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)

Benefit concert for ‘Iolani Palace

Kekula testifying in Hana at 1993 Tribunal

Mahalo to Joan and Puhipau who sent this video hali‘a aloha for Kekula with her testimony in Hana at the 1993 Kaho‘okolokolonui, Peoples’ International Tribunal, followed by some words from Kekuni with video of Kekula during the tribunal days. (This is three months after I had met her and I was there in Hana, too.) [...]

Aloha Denied

Very worth reading: Aloha Denied about the “video that has gone viral on You Tube, Reddit, and via social media and local news, a young Hawaiian man confronts ‘John Doe,’ his wife and visiting friends at Maui’s Kalama Beach Park.”

Ku‘i at the Capitol

Kekula Peiler Bray Crawford Burial Service & Celebration of Life

Aloha ‘Oe my beloved Kekula

My beloved ku‘uipo Kekula Peiler Bray Crawford passed peacefully into the embrace of na kupuna on Monday evening, October 21, 2013, around 7:30, surrounded by loved ones, music and blessings. She was present to the end, brave and beautiful as always.

Mahalo to all our family and dear friends who made her life rich and [...]

Heleku March and We The People Rally at State Capitol

Ku‘i at the Capitol – Jan 16

International Cry reviews Noho Hewa

International Cry (“Essential news and film on the world’s Indigenous Peoples”) has a review up for Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i film by Anne Keala Kelly.

There’s so much more to this story–and so few ways for us to hear it.

The award-winning film Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i is a [...]

Ke Aupuni Update

From: Leon Siu <> 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 [...]