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.

Amb. Ronald Barnes, H.E. Leon Kaulahao Siu and Dr. Alfred M. deZayas at a press briefing at the UN in Geneva, September 20, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kū Kiaʻi is infectious! … Kū Kiaʻi Waimanalo!.

With expressions of solidarity continuing to flow in from all over the world, protectors of the Mauna have surpassed 70 days of Kapu Aloha. Not only that, support at home is growing. In the two months of remaining steadfast to the principle of Kapu Aloha, a major shift has taken place in the polls. It went from 72% of “Hawaiians” for TMT, to now something like 52% siding with the Protectors to stop the project. It’s an amazing turn around! Congratulations and mahalo nui to the Kapu Aloha warriors. Kū Kiaʻi Mauna!

And now… it’s spreading! Aloha ʻāina to the kiaʻi at Sherwoods in Waimanalo!
The Lahui arising!

UN Geneva Press Meeting

I was in Geneva from September 9-21 attending the Human Rights Council where I was a speaker on five panels, delivered two interventions to the council, and had several meetings with various diplomats and organizations. We continue to build momentum there.

On September 20, ACANU, the Association of Accredited Correspondents at the United Nations (the UN Press Corps), convened a meeting in Press Room 2 at the Palais des Nations to hear Dr. Alfred deZayas, Ambassador Ronald Barnes (Alaska) and me announce an initiative that will soon be introduced at the UN General Assembly in New York… The initiative calls for a review of UN General Assembly Resolution 1469, adopted in 1959. That review would start to unravel the claim that Hawaiʻi and Alaska are part of the United States.

The correspondents gathered expressed great interest as, for the past five years, they had been tracking and publishing articles about the illegal occupation of Hawaii and Alaska by the United States. And more recently, they’ve been watching the story of Mauna Kea unfold. Five years ago, it was Pakistan that blew open the door by asking the U.S. a question about a recommendation made by Independent Expert Dr. deZayas in 2013, suggesting that the situations of Hawaiʻi and Alaska were international, not domestic matters.

In New York…

I’ve been in New York for the opening weeks of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. Lots of security and speeches. And demonstrations close to the UN and at various parts of the city. So far I’ve had several opportunities inside and outside the UN, to speak of Peace through Aloha. This is a theme that is being well received… Developing…

NOTE: The next two months is critical to getting the review initiated at the UN. Your kokua is needed to move us forward! Imua!

Kūʻe!  Kū Kiaʻi  Mauna!  Kapu Aloha!

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

 

  • We cannot do this crucial work without your help… your kokua.
  • We deeply appreciate all financial contributions, large or small.
  • Your contribution will greatly help us to carry on this work.
  • Your KŌKUA is greatly appreciated!
  • To contribute, go to https://GoFundMe.com/FreeHawaii

Mahalo Nui Loa!

Malama Pono,
Leon Siu
Hawaiian National

Ke Aupuni Update


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.

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Leon Siu – Hawaiian National

  • A Unified Position

One thing that’s been on my mind for some time is: what if the countries start asking for proof that the Hawaiian people really want independence? What are we going to say? So far, the diplomats and international groups to which I’ve been speaking have seen the outward appearances of the protests, rallies, articles, academic papers, websites, etc. …But what is the tangible proof that shows the political will of the people? Although they know that nation-building can be very involved and often messy, still it would be reassuring if there was some kind of consensus… better yet, a unified front.

West Papua struggled for years with different factions vying for attention from the international community. It was confusing. Finally, Vanuatu sat the competing leaders down and said, we can’t help you unless you form a coherent body… to work together to get over the first major hurdle. Thus, the United Liberation Movement for West Papua was born. Vanuatu threw their support behind the ULMWP and got the Melanesian Spearhead Group to grant them observer status. Then Vanuatu gave the ULMWP some land and a building in Port Vila from which to operate… instructed their missions in New York and Geneva to give WP exposure, etc.

I believe we have a solution to satisfy the immediate proof of consensus, and one that will lead to unifying the movement as well.

