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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“Mai Poina: The Trial of a Queen” — a living history performance

Mai Poina: The Trial of a Queen

Reservations are filling up fast for “Mai Poina: The Trial of a Queen,” a living history performance led by Hawaiian scholars and leaders. The historic reenactments will take place in Aliʻiōlani Hale, the former seat of government of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi.

In 1895, two years after the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, Queen Liliʻuokalani was arrested and tried by an American court for allegedly allowing an uprising against the new republic by her followers. She was found guilty of treason.

During the living history performance, audience members will be transported to a Honolulu of 1895 by costumed role-players who will discuss then reenact the queen’s trial.

Attendees will receive a viewer’s guide that supplies a historical timeline, essays by Hawai‘i history and legal scholars, primary sources in Hawaiian with translations, and archival photographs from the period.


February 20 and 27
7 p.m.

February 21 and 28
7 p.m.

February 22 and March 1
2 p.m.

Aliʻiōlani Hale across from ʻIolani Palace

To reserve a space go to the event registration website or call 534-8880. Admission is free, but courtroom seating is limited.

Event webpage


Overthrow commemoration events coverage

Thanks to Leon Siu, here are links to clips that ran on KITV and KHON TV news regarding last week’s overthrow commemoration events.

For other clips go to

Lawful Hawaiian Government holds legislative session has a report on the legislative session of the Lawful Hawaiian Government over the last few days.

Articles on Hawaiian independence

Around this anniversary commemoration of the illegal invasion of the Hawaiian Kingdom and overthrow of its lawful government by the United States (which we now have proof was planned and executed with malicious intention from the very top), the status of Hawaii is getting some national press coverage with these three articles:

Is Hawaii an Occupied State?” by Umi Perkins in The Nation

Review: Francis A. Boyle’s Restoring the Kingdom of Hawaii: The Kanaka Maoli Route to Independence” by Catherine Bauknight in the Huffington Post

Native Hawaiians debate best path to sovereignty” by Cathy Bussewitz from Associated Press (AP)

22nd Annual Ho‘oku‘ikahi – Reconciliation Commemoration


Queen Lili‘uokalani Kingdom Restoration Spiritual Walk

liliuokalani march

The People’s Hale – Opening Day at the Legislature


Ka Ea o ka ‘Aina event Jan. 16


American Flags Taken Down By Hawaiian Kingdom Advocates at UH-Hilo

Hawaiian subject declares war crimes committed against him

Press Release.

Nov 24, 2014.

Hawaiian subject declares that war crimes were committed against him by Hawaii business’s and alleged land owners. Posted Nov 28, 2014.

On Nov 24, 2014, Maltbie Napoleon, a Hawaiian subject, declared that war crimes were committed against him by Hawaii business’s and alleged land owners, herein, LANDLORDS, and their agents. Document A-54410919 filed Nov 24, 2014, for the purpose of exposing foreign and U.S. citizens committing war crimes on Hawaiian territory against its citizenry. The dispute also alleges:

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