Ke Aupuni Update

2018 Progress in Foreign Affairs
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.
Leon Siu – Hawaiian National
Hauoli Makahiki Hou!
Some Highlights of a Significant Year of Progress for the Hawaiian Kingdom
The International Scene
The job of the Ministry of foreign Affairs for the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands, is to develop friendly relations with other countries; to inform the international community about the situation in the Hawaiian Islands; to seek support for our cause and find ways that we can help others. We have been doing this for nearly 20 years, concentrating the last 12 years on building a consistent presence at the UN.
This past year, we visited the UN in Geneva four times to represent the interests of the Hawaiian Kingdom. While there, we participated in more than a dozen panels (Dr. deZayas was a co-panelist on at least 10 of those events), discussing aspects of human rights and other matters pertaining to our situation in Hawaii as well as standing in solidarity with others like Alaska, West Papua, Trieste, Kashmir, Western Sahara, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and more.
We also visited the UN in New York four times this year to engage with special committees of the UN General Assembly, and with other agencies, individuals and non-governing organizations (NGOs). My New York home base is an office across the street from the UN Headquarters that is also home to a network of more than 500 NGOs. In New York we also have regular meetings with the ambassadors posted there from various countries — especially from the Pacific Islands — updating them on our plans and progress.
Building a consistent presence at the UN has been an arduous and costly undertaking, but it is beginning to produce results — like the deZayas memorandum — and the willingness of certain actors in the international community ready to assist us when the proper time comes.
Some other trips to attend international meetings were:
• South Korea for a conference on peacemaking and reunification between North and South Korea (with follow-up meetings in New York);
• London for a Kashmiri-sponsored symposium on developing international media relations for countries seeking independence;
• Taiwan for the inaugural Global Indigenous Economics Council conference on cultural and economic sustainability;
New York Global Inter-Faith Symposium on the role of religion and the work of religious organizations in international matters.
A lot is happening internationally. After 12 years of using friendly persuasion in various venues of the United Nations, with foreign ministers, diplomats and heads of states from numerous countries… and with exposure in the international press, people are beginning to understand our situation.  Our narrative of who we are, what really happened, what the current conditions are, and the goal to restore our kingdom, has begun to sink in. Basically, we have been able to convince people in the international community that: 1) the so-called “US State of Hawaii“ is a fraud; and 2) the Hawaiian Kingdom still exists and is on the rebound.
UN Resolutions
In 2018, two resolutions were drafted to be submitted to the UN General Assembly. We expect to persuade a significant majority of the UN member states to vote to pass these resolutions that will ultimately cause the UN to no longer recognize the U.S. claim to the Hawaiian Islands as legitimate.
An International Dispute
A number of other actions have been filed in international venues, including ones by Hawaiians to halt the flagrant violations of private property rights (original land titles) by foreigners in collusion with the courts of the fake State of Hawaii. These challenges are being pursued as matters of international dispute, not within the municipal jurisdiction of the United States. Raising our complaints to the level of international dispute will confirm the Hawaiian Kingdom as a sovereign state and put a stop to the years of illegal land grabbing.
The deZayas Memorandum
The memorandum from UN official, Independent Expert Dr. Alfred M. deZayas, triggered much excitement and several actions are being taken, citing the memo about the misapplication of US/State of Hawaii laws in the Hawaiian Islands. The memo fully supports our position that the Hawaiian Kingdom still exists and the US is obligated under international law to vacate its claims of sovereignty over the Hawaiian Islands. The deZayas memo has led to an increase in direct challenges mounted by Hawaiian nationals against the puppet governing system installed by the US. And another memo is on its way.
Security for Hawaiian Nationals
In the Hawaiian Kingdom, people have the right to travel and conduct business affairs in peace. But in the “State of Hawaii” people who identify themselves as Hawaiian nationals living in the Hawaiian Kingdom (as opposed to US Citizens living in the State of Hawaii) are being denied those most fundamental rights. Hawaiian nationals have been getting abused by a corrupt system bent on serving the interests of the fake state rather than the rights of the people… in particular, the rights of Hawaiian nationals. In 2018 plans were made to begin to alleviate this problem. It will be introduced in the first half of 2019.
Lā Ho ʻ iho ʻ i Ea 
175th Anniversary Celebration
The celebration of Lā Ho ʻiho ʻi Ea — Sovereignty Restoration Day — on Sunday, July 29 was the best yet!  Maika ʻi loa! With the biggest crowd in modern times, we celebrated the historical event of Great Britain ʻs return of control of the Hawaiian Islands to the proper ruler, King Kamehameha III.
King Kamehameha III Statue
On July 31, the actual 175th anniversary of Lā Ho ʻiho ʻi Ea — Sovereignty Restoration Day — the city unveiled and dedicated the newly commissioned statue of King Kamehameha III. There were great speeches showing we have come a long way. To have City and State officials recount the history and significance of Lā Ho ʻiho ʻi Ea and pay homage and respect to King Kamehameha III definitely raised public awareness of the true greatness of the Hawaiian Kingdom… This kind of change in perception and understanding will undoubtedly help in the advancement of the restoration of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
Lā Kū ʻ oko ʻ
This year, 2018 was the 175 th anniversary of an historic moment…
On Nov. 28, 1843 Great Britain and France jointly recognized the Sandwich Islands (the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands) as a sovereign state — an equal among the major powers of the world. This singular event established our position as a sovereign independent country and provides the foundation for our assertion that the Hawaiian Kingdom was never extinguished and continues (though greatly impaired and concealed) to exist as a sovereign, independent state.
For more Important Dates Observed in the Kingdom in 2018 see the attached pdf.
These are just a few 2018 highlights in the reactivation of our country as a pre-existing sovereign state. Mahalo nui loa to the many, many more of our courageous Aloha ‘Åina who have been standing for our country every single day! For all those on social media, in the courts, in jail, on the front lines, researching, studying, speaking to your friends, speaking to your neighbors, to strangers, to the oppressors… giving of your mana’o, time, talents and resources, your prayers, and most of all… your ALOHA… to all of you… MAHALO NUI LOA! 
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Malama pono,
Leon Siu