I brought this up this concern in a meeting I had last week with a friend. How do we show there is significant support for Hawaii as an independent nation when we are so factionalized? He thought about it for a moment and said, “We need a memorial.” A document that simply says we stand for independence, something which everyone in the movement can subscribe, regardless of group affiliations or pre-conceived agendas. The precedent is the memorial that accompanied the Ku’e Petition to Washington, D.C. on 1897. This way, when asked about the political will of the Hawaiian people, we can say, here it is, a simple, no-frills memorial with the signatures of all the leaders and thousands, upon thousands of Hawaiians.

The beauty of this memorial is that it will unify us in purpose; get us standing and working for the same outcome of independence. It will be a foundational mission statement for us to use to build the nation… We are working on plans to make this happen.

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To better understand what we are doing in Foreign Affairs, go to:

http://www.hawaiiankingdom.net/HawaiianKingdom.net/Foreign_Affairs.html

It’s part of the website: www.HawaiianKingdom.net

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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 https://GoFundMe.com/FreeHawaii

Mahalo Nui Loa!

——–

Malama pono,

Leon Siu

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.

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The Quick Facts Series…

THE SITUATION OF

THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

QUICK FACTS #9

WHAT ARE WE DOING AT THE UN?

Hawaiians have been significant participants and contributors to various United Nations platforms since the 1970s. Over the past 10 years we have targeted the issue of restoring the Hawaiian Kingdom as an independent country.

Our primary strategy has been implementing a “public relations” campaign — to share our story, make friends, build partnerships, project optimism for a peaceful resolution to the problem. It has taken time to develop, but the building of relationships and credibility are now beginning to produce fruit — like the memos from UN expert, Dr. Alfred deZayas and the favorable coverage in diplomatic journals and the international press.

There are four main reasons we are involved with the United Nations:

1) To make certain that the United Nations, its officers and its agencies are duly informed that the United States’ presence in the Hawaiian Islands is in violation of customary international laws — and, specifically, in flagrant violation of the United Nations Charter;

2) To petition the UN General Assembly to hold the US accountable to its obligations under the UN Charter (with respect to Hawaii); and to utilize the UN system to bring the US into compliance with those international obligations;

3) To have access to member states of the UN (193 countries) to tell our story and enlist their help in the effort to Free Hawaii;

4) To partner with and assist the dozens of captured peoples and nations struggling for liberation.

We are not at the UN to seek “recognition” from, or to “join” the UN.

We are there to request the UN to act to bring the US in compliance to its international obligation with respect to the Hawaiian Islands and its people.   

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

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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 https://GoFundMe.com/FreeHawaii

Mahalo Nui Loa!

——–

Malama pono,

Leon Siu

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.

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Leon Siu – Hawaiian National

 

  • We hold the key…

Aloha!  I am in New York City attending meetings in and around the United Nations. As I mentioned before, diplomats, leaders and officials at the UN and other international bodies are being very helpful with advice and guidance on navigating the complex international systems. Things are going remarkably well… so well that we might be getting ahead of ourselves. Here’s why…

 

Like any other governing body, the politics of the UN can be very complicated. Yes, there are rules and policies, but they are only effective if countries are willing to comply… or, if they can be made to comply. The bigger the country, the less likely it can be made to do something it doesn’t want to do. Small countries have to be very careful swimming among the big guys.

 

About 10 years ago, a diplomat from a Caribbean country told me: “Every diplomat at the UN is there — first and foremost — to look after the best interest of his own country.” Yes, these representatives also champion noble causes, but only to the extent that it serves in the best interest of their countries. Once you view the UN and its member states through that lens, their apparent ineffective or even erratic behavior begins to make sense.

 

So in the situation of the Hawaiian Islands, although many, many countries sympathize very strongly with our efforts to Free Hawaii, they cannot risk the negative consequences to their own country should wefail to step up to the plate. In other words, triggering international support depends on whether we can demonstrate we are prepared with a roadmap for transition and a plan to assume the reigns our country. If we don’t have a realistic plan, it would be extremely foolish (and dangerous) for countries to stick their necks out for us.

