days” when Hawai`iʻs reefs and shorelines were full of fish. To find out why fish have disappeared, we spent the day with Wally Ito who quickly showed us one very big reason - no more limu. According to Wally, because limu or seaweed is at the bottom of the food chain, to replenish the fish, replenish the fishʻs food - limu. Join us in our fascinating shoreline visit with Wally as he shows us how regrowing Hawai`iʻs limu is one big and important answer to keep Hawai`iʻs fragile food chain alive -
Watch It Here


MONDAY, December 3rd At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 54

MONDAY, December 3rd At 5:30 PM & FRIDAY, December 7th At 2:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  

NEW! - Now More Na Leo O Hawai`i Air Dates -
TUESDAY, December 4th At 11:00 AM & SATURDAY, December 8th At 8:30 AMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 54

TUESDAY, December 4th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY,December 6th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, December 8th At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52

FRIDAY, December 7th At 8:00 PM & SATURDAY, December 8th  At 5:30 PM O`ahu - `Olelo, Channel 53

Now you can become a fan of Voices Of Truth on Facebook by clicking Here and see behind the scenes photos of our shows and a whole lot more.  

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, December 01, 2018

LĀHUI RISING

Friday, November 30, 2018

DONʻT MISS IT THIS SUNDAY ON HAWAI`I ISLAND

Thursday, November 29, 2018

DONʻT MISS IT THIS SUNDAY IN HONOLULU

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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"WHOʻS CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE IN HAWAI`I?"

Today is La Ku`oko`a, Independence Day In Hawai`i.

On This Date In 1843, Two Big Countries Recognized The Hawaiian Kingdom.

But Can We Celebrate Hawai`iʻs Independence Today While Under A US Occupation?

Watch This To See Whoʻs Doing It & How, So Theyʻll Be Free In Hawai`i.
 


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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

WHAT IS LA KU`OKO`A - INDEPENDENCE DAY IN HAWAI`I?

 































In the Hawaiian Kingdom, November 28 was an official holiday called Lā Kū`oko`a, or Independence Day. This was the day in 1843 when England and France formally recognized Hawai`i's independence.

Faced with the problem of foreign encroachment of Hawaiian territory, His Majesty King Kamehameha III deemed it prudent and necessary to dispatch a Hawaiian delegation to the United States and then to Europe, with the power to negotiate treaties and to ultimately secure the recognition of Hawaiian Independence by the major powers of the world.

In accordance with this view, Timoteo Ha`alilio, William Richards and Sir George Simpson were commissioned as joint Ministers Plenipotentiary on April 8, 1842.

Sir George Simpson, shortly thereafter, left for England, via Alaska and Siberia, while Mr. Ha`alilio and Mr. Richards departed for the United States, via Mexico and the US on July 8, 1842.


The Hawaiian delegation, while in the United States of America, secured the assurance of US President Tyler on December 19, 1842 of its recognition of Hawaiian independence, and then proceeded to meet Sir George Simpson in Europe and secure formal recognition by Great Britain and France.

On March 17, 1843, King Louis-Phillipe of France recognized Hawaiian independence at the urging of King Leopold of Belgium, and on April 1, 1843, Lord Aberdeen on behalf of Her Britannic Majesty Queen Victoria, assured the Hawaiian delegation that:


"Her Majesty's Government was willing and had determined to recognize the independence of the Sandwich Islands under their present sovereign."

Formal Agreement of Recognition -

 
On November 28, 1843, at the Court of London, the British and French Governments entered into a formal agreement of the recognition of Hawaiian independence, with what is called the Anglo-Franco Proclamation.

To wit-


"Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the King of the French, taking into consideration the existence in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands) of a government capable of providing for the regularity of its relations with foreign nations, have thought it right to engage, reciprocally, to consider the Sandwich Islands as an Independent State, and never to take possession, neither directly or under the title of Protectorate, or under any other form, of any part of the territory of which they are composed.

The undersigned, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs, and the Ambassador Extraordinary of His Majesty the King of the French, at the Court of London, being furnished with the necessary powers, hereby declare, in consequence, that their said Majesties take reciprocally that engagement.

In witness whereof the undersigned have signed the present declaration, and have affixed thereto the seal of their arms.

Done in duplicate at London, the 28th day of November, in the year of our Lord, 1843.
[L.S.] Aberdeen [L.S.] St. Aulaire" 



National Holiday -
November 28 was thereafter established as an official national holiday of the Hawaiian Kingdom to celebrate Hawaii's independence.


International Stature -
As a result of this recognition, the Hawaiian Kingdom entered into treaties with the major nations of the world and established over ninety diplomatic legations and consulates in seaports and cities around the world.

The Fake Revolution -
Fifty years later, in 1893, an illegal intervention by the U.S. military resulted in a "fake revolution" against the legitimate Hawaiian government, and a puppet oligarchy set itself up with its main purpose of annexing Hawai`i to the United States.

After a failed armed attempt by Hawaiians to retake their Kingdom in 1895, the usurpers announced that Lā Kū`oko`a would no longer be celebrated, and the American holiday Thanksgiving Day would be the official national holiday instead.

Removing a holiday like Hawai`i Independence Day was a way to cover up and try to destroy the history and identity of the Hawaiian Kingdom and its people. 


At first Hawaiians protested and celebrated Lā Kū`oko`a anyway, telling the story of the national heroes who had traveled to Europe to secure Hawaii's recognition.

But over time, this history — knowledge of the holiday and how it was replaced — faded and was almost lost, until recently, when Hawaiian language scholars started translating Hawaiian language newspapers and rediscovered the story.


