Friday, May 17, 2024

FREE HAWAI`I NEWS SHORT

WHAT BONDS US TOGETHER AS A NATION & PEOPLE? 

Want More? Watch The Full Episode Here - FreeHawaiiNews.com

Thursday, May 16, 2024

HELP PROTECT OCEANIA



Wednesday, May 15, 2024

FREE HAWAI`I TV
THE FREE HAWAI`I BROADCASTING NETWORK

 

"VICTORY ON MAUI - WHOʻS NEXT?"

 

Addressing Hawai`iʻs Residents Needs First.

Thatʻs Good News For Those Who Need Long-Term Housing.

How Did This Finally Begin To Happen?

Watch This To Find Out & What Happens Next.
 

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

 PUTTING HAWAI`I RESIDENTS FIRST


 

Monday, May 13, 2024

KE AUPUNI UPDATE - MAY 2024


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Empty Apologies…

On January 17, 1993, coinciding with the solemn observance of the 100th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the United Church of Christ (UCC) formally apologized for the role that its leaders played in the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893. The apology was publicly announced and presented by representatives of the national leadership of the UCC.

That apology prompted the Hawaii delegation to the US Congress to convince their colleagues to pass a Joint Resolution of Congress that was signed into law as US Public Law 103-150 by US President William Jefferson Clinton on November 23, 1993. By this public law the US also apologized for its involvement in the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893.

What has become of these high profile public apologies?  The UMC Apology was followed a year later with pledges of millions in money and property as compensation from the UCC to the Hawaiian people for the wrongful act.

The US Apology pledged to initiate reconciliation between the US and the native Hawaiians who suffered the consequences of the wrongful taking of their nation.

In the 31 years since the issuance of these apologies, there has been no measurable or noticeable movement toward reconciliation. In fact conditions have grown worse. The US and the UCC have demonstrated by their inaction not only lack of follow-through but no intention of ever correcting the wrongs they admitted they committed.

Years ago, a friend said to me, “The trouble with people today is they think… if we say it; we have done it!” This is so true. Apologies today mean nothing as people do not seem to think they need to do anything to repair a wrong or offense. No acts of repentance, no making things pono. Just say sorry, then move on.

In April, a resolution was adopted by the General conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC) apologizing for the role its pastors and churches of that denomination played in the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893 and after. Announcement of this recent apology by the UMC is pending. The resolution calls for “Acts of Repentance.” Will this prove to be sincere? Or will it go the way of the UCC’s “compensation” and the US’ “reconciliation”?

Hopefully, this will not be another empty apology that makes no difference except to give self-serving offenders a platform to absolve themselves of their own guilt and move on.

Insincere apologies are not only empty words. When issued with no effort to repair the wrong, they are insulting and more offensive to those to whom the apologies are addressed… and to all fair minded people in this world.
 

“Love of country is deep-seated in the breast of every Hawaiian, whatever his station.” — Queen Liliʻuokalani
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Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono. The sovereignty of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.

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For the latest news and developments about our progress at the United Nations in both New York and Geneva, tune in to Free Hawaii News at 
6 PM the first Friday of each month on ʻŌlelo Television, Channel 53.

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"And remember, for the latest updates and information about the Hawaiian Kingdom check out the twice-a-month Ke Aupuni Updates published online on Facebook and other social media."

PLEASE KŌKUA…
Your kōkua, large or small, is vital to this effort...
To contribute, go to:
 

• GoFundMe – CAMPAIGN TO FREE HAWAII

• PayPal – use account email: info@HawaiianKingdom.net

• Other – To contribute in other ways (airline miles, travel vouchers, volunteer services, etc...) email us at: info@HawaiianKingdom.net

All proceeds are used to help the cause. MAHALO!

Malama Pono,


Leon Siu

Hawaiian National

Sunday, May 12, 2024

ANCIENT HAWAIIAN MARTIAL ARTS ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

"The Art Of Lua - A Visit With Ramsay Taum

While lua has been around for centuries, few have heard about this Hawaiian martial art or even seen it. Practiced only by high chiefs and bodyguards of ali’i in ancient times, it remained hidden until recently. We met with lua master Ramsay Taum to explain to us why itʻs known as the art of breaking bones. Donʻt miss our amazing visit with Ramsay as he not only dispels the rumors surrounding it, but reveals why lua has been one of Hawai`iʻs best kept secrets - Watch It Here

 

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.
 
Voices Of Truth airs throughout Hawai`i on all islands and reaches over 24 million households across the US and throughout the world. Check your local cable TV listings.

For news and issues that affect you, watch Free Hawai`i TV. 

And for news from a kanaka point of view, watch Free Hawaii News.

All a part of the Free Hawai`i Broadcasting Network.