 

This means we have to put our heads together to determine transitional and long-range plans and a vision for the future of our country. The sooner we can do this… the sooner we can get our story out to the world to create a global demand to Free Hawaii… the sooner friendly countries can help to activate international mechanisms like the UN on our behalf.

 

We hold the key to our freedom.

 

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To better understand what we are doing in Foreign Affairs, go to:

http://www.hawaiiankingdom.net/HawaiianKingdom.net/Foreign_Affairs.html

It’s part of the website: www.HawaiianKingdom.net

 

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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 https://GoFundMe.com/FreeHawaii

 

Mahalo Nui Loa!

——–

Malama pono,

Leon Siu

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 what? This morning I woke up in the Hawaiian Kingdom! I stretched, drew a few deep breaths, freshened up, brushed my teeth, went for a walk, showered, had breakfast, checked my emails, drove to town, had meetings, etc., etc… And I did it all in the Hawaiian Kingdom! I look around me… the mountains, the ocean, the trees, the wind, the rain, the sunshine, the clouds… the homes, the tall buildings, the country, the freeways, Waikiki…it’s all in the Hawaiian Kingdom.

We are Hawaiians, not Americans… We live in the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands, not the United States of America. The sooner we start living our lives with that awareness, the sooner our identity and our country’s identity will emerge.

Steven Biko, the great South African activist said: The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. How true! If we keep thinking of ourselves as an oppressed people, we remain oppressed. If we keep saying the United States is “the mainland” it binds us to the notion that we are a subservient state.

On the other hand, if we act as a free people, we are a free people… and whatever constraints imposed by the U.S. and the Fake State are merely temporary obstacles… obstacles that we can overcome.

Our country is not going to be “given back to us.” It never went anywhere. It’s still here! Yes, the intruder has messed things up a bit, but we can fix it and rebuild it into a country that reflects the best of who we are as a people and a culture.

The time of thinking of ourselves as a nation in distress has passed. We are a nation on the rise!

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

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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 https://GoFundMe.com/FreeHawaii

Mahalo Nui Loa!

——–

Malama pono,

Leon Siu

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 Hawaiians as it is presented, it is in my opinion a surrender of all Hawaiian Rights to an empire bent on establishing total colonization since failing to properly annex Hawaii as prescribed by international law. I see they’re maneuvering as an attempt to convince Hawaii to disregard the illegalities used to possess the Hawaiian Islands and forget the history of failure and just all out aggression, oppression, and belligerent military occupation of lands they do not pay for. America is not a picture of perfection, they lie to their people with propaganda about having to go to war to protect American Freedom when there is no threat of any kind. We need not be an American Colony, so why are we?

Here is my reply: Mahalo for your well stated position on Federal Recognition and the implied juxtaposition for Hawaiian Independence. I believe your statement is very valid. I understand it very well.
I also believe that there are other Hawaiian nationals who have reason for their own to support Federal Recognition as a pathway to pono. Here are some of the arguments on the other side of the question:
1) Federal Recognition is not equivalent to Extinguishment of our International Rights of Hawaii and her citizens/nationals. If you review the earlier expressions of Federal Recognition under the various proposed statutes introduced by Akaka and Inouye, those versions were also clear that the statute would not constitute an extinguishment of the international rights of the people. I kept my eyes on this point while the Akaka bill winded its way through the legislative process. If you see any words of such extinguishment, please point them out to me. Let me also note that the DOI final rules do not limit membership in that Hawaiian nation they speak of NEED NOT BE U.S. CITIZENS! Did you know that?

