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  1. Kapu System of traditional Hawaiian religious practice - On a separate facebook page entitled Building an Intellectual Culture, there is a brief description of the `ai Noa or the “free eating” in Hawaii which initiated the downfall of the traditional kapu system. I thought that my comments and discussion with the author, Umi Perkins who is by the way son of the late… Weiterlesen Kapu System of traditional Hawaiian religious practice
  2. Project: Resolution 1469 - It ’s the 75th Meeting at the UNO in Geneva, Switzerland. The Hawaiian Island kingdom Delegation, this a great friends of me, informed me about her Project: Resolution 1469 at the UN. What is the Resolution 1469? – UN Record of 1469 More Background: Colonization and Americanization of Hawaii Of a Question of mine, what… Weiterlesen Project: Resolution 1469
  3. THE SITUATION OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS THE CURRENT SITUATION: - Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Hawaiian Kingdom • The Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands is actually a sovereign, independent country. The Hawaiian Islands is not part of the United States… and never was! The Hawaiian Kingdom never surrendered its sovereignty and the United States never lawfully acquired either the sovereignty or any territory comprising the… Weiterlesen THE SITUATION OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS THE CURRENT SITUATION:
  4. On the Ocean or in the Garden, the Key Is Nurturing the Soul - Re-post from Sam Low ; Thursday, June 9, 2016 – 4:22pm When Hokule’a sails into Vineyard Haven on Tuesday, June 28 the captain and navigator Bruce Blankenfeld will guide her to Tisbury Wharf. Bruce stands over six feet tall and he weighs under 180 pounds. He is well built but not showy. Thick black hair… Weiterlesen On the Ocean or in the Garden, the Key Is Nurturing the Soul
  5. Update to Ending Discrimination Against Hawaiian Nationals – 01.07.2020 - Below is the just published update of the situation of SR 159 First I want to express my own thoughts: Personally, I find it a shame that the „State legislature“ did not notice this particular change, or even wasted it! They were not aware of the importance and took it on the light shoulder. I… Weiterlesen Update to Ending Discrimination Against Hawaiian Nationals – 01.07.2020
  6. Ending Discrimination Against Hawaiian Nationals – 28.06.2020 - SR No. 159 “[U.S.] Federal laws prohibit discrimination based on a person’s national origin, race, color, religion, disability, sex, and familial status. …[Thus, it is] illegal to discriminate because of a person’s birthplace, ancestry, culture or language. This means people cannot be denied equal opportunity because they or their family are from another country, because… Weiterlesen Ending Discrimination Against Hawaiian Nationals – 28.06.2020
  7. Hail the Hokule’a, Twin Hulls of Heaven - By Sam Low  (Thursday, February 4, 2016 ) Four years ago today, Hokule’a, a faithful replica of an ancient sailing vessel used by the Polynesians to explore and settle the entire Pacific a thousand years before Europeans even knew that vast ocean existed, was sailing toward Martha’s Vineyard for a three-day visit. As I was… Weiterlesen Hail the Hokule’a, Twin Hulls of Heaven
  8. Cost of living in Hawaii - Cost of living in Hawaii is a major concern. Let’s take a look at how housing investments affect this concern. There is embedded within the psyche of our community a theory generally expressed by the term, “Free Country.” Around that concept we have seen wound the principle of contract, of capitalism, of economic principles of… Weiterlesen Cost of living in Hawaii
  9. Choose Federal Recognition or Free Hawaiian Kingdom - This is a re-post on another page, (Aha Aloha Aina). I am re-posting believing it important to be shared here as well. A woman writes, “Why would you choose federal recognition when you can have a free Hawaiian Kingdom with reparations for the illegal occupation?” 1st, she presents the question as either one or the… Weiterlesen Choose Federal Recognition or Free Hawaiian Kingdom
  10. CHAD KĀLEPA BAYBAYAN TALKS ABOUT MEETING EDDIE AIKAU - Eddie Aikau is one of the most famous of all Hawaiian big wave surfers and watermen. During the ten years he served as head lifeguard at Oahu’s Waimea Bay, his supervisors credited him with over a thousand rescues. In 1971, because of his daring and disarmingly humble demeanor, he was voted “Life Guard of the… Weiterlesen CHAD KĀLEPA BAYBAYAN TALKS ABOUT MEETING EDDIE AIKAU
  11. Economic fairness in tourism in Hawaii - Earlier, I addressed one aspect of economic fairness in tourism in Hawaii, and elsewhere. There are many other concerns but this is just a sample of the type of equity or pono we need to infuse with all of our activities. The next area which I did not address is the humanity aspect of tourism,… Weiterlesen Economic fairness in tourism in Hawaii
