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Akaka bill reintroduced in Congress, against long odds

Star-Advertiser reports

Against seemingly long odds in both chambers of Congress, U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka renewed his long-standing effort to secure federal recognition for native Hawaiians.

Akaka and Democratic colleague U.S. Sen. Dan Inouye introduced yesterday the latest version of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, better known as the Akaka Bill. Democratic U.S. Reps. […]

Update on Federal Lawsuit: Sai v. Clinton, et al.

From Dr. Sai…

UPDATE: MARCH 29, 2011 — On March 28, 2011, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia filed Federal Defendants’ Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion to Reconsider. The Court will determine whether to rescind and/or revise the Order or deny Defendant’s Motion for Reconsideration. Either way it will be appealed by either party […]

Sarah Vowell explores eccentric corners of history

Star-Advertiser‘s Burl Burlingame interviews author Sarah Vowell as she “explores the ‘eccentric corners’ of history to tell the story of the Americanization of Hawaii” in Unfamiliar Fishes.

What is that document in McKinley’s hand? Resolution to recast…

Resolution on recasting the document in the hand of the McKinley statue (McKinley holds a ‘Treaty of Annexation’ which historically does not exist) is being heard in Rep. Faye Hanohano’s Hawaiian Affairs Committee on Wednesday, March 30, 8:30 am, Room 329. Please submit testimony in support of this reso HCR293.

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HCR107 on Executive Agreements passes House Committee

HCR 107 “Establishing a joint legislative investigating committee to investigate the status of two executive agreements entered into in 1893 between United States President Grover Cleveland and Queen Lili’uokalani of the Hawaiian Kingdom, called the Lili’uokalani Assignment and the Agreement of Restoration” has passed the House Committee on Hawaiian Affairs. It will now move to […]

Sarah Vowell on The Daily Show: The ‘Annexation’ of Hawaii

This is absolute must watch. We’ve seen Sarah Vowell on The Daily Show before, and enjoy how she shares history with her dry wit and puts things in ways you can easily relate to. As Jon says, “I laugh, but I learn.”

Well, now she’s written a book on Hawai’i, Unfamiliar Fishes. She describes the […]

Resolution to investigate 1893 executive agreements

HONOLULU—On Monday, March 14, 2011, Representative Mele Carroll introduced House Concurrent Resolution 107 calling for the establishment of a joint legislative investigating committee to investigate the status of two executive agreements entered into in 1893 between the United States President Grover Cleveland and Queen Lili‘uokalani of the Hawaiian Kingdom, called the Lili‘uokalani Assignment (January 17, […]

Motion to Reconsider filed in Sai v. Clinton, et al

From Keanu Sai…

UPDATE: MARCH 13, 2011 — On March 13, 2011, Plaintiff filed a Motion to Reconsider Order Granting Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss and Order Denying Plaintiff’s Motion for Leave to File Supplemental Complaint. Plaintiff’s Motion concludes: “In its Order, the Court admits it could resolve this case “through a straightforward analysis of federal […]

Update Federal Lawsuit: Sai v. Clinton, et al.

From Keanu Sai…

UPDATE: MARCH 10, 2011 — On March 9, 2011, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly issues Order granting the U.S. Attorney’s motion to dismiss. In her opinion, Judge Kollar-Kotelly, states, “Plaintiff argues that he is not challenging the legality of the State of Hawaii and his conviction but is merely asserting a claim […]

Keanu Sai lecture in Kona on Executive Agreement

PUANA KA ‘IKE LECTURE SERIES (IMPARTING KNOWLEDGE) 1893 OVERTHROW SETTLED BY EXECUTIVE AGREEMENT Dr. Keanu Sai, Ph.D.

Windward Community College Free Lecture KONA Friday, March 18, 2010 5:30 – 7 p.m. Bay View Meeting Rooms, Sheraton Keauhou Bay

For more information on the lecture, contact Joy Cunefare at 808-534-8528 or email info @ kohalacenter.org.

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