2) The concept that a colonizer is free to extinguish human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as international humanitarian and decolonization rights simply by a domestic law or declaration of that colonizer is contrary to the whole principle of international law. That does not stop such colonizers as the United States of America from trying to do so, but it also demands that we remain eleu and step into the fray whenever that attempt is made. (See the International Call for the UN to review the action taken to remove Hawaii from the list of places to be decolonized, as well as the UN General Assembly Resolution we are submitting to specifically achieve that – found at www.hawaiianperspectives.org under United Nations Tab)

3) If you review the document which came out of the Na`i Aupuni congregation in March 2016, you may be interested to note that the Preambular statement was very clear regarding our rights in the international community. It read in part: We reaffirm the National Sovereignty of the Nation. We reserve all rights to Sovereignty and Self-determination, including the pursuit of independence. (See paragraph 2 of Preamble, Constitution of the Native Hawaiian Nation)

It repeats itself in stating: Article 4 – National Right to Self-Determination

The Nation has the right to self-determination, including but not limited to, the right to determine the political status of the Nation and freely pursue economic, social, cultural, and other endeavors.

You can find the proposed Constitution of the Native Hawaiian Nation at www.hawaiianpersepctives.org under documents tab, Hawaiian Sovereignty

4) I agree with your statement, America is not a picture of perfection. Even most who support Federal Recognition agree with that statement. Your declaration that “they lie to their people with propaganda about having to go to war to protect American Freedom where there is no threat of any kind” is merely the beginning of the imperfection of the U.S. government! That list could continue much longer.

5) However, that does not mean that for some people who are so steeped in colonization, will have no temporary or permanent benefit under Federal Recognition. Here are some reasons why others may say they can find some merit in Federal Recognition:

a) This would be greater assurance that the Hawaiian Homestead program will be more firmly protected as opposed to the precarious position it has today as a racially discriminatory program; We can have the protective umbrella of our homesteads while we continue to fight for our independence!
b) The protection over the Ali`i Trusts will be insured by Federal Recognition such that Kamehameha Schools would be able to continue with its policy of native Hawaiian preferences rather than having to go to court and pay off litigants before a final decision is made by the U.S. Supreme Court against the School’s tax status;
c) Other trust such as Lili`uokalani Trust will be protected even more firmly as a not-for-profit organization even though it has a generally preferential treatment to native Hawaiian orphans, half orphans, and Hawaiian communities,
d) Special legislation regarding Native Hawaiian Health and Native Hawaiian Education will be protected if Federal Recognition of the Hawaiian people is passed,
e) Protection of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and perhaps limiting the people who can seek the office of Trusteeship as well as those who can vote limited to only the po`e Hawaii instead of anyone else in Hawaii, including the opportunity to design a place among native Hawaiians who are not living in Hawaii and those who may declare themselves Hawaiian nationals rather than limited to only U.S. Citizens, as is the present requirement;
f) Establishment and extension of a Native Hawaiian school system without having to face the suits against discrimination;
g) Establishment of a Native Hawaiian national banking system across all of the Hawaiian islands;
h) Development of a Pacific Island consortium of trade, sports, cultural exchange which is limited to Hawaii and other Pacific Islanders to the exclusion of the U.S. government, somewhat of a similar kind as the Kuna people of Panama.
i) Many other possibilities can be achieved under Federal Recognition, limited only to our imagination and willingness to pursue.

6) Federal Recognition need not be an end. It can be a stepping stone to greater international recognition. Study the decolonization path of Vanuatu, previously the New Hebrides, colonized by two colonizers, England and France in what was called a Condominium arrangement. Because of the competing colonial laws which both ruled over the local people, everyone agreed to create a third entity, an internal colonial structure over which the local people could develop their own government over their own affairs, a sort of Colonial (Federal) Recognition. The people went along with that arrangement, formed their government, and subsequently took a vote, one for decolonization. That vote outcome began the process of this colony, New Hebrides to emerge into that beautiful nation of Vanuatu, independent and free.

7) Once a “nation” is recognized by the Feds, whatever colonial limitation is placed over that “nation”, it is more than just a legal structure created by Federal Law. It becomes a political personality whose growth and expansion, when managed properly, can eventually become the next Vanuatu of the Pacific. It can have a political presence in the Pacific Islands Forum, a status in one of the United Nations special categories with standing at its various committees, at the U.N. General Assembly, as a transitional authority or as a liberation organization. Such a political entity need not be limited by Federal Recognition laws but can grow and expand far beyond such limitations. That is the story of empowerment!

