Friday, August 05, 2022











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.