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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Ke Aupuni Update

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

• Celebrating La Ku’oko’a – Independence Day

On November 28, 1843 (175 years ago) France and Great Britain  formally recognized the Sandwich Islands ( the Hawaiian Kingdom)  as a sovereign, independent nation-state. King Kamehameha III declared the date a national holiday and La Ku’oko’a became the most celebrated holiday in the Kingdom for over 50 years! 
That is, until 1895 when  the Republic of Hawaii,  the insurgency  that displaced the Queen and the Hawaiian Kingdom, ordered the American Thanksgiving Day  holiday  to be celebrated instead of La Lu’oko’a. It so happened that year, the American Thanksgiving Day fell on November 28. 
During the period of American domination, the Hawaiian Kingdom high holiday of  La Ku’oko’a  was overshadowed and lost to memory … until about 25 years ago when Kekuni Blaisdell and other patriots revived the observance of  La Kuʻokoʻa  and La Hoʻihoʻi Ea. Ever since,  these holidays have been increasingly   celebrated  with events in several communities throughout our nation.
But let’s see if we can turn this 175th anniversary into an opportunity to spread awareness of the significance of La Ku’oko’a where it really counts… our friends and families.. 
What if we each took a few minutes at our Thanksgiving dinners to share with our families and friends about the significance of Hawaii’s Independence Day and to say how thankful we are that our country was recognized as a sovereign nation; a nation that is reawakening!). In one day we would effectively  reach  thousands more of our ‚ohana in the intimacy of our homes with the story of Hawaii’s Independence Day…more than we would have at a big public rally. When we tell our country’s story, we affirm the narrative; it  becomes more personal; it becomes our story… and the awakening spreads.
Attached is a pdf of a flyer about La Ku’oko’a that you can print out and use to share with your ‚ohana. 
Let’s bring back our holiday, La Ku’oko’a, by giving thanks for Ke Aupuni o Ko Hawai’i Pae ʻĀina.
Malama pono,
Malama pono,
Leon Siu


Ronald Barnes speaks on Hawaii and Alaska

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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 Programme of Action – 28th Plenary Meeting 38th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council.

HRC extranet (information on daily updates, draft documentation, copies of oral statements etc.)