I have tried to present another perspective to Federal Recognition. But more important than being posed as a choice between this OR Independence, I suggest the Hawaiian nation and our quest for Pono is broad enough not to be limited by that limiting word of exclusion, “OR’. Hawaiian nationhood is broad enough to be inclusive.

We can move forward, and we should move forward in a broad expression of our human rights and fundamental freedoms. We should move forward under an INCLUSIVE banner of “AND”. We should not be dividing ourselves as one or another side but recognize that we are all struggling for the same goal, Pono in our Hawaiian nation.

Against I recite Abraham Lincoln’s caution: “A Nation Divided Against itself cannot long Stand.” As well as Jonah Kuhiō waring, “Stop acting like the alamihi crab, pulling one another down as we try to get out of the bucket!” Inclusion is the path toward Pono.

A hui hou,

hawaiianperspectives.org
We apologize for the inconvenience, the website is gradually improving!…

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.

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  • On the Verge of UN Breakthrough…

Aloha!  I have just returned from another very productive trip to the two main offices of the United Nations: Geneva, Switzerland and New York City.

In Geneva I attended the 40th Session of the Human Rights Council where, besides the council meetings and the parallel events, I was able to meet in the margins of the main session, with diplomats from UN member states, UN experts and officers, international journalists and other delegations (like us) knocking on the door of the UN seeking remedy for their situations.

As I mentioned in an earlier report, when we started out, the diplomats and UN officials would cordially express “interest” and politely wish us luck. But a few years ago, the mood began to shift from, “That’s very interesting” to genuine curiosity (“Do you think that’s possible?”) and now, to getting involved (“How do you think we can help?”).

We have been gaining traction with each successive trip. Now, when I call on these diplomats, they are eager to learn how we are progressing, and better yet, offering suggestions and advice on how we could proceed to attain our goal. This new level of engagement is happening at the UN offices on both sides of the Atlantic.

As I mentioned before, the UN in New York City is home to the United Nations’ main “governing bodies,” namely: the General Assembly, the Security Council and the Secretary General (and the agencies, committees and offices that serve these entities). The UN in New York is where any decision that will affect our status as a country will ultimately be made.

I am happy to report that we are on the verge of having some countries friendly to our cause, submit initiatives to the General Assembly that will trigger a UN inquiry of the United States’ claim of sovereignty over the Hawaiian Islands. This might sound cryptic, but it has to be for now. The strategy is tied to several other components that will help other peoples and nations who are seeking independence. The operating principle is, to quote a favorite saying of President John F. Kennedy, “A rising tide lifts all boats.” Sorry to be vague about specifics at this time, but soon we will be able to speak more openly.

In the months to come, we will have to step up activities to advance these initiatives. That means not only regular trips to the UN, but making visits to the capitals of certain key countries to speak with their leaders to garner their support. This will require committing more resources — both human and material.

To better understand what we are doing in Foreign Affairs, go to:

http://www.hawaiiankingdom.net/HawaiianKingdom.net/Foreign_Affairs.html

It’s part of the website: www.HawaiianKingdom.net

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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 https://GoFundMe.com/FreeHawaii

Mahalo Nui Loa!

