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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Ka La Ku’oko’a – Hawaiian Independence Day

Ka La Ku’oko’a (Hawaiian Independence Day) is November 28th, celebrating the day in 1843 when England and France formally recognized Hawaii’s independence.

This year it happens to fall on the same day as the American holiday of Thanksgiving. But while we’re gathered for sharing gratitude and good food, we can also share some knowledge about […]

Hawaiian Nationals co-opt Apology 20th Anniversary

Begin forwarded message:

From: Leon Siu <> Subject: Ke Aupuni Update 11-25-13 Date: November 25, 2013 at 5:59:45 PM HST Ke Aupuni Update November 25, 2013 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. ——— […]

Video: Apology Talk-story 11/23 @ Palace

Mahalo to Pono Kealoha for the video.

20 years since Apology


20 years ago today President Clinton signed the “Apology Bill” (U.S. Public Law 103-150) for the Unites States’ illegal invasion of the internationally recognized Hawaiian Kingdom and overthrow of its lawful government 100 years earlier.

The bill is not entirely accurate. For example, while acknowledging that Hawaii was a fully recognized independent country, […]

Talk-story gathering re Apology, 11/23 @ Palace

From: Leon Siu <>

Subject: Ke Aupuni Bulletin 11-22-13 Date: November 22, 2013 at 9:06:04 AM HST Ke Aupuni Bulletin November 22, 2013 Aloha Kakou, E kala mai for the late notice… Talk-story gathering TOMORROW, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 at IOLANI PALACE at 12:00 NOON COME share your mana’o about the significance (or insignificance) of US […]

Leon Siu briefings on int’l arena; Hawaii: A Voice for Sovereignty screening

From: Leon Siu <>

Subject: Talk-story session at AHCC Date: November 9, 2013 at 7:24:57 PM HST PUBLIC EVENT

I will be giving two talk-story briefings on what’s happening in the international arena regarding our assertions of independence. One in Koloa Friday night, November 15; and the other in Lihue, Saturday morning, November 16.

Following […]