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.

———

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.

———

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

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.
———
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.
———
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!
——–
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

Ke Aupuni Aupdate February 9, 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

  • Just returned from New York meetings with Diplomats…

My meetings in New York City with diplomats, experts and movers and shakers at the UN went very well. 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. Sorry to be cryptic, but weʻll be able to share more as things develop.

Mahalo nui for those who contributed in funding and other ways to make the trip possible.

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The Quick Facts Series…

THE SITUATION OF 

THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

QUICK FACTS #6

Maintaining a Presence…

Advocating for our country’s freedom in the international arena requires being there, in-person, as frequently as possible. This is necessary to not only establish but to maintain a presence and urgency about our cause. Otherwise, with all the intense crises going on in the world, the Hawaii situation can easily fall by the wayside and disappear. „Out of sight, out of mind” can be very real in the international scheme of things.  Fortunately, the cause for independence for the Hawaiian Islands has developed credibility and traction in the international community because we have been persistent in showing up.

Over the past 12 years, we have attended over 40 international meetings, mostly at the United Nations in both Geneva and New York; but also the European Union in Brussels and Strasbourg; the Melanesian Spearhead Group in New Caledonia, the Pacific Islands Development Forum in Fiji, the Pacific Islands Forum, and so forth. We have also made trips to South Korea, Taiwan, England, the Netherlands, Cuba, Bern, the capitol of Switzerland to meet with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Universal Postal Union. We have also made frequent visits to Washington, D.C.

Attending and participating in these meetings involves a great deal of travel. The more progress we make, the more travel will be required by our diplomats. In the coming months it will be necessary to visit various capitals of various countries for face-to-face talks with the presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers, parliamentarians (legislators) to discuss our situation.

As I’ve mentioned before, foreign diplomats used to say, “That’s a very interesting story, I wish you well with the challenges you face.” Now they are saying, “How do you think we can help?” This represents a quantum shift! The international community is starting to “see“ us!

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

In Quick Facts installment #7 we’ll discuss what we can do here at home to cause people to “see” us.

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Malama pono,

Leon Siu

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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


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
• Article in Diva International Diplomat…
In early December we posted a montage of just a few of the many articles showing the attention we are getting from the international press. Well…
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. The story was originally scheduled to be printed in the November 2018 issue to commemorate the 175th Anniversary of Lā Kuʻokoʻa, but due to other priorities at Diva, it was shifted to the January 2019 issue. Just as good…as we are getting ready to celebrate the Year of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
In the past, this magazine for diplomats featured stories of whether Alaska and Hawaii are actually U.S. states. The September 2018 issue featured an article about Alaska natives’ struggle for self-determination. (In it, there is a picture taken a few years ago of Poka Laenui with Dr. Alfred deZayas at a conference in Alaska.)
In discussing topics for the article with the editor of Diva last September, we wanted to first address one of the biggest challenges we have with diplomats — getting them to grasp the fact that the Hawaiian Kingdom is already a recognized sovereign, independent country… We decided what better way to make that point than to share the compelling story of how that recognition was achieved… and what better opportunity than the 175th anniversary of that achievement? Thus, this article.
In the future, Diva and other international publications, will be helping us frame the vision for a Free Hawaii; that it is not about a break-up of a relationship, it is about a return to pono … to bring things into proper balance. We are seeking to normalize and resume a healthy, respectful, productive, peaceful, sovereign-nation-to-sovereign-nation relationship with the United States… and the rest of the world… and to do it with Aloha
Stay tuned for future coverage in the international media.
* email me to request a pdf of the entire magazine
• Two days of Onipaʻa and Kuʻe…
For two days last week the grounds of ʻIolani Palace and the (soon-to-be Hawaiian Kingdom) Capitol building were saturated with the sights and sounds of Onipa’a and Kuʻe. It was intense… and glorious… celebrating the fact that the Hawaiian Kingdom is alive, growing and on the move. Thousands of people participated in highly visible activities dominating the area of the capitol and the palace. Mahalo to all who organized the events… and to all who came to ku’e and kakoʻo! It was an awesome two days.
• To New York to meet with International Diplomats…
By the time you get this update, Iʻll be in New York City for meetings with diplomats, dignitaries and movers and shakers at the UN. We are going over plans for the introduction of a resolution to the General Assembly later this Spring that we believe will help to turn the tide in our favor. Weʻll share more as things develop.
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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