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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Old Archives (Aug03-Oct09)

Occupation talk story with Kelly, Sai & Kaeo

On Friday, August 1, 2014, “Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawaii” was screened to an audience of more than 100 people at the Kaunoe Center on Maui. The talk-story that followed the screening featured filmmaker, Anne  Keala Kelly asking Dr. Keanu Sai and Kaleikoa Kaeo to explain the difference between Decolonization and De-Occupation.

Sai open letter to U.S. Asst Sec’ry of Insular Affairs

The Honolulu Civil Beat has published an open letter from Dr. Keanu Sai to  U.S. Assistant Secretary of Insular Affairs Esther Kiaaina, building “an argument that without a treaty, the Hawaiian Kingdom remains sovereign, and that Hawaii has been under a long illegal occupation dating back to the 19th century.”

Resistance Radio interview with Keala Kelly

Interview with Anne Keala Kelly that aired Aug. 3 on Resistance Radio with Derrick Jensen.

Anne Keala Kelly is an award winning, Native Hawaiian filmmaker and journalist whose works focus primarily on the early 21st century Hawaiian sovereignty movement. Her feature length documentary, Noho Hewa, has been screened and broadcast internationally and is widely taught in university courses that focus on indigenous peoples, the Pacific, and colonization.

Liko & Laulani – Music of Aloha ‘Aina & Emancipation

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Bumpy Kanahele Interviewed by Champ at Pu`uhonua o Waimanalo

 

Sai on Molokai: Hawai`i – American State or a State Under American Occupation?

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New Research in Hawaiian History: Keanu Sai

Dr. Lynette Cruz and Dr. Keanu Sai discuss his doctoral research on the occupation of Hawai‘i and how to ultimately bring the occupation to an end. Also discussed was Dr. Sai’s recent letter to Assistant Secretary of Insular Affairs at the Department of the Interior, Esther Kia‘aina, regarding evidence that Hawai‘i’s sovereignty was lost in 1893.

Hauʻoli Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea

In The Hawaii Independent, ʻUmi Perkins takes us through the history of today’s national holiday celebrating the return of sovereignty.

‘Noho Hewa’ showing on Maui w/ Kelly, Sai & Kaeo + media workshop

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Sovereignty Conversations: Williamson Chang