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

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Old Archives (Aug03-Oct09)

Aftermath of DOI Proposal on Federal Recognition

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Strategies to Free Hawai’i talk story

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Maui Council supports probe of 1893 agreements

From the Maui News:

Maui County Council members gave unanimous support Friday for a move in the state Legislature to convene a panel to probe two executive agreements related to the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy.

Council Member Elle Cochran, who initiated county support of state House Concurrent Resolution 107, said the council action does not commit it to a position on the matter but does support the intent to gather more information.

The resolution was introduced in the state Legislature by state Rep. Mele Carroll, who represents residents of East Maui, Molokai and Lanai. It would establish “a joint legislative committee to investigate the status of executive agreements known as the Lili’uokalani Assignment and the Agreement of Restoration.”

Defected: Testing Hawaiian Sovereignty

A 5-part series from Big Island Video News on Kale Gumapac.

Occupation talk story with Kelly, Sai & Kaeo

On Friday, August 1, 2014, “Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawaii” was screened to an audience of more than 100 people at the Kaunoe Center on Maui. The talk-story that followed the screening featured filmmaker, Anne  Keala Kelly asking Dr. Keanu Sai and Kaleikoa Kaeo to explain the difference between Decolonization and De-Occupation.

Sai open letter to U.S. Asst Sec’ry of Insular Affairs

The Honolulu Civil Beat has published an open letter from Dr. Keanu Sai to  U.S. Assistant Secretary of Insular Affairs Esther Kiaaina, building “an argument that without a treaty, the Hawaiian Kingdom remains sovereign, and that Hawaii has been under a long illegal occupation dating back to the 19th century.”

Resistance Radio interview with Keala Kelly

Interview with Anne Keala Kelly that aired Aug. 3 on Resistance Radio with Derrick Jensen.

Anne Keala Kelly is an award winning, Native Hawaiian filmmaker and journalist whose works focus primarily on the early 21st century Hawaiian sovereignty movement. Her feature length documentary, Noho Hewa, has been screened and broadcast internationally and is widely taught in university courses that focus on indigenous peoples, the Pacific, and colonization.

Liko & Laulani – Music of Aloha ‘Aina & Emancipation

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Bumpy Kanahele Interviewed by Champ at Pu`uhonua o Waimanalo

 

Sai on Molokai: Hawai`i – American State or a State Under American Occupation?

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