——–

Malama pono,

Leon Siu

Ke Aupuni Update 9 March 2019


copyright 2019 keaupuniKeeping 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.
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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 component of any nation is its people. When we say the Hawaiian Kingdom still exists, the big question is: Where are its people?
Starting 120 years ago, the US began altering the identity of our people changing us from Hawaiian to American — from Hawaiian subjects to U.S. citizens. Eventually it got to the point where Hawaiian nationality was completely forgotten. Our identity got so lost in the mix, it is no wonder the world today can’t “see“ us. In fact, we can hardly see ourselves!
This invisibility is the biggest advantage the US uses against us. Out of sight, out of mind. If people can’t see us, how can they see our country? How will they understand our country still exists? Right now they see us as friendly, compliant natives of an American island-state called “Hawaii” instead of the people of a sovereign, independent nation. Unfortunately, that is also how many of our people see themselves. Unless that perception changes among ourselves, others will not take us seriously.
The sooner we stop identifying ourselves as Americans (U.S. citizens) and acting as if we are Americans; and the sooner we start believing we are Hawaiian subjects and behave as such; the more the kingdom will come into focus… in our own minds-eye and in the eyes of the world.
Changing how we “see” ourselves is not as hard as you think. Start with one simple thing: Stop using the word “mainland” when referring to the United States. Every time you stop yourself from saying “mainland“ you’ll be recalibrating your mind into seeing the Hawaiian Islands, not America, is our main land.
As we assert our nationality and begin living as free Hawaiians, we assume the authority to operate our country with  pono and  kuleana, pushing aside the fraud of the U.S. and its fake “State of Hawaii.”
Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono. The sovereignty (life) of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
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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  https://GoFundMe.com/FreeHawaii
Mahalo Nui Loa!
——–
Malama pono,
Leon Siu

 

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.
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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 headquarters of the United Nations. Iʻm here for a couple of weeks.
The Palais des Nations is a sprawling complex with numerous conference rooms and hundreds of offices. This is where the Human Rights Council holds its major sessions three times a year, their Universal Periodic Reviews, and it’s numerous other meetings throughout the year. The Palais des Nations is also where high level talks dealing with the crises in Syria, the Sudan, Myanmar, refugees, migrants, etc., etc. take place. And that’s why we’re here. The people here are focused on humanitarian concerns and are more receptive to human rights side of the situation in Hawaii. Geneva is the headquarters of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Human Right Council, the Human Rights Committee, etc.
While in Geneva, I will be attending the 40th session of the Human Rights Council to reiterate and reemphasize the numerous reports and complaints that our people have been submitting for years to bring awareness and empathy to our plight. Mahalo to the many individuals and groups who made their voices known in those human rights venues.
Other significant operations of the UN also located in Geneva are: The World Health Organization, The World Trade Organization, the International Labor Organization, the World Intellectual Properties Organization, and so forth. One could say the UN in Geneva is more sympathetic to the human side of international affairs. Geneva is where we have been able to get our story exposed to the international community, „to get our foot in the door”… And it will continue to be a source of friendly relations and mutual support.
• Meanwhile at the UN in New York City…
The UN in New York City is what you usually see in the news. It is home to the United Nation’s ‘governing bodies’ … the General Assembly, the Security Council and the Secretary General. We have maintained at least a perfunctory presence at the UN New York for the last 20 years and are about to dramatically increase our efforts there. More about that in coming installments of Ke Aupuni Update.
• Ku Kiaʻi Mauna! 
The judge in the contested case hearing of the Thirty Meter Telescope decided to ignore the overwhelming body of testimony against its construction, and gave it the green light. The State Supreme Court upheld that decision. So according to the State, the UH, and all the local and international conspirators, the TMT is a go.
But is it? Another showdown is brewing. Lines are being drawn. Protectors are preparing to prevent the construction; The state law enforcement has been given substantial funding (and training) to confront, arrest and prosecute any and all blocking the construction. The state is building a goon squad and adopting ways to restrict public (protectors) access.  Protectors are trusting in Aloha ʻĀina and non-violent resistance, …  Both sides are determined to prevail. Pray that Kapu Aloha prevails and keeps things from getting nasty.
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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  https://GoFundMe.com/FreeHawaii
Mahalo Nui Loa!
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Malama pono,
Leon Siu

 

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 starts on Monday, 25 February.
I look forward to touching bases with you to catch up on new developments and share our mutual concerns.
Attached are: 1) Hawaii Update Feb 2019 on our situation and 2) DIVA Jan_2019 excerpt 2 copy from Issue no. 1, 2019 of Diva International Diplomat, celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Hawaiian Kingdom as an independent state.
A hui hou,
Leon Siu