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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Na’i ‘Aupuni Convention moves toward independence

Free Hawaii TV reports that 60% of remaining delegates are pro-independence, and the constitution being drafted supports independence.

‘Aha Aloha ‘Aina Big Island

Bumpy withdraws from Na’i Aupuni ‘Aha


February 15, 2016

Contact: Brandon Makaawaawa — (808) 221-6906

Waimānalo, Hawai’i — After eight days of participation, Dennis Bumpy Kanahele announced today, that he is pulling out of the Na’i Aupuni process, explaining:

“That process from its Act 195 inception is a trap — a very sticky trap, to undermine the national […]

‘Aha Aloha ‘Aina on Maui

‘Aha Aloha ‘Aina

Controversy hangs over convention

From the Star-Advertiser:

Controversy hangs over convention for Hawaiian governance By Timothy Hurley January 31, 2016

The historic Na‘i Aupuni constitutional convention convenes Monday with 151 Native Hawaiians charged with setting up the building blocks of a nation.

But some folks are wondering if the time-shortened and crowded convention will be able to […]

Hawaiian Convention delegates named; motion filed to block

According to the Star-Advertiser, “A total of 152 people were named Wednesday as delegates to a February constitutional convention that will discuss Native Hawaiian self-governance.” Here’s the participants list (PDF) from the Na’i Aupuni website.

The Lahaina News interviews some delegates, including Bumpy Kanahele:

Representing the island of Oahu, Hawaiian leader Pu’uhonua Dennis […]

Na’i Aupuni cancels election; all candidates can be delegates

From the Star-Advertiser:

Facing a potential court battle that could go on for years, Na‘i Aupuni announced this morning that it will cancel the Native Hawaiian election and proceed to a four-week convention in February.

All 196 Hawaiians who ran as candidates will be offered seats as delegates to the convention, or […]

Sovereignty Narratives Coming to a Head

Community Matters, December 3, 2015, with Dr. Kalama O Ka Aina Niheu and legal representative of the Grass Roots Institute of Hawaii (GRIH), Michael Lilly

Supreme Court blocks Native Hawaiian election vote count

From the Associated Press:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked votes from being counted in a unique election that’s considered a major step toward self-governance for Native Hawaiians.

The high court granted an injunction requested by a group of Native Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians challenging the election. […]

The order blocks the counting of votes […]