Please share our Free Hawai`i Broadcasting Network videos with friends and colleagues. That's how we grow. Mahalo.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

ITʻS EVERYWHERE



Friday, May 10, 2024

 FREE HAWAI`I NEWS SHORT

WHY CANʻT TOURISM JUST BE FIXED?
Want More? Watch The Full Episode Here - FreeHawaiiNews.com

Thursday, May 09, 2024

NIGHT TIME TRUTH



Wednesday, May 08, 2024

FREE HAWAI`I TV
THE FREE HAWAI`I BROADCASTING NETWORK

 

"DID HAWAI`IʻS QUEEN SURRENDER TO THE US?"

 

A Lot Of People Say She Did - But Theyʻre Wrong.

She Did Something Thatʻs The Opposite Of Surrendering.

So What Did She Actually Do?

Watch This To Find Out & Why Using The Right Words Really Do Matter.
 

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

HEREʻS YOUR CHANCE TO PROTECT OCEANIA



Monday, May 06, 2024

THE RIGHT PROPORTIONS



Sunday, May 05, 2024

CATCH A WAVE & SAVE A LIFE ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

"Catching Waves & Changing Lives - A Visit With Cynthia Derosier

Can taking a single surfboard ride change your life? Just ask Cynthia Derosier, founder of Surfrider Spirit Sessions whoʻs worked with some serious youth-at-risk. So serious that without changes, they would have ended up in the adult prison system.  How does she do it? Join us in our amazing visit with Cynthia as she reveals how catching a wave can transform youth offenderʻs lives from misguided raw energy into first rate character strengths - Watch It Here

 

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.
 
Voices Of Truth airs throughout Hawai`i on all islands and reaches over 24 million households across the US and throughout the world. Check your local cable TV listings.

For news and issues that affect you, watch Free Hawai`i TV. 

And for news from a kanaka point of view, watch Free Hawaii News.

All a part of the Free Hawai`i Broadcasting Network.


Please share our Free Hawai`i Broadcasting Network videos with friends and colleagues. That's how we grow. Mahalo.

Saturday, May 04, 2024

HELP PROTECT OCEANIA



Friday, May 03, 2024

MAY FREE HAWAI`I NEWS - CAN TOURISM IN HAWAII BE FIXED?

Also, Why Is Practically No One Aware Of The Militarization Of Hawaiiʻs Water? How Large A Role Did The Water Contamination Disaster At Red Hill Play In Bringing It To Light? Then A Fascinating Pacific Way About The Importance Of Showing Up, A New United Nations Update About Hawaiiʻs Shortest Path To Independence & Another Brand New Kumu Hinaʻs Mana`o.

The May “Free Hawaii News” show airing tonight at 6 PM on `Olelo Television Channel 53 on O`ahu and online at FreeHawaiiNews.com delves into the question about whether tourism in Hawaii can be fixed.

“Is tourism in Hawaii fixable or is Hawaii better off without it all together? And if it‘s fixable how exactly do we do that?” asks Free Hawaii News co-host Leon Siu. “That‘s a big question given that tourism came to Hawaii as part of the illegal US occupation of our Islands.”

We also address the issue of the militarization of Hawaii‘s water by the US military and what role the Red Hill disaster played in bringing that to light.

“It‘s amazing that so few Hawaii residents realize how militarized our water is by the US. It‘s one of the biggest issues in Hawaii today that practically no one is aware of,” remarks Free Hawaii News co-host Hinaleimoana Wong.

Our Pacific Way segment shows the value of simply showing up and why that‘s important for the Hawaiian culture, we report on the latest progress at the UN for Hawaii and our very popular Kumu Hina‘s Mana`o.

Free Hawaii News presents Hawaiian or kanaka maoli perspectives on a broad range of topics and issues affecting the Hawaiian Islands, the Pacific and the world. Brought to you by the Koani Foundation, Free Hawaii News airs every month on `Ōlelo Television on O`ahu, on all neighbor islands and on stations around the world. Check local listings for times.

Hinaleimoana Wong is a kumu hula, filmmaker, cultural activist, Hawaiian language speaker, preservationist and community leader. She has served as a member of the O`ahu Island Burial Council.

Leon Siu has for many years served as Foreign Minister of the Hawaiian Kingdom. He is active in that role at the United Nations in both New York City and Geneva, Switzerland. Besides being a diplomat, he is also an award-winning musician, composer and political analyst.

“Free Hawaii News” is online at FreeHawaiiNews.com, Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites.

Thursday, May 02, 2024

SEEN YESTERDAY ON FREE HAWAI`I TV







 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, May 01, 2024

FREE HAWAI`I TV
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"ITʻS DO OR DIE TIME FOR THE TMT"

 

Two Telescopes Need Funding To Be Built, But Thereʻs Only Enough For One.

