Ke Aupuni Update: 04 July 2018

Keeping in touch and updated on activities regarding the restoration of Ke Aupuni o Hawaii, the Hawaiian Kingdom. Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono.


From Leon Siu, Hawaiian National

Aloha kakou,

The 4th of July is its most significant national holiday of the United States. It celebrates the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the rebel congress in 1776. It is a profound document articulating the God-given right of people to govern themselves… including the right to free themselves from an oppressive and abusive rule.

The Declaration starts out: „When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands that have connected them to another and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Natureʻs God entitle them…” If you read the entire document, substituting the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands for the „thirteen united States of America,“ you will find, particularly in the list of grievances against Great Britain, striking similarities to the abuses the United States has been committing (and continues to commit) against the people of the Hawaiian Islands.

The reasons articulated so well in the American Declaration of Independence form the legal, political and moral basis for our Kuʻe to liberate our Hawaiian Islands from the U.S. and assume our separate and equal station among the powers of the earth.

2018, A Significant Year… 

Speaking of declarations…

In February, David Ige, governor  of the fake state, declared 2018 to be “Ke Au Hawaii: the Year of the Hawaiian” in „honor of the history, traditions, language and culture of the Hawaiian people.” He cited a few of significant anniversaries:

  • The 40th anniversary of the Hawaiian language immersion programs that saved the Hawaiian language from near extinction (indeed a praiseworthy achievement)
  • The 25th anniversary of the formal apology from Congress and the president of the United States to the Hawaiian people, for America’s role in dis the Hawaiian Kingdom
  • The 100th anniversary of the first Hawaiian Civic Club founded by Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole

But the governor’s proclamation barely scratches the surface.

2018 marks some really significant anniversaries in Hawaiiʻs history that we should remember… 

  • The 199th anniversary of the death of Kamehameha the Great
  • The 200th anniversary of the death of Henry Opukahaʻia
  • The 175th anniversary of the restoration of the Hawaiian Kingdom by Great Britain (celebrated as the national holiday, Lā Hoʻihoʻi Eā, Restoration Day… events all over the Kingdom… on Oʻahu, at Thomas Square on Sunday, July 29)
  • The 175th anniversary of the recognition of the Hawaiian Kingdom as a sovereign state (independent country) by the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of France. (celebrated as the national holiday, Lā Kuʻokoʻa, Independence Day… events all over the Kingdom)
  • The 125th anniversary of the usurpation of the Hawaiian Kingdom government on January 17, 1893 (the trigger to the eventual occupation of the Hawaiian Islands by the U.S.)
  • The 125thanniversary of the Queen Liliʻuokalani-President Cleveland executive agreement to restore the Queen and the lawful government of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
  • The 125thanniversary of Clevelandʻs address to Congress admitting that the U.S. had wrongfully engaged in causing a regime change in what amounted to an Act of War against a peaceful, friendly nation.
  • The 124thanniversary of the self-proclaimed “Republic of Hawaii” on July 4, 1894, created to avoid prosecution for the treason cited in theLiliʻuokalani-Cleveland executive agreement.
  • The 120thanniversary of Queen Liliʻuokalani, backed by the voice of the people (the Kuʻe Petition), succeeding in shutting down ratification of the pending ʻtreaty of annexationʻ in the U.S. Senate (January, 1898). No treaty of annexation, no acquisition.
  • The 120thanniversary of the infamous Newlands Resolution (July, 1898), the illegal instrument used forthe fake annexation of Hawaii to the U.S. resulting in the present U.S.ʻ fake claim to dominion over the Hawaiian Islands.
  • The 120th anniversary of the Spanish American War and the Phililipine-American War for which the U.S. invoked “military necessity” to justify the fake annexation and the nasty habit of using the Hawaiian Islands to stage U.S. wars in the Pacific.
  • The 120th anniversary of the beginning of American-acculturation with policies to extinguish Hawaiian national identity, language, culture, land holdings, sustainable systems, etc. (It is ironic that the Year of the Hawaiian celebration focuses on the rebirth of Hawaiian language and culture, when 120 years agothe U.S. and the Territory of Hawaiiimposed repressive policies that nearly extinguished Hawaiian language, culture and identity.)
  • The 40th anniversary of the fake-state constitutional convention of 1978 that created the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

This is just off the top of head… Iʻm sure there are many more….

As we see our history in proper context, the movement to Free Hawaii grows stronger… As the year progresses we all need engage the projecting our vision for the future and mapping out plans for moving forward with aloha ʻāina.

Itʻs going to be a great adventure! Get engaged!

Malama pono,

Leon Siu

If you would like to contribute to the cause, go to …The Campaign to Free Hawaii. Mahalo nui loa!