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The Other Aha: Aha Aloha Aina 2016 for “real” independence.

Chad Blair reports in Honolulu Civil Beat:

The Other Aha: Hawaiian Independence Backers Make Their Case

Aha Aloha Aina 2016 rejects the Nai Aupuni process for self-governance and insists on pushing for “real” independence.

Walter Ritte beamed as he flashed a shaka to the kupuna in the front row of Hale A‘o Hawaiian Studies at Windward Community College in Kaneohe.

Noting the full parking lot outside and the overflow crowd at the aha, or convention, Ritte said, “Wow … The call has been answered.”

“The call” is for a path toward self-governance, one that returns to Hawaiians their independent nation, which was taken from them more than 100 years ago. It comes from a new group called Aha Aloha Aina 2016,

The Thursday night event attracted 350 people, according to one of the speakers, to what was billed as “a historic gathering of Hawaiian sovereignty leaders.”

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1 comment to The Other Aha: Aha Aloha Aina 2016 for “real” independence.

  • Meuse

    Greetings for your fight. Your country was stolen by gangsters one century ago. I am sincerely behind your will to get back your independence and identity. But I would be interested to know how could you be victorious as polynesian people are so few in regard of other immigrants on your islands.

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