U.S. DEPT OF INTERIOR TRYING TO FORCE HAWAIIANS INTO INDIAN TRIBE
Dept. Of Interior Move Would Mask Prolonged Illegal Occupation
(WASHINGTON, DC) - Hawaiians from Hawai`i and elsewhere are converging on Washington, DC this week to strongly protest and meet with key U.S. officials and decision makers. Why?
Hawaiians are alarmed because there are a series of meetings taking place this week in Washington, DC that focus on the possibility the U.S. Department Of Interior (DOI) is trying to turn Hawaiians into a U.S. Indian tribe.
The U.S. has a big problem that it apparently thinks can be solved by putting Hawaiians into a concocted Indian tribe.
“This is a desperate attempt to tie up loose ends from the illegal takeover of Hawai`i 118 years ago,” remarked Hawaiian Kingdom Foreign Minister Leon Siu.
“The U.S. doesn’t actually have legal title to lands in Hawai`i, so the U.S. thinks it can solve this problem by tricking the Hawaiian people into signing over their claim by identifying themselves as indigenous to the United States.
“Before too many Hawaiians find out about it and claim lands that are rightfully theirs, the U.S. is trying to get Hawaiians to pool their land interests into a tribal nation that the U.S. can “recognize” as a nation within a nation - a subservient Hawaiian nation within a superior U.S. nation, and therefore regain control.
“And thatʻs why weʻre here in Washington, Dc this week to say ʻNo!ʻ to this slight of hand.”
The U.S. takeover of the Hawaiian Islands in 1898 was an unlawful act which the U.S. has since officially admitted and apologized for. (See U.S. law 103-150 signed by President Bill Clinton.)
Jurisdiction and title to lands of the Hawaiian Kingdom were never lawfully conveyed to the U.S.
The U.S. simply used its bully power at the close of the nineteenth century to assume “ownership” of Hawaiian lands, ignoring the rightful claims of the Hawaiian Kingdom and the Hawaiian people.
Despite a century of propaganda and indoctrination the people have awakened to the fact that the U.S. and its puppet government, the fake State of Hawai`i not only have no jurisdiction, they own no land.