  12. An Interview with Estria, Urban Art Living Legend and Co-Founder of The Estria Foundation - Estria is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Estria Foundation, which raises social consciousness on human and environmental issues through public art and educational programs. He pioneered a number of programs, including Mele Murals, which focuses on Hawaiian lyrics (mele) that explore stories of place (mo’olelo ‘aina); Water Writes, which highlights critical water issues… Weiterlesen An Interview with Estria, Urban Art Living Legend and Co-Founder of The Estria Foundation
  13. Hawaiian legend Willie K - Hawaiian music legend Willie K dies at age 59 after 2-year battle with cancer   By John Berger ;    May 19, 2020 – Staradvertise , Hawaii   Social media lit up with fond memories and messages of support Tuesday following an announcement late Monday night on Facebook and Instagram that Hawaiian music superstar Willie… Weiterlesen Hawaiian legend Willie K
  14. federal recognition when you can have a free Hawaiian Kingdom? - Today I am starting to post or repost from my friend Poka Laenui, his reports, thoughts, radio shows and interviews . His way of thinking about what’s going on, about the Hawaiian history, about the law, it’s a new way of thinking and philosophy for us all. With a calm, friendly and with a special… Weiterlesen federal recognition when you can have a free Hawaiian Kingdom?
  15. Ke Aupuni Update – May 9, 2020 - In our last update, we pointed out a stark contrast in styles of governance… how we expect the soon-to-be restored Hawaiian Kingdom to operate differently from the current US/State of Hawaii, by using Kapu Aloha… treating everyone with respect and aloha …even if we do not agree with them. When Gov. Ige visited the Mauna… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update – May 9, 2020
  16. New Subproject of ToH - This is another subproject to the overall project of „Tales of Hawaii“. I would like to take a fresh look at the friendly, economic and social relationships of the Hawaiian king Kalakaua and their family with the new western immigrants and missionaries and their interests, needs to the point of greed for power, the change… Weiterlesen New Subproject of ToH
  17. Ke Aupuni Update – April 13, 2020 - Kapu Aloha going “viral” The corona virus situation has abruptly forced people to confront and reconsider their priorities… that it is just as important to value the well-being of others as much as you value yourself. In the past few weeks commercial messages in print, broadcasts and social media have changed from the usual obscene,… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update – April 13, 2020
  18. Ke Aupuni Update – March 21, 2020 - At the UN I arrived in Geneva as Switzerland was beginning to react to the Coronavirus emergency. The day before I got there, thousands of people who had traveled to attend the famous International Geneva Motor Show were abruptly told, on the eve of its opening, the week-long event was canceled. Within two days, Geneva… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update – March 21, 2020
  19. Ke Aupuni Update February 29, 2020 - Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono. The sovereignty of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. “The Year of the Hawaiian Kingdom” June 11 2020 – June 11 2021 What is this about? The Year of the Hawaiian Kingdom is going to be a year-long celebration of the anniversary of the birth… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update February 29, 2020
  20. Ke Aupuni Update – January 1, 2020 - Hulo! Hulo! Kū Kiaʻi Mauna! It was a huge victory for Kū Kiaʻi Mauna last week. Hulo! Hulo! Congratulations to the leaders and all who responded to the call to protect the sacredness of Mauna Kea and to stop the despoiling of our ʻāina. While itʻs not completely over (we must still remain vigilant), the… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update – January 1, 2020
  21. My first call in 2020 - My first call in 2020: I wish all my friends a super happy new year. Good luck to you all. The year is still young and we have recharged our batteries in the snow mountains, made resolutions and are in full swing. So did I. I have an idea that I would like to realize… Weiterlesen My first call in 2020
  22. Educated, Engaged, Connected: Kalākaua’s Kingdom of Hawai‘i - Although the story and the exhibition were at the beginning of this year, the story is nevertheless impressive and gives an insight into the history. Therefore, I have allowed this story with a thank you to „Hawai’i Public Radio“ this spread. Enjoy the Story: By Noe Tanigawa • Jan 15, 2019 Hawai‘i was a hotbed… Weiterlesen Educated, Engaged, Connected: Kalākaua’s Kingdom of Hawai‘i
  23. Ke Aupuni Update – October 26, 2019 - The Nation Rising Who are we? Many are kanaka maoli… many are not; many have declared themselves as Hawaiian nationals or Hawaiian Kingdom subjects… many have not yet done so. But one thing we do have in common is the underlying Aloha ʻĀina for Hawaiʻi nei. He Hawaiʻi au (I am Hawaiʻi). ʻO mākou ʻo… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update – October 26, 2019
