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The Ka Lahui Hawaii Political Action Committee encourages citizens to attend this week’s Legislative “Talk Story” Sessions sponsored by the Hawaii Department of Home Lands. Lehua Kinilau-Cano will be facilitating. The sessions are open to the public and are scheduled as follows:
Monday, January 23, 2017, 6 p.m., Lincoln Elementary School Cafetorium, 615 Auwaiolimu St., Honolulu, HI 96813
Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6 p.m., Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Hale Pono‘i, 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, HI 96707
Monday, January 30, 2017, 7 p.m., Waimanalo Hawaiian Homes Association Community Center, 41-253 Ilauhole St., Waimanalo, HI 96795
Discussion may include proposed legislation that Hawaii Governor David Ige has included in the State Legislative package. The proposals are about blood quantum requirement for homestead lessees’ relatives; privacy of DHHL applicant and lessee information files; and appointing a Hawaiian Homes Commissioner from the Island of Lanai.
For more information about these or other workshops, please email Lehua at Nicole.L.Kinilau-Cano@hawaii.gov.
KPAC plans to monitor the 2017 Hawaii Legislative Session with an eye open for bills that affect Hawaiians. For the the complete text of KPAC’s 2017 Hawaii State Legislative Packet that lists its purpose, 2016 legislative accomplishments, and 2017 legislative goals, please go to the KPAC website http://kalahuihawaiipoliticalactioncommittee.org
Posted by Rebekah Luke
A report card graded by Ka Lahui Hawaii on the Hawaii State Legislature is forthcoming, Ka Lahui citizens were informed by Lehua Kinilau-Cano at the June meeting in Kapolei. Plans are to distribute and release the report card here, in select neighborhoods, and to news media. The Ka Lahui Hawaii Political Action Committee chaired by Healani Sonoda-Pale was busy lobbying this past session to make a difference.
Ka Lahui Hawaii citizens and others interested are invited to the next meeting on Sunday, July 10, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Lambert Residence, 47-142 Iuiu St., Kaneohe, HI 96744. Directions: One mile toward Kahaluu on Kamehameha Hwy. from Heeia Kea Pier, turn left on Hunalepo street to Iuiu. The two-story beige house with deck and puakenikeni trees is in front of you as you reach the stop sign.
Agenda items will include planning an all-islands citizens meeting for August 19-21, 2016, on Oahu. For more information, please contact Lehua Kinilau-Cano, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Rebekah Luke
These are the next scheduled Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi meetings:
• A Citizens Meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, March 6, at UH Mānoa Hawaiian Studies Kamakakūokalani Building, Room 202.
• The Political Action Committee (KPAC) meets as needed to review the bills in the Hawaiʻi State Legislature; it lobbies and drafts testimony. All interested Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi citizens and honorary citizens are welcome to attend.
These activities are the outcomes of the Feb. 6 citizens meeting at which 20 people attended. At that meeting, attended by the three past kiaʻāina—Josiah Black Hoʻohuli, Mlilani Trask, Lehua Kinilau—and several past island and district poʻo and officers, it was pointed out that Ka Lāhui can stand on the platform of its history, its Constitution and Master Plan, and its educational materials. There was a consensus to reconvene the Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi legislature.
Posted by Rebekah
A Ka Lāhui Hawai‘i Citizens Meeting with three past Kiaʻāina: Mililani Trask, Black Hoʻohuli, and Lehua Kinilau is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Kamakakūokalani Building, Room 101, UH Mānoa Center for Hawaiian Studies.
Posted by Healani Sonoda-Pale via Facebook
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E hele mai kākou! The next Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi Oʻahu citizens’ meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014, at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies Building, Room 202, UH Mānoa.
Free parking is available on the road or at Kanewai Park. It’s $6.00 to park in the lot and adjoining parking structure.
Hope to see you all there!
Posted by Rebekah
A Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi citizens meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., September 16, 2014, at Kamakakūokalani Building Room 202 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center for Hawaiian Studies on Dole Street in Honolulu. Expected agenda items include discussion of plans to move educational outreach forward.
New to the curricula is a seven-step process for any indigenous peoples for achieving self-determination, as proposed in an article by Mililani B. Trask. The seven steps are:
- Community Education & Kuka on Community Goals & Process for Nation Building
- The Political Status Ballot
- Elect Delegates to Draft a Constitution
- Convention of Delegates
- Peoples Ratify Convention Documents
- Peoples Elect Leadership
- Nation Is Formed
The article is reprinted at this link: “The Seven Step Process.”
