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Obama scheduled to announce US Dept. of Interior rule tomorrow; call for opposition

“UPDATE: The final DOI Rule facilitating a government to government relationship with the “Native Hawaiian” community will be released tomorrow morning – Obama will be announcing it. We will be doing a Press Conference at Iolani Palace tomorrow morning at 12 noon 9/23/2016. Please come and join us in opposing this Rule.”

Healani Sonoda-Pale via facebook.com

Posted by Rebekah Luke

About the U.S. federal rule on Hawaiian home lands

The link to a Civil Beat July 11, 2016, article co-authored by Lehua Kinilau-Cano, a legislataive analyst for the Hawaii Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, and Hokulei Lindsey, administrative rules officer for the DHHL is below. Lehua is the most recent kiaʻāina of Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi and has been presiding over its meetings.

http://www.civilbeat.org/2016/07/problems-in-interiors-rule-on-hawaii-home-lands/

Posted by Rebekah Luke

Citizens meeting

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The front line at Mauna Kea

This is the link to the Big Island Video News’s “Good Friday on Mauna Kea, TMT Blockade Holds,” recorded by David Corrigan. http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2015/04/03/video-good-friday-on-mauna-kea-tmt-blockade-holds/

Posted by Rebekah

Learning from old Hawaiian newpapers

Can you kokua? We haven’t posted here for some time, but here’s an activity I think citizens and honorary citizens of Ka Lahui Hawaii can get behind.

A call for volunteers to type, in simple text manuscript form, pages from old Hawaiian language newspapers so that the content can be searchable with a computer was issued in late November 2011. The project, called the “ʻIke Kūʻōkoʻa Initiative,” is seeking 200,000 volunteer hours. As you may know, more than 100 Hawaiian language newspapers were published between 1834 and 1948.

If you have heard about this project and are anxious to help, please visit www.awaiaulu.org, scroll down, and hear the welcoming invitation from Kaui Sai-Dudoit and Puakea Nogelmeier. If you sign on and decide later it’s not for you, you can always cancel.

Although it’s true that one doesn’t need to speak Hawaiian to type it, it is an advantage. In addition, good eyesight, squinting, accurate typing, copyreading skills, and time = Success. Mahalo!

Posted by Rebekah

Akaka Bill: now what

A bill in this year’s Hawaii State Legislature relating to [Hawaiian] government—brackets are mine—is moving fast, I learned today, now headed for the House Finance committee and the Senate Ways and Means committee. It is H.B. No. 1627 H.D. 2 and the companion S.B. No. 1520 S.D.2.

Critics call it “the ‘Jr.-Boy Akaka bill’  offshoot (modified for implementation by the State instead of the Federal government).”

As of Wednesday, the Senate Ways and Means Committee has scheduled a public decision making for Feb. 25, 2011, 9:00 a.m. in conference room 211, State Capitol.

To read and track the bills and to submit testimony, go to:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2011/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1627

and

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2011/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1520

The committee chairs are:

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro
Chair House Finance Committee
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 306
phone: 808-586-6200
fax: 808-586-6201
repmoshiro@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Sen. David Y. Ige
Senate Ways and Means Committee
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 215
phone: 808-586-6230
fax: 808-586-6231
sendige@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Posted by Rebekah

Kue petition revisited

A peaceful demonstration to inform the public about the petitions protesting the annexation of the Hawaiian nation to the United States in 1897 by Hawaiian nationals was held Monday, Feb. 21, at the statue of U.S. President William McKinley, the statue of President McKinley holding a “Treaty of Annexation” that never was.

You may read the story and view photos at http://www.hawaiianindependencealliance.org/category/eventsactions/

The petitions against annexation were circulated by Hui Kalaiaina, Hui Aloha Aina for Men, and Hui Aloha Aina for Women. At the time the population was less than 40,000. More than 38,000 signatures are on the combined petitions, indicating overwhelming opposition. In 1997 the petitions were retrieved from the U.S. National Archives in Washington, D.C., and brought back to Hawaii by Noenoe K. Silva who informed present-day Native Hawaiians of their ancestors’ position.

You may read Dr. Silva’s findings at http://libweb.hawaii.edu/digicoll/annexation/pet-intro.html

Posted by Rebekah

Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

Best wishes to our citizens and readers for the new year 2011.

Posted by Rebekah

Hauoli Makahiki Hou; meeting canceled

The start of the new year came with challenges to the Ka Lahui Hawaii Working Group. Therefore tomorrow’s Jan. 9 regular monthly meeting is canceled. The main agenda was to review the Communications Plan, however, the plan is still being drafted by me, Rebekah, and not quite ready to circulate for comment.

The blizzards in lands east of Hawaii delayed my return to Honolulu by a whole week, and then as soon as I arrived I got sick. I am still not a hundred percent. Our goal date for the current project is the end of January.

Lehua, who convenes our meetings, is very busy with her stuff, so please have patience, check back here, check for KLH email, and we will resume our group work soon! Please contact Lehua with any questions (go to the contact page) or if it’s too long since you’ve heard from anyone. Mahalo, and . . .

Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

Posted by Rebekah