Ke Aupuni Update – June 28, 2019

June 28, 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


Over the years at the UN, we have developed friendships and mutual support among many peoples and nations (Alaska, Kashmir, Western Sahara, West Papua, etc.) working to free themselves from captive situations. Working together gives us some real advantages as we help to bolster each other’s efforts.

I’m back at the UN in Geneva attending the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council. With me are two representatives of the Okinawa independence movement whom we assisted in getting accredited and oriented to attend the UN meeting.

The leader is Robert Kajiwara, who is actually a Hawaiian Kingdom subject of Okinawan descent. Rob is an envoy sent by our Hawaiian Kingdom Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Okinawa to hook up with their independence movement.

Okinawa is in a situation very similar to the Hawaiian Islands… invaded and illegally “annexed” by a foreign power; in their case, Japan. Then, after everyone else had been liberated, consigned by UN action to remain in the hands of their captors who turned their paradise into an armed fortress.

Rob read a 2-minute intervention (statement) at the HRC on Tuesday calling for a draw-down of military installations and self-determination for Okinawa. It created a huge sensation in Japan! It was the number one news item in all of Japan’s media.

Today, a joint Hawaii and Okinawa briefing was held for the UN press corps. These are usually 30-minute affairs. Ours lasted for over 90 minutes! The press asked about the subjugation of our islands by the U.S.; the TMT on Mauna Kea; what we thought of the nuclear threat to our people… I told them about the arbitrary detention of Bradley Pai, Robert Warren and Alfred Spinney as being politically motivated … and the systemic discrimination against Hawaiian subjects by the State of Hawaii and agents of the United States. They were taken aback… This is going on in Hawaii?

The world is waking up and beginning to listen.

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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