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Ka La Ho’iho’i Ea today at Thomas Square

Today is “La Ho’iho’i Ea,” also known as Restoration Day, the day in 1843 when Admiral Thomas restored the Hawaiian Kingdom by symbolically lowering the British Union Jack and raising the Hawaiian flag thus restoring sovereignty to King Kauikeaouli (Kamehameha II) who stated the famous motto of “Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i […]

State law ‘recognizes’ Hawaiians, sets up roll commission

Gov. Abercrombie today signed into law SB1520, which was created by the state legislature as a state-level substitute for the Akaka Bill once the Republicans took over Congress and it became apparent that the window had closed for any hope of a federal recognition bill passing any time soon.

Here’s the bill (PDF).

It spends […]

Wahine Noa: for the life of my country


COME Celebrate, Remember, Confront and Continue 20 years of advocacy With Keahi Felix July 15, 1991 – July 15, 2011

ANAHOLA documentary film and WAHINE NOA book signing: at Books, Nooks and Crannies – July 15 – 6:00 PM 14 Waianuenue Avenue, Hilo, Hawai‘i (mauka of Koehnen’s Interiors) 808. […]

Ke ea o ka ‘āina – Hawaiian view of independence

On this American Independence Day weekend, in a Star-Advertiser op-ed piece NHLC attorneys David Kauila Kopper and Camille Kalama take a look at the kingdom/state motto “Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘āina i ka pono” and it’s origin and deeper meaning, and what that tells us about the Hawaiian perception of sovereignty and independence […]