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)

Video: Alternative Views of Hawaiian Sovereignty @ UH Law School

Alternative Views of Hawaiian Sovereignty; Richardson Law School from Scott Wong on Vimeo.

Dr. Keanu Sai, Prof. Williamson Chang and Former Governor now Roll Commission Chair John Waihe'e III Speak about their Ideas and research on the Alternative positions on Hawaiian Sovereignty for todays people.


Sovereignty Conversations on ‘Olelo

The next installment of Sovereignty Conversations is being taped at ‘Olelo Studios in Mapunapuna this Saturday, April 19 from 1-3 PM, and cable-cast next week Friday APRIL 25, 7-8:30 PM on ʻOlelo Channel 53. For details contact: Dr. Kioni Dudley <>

OHA + AHCC invite independence leaders to give presentations

April 11, 2014. Lots of mana’o to consider here…


Afternoon Q&A panel:

Mahalo to Pono for the videos.

Expanding Hawaiian debate in the era of social media

Interesting take in MANA magazine about the “Lind-Perkins debate” and the broader dialog happening in the Hawaiian community and social media about the Roll Commission and Hawaiian governance generally.

For many with friends or ‘ohana involved with Hawaiian politics, the OHA vote and Kana‘iolowalu reopening became unavoidable on social media. Facebook has seemed a natural [...]

“Sovereignty Conversation” Forum #3

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 From Annexation to Statehood 7 p.m., Kapolei High School Cafeteria

A monthly series of public forums in 2014 is meant to build public awareness and create a better understanding among both Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians about what the sovereignty movement means for all the people of Hawaii.

Hawaiian sovereignty will affect everybody [...]

The Sovereignty Conversation forum #2 video

Here’s the video from the second forum of The Sovereignty Conversation series… A Fresh Look at Hawaiian History from Kamehameha to 1900 Tuesday, February 25, 7:00pm-8:30pm Olelo Community Media studio 1122 Mapunapuna St.

‘Onipa‘a event Friday at UH Maui

A response to Roll Commission magazine ad & OHA newsletter

Received from Pookela PR & Communications <>: For Immediate Release

In an on-going effort to instill fear and control over the Kingdom of Hawai’i, the Roll Commission in a magazine advertisement, issued a threat that anyone not signing up in the Kana’iolowalu would be stripped of their Kanaka Maoli status. The threat was repeated [...]

WashTimes: Hawaiians split on movement to recognize Native Hawaiians

Washington Times has an article on the possible federal recognition of Native Hawaiians via executive order, given the inability to gain passage of the formerly so-called Akaka Bill in Congress, and a petition opposing the process.

Hawaii Democrats are pushing the White House to give formal tribal recognition to Native Hawaiians, but some Native Hawaiians [...]

Hawaiian Role Commission discussed today on The Stream – Al Jazeera America

Today at 1:30 pm Hawaii time, on The Stream – Al Jazeera America:

High rates of homelessness and incarceration make native Hawaiians the most marginalized community among the island’s diverse populations. Some say federal recognition would allow Native Hawaiians to better advocate for land and resources. However, others argue #Hawaii is illegally occupied by the [...]