  24. Ke Aupuni Update – October 11, 2019 - Traveling… I’ve been on a two-month working trip that took me to New York for a week, Geneva, Switzerland for two weeks and back again to New York for the past three weeks. I just arrived in Southern California for the final leg of my journey. It’s been a very intense and productive trip with… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update – October 11, 2019
  25. Ke Aupuni Update – September 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.                   Kū Kiaʻi is infectious! … Kū Kiaʻi Waimanalo!. With expressions of solidarity continuing to flow in from all… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update – September 28, 2019
  26. 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 BACK AT THE UN IN GENEVA Over the years at the UN, we have developed friendships and mutual… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update – June 28, 2019
  27. 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… THE SITUATION OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS QUICK FACTS #10 VISITING CAPITALS According to Article 1 of… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update – June 14, 2019
  28. Ke Aupuni Update – May 25, 2019 - May 25, 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 A Unified Position One thing that’s been on my mind for some time is: what if the countries… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update – May 25, 2019
  29. Ke Aupuni Update - May 11, 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. ——— The Quick Facts Series… THE SITUATION OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS QUICK FACTS #9 WHAT ARE WE DOING AT THE UN? Hawaiians have been… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update
  30. Ke Aupuni Update - April 26, 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   We hold the key… Aloha!  I am in New York City attending meetings in and around the… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update
  31. Ke Aupuni Update - April 12, 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… THE SITUATION OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS QUICK FACTS #8 OVERCOMING THE IDENTITY CRISIS… Guess… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update
  32. Welcome – Welcome to Hawaiian Perspectives - Poka Laenui January 5 · This is a facebook entry on Jan. 3, 2019 in a different person’s account. However, it seems the subject is important enough that I thought I should share it on my own facebook account. A person named Vernal writes: My argument stands firm, Fed Wreck is of no benefit to… Weiterlesen Welcome – Welcome to Hawaiian Perspectives
  33. Ke Aupuni Update - March 23, 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. ——— On the Verge of UN Breakthrough… Aloha!  I have just returned from another very productive trip to the two main offices of the… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update
  34. Ke Aupuni Update 9 March 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… THE SITUATION OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS QUICK FACTS #7 CAUSING PEOPLE TO “SEE” US The most important… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update 9 March 2019
  35. Ke Aupuni Update - February 23, 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 • Two UN HQs — Geneva and New York… Aloha!  I’m sending this to you from Geneva, Switzerland, one of the two… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update
  36. Aloha to all my friends in Geneva and vicinity! - E KALA MAI… Aloha kakou, Aloha to all my friends in Geneva and vicinity! Hope you are well and that the New Year brings fulfillment and success. This is to let you know that I will be in Geneva to attend the first two weeks of the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council that… Weiterlesen Aloha to all my friends in Geneva and vicinity!
  37. Wo Hing Society’s video of (4717) Chinese New Year of Pig 2019 - Sharing Wo Hing Society’s video of (4717) Chinese New Year of Pig 2019 at Wo Hing Museum, Lahaina, Maui of Hawaiian Islands. Thank you for your support. All the best, many blessings Busaba Yip
  38. Ke Aupuni Aupdate February 9, 2019 - We are making good progress with plans to have a resolution submitted to the General Assembly this Spring that will trigger a turning of the tide in our favor. … Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Aupdate February 9, 2019
  39. The Wo Hing Society and Museum: Introduction - Introduction of The Wo Hing Society and Museum as prepared by Busaba Yip. In this video recording, Yip was asked about the Chinese on the Hawaiian Islands.… Weiterlesen The Wo Hing Society and Museum: Introduction
  40. 4717 Chinese New Year of Pig, a presentation - Presentation of the 4717th Chinese New Year of Pig, as prepaired by Busaba Yip at The Wo Hing Society and Museum, located at Lahaina of County Of Maui on Hawaiian Islands. … Weiterlesen 4717 Chinese New Year of Pig, a presentation
