The retiring U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka took to the Senate floor today and urged his colleagues to approve a Native Hawaiian federal recognition bill in honor of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye.
Akaka made the request as Inouye’s body was lying in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.
From: Leon Siu <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Ke Aupuni Update 12-21-12 Date: December 20, 2012 11:47:43 PM HST Ke Aupuni Update December 21, 2012 Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawaii, the Hawaiian Kingdom. Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono. The Hawaiian Kingdom and the International Criminal Court [...]
This is apparently an intercepted/leaked confidential memo sent out by the SCHHA to a select group of recipients which outlines their plan for continuing efforts at federal recognition through an executive order, making SCHHA the recognized “nation” of Hawaiians, and getting DHHL lands and OHA funds.
I can’t verify its authenticity or source of origin myself, [...]
From: Leon Siu <email@example.com> Subject: Ke Aupuni Update 09/21/12 Date: September 23, 2012 9:45:18 AM HST
Ke Aupuni Update September 21, 2012
Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawaii, the Hawaiian Kingdom. Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono. Aloha mai kakou,
This is to bring you [...]
From Hawaii News Now
WASHINGTON D.C. (HawaiiNewsNow) - A streamlined bill to grant native Hawaiians federal recognition has passed the Senate committee on Indian affairs. Sen. Daniel Akaka, who chairs the commission, cut his namesake bill from 60 to 15 pages and reduced the amount of terminology to simplify the proposed law.
The Akaka bill now incorporates [...]
(I know some may oppose this initiative because it is created/sponsored by the state/OHA or for other reasons, but as always I’m putting out the information so folks may listen/read and make up their own minds about it. Feel free to comment pro or con.)
State launches Native Hawaiian registry
The yearlong effort seeks people eligible to help work toward self-governance
By Rosemarie Bernardo
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Jul 21, 2012
Kana‘iolowalu, a campaign of the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission to create a registry of Native Hawaiians who will be eligible to participate in the development of a governing entity, kicked off [...]
Live discussion last night on Insights on PBS Hawaii, regarding Native Hawaiian issues with a panel including Dr. Keanu Sai along with Peter Apo (OHA trustee), Faye Hanohano (Chair, House Committee on Hawaiian Affairs) and Albert “Alapaki” Nahale’a (Hawaiian Homes Commission Chair).
The discussion will be rebroadcast tomorrow, Saturday February 4, at 1:00 p.m., with an audio rebroadcast on [...]
Honolulu Civil Beat reports
Frustrated with a 10-year congressional fight to obtain federal recognition and form a nation-within-a-nation government, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has decided to follow a path that has led several American Indian tribes to success.
OHA is not giving up on the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, known as the Akaka [...]
Enabling language that would have been the first step toward federal recognition for native Hawaiians was left out of the $1 trillion-plus budget bill approved today by the U.S. House of Representatives.
The provision would have recognized native Hawaiians as an indigenous people of the United States and began a process of self-determination [...]