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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Country of Hawaii dominates Eddie leaderboard

From Honolulu Civil Beat

Surfers from the country of Hawaii dominated the leaderboard Thursday in The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau.

The big-wave surf invitational drew thousands of spectators to Waimea Bay on Oahu’s North Shore.

For casual observers, many of whom were watching a surf contest for the first time, some eyebrows were […]

Hawaiian Consciencism discussion

Aloha ‘Oe Puhipau

Rest in Peace Puhipau. Love to Joan.

 

 

Aloha ‘Oe Kekuni

Aloha ‘Oe Uncle Kekuni (from KITV)…

A key figure in the Hawaiian sovereignty movement has died. Dr. Richard Kekuni Akana Blaisdell died Thursday night surrounding by his family after a long illness.

He was also instrumental in establishing the University of Hawaii’s medical school. Blaisdell was 90.

Here’s a tribute from the University of Hawaii […]

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.

“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

From MauiNow.com

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

Anthony Bourdain Revisits Hawaii

Ryan Ozawa reviews Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” episode on Hawaii that airs on Sunday, June 14 at 3 p.m. Hawaii time (9 p.m. ET/PT).

Thompson talks of the dark days of native Hawaiian culture, and its resurgence, and Bourdain gives a decent 30-second history lesson running from the arrival of Westerners through the overthrow and […]

OHA meeting on Mauka Kea livestream

Livestreaming now, for those interested: http://oiwi.tv/Live/

(h/t Lynette C)