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)

Hawaii’s Place in Oceania: Past, Present, and Future

Hawaii’s Place in Oceania: Past, Present, and Future

Lorenz Gonschur, PhD Candidate Political Science University of Hawaii at Manoa

July 24, 2014, Thursday, 5:00 pm

Olelo Community Media Center · 1122 Mapunapuna St.

\Hawaii’s historical and [...]

The Martha Fast Horse Show: Dateline The Hawaiian Kingdom: John Kane (Mohawk) Weighs In

Tomorrow morning, Sunday, July 13, 12:30 a.m. Hawai’i Time / 6:30 Eastern Time (recommendation: best stream is

Fast Horse Productions’ The Martha Fast Horse Show

Special Guest: John Kane (Mohawk), National Commentator on Native Issues

Show Topic: “Dateline The Hawaiian Kingdom: John Kane (Mohawk) Weighs In”

John Kane [...]

New Research in Hawaiian History – Cruz interviews Sai

This was recorded on Wednesday, July 9

Keanu Sai on KGMB Sunrise this morning

Life of resistance: Bumpy mā toiling for 20 years

From the Star-Advertiser today, for those with subscription here’s the link (which includes images), for those without here’s the text of the article…

Life of resistance Activist “Bumpy” Kanahele and his Aloha First organization have been toiling steadily for 20 years

By Dan Nakaso

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 06, 2014 LAST UPDATED: 09:10 a.m. [...]

La Ho’iho’i Ea – Sovereignty Restoration Day

Umi Perkins interview on First Voices Indigenous Radio

‘Umi Perkins will be John Kane‘s guest tomorrow morning (July 3) on “First Voices Indigenous Radio,” WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City, 9-10 a.m. Eastern Time / 3-4 a.m. Hawai’i Time. The show will stream live at It will be available in the WBAI archive immediately following the broadcast.


Umi Perkins: New Research in Hawaiian History

Lynette Cruz interviews Umi Perkins on New Research in Hawaiian History

(He talks about being in a deep loʻi kalo as being “immersed in the land” … quite literally… I like that phrase. I always say there’s nothing more grounding then actually standing in the ground when you’re up to your thighs in lo‘i [...]

The Real Question: By what authority DOI in Hawaii?

Highly recommend reading “By What Authority is the U.S. Department of Interior In Hawai‘i?” at For those planning to testify at the upcoming hearings, read the whole thing, but especially consider this conclusion:

So before the “five threshold questions that will be the subject of the [...]

Keanu Sai on ‘First Voices Indigenous Radio’

Dr. Keanu Sai will be John Kane’s guest on “First Voices Indigenous Radio,” from WBAI-FM this Thursday, June 19, 3-4 a.m. Hawai’i Time for the entire hour.

The show will air live. It can be streamed live at and will be available in the WBAI’s station archives immediately following the broadcast. The show also [...]