  41. Ke Aupuni Update - In its first issue of the New Year, Diva International Diplomat, one of the most prestigious publications from the UN in Geneva featured a story about Hawaiian Independence Day (attached)*.… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update
  42. Ke Aupuni Update - …in total disregard for international laws, the United States landed troops in Honolulu to provide military support for a group of insurgents intent on deposing the Queen, seizing control of the government and handing the Hawaiian Kingdom over to the United States. … Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update
  43. A Call for Review of the Historical Facts Surrounding UNGA Resolution 1469 (xiv) of 1959 Which Recognized Attainment of Self-Government for Hawaii - Our current Resolution first asks the General Assembly to order a review of how the US complied with the provisions of Chapter XI of the U.N. Charter, particularly Article 73, over the relevant years from 1946, the year in which Hawaii and Alaska were inscribed in the list of Non-Self-Governing-Territories under GA Resolution 66, until 1959, the year in which the U.S. reported that the people of these territories had exercised self-determination.… Weiterlesen A Call for Review of the Historical Facts Surrounding UNGA Resolution 1469 (xiv) of 1959 Which Recognized Attainment of Self-Government for Hawaii
  44. Ke Aupuni Update - 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. … Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update
  45. Ke Aupuni Update 21 December 2018 - The objective of the Free Hawaii movement is to reinstate the Hawaiian Islands as a sovereign, independent country…… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update 21 December 2018
  46. Hawaii Spot Crew Podcast Series - Topics range from popular culture, life in Hawaii, comedic skits on current events, and much much more. … Weiterlesen Hawaii Spot Crew Podcast Series
  47. KE AUPUNI UPDATE - 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.… Weiterlesen KE AUPUNI UPDATE
  48. Umi Perkins‘ Guest Lecture by Keanu Sai - Umi Perkins features Keanu Sai during his University of Hawai'i at Manoa's course Protest under Occupation.… Weiterlesen Umi Perkins‘ Guest Lecture by Keanu Sai
  49. Ke Aupuni Update - Celebrating La Ku'oko'a on 28 November 1843; France and Great Britain formally recognize Sandwich Islands as sovereign, independent nation-state.… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update
  50. Ronald Barnes speaks on Hawaii and Alaska - Click link. Right column, scroll to #34 and double click: UN Live United Nations Web TV – Human Rights Council Item: 8 General Debate (Cont’d) – 29th Meeting, 38th Regular Session Human Rights Council 2 Jul 2018 –  CONTINUED – General Debate under agenda Item: 8 – Follow-up to and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and… Weiterlesen Ronald Barnes speaks on Hawaii and Alaska
  51. ThisOceanLife tv: Nick Franco and Molokai 2 Oahu - Nick Franco won his division in the Molokai 2 Oahu world paddleboarding championships.… Weiterlesen ThisOceanLife tv: Nick Franco and Molokai 2 Oahu
  52. Royal Hawai’ian Band celebrating King Kalakaua’s 181st born day - Royal Hawai'ian Band performing on King Kalakaua's 181st born day on 'Iolani Palace Grounds.… Weiterlesen Royal Hawai’ian Band celebrating King Kalakaua’s 181st born day
  53. USS Boston renamed USS Despatch (scuttle definition) - USS Boston remaed USS Despatch and scuttled off Yerba Buena Island in San Francisco Bay. … Weiterlesen USS Boston renamed USS Despatch (scuttle definition)
  54. Project KULEANA Nā Moʻo o Koʻolaupoko presents “Kuʻu Home O Kahaluʻu” - In 2018, Project KULEANA set out with native Hawaiian youth to explore KULEANA through the music, people and history of the places that they call home. Kuʻu Home ʻO Kahaluʻu by Jerry Santos eloquently captures the feelings, fears and dreams of a small town country boy. Yet, this song has become a song of hope… Weiterlesen Project KULEANA Nā Moʻo o Koʻolaupoko presents “Kuʻu Home O Kahaluʻu”
  55. Ke Aupuni Update - On October 24, the Waiʻanae Coast Neighborhood Board is sponsoring a town-hall event to provide awareness, education and clarification regarding the UN Memorandum. Speakers are, Mme Routh Bolomet, Poka Laenui and his wife Puanani Burgess and me, Foreign Minister Leon Siu.… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update
  56. Ke Aupuni Update 17 August 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.… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update 17 August 2018
  57. 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… Weiterlesen Ke Aupuni Update: 04 July 2018
  58. Merrie Monarch Festival 2018 - Merrie Monarch Festival begins 1-7 April 2018!   Merrie Monarch Festival: Celebrate the 55th Anniversary for the Merrie Monarch Festival, the international hula competition of the world. When I returned home to the Hawaiian Islands in 2010, I planned on being at the Edith Kanakaole Multipurpose Stadium at Hilo, Hawaii island for that golden week.… Weiterlesen Merrie Monarch Festival 2018