This blog is about Hawaii's status as an independent country under prolonged illegal occupation by the United States, and the history, culture, law & politics of the islands.

By Scott Crawford, Hana, Maui


Old Archives (Aug03-Oct09)

Federal deal reportedly reached to recognize native Hawaiians as Indian tribe

Report on (Michael Salla citing Free Hawaii TV):

Free Hawaii TV reported on October 29 that a deal has been reached between the Department of the Interior and the Obama administration to give federal recognition to native Hawaiians as an Indian Tribe.  According to Free Hawaii TV, the deal is an attempt to do an end run around overwhelming native Hawaiian opposition to being recognized as an Indian Tribe. Federal recognition would mean that native Hawaiians would become a nation within a nation, thereby recognizing US sovereignty over the Hawaiian Islands. This is opposed by many Native Hawaiians who point out that Hawaii is occupied territory under international law, and that the former Hawaii Kingdom needs to be reinstated.

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Press Conference 10/31 re Restoring the Kingdom of Hawai’i

Contact: Brandon Makaawaawa
Telephone: 808 221-6906


Restoring the Kingdom of Hawai’i

Waimanalo— We Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians) are taking concrete steps to obtain the restoration of the Kingdom of Hawaii that was illegally stolen from us by the United States in 1893. Our case is not one of  “secession”— it’s about the withdrawal of the United States civilian and military forces from the Hawaiian islands.

In early 2015, over 130,000 Kanaka Maoli scrutinized through a verification process, will convoke a Convention in which I will propose the restoration of the Kingdom of Hawaii, and the creation of a Provisional Government of National Unity for it.

Toward that end, our long-time Attorney Professor Francis A. Boyle of the University of Illinois College of Law  (217-333-7954; has written a new book entitled Restoring the Kingdom  of Hawaii: The Kanaka Maoli  Route to Independence (Clarity Press: 2014) setting forth our legal right to do so. Hawaiian by Birth, American by Force!

Press Conference
10 AM Friday, October 31, 2014
Pu‘uhonua O Waimanalo
41-1300 Waikupanaha Street
Waimanalo, HI 96795

Celebrate Lā Kū‘okō‘a – Hawaiian Independence Day


Book Launch: “A Nation Rising”

Sunday, November 2, 3:00 pm

Revolution Bookstore

Book Launching, Book Signing, Reception & Photo Exhibit

“A Nation Rising: Hawaiian Movements for Life, Land and Sovereignty”

With editors Noelani Goodyear Ka`opua, Ikaika Hussey, Erin Kahunawaika`ala Wright; and photographer Ed Greevy.


Continuing the conversation… 3 presentations for Queen Lili’uokalani


NATIVE PLANET episode on Hawaii

NATIVE PLANET, Season 1, Episode 4 – Hawaii
(from Canadian Television)

New book: “Restoring the Kingdom of Hawaii” by Francis Boyle


Order from Clarity Press

Dr. Sai interviewed on The Wire in Aotearoa

Nick Bond of 95bFM – The Wire, an independent radio station in Auckland, New Zealand, interviewed Dr. Keanu Sai.

“Most people would say that the United States of America has 50 states, and that Hawai‘i is one of them. But Hawaiian academic Dr. Keanu Sai says otherwise. Sai says that Hawai‘i was never legally annexed to the United States, and has been illegally occupied for the past 121 years. Wire producer Nick Bond asks Sai whether Hawai‘i really is a nation under occupation.”

To listen to the interview of Dr. Keanu Sai click here.

Prof. Chang press conference on war crimes

Free Hawaii Talk Story 9/30

Talk Story Flyer Na Mea