Saturday, August 06, 2022

NOW YOU CAN WATCH THE AUGUST EPISODE OF FREE HAWAII NEWS ONLINE

 

OR GO HERE TO WATCH - FreeHawaiiNews.com

With Hosts Leon Siu & Hinaleimoana Wong Giving The Kanaka Perspective On Issues In Hawaii. 

What Is The Lahui - The Hawaiian Nation? 

Where Are Itʻs Citizens? Who Can Be A Citizen? 

Do You Have To Be Hawaiian To Belong? 

What Is The Single Biggest Thing Those Who Want To Be A Citizen Of Our Lahui Can Do? 

Watch as Hina Wong & Leon Siu discuss all this and more.

Friday, August 05, 2022

TONIGHT - DONʻT MISS THE AUGUST FREE HAWAII NEWS


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Are We Doing To Prepare For A Free Hawaii, How Will It Differ From The State Of Hawaii & Will Our Lāhui Be Only For Hawaiians?

The August “Free Hawaii News” show which airs this evening Friday August 5th at 6 PM on `Olelo Television Channel 53 on O`ahu will ask and examine important questions about the path to a Free Hawaii.

Brought to you by the Koani Foundation, Free Hawaii News airs the first Friday evening of every month on channel 53 of `Ōlelo Television on O`ahu at 6 PM.

The purpose of the show is to present Hawaiian or kanaka maoli perspectives on a broad range of topics and issues affecting the Hawaiian Islands, the Pacific and the world.

The hosts of “Free Hawaii News” are Leon Kaulahao Siu and Hinaleimoana Wong.
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.

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.

“Free Hawaii News” was specifically created by the Koani Foundation as the successor to the long running “First Friday” show hosted by Mililani Trask on `Ōlelo Television in order to continue the tradition of sharing Hawaiian insights on a broad range of issues with the people of Hawaii.

“We need to start asking and be discussing the important questions about what Hawaii would be like when it is restored as a sovereign nation,” said Free Hawaii News co-host Leon Siu. 

“Questions such as, will everyone who is not kanaka have to leave Hawaii? Should you have to give up your US citizenship to become a Hawaiian Kingdom citizen? Are you still part of the nation if you donʻt live here in Hawaii?”

“Envisioning our country, a Free Hawaii, is both work and a privilege that I am honored to be a part of as one of the hosts of Free Hawaii News,” remarked Hinaleimoana Wong. “We need to identify those steps we need to be taking today for our future in the Hawaiian Kingdom.”

After the initial airings on `Ōlelo, each episode of “Free Hawaii News” will be posted online on You Tube, Facebook and other social media sites for viewers to see.

Thursday, August 04, 2022

SAY "A`OLE TMT" BY SIGNING THIS PETITION



Wednesday, August 03, 2022

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

 

"MAUNA KEA IS IN DANGER AGAIN"

 

The Thirty Meter Telescope Is Back.

But This Time Theyʻre Asking The US For Financial Help.

If They Donʻt Get It, Then No TMT.

Watch This To See How You Can Help Stop It In Its Tracks.

Then Share This Video Today With Your Family & Everyone You Know.

 

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

KOANI FOUNDATION PRESENTS TENTH ANNUAL HAWAIIAN KINGDOM PATRIOT AWARDS AT LA HOI`HO`I EA 

Haunani-Kay Trask & Mililani Trask Honored

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Koani Foundation Director Leon Siu Presents The Awards For Haunani-Kay & Mililani Trask. Accepting For Mililani Trask Is Healani Sonoda-Pale.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Koani Foundation presented its tenth annual Hawaiian Kingdom Patriot Awards honoring two significant Hawaiian Kingdom patriots on Saturday, July 31st at Thomas Square in Honolulu.

The awards presentation took place at Thomas Square as part of a daylong observance of La Ho`iho`i Ea, Hawaiian Sovereignty Restoration Day.

The late Haunani-Kay Trask and her sister Mililani Trask are the 2022 honorees.

Haunani-Kay Trask is being honored in recognition of a lifetime of exceptional achievements as an activist, educator, author and a leader of the Hawaiian sovereignty movement. She was honored with the the 2022 posthumous Hawaiian Kingdom Patriot Award.

Mililani Trask was honored in recognition of her years of remarkable achievements as a Hawaiian leader for indigenous rights, her related work at the United Nations as well as her continuing dedication as both a former and current Trustee of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Mililani was awarded the 2022 Hawaiian Kingdom Living Patriot Award.

