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


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Akaka appeals for recognition bill to be passed in Inouye’s honor

Star-Advertiser reports

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.

Ke Aupuni Update from Leon Siu

From: Leon Siu <> 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 […]

Hawaiian Kingdom accedes to ICC

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release – December 10, 2012 Contact: David Keanu Sai, Ph.D. Telephone: (808) 383-6100 E-mail:

Hawaiian Kingdom Deposits Instrument of Accession to the Jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court with the United Nations Secretary-General in New York

NEW YORK, December 10, 2012 — This afternoon the Ambassador-at-large and Agent for the […]

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 […]

Leaked SCHHA memo reveals plan for federal recognition

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 […]

Kona Hawaiian Civic Club sponsoring Ku`e display & reenactment

Kona Hawaiian Civic Club is sponsoring Ku`e sign display and reenactment titled, “Ka Lei Maile Alii – the Queen’s Women.”

Sunday, January 13, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. Keauhou Cultural Site (*formerly Outrigger Keauhou)

The event is free and open to the public. For more info, contact Pohai Kirkland at

Aloha ‘Oe

Learned that both Uncle Soli Niheu and Uncle Wiliama Waiohu have recently passed away. Both were warriors for their country.

Uncle Soli was a wise contrarian who always made sure the grassroots reality view was heard.

And Uncle Wiliama was a regular presence in many Ohana Council/Nation of Hawaii and kupuna gatherings and conventions back […]

Chinese to Sec. Clinton: “We could claim Hawaii”

Secretary of State Clinton after her remarks at the Foreign Policy Group’s “Transformational Trends 2013” Forum in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 29, made this statement in response to a question about China, in the context of China’s claim to certain territorial seas:

At one point in one of my long discussions about this, one of […]