Posted by Rebekah
Here is a reminder that citizens may submit written comments to the US Department of Interior about the proposed rule concerning the “Procedures for Reestablishing a Government-to-Government Relationship With the Native Hawaiian Community.” The comment period ends on August 19, 2014. Please refer to the June 20 Federal Register entry that has easy-to-follow directions at the top of the page. Please read the Federal Register.
At this time, according to the July 22, 2014, notes of a Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi meeting, “There is no official spokesperson for KLH. All officers in the last election and Mokuna have terms that ended many years ago. Citizens can only speak for themselves and say [they are] affiliated with Ka Lahui.” Please write the correct name “Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi.”
A group of Ka Lahui Hawaii citizens submitted comments in Keaukaha last month to show that Ka Lahui (the nation) exists with a Constitution and a Master Plan. The testimony was given by Mililani Trask. If you are on Moku Honu (continental US), there is an option to deliver your comments in person in “Indian Country” on selected dates. Please refer to the Federal Register.
Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi regroups
Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi met on July 22. The next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., August 5, at the University of Hawaii Manoa Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, classroom 202, in Honolulu.
Citizens are asked to submit their correct name and updated contact information by island by clicking on the Contact tab above and following the guidelines. Mahalo!
Posted by Rebekah
For the record, the U.S. Dept. of Interior will start a long series of public meetings “in Hawaii and Indian Country,” at 9 a.m., tomorrow, June 23, 2014, at the Hawaii State Capitol, to consider “whether and how the process of reestablishing a government-to-government relationship should move forward,” according to a June 18 Department press release.
The Dept. of Interior is soliciting comments and feedback on “Procedures to Reestablish a Government-to-Government Relationship with the Native Hawaiian Community,” Regulation Identifier Number 1090-AB05.
The complete schedule of public meetings is listed at the end of this post.
The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), made available on
June 19 June 20 in the Federal Register, outlines “five threshold questions” that the Department of Interior wants addressed.
While attendance at consultation meetings is not required for public comment—other procedures are described in the press release at the bottom of this post— Native Hawaiians and others interested are encouraged to attend these meetings because they are the first and prime opportunity to be heard by the U.S. and because they will be educational in terms of what is legal under international law.
Leaders and members of the Native Hawaiian community and federally recognized Indian tribes, Hawaii state agencies, and the general public including citizens of Ka Lahui Hawaii are expected to comment. The questions stated in the June 18 press release of the Department of Interior, that were previously reported in this post, were updated in the June 20 Federal Register, that is, the questions are not the same. Please refer to the Federal Register.
The meetings are scheduled as follows:
Public Meetings in Hawaii – June 23 through July 8, 2014
Monday, June 23 — Honolulu – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium
Monday, June 23 — Waimanalo – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School
Tuesday, June 24 — Waianae Coast – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Nanaikapono Elementary School
Wednesday, June 25 — Kaneohe – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Heeia Elementary School
Thursday, June 26 — Kapolei – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Makakilo Elementary School
Friday, June 27 — Lanai City – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Lanai Senior Center
Saturday, June 28 — Kaunakakai – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kaunakakai Elementary School
Monday, June 30 — Waimea – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Waimea Neighborhood Center
Tuesday, July 1 — Kapaa – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kapaa Elementary School
Wednesday, July 2 — Hilo – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Keaukaha Elementary School
Thursday, July 3 — Waimea – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Waimea Community Center
Thursday, July 3 — Kona – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kealakehe High School
Saturday, July 5 — Hana – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hana High and Elementary School
Monday, July 7 — Lahaina – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
King Kamehameha III Elementary School
Tuesday, July 8 — Kahului – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Pomaikai Elementary School
Indian Country Consultations – July 29 through August 7, 2014
Tuesday, July 29 — Minnesota – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, MN
Wednesday, July 30 — South Dakota – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Rushmore Civic Center, Rapid City, SD
Friday, August 1 — Washington – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tulalip Resort, Seattle, WA
Tuesday, August 5 — Arizona – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ
Thursday, August 7 — Connecticut – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT
To submit comments without attending a meeting, please see the Department of Interior’s press release in full (click on this link):
Posted by Rebekah
HONOLULU–People who are Ka Lahui Hawaii citizens are planning to attend Kamau a Ea, a summit meeting on Native Hawaiian governance sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs from 8 am to 4:30 p.m., April 11 and 12. If you, too, would like to attend, email: email@example.com or call Trustee Hulu Lindsey’s office at 594-1898. You must be on the list to attend.
You may wish to review OHA’s “Facilitating Nation-building Plan” as well as the working document “Hawaiian Self-Determination: The Seven Step Process” drafted by past kiaaina Mililani Trask by April 8. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for electronic copies of the documents and for more information about sharing your comments, suggestions, and other manao.
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