“Mililaniʻs profound love of our Lāhui, its `āina, people as well as indigenous people throughout the world continue to inspire many others who now follow in her footsteps” states Koani Foundation director Leon Siu.

“ʻHaunani-Kay Traskʻs  clarion call of ʻWe are not Americansʻ and her bold challenges to systemic injustice throughout the years have given birth to scores of other Aloha `Aina patriots who seek to fulfill her vision for a Free Hawai`i.”

“We owe both Haunani-Kay and Mililani our profound mahalo for their passion and lifetime of dedication. Both are examples of what it means to live oneʻs life as Hawaiian Kingdom patriots,” added Siu.


Hawaiian Sovereignty Restoration Day marks July 31,1843 when British Admiral Richard Thomas ordered the Union Jack lowered and the Hawaiian Kingdom flag hoisted above Honolulu, ending five months of British occupation and restoring the sovereignty of the Hawaiian Kingdom government to legitimate power.

Monday, August 01, 2022

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

PRESERVING HAWAI`IʻS LAND & NATURAL RESOURCES ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

"Aloha `Aina Activist - A Visit With Joshua Noga"

If youʻve ever wondered why Hawaiians are so passionate about Hawai`i, you donʻt have to look any further than Joshua Noga. Aloha `aina is the Hawaiian phrase for love of land and as we discovered, those two words perfectly describe Joshua. An activist dedicated to preserving Hawai`iʻs land and natural resources for generations to come, he helped produce some of the  `Aha Aloha `Aina self-governance workshops which have been instrumental in preparing for an independent Hawai`i. Join us in our visit with Joshua and we bet some of his passion for a Free Hawai`i will rub off on you too - Watch It Here

SUNDAY, July 31st 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 54

MONDAY, August 1st At 6:30 PM & WEDNESDAY, August 3rd At 2:30 PM - Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53
TUESDAY, August 2nd At 8:00 AM & THURSDAY, August 4th At 10:30 AM Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 54

TUESDAY, August 2nd At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, August 4th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, August 6th At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52

FRIDAY, August 5th At 8:00 PM & SATURDAY, August 6th  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.
 
Voices Of Truth now airs on local access stations in over 90 cities across the US and throughout the world. Check your local listings.

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

Saturday, July 30, 2022

KE AUPUNI UPDATE - JULY 2022


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea 2022
TOMORROW, July 31, 2022 is the 179th Anniversary of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s first national holiday, Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea – Sovereignty Restoration Day. That’s when British Admiral Richard Thomas of the Royal Navy came to Honolulu to restore the Hawaiian Kingdom after one of his over-zealous captains, Lord George Paulet, had forcibly hijacked the Hawaiian Kingdom six months before.

On that day of restoration, July 31, 1843, King Kamehameha III and the entire Kingdom began a celebration that lasted 10 days. The King proclaimed that henceforth, Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea (Sovereignty Restoration Day) would be a holiday celebrated throughout the Realm.

Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea was celebrated for 50 years until, in 1893, another surprise hijacking took place. This time it was a coup by 13 traitors backed by the U.S. foreign minister and the warship Boston. Like the one in 1843, this hijacking was also an unprovoked and unjustified rogue action. But this time, instead of returning the Kingdom to the rightful ruler, Queen Liliʻuokalani, the United States gradually took full control and never left! Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea and other Kingdom holidays were neglected.

Compare how the two countries handled the situation when they found that their officials and armed forces had illegally hijacked the Hawaiian Islands. 

1843 – The United Kingdom – The biggest colonial power in the world – Immediately after London learned of the wrongful taking of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Admiral Thomas was dispatched to Honolulu, to reign in its rogue captain, acknowledge the wrong, restore the Hawaiian Kingdom to King Kamehameha III, and resume friendly relations between the two kingdoms.

1893 – The United States – The champion for freedom and democracy – Knowing it violated and overthrew a peaceful, friendly, recognized sovereign nation with whom it had multiple treaties, the U.S. admitted it had committed a wrongful act, but did nothing to repair the wrong. Instead, five years later, the U.S. staged a fake annexation of the Hawaiian Islands, took full control, and has been holding Hawaii captive for the past 125 years!

