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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Kama’aina Sunday at ‘Iolani Palace – special presentation by Dr. Ron Williams

30th Anniversary of Apology

Happy 30th anniversary of Public Law 103-150, the Apology Resolution for the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Lā Kū’oko’a

Lā Kū’okō’a – Mālama Loko Ea

Why Hawaiian sovereignty has undeniable context for the Maui fires

Scholars and activists say Native Hawaiians have ultimately been seeking their right to self-determination — an issue they say touches on the cause of the fires and affects Hawaii’s healing.

NBC News, Aug. 24, 2023

As those in Maui try to make sense of the wildfires that left behind a trail of loss, experts […]

Celebrating Lā Ho’iho’i Ea

While US celebrates its independence, Hawaiians still wait for theirs

SF Gate

July 4, 2023

On the day celebrating the American colonies’ separation from Great Britain, Hawaii is relatively quiet in contrast to the continental United States, where fireworks light up neighborhoods across the country.

In Hawaii, July 4 is not a joyous occasion for some residents. This is because July 4 is also the day […]

Lā Ho’iho’i Ea 2023

Hawaiian national women’s soccer team to represent lāhui for the first time

Hawaii Public Radio | By Kuʻuwehi Hiraishi

February 2, 2023

For many Native Hawaiians like Kapuaʻala and his wife, Hawaiʻi remains an illegally occupied nation, and sports are just another path to recovering that Hawaiian national identity.

“This country that had a national character and identity, internationally, that was a leader in the Pacific,” […]

Royal Commission of Inquiry: Investigating War Crimes in the Hawaiian Islands

Covert Action Magazine, January 30, 2023

The Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) was established by Proclamation of the Hawaiian Kingdom Council of Regency on June 17, 2019, yet there has been no coverage in either the mainstream media or the alternative media. Most people are simply not aware that the Hawaiian Islands have been […]