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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‘Act of War’ back after 22 years at HIFF

Federal judge does not block Native Hawaiian election

From the Star-Advertiser

An election of Native Hawaiian delegates to a constitutional convention can go forward next month as planned, a federal judge ruled today.

U.S. District Court Judge J. Michael Seabright said he would not block the Na‘i Aupuni election, saying it was a private election not subject […]

Protest Na‘i Aupuni community meeting

Hawaiian Election hearing report

Ian Lind in Civil Beat runs down the arguments on both sides in the federal court hearing today on the legality of the Na‘i Aupuni election process, and motion of preliminary injunction seeking to put the election on hold.

After four hours of legal arguments on Tuesday by supporters and opponents of the current […]

“Darkness Over Hawaii” paper by Williamson Chang

Darkness over Hawaii: The Annexation Myth Is the Greatest Obstacle to Progress

by Williamson Chang

Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, Vol. 16.2, 2015

Abstract: To Delegates to the Hawaiian Convention to Establish a Governing Entity

Before moving ahead, Native Hawaiians must study and learn about the various forms of government throughout the world. Others around […]

Lawful Hawaiian Government 2015 Election Results

“On September 12, 2015, eligible voters in the twenty-four districts of Hawai’i cast ballots in the country’s fifth governmental election since 1999.”

LHG 2015 Election Results (PDF)

Interviews with Sai/Gonschor, Schweizer/Gonschor and Sai

The Hawaiian Kingdom as a Non-European Power

An interview of Dr. Keanu Sai and Ph.D. candidate Lorenz Gonschor by Dr. Lynette Cruz on Issues that Matter. The subject of the interview focused on the Hawaiian Kingdom as a non-European Power in the nineteenth century and its relationship with Japan.

Academics Dispelling the Myths of […]

“Native Hawaiian Law: A Treatise” by Kamehameha Publishing

Kamehameha Publishing is holding a book launch event this evening, Tuesday, October 20, at William S. Richardson School of Law from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for Native Hawaiian Law: A Treatise.

Native Hawaiian Law: A Treatise is the definitive resource for understanding critical legal issues affecting Native Hawaiians. This extensively revised and updated edition of […]

Maui Aloha ʻĀina Unity March Draws 6,000


The Aloha ʻĀina Unity March down Front Street in Lahaina on Sunday was a huge success, according to event organizers, calling it a “a beautiful day of activation.”

Determined to raise awareness about development and the exploitation of the natural and cultural resources of the Hawaiian Islands, Aloha ʻĀina enjoyed an epic […]

Aloha ‘Aina Unity March in Lahaina