South Africa, Ms. Nelia Barnard
Tunisia, Ms. Intissar Ben Attitallah
Netherlands (on behalf of Group of Countries), Ms. Elsbeth Akkerman
Iceland (on behalf of Group of Countries), Ms. Nina Björk Jónsdóttir
Libya, Mr. Abdalla A.M. Hajjaji
Namibia, Ms. Sabine Böhlke-Möller
Iran (Islamic Republic of), Mr. Mohsen Ghanei
Greece, Mr. Michail Manousakis
Albania, Mr. Fatjon Demneri
India, Ms. Mini Devi Kumam
Mozambique, Mr. Jaime Chissano
United Republic of Tanzania, Ms. Ellen Azaria Maduthu
Ireland, Ms. Amy Sheils
Action Canada for Population and Development, Ms. Ermeline Dupuis
International Institute of Mary Our Help of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Ms. Giuditta Gualandi
Africa Culture Internationale, Mr. Norbeto Tavares de Carvalho
The International Organisation for LDCs, Mr. Afendi Al-Haji
Victorious Youths Movement, Mr. Lorenzo Romano
Global Welfare Association, Mr. Nuwan Balantudawa
Indigenous People of Africa Coordinating Committee, Mr. Adrien Kabashi
Liberation, Mr. Amil Septal
Mbororo Social and Cultural Development Association, Ms. Melody Vanlalremsangi
International Humanist and Ethical Union, Ms. Elisabeth O’casey
Prahar, Mr. Apte Sangharsh
Asian Forum for Human Rights, Mr. Hafizzullah Nadiri
European Union of Jewish Students, Ms. Gina Feldner-Busztin
Verein Sudwind Entwicklungspolitik, Ms. Nima Hessabian
International Service for Human Rights, Ms. Salma Elhosseiny
Maarij Foundation for Peace and Development, Mr. Joseph Duarte Reis
Association for Integration and sustainable Development in Burundi, Ms. Bonnya Baruah
IUS PRIMI VIRI International Association, Mr. Hani Alaswadi
Association for the Protection of Women and Children’s Rights (APWCR), Mr. Syed Naqshbandi
Indian Council of South America (CISA), Mr. Ronald Barnes
World Barua Organization (WBO), Ms. Rekhubala Devi Takhellamban
International Fellowship of Reconciliation, Ms. Ghalia Mustapha El Bachir
New Human Rights Cameroon, Mr. Munir Ahmed Mengal
Rencontre Africaine pour la defense des droits de l’homme, Mr. Irfan Thaker
Iraqi Development Organization, Ms. Malika Verma
Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain Inc, Mr. Yusuf Al Hoori
Aslam Foundation, Mr. Tyler Py
Organization for Defending Victims of Violence, Mr. Mostafa Mahammadi
Khiam Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture, Mr. Ahmed Aly
International Youth and Student Movement for the United Nations, Ms. Salva Dahi Bachir
Association of World Citizens, Ms. Gnevieve Jourdan
United Nations Watch, Mr. Vladimir Kara-Murza
Alliance Creative Community Project, Mr. Steef Dilon Sunthararaj
World Muslim Congress, Mr. Altaf Hussain Wani
International Council Supporting Fair Trial and Human Rights, Mr. Hassana Aalia
Association des étudiants tamouls de France, Mr. Paul Kumar Newman
Action of Human Movement (AHM), Ms. Ananda Nadarajah Leeladevi
European Humanist Federation, Ms. Julie Pernet
Bharathi Centre Culturel Franco Tamoul, Ms. Arulvathana Sunthararaj
Mauritanienne Démocratique and Human Rights Watch, Ms. Sri Subajini Thayalarajah
Society for Development and Community Empowerment, Ms. Uthayakumary Vaithiyanathan
International Solidarity for Africa, Mr. Pirakalathan Kirushnan
ABC Tamil Oli, Ms. Kanapathipillai Nilanthi
Tamil World, Mr. Arumukha Gounder Arjunaraj
Association Thendral, Ms. Niranjala Arulnandhu
„Coup de Pousse“ Chaîne de l’Espoir Nord-Sud ( C.D.P-C.E.N.S), Mr. Abdelwahab Gain
Institute for NGO Research, Ms. Becca Wertman
Action internationale pour la paix et le développement dans la région des Grands Lacs, Ms. Anne Katala
International Organization for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Mr. Konstantinos Kakavoulis
Iraq (Right of Reply)
Pakistan (Right of Reply)

UN Live United Nations Web TV – Human Rights Council

ThisOceanLife tv: Nick Franco and Molokai 2 Oahu discovered this podcast and created a few videos of other podcasts‘ audio files; other podcasts will follow to share more stories from Hawai’ian Islands.

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This Ocean Life features ocean based videos, clips, etc. from the lives of watermen and waterwomen. Mix of past and present videos.

Episode 1: In both 2016 and 2017 Nick Franco won his division in the Molokai 2 Oahu world paddleboarding championships on prone boards that he made himself. In this inaugural podcast episode, Nick Franco shares his stories about becoming a world class athlete in the cold waters of Northern California (where very few paddle seriously), his drive to build the next generation of paddleboards with his Shearwater Paddleboards company, and general passion for surfing, diving, and family. Thanks for sharing Nick’s ocean life with us — we hope you go out and live your ocean life to its fullest.

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Royal Hawai’ian Band celebrating King Kalakaua’s 181st born day

On the special occasion of King Kalakau’s 181st born day (16 November 2017, 10am) and on ‚Iolani Palace Grunds, located at 364 South King Street, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands. The Royal Hawai’i Band was established in 1836 and is currently offers Public performances under the City And County Of Honolulu.

