He Hawaii au – Hawaiian enough?

February 20th, 2009 by admin No comments »

The Hawaiian Homelands set up in 1921 were for “Native Hawaiians” who were at least one half Native Hawaiian. If you did not have the right amount of ancestry, you were not “Hawaiian” enough.

The Akaka Bill is going to let nine “experts” decide who is, and isn’t “Hawaiian” enough to be in the new tribe. Even if you sign up for Kau Inoa, you may not be “Hawaiian” according to these nine “experts.”

And even if these nine “experts” decide you are “Hawaiian” enough, the new tribal leadership can “disenroll” you from the tribe later on. Even if you are pure Native Hawaiian, descended from King Kamehameha the Great himself, the Akaka Bill provides no protections for you.

He Hawai’i au; he mau Hawai’i kakou a pau. I am Hawaiian; we are all Hawaiians.

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He Hawaii au – Not enough (2)

February 20th, 2009 by admin No comments »

Mau Piailug is from the island of Satawal. A master navigator, he taught his craft to the sailors of the Hokule’a, bringing celestial navigation back to the Hawaiian Islands for the first time in hundreds of years.

Through his works, the Hawaiian Renaissance made some of its greatest leaps, bringing a sense of pride and accomplishment to all of Hawai’i.

But that doesn’t matter according to the Akaka Bill. Since Mau cannot trace his ancestry to people in the Hawaiian Islands before 1778, no matter how instrumental he was in the recovery of Hawaiian culture, he can never be considered “Hawaiian.”

The Akaka bill will tell Mau Piailug, and all other Micronesians in Hawai’i, that they cannot have the same rights as the Native Hawaiians he taught to navigate by the stars.

He Hawai’i au; he mau Hawai’i kakou a pau. I am Hawaiian; we are all Hawaiians.

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He Hawaii au – The next haole

February 20th, 2009 by admin No comments »

Portuguese. Chinese. Filipino. Japanese. Native Hawaiian. European.

People of every background built the Kingdom of Hawai’i and the State of Hawai’i.

Local Hawaiians come from all backgrounds, most of us so kapakahi you cannot tell our ancestors just by looking.

But things are going to change. The Akaka Bill is going to find out who is really “Hawaiian.” The Akaka Bill is going to find out who can call Hawai’i their homeland, and who cannot.

The Akaka Bill is going to tell people who have never even been to Hawai’i that they have special rights to our Islands, simply because of their race. The Akaka bill is going to tell families that have lived and died in Hawai’i for over 200 years that they cannot share in these rights.

He Hawai’i au; he mau Hawai’i kakou a pau. I am Hawaiian; we are all Hawaiians.

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He Hawaii au – Mr. President

February 20th, 2009 by admin No comments »

Aloha Mr. President,

As a person of mixed race, you know about the struggle of human identity.
Imagine for a moment that your mother was Native Hawaiian.  Imagine telling your father that he could not enjoy the same “rights” as you and your mother.

This is what the Akaka Bill does.  A group of “experts” will decide who gets what “rights” in Hawai’i simply by race.

Please, Mr. President, tell the Akaka Bill supporters that we are “One America,” and that we should all live under “One Law.”  Tell the Akaka Bill supporters that the Kingdom of Hawai’i was always a multiracial nation, and that we will not dishonor that noble heritage by separating people by race.

You can move us away from division and towards conciliation with a single, moving speech opposing race-based privileges.

He Hawai’i au; he mau Hawai’i kakou a pau.  I am Hawaiian; we are all Hawaiians.

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The Mystery of Hawaiian History » We are all Hawaiian

August 18th, 2008 by admin No comments »

The Mystery of Hawaiian History » We are all Hawaiian

Commentary by Jere Krischel regarding the recent occupation of Iolani Palace by ex-convict James Kimo Akahi, and the relationship of racial separatism and arguments used to promote the Akaka Bill.

Pajamas Media: Price of Apology: Clinton, Obama, and the Hawaiian Quid Pro Quo

June 22nd, 2008 by admin No comments »

Pajamas Media: Price of Apology: Clinton, Obama, and the Hawaiian Quid Pro Quo

Cato Institute: The One-Drop Rule in Hawaii? The Akaka Bill and the Future of Race-Based Government Capitol Hill Briefing

May 29th, 2008 by admin No comments »

Cato Institute: The One-Drop Rule in Hawaii? The Akaka Bill and the Future of Race-Based Government Capitol Hill Briefing

AFF Doublethink Online » Don’t Free Hawaii!

May 15th, 2008 by admin No comments »

AFF Doublethink Online » Don’t Free Hawaii!

Arguing against separating “One Hawaii” into “Two Hawaiis”.

Italy officially recognizes the State of Hawaii as de jure

May 6th, 2008 by admin No comments »

Hawaii Reporter: Italian Government Disowns Honolulu Consul Letter Recognizing Hawaiian Kingdom Government

A case study in how a honorary consul can run afoul of international law in purporting to recognize racial separatist movements with no basis in reality.

Kamehameha Schools settled lawsuit for $7M – The Honolulu Advertiser

February 8th, 2008 by admin No comments »

Kamehameha Schools settled lawsuit for $7M – The Honolulu Advertiser