The Issue of Sovereignty
When Hawaii was wrongfully seized by the rogue captain Paulet, the United Kingdom had not yet recognized the Hawaiian Kingdom as a sovereign nation. (That took place four months later, on November 28, 1843.) Thus, Admiral Thomas’ act of restoration was defacto recognition and a sign of respect of the sovereignty the Hawaiian Kingdom.

On the other hand, when Hawaii was wrongfully seized by the U.S. armed forces, the Hawaiian Kingdom was already a fully recognized sovereign nation and had been for 50 years! The Kingdom had treaties with dozens of bi-lateral and multi-lateral treaties — including five treaties with the USA. The Hawaiian Kingdom had over 130 diplomatic posts around the world conducting trade and involved in active discourse in international matters. The Hawaiian Kingdom had the best literacy rate in the world, and an enviable public education system.

There was absolutely no way the United States could justify the invasion of Hawaii, and U.S. President Cleveland said so in his December 18, 1893 address to a joint session of Congress.

Yet, even after knowing it was a rogue hijacking, U.S. officials played the racist/white supremacist card, portraying Queen Lili’uokalani and her Kingdom as some vague, backward, dark-skinned, savage nation that needed the U.S. to save and civilize them. This was still the false narrative in place 50 years ago when the sovereignty movement began with kūʻe actions to resist the foreign encroachment.

In 1985 Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell and other Hawaiian patriots, restarted the celebration of Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea. It gained momentum each year, and today is the biggest Kingdom celebration throughout the islands. Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, Lā Kuʻokoʻa and other kingdom holidays eclipse the State of Hawaiiʻs key holidays.

We know we are making progress when the State’s Admissions Day (Statehood Day) has been completely abandoned and instead, starting this year the "State of Hawaii" is celebrating our Hawaiian Kingdom holiday, Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea – Sovereignty Restoration Day, as an official State holiday.

We have traversed the path from complete ignorance and denial to celebrating Sovereignty Restoration Day! The Hawaiian Kingdom is definitely alive and on the rise!

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 
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Friday, July 29, 2022

LA HO`IHO`I EA IN NEW YORK CITY THIS SUNDAY


 

Thursday, July 28, 2022

LA HO`IHO`I EA THIS SUNDAY IN LEROY, MICHIGAN


 


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

FREE HAWAI`I TV
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"HOW LANIKAI IS WINNING THE TOURIST WAR"

 

Itʻs David Vs. Goliath.

Little Lanikai Is Doing Something About Overtourism.

Itʻs A Neighborhood On O`ahu Thatʻs Fighting Back.

Watch This To See What Theyʻre Doing & How You Can Be Like Lanikai Too.

Then Share This Video Today With Your Family & Everyone You Know.

 

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

DONʻT MISS IT THIS SUNDAY IN WAI`ANAE, O`AHU



Monday, July 25, 2022

DONʻT MISS IT THIS COMING SUNDAY AT THOMAS SQUARE IN HONOLULU



Sunday, July 24, 2022

THE KŪ PROJECT ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

"The Kū Project - A Visit With Daniel Aipa"

Newly married with no job prospects, Daniel Aipa moved back to Hawai`i in 2013 and decided to do the one thing which was his passion - show others by example how to lead healthier lives. And thatʻs how the Kū Project was born. The Kū Project quickly became his lifeʻs work coaching his clients how to strengthen oneself in order to make a difference within your own family and community. Donʻt miss our amazing visit with Daniel who says the key to becoming an influential leader is to “Be You - Be Kū.” - Watch It Here

SUNDAY, July 24th 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 54

MONDAY, July 25th At 6:30 PM & WEDNESDAY, July 27th At 2:30 PM - Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53
TUESDAY, July 26th At 8:00 AM & THURSDAY, July 28th At 10:30 AM Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 54

TUESDAY, July 26th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, July 28th At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, July 30th 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.  

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 now airs on local access stations in over 90 cities across the US and throughout the world. Check your local listings.

For news and issues that affect you, watch Free Hawai`i TV, 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, July 23, 2022

NEW PUBLIC THIRTY METER TELESCOPE MEETINGS SET FOR AUGUST



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Island Video News - July 19, 2022

Three years after attempts to begin construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on the summit of Maunakea were halted, the National Science Foundation is planning to hold meetings on its involvement in the international astronomy project.