Following performance by Royal Hawaiian Band , Tales of Hawai’i interviewed Leon Siu, Minister of Foreign Affairs:

USS Boston renamed USS Despatch (scuttle definition)

Boston renamed Despatch (9 August 1940) and reclassified as IX-2 (17 February 1941). Despatch sunk off Yerba Buena Island (8 April 1946). For appropriate context, replace ‚American‘ with U.S. while reviewing article from: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

USS Despatch, formerly Boston, shortly before scuttling (significant definition) in 1946 at Yerba Buena Island. Same ship associate with Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii

Emailed via online contact site for San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Inquiring about photographs and/or large file images of the USS Boston, the history and list of officers and seamen. Where is USS Boston located today when sank in 1946 off San Francisco? Is there a map to identify its location? Any assistance is much appreciated.

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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 for all of us who must come face to face with the inevitable changes of themselves and the place that they call home.

Ke Aupuni Update

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  Routh Bolomet  foreclosure case   
On September 18 Routh Bolomet was able to present the courtroom of Judge Jeanette A. Castagnetti, evidence of apparent misconduct, collusion and fraud by lending institutions and state courts in the denial of her (Routhʻs) civil and property rights. In essence, Routh has put the courts of the “State of Hawaii” on notice regarding criminal conspiracy (with the lending institutions) and breach of jurisdictional authority. It will be very interesting to see the court try to squirm out of this. The evidence Routh presented leaves no wiggle room.
If the court rules in Routhʻs favor and owns up to its crooked actions (like, conspiracy to commit fraud) the “State of Hawaii” will implode. The more likely scenario is that the court will do what it usually does when confronted with a challenge of its authority… completely ignore the rule of law and confiscate the property. However, this time and from now on, State judges will have to do it in the glaring spotlight that Routh put on the court … If you want to witness first hand what the state court does, be there Tuesday, October 23, at 9:30 AM, 777 Punchbowl Street, State Circuit Court Building, 4th Floor, the courtroom of Judge Jeanette A. Castagnetti.
Implications of the deZayas Memo 
The memorandum from the UN independent Expert, Dr. Alfred deZayas, continues to be cited and talked about in many circles working to Free Hawaii.
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, Council woman Jen Ruggles, Dr. Keanu Sai and me, Foreign Minister Leon Siu. [flash: Keanu Sai and Jen Ruggles have dropped out from this event. Poka Laenui and his wife Puanani Burgess will be appearing instead. New event flyer to be posted soon.] 
The organizers of this and other similar events are intent on getting more people engaged in discussing the implications of the memo and the immediate and following steps to take to prepare ourselves and our communities in assuming our kuleana as Hawaiian subjects and nationals. That is, what can we, individually and collectively do, starting now, to rebuild our national identity and set a pono course for our country? These town hall meetings are intended to not only stimulate discussion, but to develop a plan of action to reassert our country from the grassroots. Get involved!
Foreign Affairs 
Maintaining a consistent, friendly presence at the UN (as a non-member petitioner) over the past 10 years is beginning to produce results. Dr. deZayasʻ memorandum is one of them. There are other initiatives that will begin to surface soon.
We have not only established friendly relations with diplomats and UN officials, but are working closely with other petitioners representing the national interests of their peoples and nations: Alaska, West Papua, Maluku, Kashmir, Rapa Nui, Western Sahara, Uyghur, Rohingya, Lakota, Cree, etc.) As a result, much of my time is spent to kokua these friends and their independence efforts (thus, the Nobel nomination for my work with West Papua) as well as raising awareness of this lingering problem in the UN system.
During September, I attended back-to-back, the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and the opening of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The objectives were: to maintain our presence and our voice in those two important venues and to touch bases with various diplomats, dignitaries and officials posted at those two venues. Several ambassadors have said that its time we “talk to their capitals”… to speak directly with their leaders who can make the decision on how they can engage in supporting our efforts. This means visiting those capitals in the near future to speak with leaders. Iʻll keep you posted.
Celebrating La Kuʻokoʻa
This November 28 is the 175th anniversary of the signing of the Anglo-Franco Proclamation in London, England.  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 recognition as an equal sovereign elevated the Hawaiian Islandsʻ status to the highest level in the international order of the time… a  position  which we continue to have.
Plans are being made all over the islands, and in places like California and New York to celebrate this significant  Kingdom  holiday. So make it a point either attend an event near you … or organize one yourself! Whatever you do, video it and post it to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. We want the world to know the Hawaiian Kingdom is here!  
Malama pono,
Leon Siu


