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)

Aftermath of DOI Proposal on Federal Recognition

Strategies to Free Hawai’i talk story

Native Hawaiian Recognition Hearings to Be Re-aired on Akaku

The Department of the Interiorʻs Public Meetings held in the State of Hawaii will re-air on Akaku Channel 53 all week long starting at 6pm. For a complete list of the air dates please refer below. Each meeting is also available to view online. Click the city name of the meeting you wish to view.


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 [...]

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.


Osorio interview on Radio Australia

Hawaiian independence activists won’t be silenced Updated 27 June 2014, 9:27 AEST

Supporters of independence for Hawaii say a series of hearing conducted by the US Department of the Interior this week are an attempt by the Obama Administration to try to silence the independence movement.

Hawaiian independence activists won’t be silenced (Credit: ABC) [...]

Hawaiian recognition plan meets vocal opposition

Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports on the first DoI hearing:

The emotionally charged meeting, attended by several hundred people, lasted about 30 minutes longer than the scheduled three hours. It featured defiant, impassioned testimony mostly rooted in the grievances that have simmered in the Hawaiian community dating back to [...]

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 [...]

DoI to host public hearings on Hawaiian recognition

Article from the Washington Post, “Feds take step toward Native Hawaiian recognition”:

The federal government announced Wednesday it will take a first step toward recognizing and working with a Native Hawaiian government at a time when a growing number of Hawaiians are questioning the legality of the U.S. annexation of Hawaii.

The U.S. Department of [...]

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 [...]