Tomorrowʻs celebration of Lā Kū`oko`a asserts that Hawai`i is still an independent nation, even under prolonged illegal occupation.

Monday, November 26, 2018

CELEBRATE LA KU`OKOʻA AT ULUPO HEIAU ON O`AHU THIS SATURDAY 
 

Sunday, November 25, 2018

SACRED STONES OF HAWAI`I ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"


"Ancient Stone Of Kaiaka - A Visit With Malia Evans"

When you first arrive at Kaiaka Bay, it looks like another beautiful beach park near O`ahuʻs north shore. But then you see it - the massive stone sitting elevated in the middle of everything. When we met up with Malia Evans, our first question was “what is that and how in the world did it get here?” Donʻt miss our amazing visit with Malia as she explains the ancient stones of Kaiaka and why this park was such a sacred and important place in ancient times of old Hawai`i -
Watch It Here


MONDAY, November 26th At 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 54

MONDAY, November 26th At 3:30 PM & FRIDAY, November 30th At 5:30 PMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53  

NEW! - Now More Na Leo O Hawai`i Air Dates -
TUESDAY, November 27th At 7:30 AM & SATURDAY, December 1st At 11:30 AMHawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 54

TUESDAY, November 27th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, November 29th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, December 1st At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52



Now you can become a fan of Voices Of Truth on Facebook by clicking Here and see behind the scenes photos of our shows and a whole lot more.  

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

ARE YOU READY FOR LA KU`OKO`A HAWAIIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY?

Friday, November 23, 2018

DONʻT MISS IT NEXT WEDNESDAY 
HONAUNAU ON HAWAI`I ISLAND
 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

WILL YOU DO THIS AROUND YOUR THANKSGIVING TABLE TODAY?

By Leon Siu -  Hawaiian National

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.

• Celebrating La Ku'oko'a – Independence Day
On November 28, 1843 (175 years ago) France and Great Britain formally recognized the Sandwich Islands (the Hawaiian Kingdom) as a sovereign, independent nation-state. King Kamehameha III declared the date a national holiday and La Ku'oko'a became the most celebrated holiday in the Kingdom for over 50 years!

That is, until 1895 when the Republic of Hawaii, the insurgency that displaced the Queen and the Hawaiian Kingdom, ordered the American Thanksgiving Day holiday to be celebrated instead of La Lu'oko'a. It so happened that year, the American Thanksgiving Day fell on November 28.

During the period of American domination, the Hawaiian Kingdom high holiday of La Ku'oko'a was overshadowed and lost to memory… until about 25 years ago when Kekuni Blaisdell and other patriots revived the observance of La Kuʻokoʻa and La Hoʻihoʻi Ea. Ever since, these holidays have been increasingly celebrated with events in several communities throughout our nation.

But let's see if we can turn this 175th anniversary into an opportunity to spread awareness of the significance of La Ku’oko'a where it really counts… our friends and families..

What if we each took a few minutes at our Thanksgiving dinners to share with our families and friends about the significance of Hawaii's Independence Day and to say how thankful we are that our country was recognized as a sovereign nation; a nation that is reawakening! In one day we would effectively reach thousands more of our 'ohana in the intimacy of our homes with the story of Hawaii's Independence Day…more than we would have at a big public rally. When we tell our country's story, we affirm the narrative; it becomes more personal; it becomes our story… and the awakening spreads.
 

Below is a flyer about La Ku'oko'a that you can print out and use to share with your 'ohana.

Let's bring back our holiday, La Ku'oko'a, by giving thanks for Ke Aupuni o Ko Hawai'i Pae ʻĀina. 





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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

KE AUPUNI UPDATE - LA KU`OKO`A 2018



















By Leon Siu -  Hawaiian National

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.

• Celebrating La Ku'oko'a – Independence Day
On November 28, 1843 (175 years ago) France and Great Britain formally recognized the Sandwich Islands (the Hawaiian Kingdom) as a sovereign, independent nation-state. King Kamehameha III declared the date a national holiday and La Ku'oko'a became the most celebrated holiday in the Kingdom for over 50 years!

That is, until 1895 when the Republic of Hawaii, the insurgency that displaced the Queen and the Hawaiian Kingdom, ordered the American Thanksgiving Day holiday to be celebrated instead of La Lu'oko'a. It so happened that year, the American Thanksgiving Day fell on November 28.

During the period of American domination, the Hawaiian Kingdom high holiday of La Ku'oko'a was overshadowed and lost to memory… until about 25 years ago when Kekuni Blaisdell and other patriots revived the observance of La Kuʻokoʻa and La Hoʻihoʻi Ea. Ever since, these holidays have been increasingly celebrated with events in several communities throughout our nation.

But let's see if we can turn this 175th anniversary into an opportunity to spread awareness of the significance of La Ku’oko'a where it really counts… our friends and families..

What if we each took a few minutes at our Thanksgiving dinners to share with our families and friends about the significance of Hawaii's Independence Day and to say how thankful we are that our country was recognized as a sovereign nation; a nation that is reawakening! In one day we would effectively reach thousands more of our 'ohana in the intimacy of our homes with the story of Hawaii's Independence Day…more than we would have at a big public rally. When we tell our country's story, we affirm the narrative; it becomes more personal; it becomes our story… and the awakening spreads.
 

Below is a flyer about La Ku'oko'a that you can print out and use to share with your 'ohana.

Let's bring back our holiday, La Ku'oko'a, by giving thanks for Ke Aupuni o Ko Hawai'i Pae ʻĀina.