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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Controversy hangs over convention

From the Star-Advertiser:

Controversy hangs over convention for Hawaiian governance By Timothy Hurley January 31, 2016

The historic Na‘i Aupuni constitutional convention convenes Monday with 151 Native Hawaiians charged with setting up the building blocks of a nation.

But some folks are wondering if the time-shortened and crowded convention will be able to […]

British footprints in the Hawaiian Kingdom

From Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Have you ever wondered why the British Union Jack is part of the Hawaiian flag?

Some scholars say that Kamehameha I considered Britain’s King George III as his liege lord, and that between 1794 and 1843 the Hawaiian Kingdom was actually part of the British Empire.

Windward Community College political scientist Dr. […]

Symposium in DC – E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation

Symposium at Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation

The Hawaiian Kingdom, founded by King Kamehameha in 1810, was a self-governing nation until January 17, 1893, when U.S. diplomats and Marines supported non-Native businessmen in the overthrow of the Hawaiian government. This symposium, held in conjunction […]

MLK wears lei

Interesting background story in Hawaii Magazine on why Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders wore leis on their Selma march.

Nation of Hawaii Constitution – 20 years

The Constitution of the Independent and Sovereign Nation-State of Hawai’i was ratified at ‘Iolani Palace 20 years ago today. It was developed through a series of kupuna ‘ahas on all the islands, with advice from international and constitutional attorneys, culminating in several collective ‘ahas at Pu’uhonua O Waimanalo to agree on the final document. While […]

Kingdom Restoration Spiritual Walk

From Kimo Kaleohano on Facebook

We are sending out the kahea to all Hawaiians, Kanaka, Aloha Aina, Hawaiians at Heart and Defenders of Truth.

We will come together Sunday, January, 17, 2016 at Mauna Ala on the 123 anniversary of the illegal overthrow of our kingdoms government, beginning the illegal occupation of the […]

La Ku’oko’a 2015 celebration video

1st annual official celebration of Lā Kū‘oko‘a at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Kēkēmapa 3, 2015.

1st part opening with some music by Poki‘i of ‘AIPŌHAKU at UH at Hemenway Courtyard and a circle round the tables at the Education Tent at Campus Center Courtyard. Later at Hemenway Courtyard again is some music by […]