Ke Aupuni Update 21 December 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.


Leon Siu – Hawaiian National

Aloha Kalikimaka!

The Quick Facts Series…




What Do We Expect To Accomplish?

The objective of the Free Hawaii movement is to reinstate the Hawaiian Islands as a sovereign, independent country… meaning, to restore the Hawaiian Islands to its status as a full-fledged internationally recognized country, in control of all the lands and seas, assets and resources that comprise the Hawaiian Islands Archipelago.

It means the United States would relinquish its control over the Hawaiian Islands and the lawful governing body of the Hawaiian Islands would assume kuleana to govern and manage the country for the benefit of the people. The United States and it’s puppet government, the fake “State of Hawaii,”would no longer be in charge.

Think of it as a change of management — the infrastructure and operations would pretty much remain the same; but the manager and style of management would change… from Americancontrol to Hawaiian kuleana.

To accomplish this requires the United States government to make a peaceful, orderly exit from the Hawaiian Islands Archipelago, ensuring the lawful government of the Hawaiian Islands is in charge. The U.S. would also be required to withdraw its military bases and accept responsibility and make reparations for damages caused.

It is not going to be easy. The United States knows it was wrong in taking over the Hawaiian Islands, yet for many selfish reasons it does not want to give up Hawaii. So the U.S. has been tap-dancing around the issue.

How to get them to stop tap-dancing and get off the stage? By getting on that stage and outshining the imposter… In this case it means, to stand up our country for the world to see, focusing the spotlight on our hula of aloha and goodwill and rallying support to mount a huge, global “Free Hawaii”campaign… and cause the U.S. to relinquish the stage.

Sounds simplistic? Yes, but that’s basically it. The legal and political matters are fairly cut and dry…  if it was just that, we win! The real challenge we have is “marketing“. People have to “see” us! They have to know who we are and what happened and… where we are going.

We have a very compelling story to tell. A story of courage, beauty, kindness, grace… of Aloha in the face of adversity. To correct the grave injustice done to our beloved people and country, we must get our story out — first to our own people, then to the world community — of how we, under our own management, can set things right and move toward a brighter future.

Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono. The sovereignty ( life) of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.

In Quick Facts installment #6 we’ll discuss what we have to do here at home to cause people to see us.


Malama pono,

Leon Siu

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Hawaii Spot Crew Podcast Series

Hawaii Spot Crew Podcast Series‘ original source is by G-Jo. Discovered by Tales of Hawai’i and share with our community. Copyright is owned by the original source G-Jo, not Tales of Hawai’i. Step into the home of four siblings from Hawaii who love to tease, laugh, debate, and share embarrassing childhood memories. Topics range from popular culture, life in Hawaii, comedic skits on current events, and much much more. This is their journey and they invite all to laugh and cry with them as they navigate this thing called life with those that know them best and for some reason choose to love them anyway.

22 June 2017 (audio files missing): Meet the Spot Crew–In this their very first podcast, the Spot Crew invites all to meet its members and get a taste of episodes to come. They hope this episode filled with laughter and teasing brings a smile to faces as they continue their series with more complex topics in the coming weeks. Introduction to Spot Crew Podcast Series–Three minute overview of what to expect in the Spot Crew Podcast series.

1 July 2017 (audio file missing): Pet Peeves, Man Buns, and Shameless Plugs–Spot Crew comes together again to discuss what drives them nuts, whom mom loves best, and the importance of using the proper URL when tweeting to avoid accidentally sharing porn (NANI!). Ice cream gets thrown, action figures destroyed, and more family comes aboard to enjoy and share in the fun.