On Tuesday, a “Notice of Intent” was posted to the Federal Register, as the National Science Foundation announced it is looking to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and initiate a Section 106 Consultation for its potential investment in the TMT project.

In the Notice, the NSF said it plans to host four in-person public scoping meetings, all on Hawaiʻi island, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations and dates:

  • Hilo – August 9, 2022, at the Grand Naniloa Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Crown Room, 93 Banyan Dr., Hilo, HI 96720.
  • Naʻalehu – August 10, 2022, at the Naalehu Community Center, 95-5635 Hawaii Belt Rd., Naalehu, HI 96772.
  • Kona – August 11, 2022, at the Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa, Kaleiopapa Convention Center, 78-128 Ehukai St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.
  • Waimea – August 12, 2022, at the Kahilu Town Hall, 67-1182 Lindsey Rd., Kamuela, HI 96743.

In addition to the public meetings, comments on NSF’s Draft CEP may be submitted “in writing via the environmental review website through September 17, 2022” at: beta.nsf.gov/tmt,

 

Friday, July 22, 2022

LA HO`IHO`I EA 2022 JULY 31 IN WAI`ANAE



Thursday, July 21, 2022

HAWAI`I OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZES JULY 31 AS LA HO`IHO`I EA - SOVEREIGNTY RESTORATION DAY


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hawai`i Public Radio - July 19, 2022

Legislation designating July 31 as Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea or Sovereignty Restoration Day has become law.

The day recognizes the accomplishments of King Kamehameha III, who worked to restore the sovereignty of the Hawaiian Kingdom after a four-month occupation by the British in 1843.

Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea became the first national holiday of the Hawaiian Kingdom and continued to be celebrated in the islands until the overthrow in 1893.

ʻĪmaikalani Winchester, one of the organizers of Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea in Honolulu, says the legislation provides an opportunity to advance a bit of history that belongs to everyone who calls Hawaiʻi home.

"I offer the challenge for the people of Hawaiʻi to learn and to understand our deep and nuanced history, to challenge the state to continue to seek to do what is right on behalf of the Hawaiian people of all ethnicities," Winchester said.

"So on behalf of Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, who celebrates not just here in Honolulu but celebrates around ko Hawaiʻi paeʻāina and around the world and all the communities who rise in solidarity for peace and for justice, we accept this as a noble step forward in our path towards liberation," he said.

Winchester credits the late Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell and activist Soli Niheu for reviving the celebration of Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea in 1987.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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

 

"A WARNING TO YOU FROM HAWAI`IʻS TOURISTS"
 

Theyʻre Warning They Wonʻt Come Back.

The Reasons Why Are All Red Flags.

Red Flags That Have been Waving For Years.

Watch This To See What They Are & What You Can Do About Them.

Then Share This Video Today With Your Family & Everyone You Know.

 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

LA HO`IHO`I EA 2022 - JULY 31 AT THOMAS SQUARE IN HONOLULU



Monday, July 18, 2022

LA HO`IHO`I EA 2022 IN LEROY, MICHIGAN


 


Sunday, July 17, 2022

LEADING HEALTHIER LIVES ON “VOICES OF TRUTH - ONE-ON-ONE WITH HAWAI`IʻS FUTURE"

"The Kū Project - A Visit With Daniel Aipa"

Newly married with no job prospects, Daniel Aipa moved back to Hawai`i in 2013 and decided to do the one thing which was his passion - show others by example how to lead healthier lives. And thatʻs how the Kū Project was born. The Kū Project quickly became his lifeʻs work coaching his clients how to strengthen oneself in order to make a difference within your own family and community. Donʻt miss our amazing visit with Daniel who says the key to becoming an influential leader is to “Be You - Be Kū.” - Watch It Here

SUNDAY, July 17th 6:30 PM Maui – Akaku, Channel 54

MONDAY, July 18th At 6:30 PM & WEDNESDAY, July 20th At 2:30 PM - Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 53
TUESDAY, July 19th At 8:00 AM & THURSDAY, July 21st At 10:30 AM Hawai`i Island – Na Leo, Channel 54

TUESDAY, July 19th At 7:30 PM, THURSDAY, July 21st At 7:30 PM & SATURDAY, July 23rd At 5:30 PM Kaua`i - Ho`ike, Channel 52

SATURDAY, July 23rd  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.
 
Voices Of Truth now airs on local access stations in over 90 cities across the US and throughout the world. Check your local listings.

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