Ke Aupuni Update – June 14, 2019

June 14, 2019

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 Quick Facts Series…




According to Article 1 of the Montevideo Convention, one of the four qualifying factors of a sovereign state is the capacity to enter foreign relations with other states.

After having spent years in conversations with diplomats from various countries (ambassadors, chargé d’affaires, attachés, counsels, deputy reps, secretaries, etc.), sharing our situation and learning of theirs, we have embarked on the next stage known as “visiting their capitals.” This means we have gotten to the point in our discussions where the diplomats are recommending we go and talk to their countries’ leaders — presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers… those who make decisions…

This is the stage where nation-to-nation bilateral discussions take place to develop relationships and talk strategies.

In the past I have met a number of heads of state usually at conferences, regional group meetings or at their missions at the UN or the EU. It has always been encouraging and productive.

My most recent diplomatic visit was two weeks ago in Apia, Samoa with Prime Minister Malielegaoi of the Independent State of Samoa. We discussed several matters of mutual interest. We also talked of the prospects of Samoa supporting two initiatives we are preparing for introduction at the United Nations in the Fall. His response was very positive.

The pace is beginning to pick up. In the next few months I will be visiting more of the Pacific as well as other regions.

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


The Campaign to Free Hawaiʻi is funded by people like YOU… 

We cannot do this crucial work without your help… your kokua. 

It takes funding to make these important accomplishments happen and we deeply appreciate all financial contributions, large or small. 

Any amount you contribute will make a huge impact on our ability to continue this work (and can be tax-deductible if needed). 

We have much to accomplish in 2019 and your contributions toward that are very important and needed.

Your KŌKUA is greatly appreciated! 

To contribute, go to

Mahalo Nui Loa!


Malama pono,

Leon Siu

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