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.
Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea 
175th Anniversary Celebration
The celebration of Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea — Sovereignty Restoration Day — on Sunday, July 29 was the best yet!  Maikaʻi loa! With the biggest crowd in modern times, we celebrated the historical event of Great Britainʻs return of control of the Hawaiian Islands to the proper ruler, King Kamehameha III.
The two-year rejuvenation and rededication of Thomas Square (by the City and County of Honolulu) restores the park as a place of historical significance… on par with ʻIolani Palace and Maunaʻala. The restoration was well done and much appreciated, especially for this seminal celebration.
King Kamehameha III Statue
On July 31, the actual 175th anniversary of Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea — Sovereignty Restoration Day — the city unveiled and dedicated the newly commissioned statue of King Kamehameha III. There were great speeches recounting the history and significance of Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea. Mayor Caldwellʻs speech was exceptional as was Puakea Nogelmeierʻs and Clarke Brightʻs… and the sculptor, Thomas Jay Warren.
The level of honor, credit and recognition of Kamehameha Ekoluʻs character and accomplishments was greatly emphasized. To have City and State officials pay such homage and respect to the King definitely raised public awareness of the true greatness of the Hawaiian Kingdom… and, hopefully, advanced the notion that restoring the Hawaiian Kingdom — again — would be a good thing.
TMT Ruling
On August 8, the fake-state Supreme Court unanimously ruled against requiring another contested case hearing over the project’s sublease. This “victory” for the TMT moves it closer to being built… according to the policies and rules of the fake-state.
The 5-0 decision leaves only one more question pending: whether the $1.4 billion TMT project will be issued a conditional use permit allowing it to proceed with construction on Mauna Kea.
Or so they think…
The real issues are: Who has title to the land? and Who has jurisdiction over the land? Those questions should be coming front and center soon. And the answers will not be favorable to the fake-State of Hawaii/USA cartel.
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 the international press… we have made great progress.
People are beginning to ʻget itʻ.  Our narrative of who we are, what really happened, what the current situation is, 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 bogus; and 2) the Hawaiian Kingdom still exists and is on the rebound.
A memo was sent in February by UN expert, Dr. Alfred deZayas, to two „State of Hawaii“ judges, advising those judges that under international law, their country, the USA, has no lawful jurisdiction in the Hawaiian Islands because the Kingdom of the Hawaiian Islands is still a sovereign, independent state.
The memo has triggered several actions, one of which is a lawsuit filed by Dr. Keanu Sai to compel President Trump to comply with the Laws of Occupation by administering the laws of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the Hawaiian Islands… instead of continuing to impose U.S. laws.
In another action, are working to draft two resolutions to be submitted to the UN General Assembly this Fall. We expect to persuade a significant majority of the UN member states to vote to pass these resolutions. This will ultimately cause the UN to no longer recognize the U.S. claim to the Hawaiian Islands as legitimate.
A number of other actions have been filed in various venues, including ones by a number of Hawaiians to halt the flagrant violations of private property rights (original land titles) by foreigners in collusion with the courts of the State of Hawaii. These challenges will put a stop to the years of illegal land grabbing.
Malama pono,
Leon Siu