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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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 it hasn’t been fully implemented due to ongoing prolonged occupation, a lot of mana’o, research, debate and hard work went into it, and it can certainly serve as an example and source as the ongoing process of restoration continues.





Kekula Crawford at Iolani Palace



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