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Statehood Day: Campaign for independence grows

From International Business Times via Yahoo News:

Debate surrounds the public holiday which commemorates the day Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. Controversy circles the 56th anniversary of Hawaii becoming the newest state of the USA on 21 August and there are calls for it to be removed as culturally insensitive to […]

Kanahele calls for nationalists to take over Con-con

David Shapiro’s “Volcanic Ash” column in today’s Star-Advertiser:

The telescope protests atop Mauna Kea have spurred increased political activism by Native Hawaiians, but it’s heading in different directions.

At last weekend’s Aloha Aina rally in Waikiki, leaders urged more Hawaiian involvement in state and county politics to preserve lands […]

Lawsuit filed to block Hawaiian election

Star-Advertiser reports

Four Native Hawaiians and two non-Hawaiians filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Honolulu seeking to block a “race-based” and “viewpoint-based” election planned this fall as a step toward establishing a sovereign Hawaiian government.

The lawsuit, which was filed against the state of Hawaii, Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees […]

Notices of constitutional convention sent

From the Advertiser:

Notices are arriving in the mailboxes of more than 95,000 Native Hawaiians this week as the first step in the election of delegates to a constitutional convention that will consider options for Hawaiian self-determination.

“Native Hawaiians who have not registered yet but want to vote in […]

OHA transfers nation-building task

By Timothy Hurley

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

May 29, 2015

In a move to maintain its neutrality, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is handing off responsibility for the final stage of its nation-building campaign to a new group that will independently administer an election of delegates, convention and final ratification vote.

Na’i Aupuni, […]

Understanding the AoHCC Resolution 14-28

Dr. Keanu Sai, a presentation from Ka Lei Maile Ali‘i Hawaiian Civic Club

Saturday’s OHA symposium on Hawaiian sovereignty/self-determination

Federal deal reportedly reached to recognize native Hawaiians as Indian tribe

Report on Examiner.com (Michael Salla citing Free Hawaii TV):

Free Hawaii TV reported on October 29 that a deal has been reached between the Department of the Interior and the Obama administration to give federal recognition to native Hawaiians as an Indian Tribe. According to Free Hawaii TV, the deal is an attempt to do […]

Aftermath of DOI Proposal on Federal Recognition

Strategies to Free Hawai’i talk story