The Telescope That Loses Will Never Be Built.

Hereʻs Your Chance To Help Kill The Thirty Meter Telescope Once & For All.

Watch This To See How You Can Help Say Aloha To The TMT By Doing This One Simple Thing.
 

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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Monday, April 29, 2024

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Sunday, April 28, 2024

SURFER SPIRIT ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

"Catching Waves & Changing Lives - A Visit With Cynthia Derosier

Can taking a single surfboard ride change your life? Just ask Cynthia Derosier, founder of Surfrider Spirit Sessions whoʻs worked with some serious youth-at-risk. So serious that without changes, they would have ended up in the adult prison system.  How does she do it? Join us in our amazing visit with Cynthia as she reveals how catching a wave can transform youth offenderʻs lives from misguided raw energy into first rate character strengths - Watch It Here

 

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.
 
Voices Of Truth airs throughout Hawai`i on all islands and reaches over 24 million households across the US and throughout the world. Check your local cable TV listings.

For news and issues that affect you, watch Free Hawai`i TV. 

And for news from a kanaka point of view, watch Free Hawaii News.

All a part of the Free Hawai`i Broadcasting Network.


Please share our Free Hawai`i Broadcasting Network videos with friends and colleagues. That's how we grow. Mahalo.

Saturday, April 27, 2024

KE AUPUNI UPDATE - APRIL 2024


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Queen Never Surrendered!

Words bind and words set free…
If there is anything we have learned in studying the situation of Hawaii it is that words matter. Terms that have been used by the occupier to convey our history not only skew our story, but they color and influence how the matter is perceived over time.  

It is disconcerting how many otherwise accurate accounts of the events of the past 132 years, become suddenly skewed by the use of misleading words.

For instance, in telling of the events of January 16 and 17, 1893 — the so-called “overthrow” — it is often stated by even those on our side, that Queen Liliʻuokalani “surrendered”. She did not.

Surrender means: to submit to the domination of another, abandonment, resignation. It denotes finality, that it’s over. What the Queen filed with the US Embassy in Honolulu on January 17, 1893, was the opposite of a surrender. By her protest the Queen continued the dispute, but, in a brilliant kōnane move, shifted the matter to be resolved through international diplomatic channels, rather than the clash of arms.

It was a diplomatic protest calling for an investigation, with the expectation that when the facts became known, the Queen would be reinstated as the lawful ruler of the Hawaiian Kingdom. She never used the word, “surrender”, because it was clearly not a surrender. In fact, the Queen’s valiant efforts to resolve the matter in the years that followed, proves she never surrendered.

President Grover Cleveland initiated an investigation as requested by the Queen’s diplomatic protest and reported the results to Congress. He repudiated the US minister’s and armed forces’ unlawful involvement in the affairs of a foreign country, calling it an act of war against the Hawaiian Kingdom, a friendly nation, and Liliʻuokalani, a friendly ruler.

Cleveland obviously did not believe the allegation that the Queen had surrendered, otherwise why would he denounce the United States’ participation in the disruption of the Hawaiian Kingdom, and why would he negotiate with the Queen for a settlement of the breach of her sovereignty and the treaties of friendship, commerce and navigation with the United States?

Other words that need to be used more carefully to tell our story are: Overthrow, Abdication, Annexation, Occupation, Colonization, Hawaiian National, Hawaiian Subject, Crown Lands, Ceded Lands, and so forth.

Mahalo to the many scholars, kūpuna, activists, kiaʻi, and aloha ʻāina who have diligently uncovered how words have been used to distort, embed and promote the false narratives in the telling of our story.  

Words bind, and words set free…
 

“Love of country is deep-seated in the breast of every Hawaiian, whatever his station.” — Queen Liliʻuokalani
----------
Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono. The sovereignty of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.

------
For the latest news and developments about our progress at the United Nations in both New York and Geneva, tune in to Free Hawaii News at 
6 PM the first Friday of each month on ʻŌlelo Television, Channel 53.

------
"And remember, for the latest updates and information about the Hawaiian Kingdom check out the twice-a-month Ke Aupuni Updates published online on Facebook and other social media."

PLEASE KŌKUA…
Your kōkua, large or small, is vital to this effort...
To contribute, go to:
 

• GoFundMe – CAMPAIGN TO FREE HAWAII

• PayPal – use account email: info@HawaiianKingdom.net

• Other – To contribute in other ways (airline miles, travel vouchers, volunteer services, etc...) email us at: info@HawaiianKingdom.net

All proceeds are used to help the cause. MAHALO!

Malama Pono,


Leon Siu

Hawaiian National