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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Osorio interview on Radio Australia

Hawaiian independence activists won’t be silenced Updated 27 June 2014, 9:27 AEST

Supporters of independence for Hawaii say a series of hearing conducted by the US Department of the Interior this week are an attempt by the Obama Administration to try to silence the independence movement.

Hawaiian independence activists won’t be silenced (Credit: ABC) […]

Hawaiian recognition plan meets vocal opposition

Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports on the first DoI hearing:

The emotionally charged meeting, attended by several hundred people, lasted about 30 minutes longer than the scheduled three hours. It featured defiant, impassioned testimony mostly rooted in the grievances that have simmered in the Hawaiian community dating back to […]

The Real Question: By what authority DOI in Hawaii?

Highly recommend reading “By What Authority is the U.S. Department of Interior In Hawai‘i?” at For those planning to testify at the upcoming hearings, read the whole thing, but especially consider this conclusion:

So before the “five threshold questions that will be the subject of the […]

DoI to host public hearings on Hawaiian recognition

Article from the Washington Post, “Feds take step toward Native Hawaiian recognition”:

The federal government announced Wednesday it will take a first step toward recognizing and working with a Native Hawaiian government at a time when a growing number of Hawaiians are questioning the legality of the U.S. annexation of Hawaii.

The U.S. Department of […]

Keanu Sai on ‘First Voices Indigenous Radio’

Dr. Keanu Sai will be John Kane’s guest on “First Voices Indigenous Radio,” from WBAI-FM this Thursday, June 19, 3-4 a.m. Hawai’i Time for the entire hour.

The show will air live. It can be streamed live at and will be available in the WBAI’s station archives immediately following the broadcast. The show also […]

Radio Australia interview with Willy Kauai

Willy Kauai, Hawaiian studies lecturer at UH, interviewed on Radio Australia regarding Crabbe’s letter and the reactions, the role of OHA and Obama’s move towards federal recognition, and the importance of education on the true history of Hawaii. (Kauai’s doctoral dissertation was on dis/continuity of Hawaiian nationality.)

Privatizing ʻĀina: A presentation with Umi Perkins

Privatizing ʻĀina Umi Perkins, PhD. Kamehameha Schools Political Science Windward Community College June 10, Tuesday, 4:00 pm

Olelo Community Media Center · 1122 Mapunapuna St.For Hawaiians, ʻāina is kin. For settlers, it is real estate – an asset.For both it is power.Umi Perkins’ work looks at the theoretical basis of the land tenure system […]