9 July 2017: Fourth of July, Walking Dead, and Other Random Rantings–Join the SPOT crew as they celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, and a little bit of alcohol.

15 July 2017: Time, Taxes, and Everything in Between–The SPOT crew meets amidst a busy work week to discuss the perils of time, taxes, debt and its solution of NFL stardom. Diets are broken, secrets are spilled, and the Tweetest pounds a pizza and a half in just 20 minutes! Pull up a chair and share in the conversation. We’d offer all pizza but it’s probably cold by now (insert emoji)

27 July 2017: Drunken Secrets (and the pets that share them)– The SPOT Crew goes off topic once again and spills the tea-(quila) on their drunken secrets, sharing their most embarrassing experiences to date. Listen as Pro and Security release spoilers on how to tell if one’s man is looking at another woman and hint at a potential new product. Don’t blame them for the content of this episode (or the wind sounds from our fan), blame the humidity! Thanks a lot Hurricane Fernanda! We’re schvitzing over here!

12 August 2017: Politics, Popsicles, and Peeing in Public– Overachiever loses electricity, cable, WiFi and her filter as she complains about anything and everything under the sun (Pro and Tweetest are there too, but they keep it together). Don’t miss this one… its not going to happen again… unless a dang tree falls on the electric/cable line again! No WiFi no promises!!

18 August 2017: Oooops We Did it Again!!–SPOT Crew becomes the POT crew yet again as Security gets called into work leaving them to fend for themselves. Not even the Pope is safe as the Crew discusses current changes and not so current news about the NFL (we now know what Ezekiel Elliot did…. Yikes). There’s even time to take down Angelina Jolie! Who knows what else this August heat will bring… then again who cares as long as its not politics! (insert emoji)

20 April 2018: SPOT CREW IS BACK!!– Did you miss them? Probably not but they’re back anyway!! Yay!! If anybody misses his/her siblings and want to hear some fight and play…. we are the perfect podcast for all! Sorry about the politics but what can one do, it’s the new normal here in the good old USA. Enjoy! We’ll be more organized later…. probably…. probably not (insert emoji)


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.
Leon Siu – Hawaiian National
• The Bolomet Effect…
Routh Bolomet’s fight to save her land has not only exposed rampant corruption in the „real estate“ industry in collusion with the „State of Hawaii“ courts, but it’s raised issues of international law. The memorandum issued by UN Independent Expert, Dr. Alfred deZayas confirmed what we have been saying for years: that the United States‘ presumption of sovereignty over the Hawaiian Islands is unlawful, and that Hawaii is, as Dr. deZayas put it, under a „strange form of occupation.“
Dr. deZayas‘ memorandum  has precipitated several actions, like Councilwoman Jen Ruggles‘ query to the Hawaii County Council whether her service on the council constitutes a war crime for which she could be held criminally liable. The answer from the Hawaii County corporate counsel (attorney) was in essence, „just ignore it like we usually do“! This is not only inadequate, it is terribly irresponsible legal advice. Incredibly he’s admitting that the county’s standing policy is to just ignore international law!
Not only is Ms Ruggles‘ question still unanswered, the same question has now been asked by the Waianae Neighborhood Board of the Corporate Council of the City and County of Honolulu… and other neighborhood boards are contemplating asking too. It will be very interesting to watch the U.S. claim to the Hawaiian Islands unravel as the question wends its way up the ladder to the State Attorney General, then to the US Department of Justice, then the Department of State and…. ??
2018 Foreign Affairs Status Report
• The Mission & Basic Strategy
The mission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hawaiian Kingdom is to promote the cause for the reinstatement of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the world community as a sovereign, independent country, to engage in friendly relations with other countries, and to restore and develop treaties for continued friendship and trade relations.
The basic strategy includes: 1) gaining access to interact with organizations such as the United Nations; 2) opening dialogue with the United States for a peaceful resolution; 3) developing rapport with other sovereign nation-states; 4) raising international media and press awareness of our situation; 5) working with other peoples and nations seeking liberation; 6) gaining support of international non-governing organizations; 7) creating actions and opportunities to raise awareness in the international community.
Specific tasks include: 1) accessing and utilizing the United Nations mechanisms to expose the U.S.’ illegal presence and operations in the Hawaiian Islands and to call for an end to those illegal activities; 2) finding UN Member States to support our efforts at the UN; 3) reactivation of membership in the Universal Postal Union and other treaty bodies; 4) engage in gaining support from regional inter-governmental organizations such as Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), African Union (AU), Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Non-Alogned Movement (NAM), etc. 5) establishing diplomatic relations with other sovereign states and other nations; 6) reactivating relations with states that have treaties (since the 19th Century) with the Hawaiian Kingdom; and so forth.
Malama pono,
Leon Siu
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Mahalo Nui Loa!