Archive for October, 2009|Monthly archive page

Connect with Ka Lahui Hawaii

When Ka Lahui Hawaii was most active in the past, email addresses for most KLH citizens were not available. As a nation rebuilding from grass roots, citizens communicated by telephone and the U.S. mail. Our islands took turns in hosting the legislature. The Ka Lahui Hawaii Working Group wishes to reconnect with Ka Lahui Hawaii citizens and honorary citizens through this website. By going to the Contact page, citizens may type in their contact information in the box provided. The information will be emailed to us, but it will not be published (you’ll have privacy).

Posted by Rebekah

Time-date-place set for working group Oahu meeting

Aloha everyone,

The next Ka Lahui Hawaii Working Group – Oahu meeting is set for Saturday, November 7 at 1:00pm at Olelo, 1122 Mapunapuna. Kawika Nahoopii has graciously secured the facility for us that has free parking. However, the meeting start time must begin at 1:00pm because the facility doesn’t open until 12:00 noon. I know we originally planned for a 9:00am start time, but I hope this will fit into everyone’s schedule. I believe we can finish the meeting at 5:00pm. We had planned for a potluck because the meeting was originally scheduled for all day, but we should be able to complete the meeting in 4 hours. Please feel free to bring a snack to share with everyone. If you have any questions, you can reach me at or on my cell at 497-7732.

Posted by Lehua Kinilau-Cano

Status of Hawaiian sovereignty in talks 10/24

Information just reached our desk about three panel discussions on Hawaiian sovereignty issues occurring this Saturday, October 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies. The theme is “‘Ike: Historical Transformations: Reading Hawaii’s Past to Probe Its Future.” Details are listed on the Calendar of Events page. The event is free to the public.

Akaka bill and Ka Lahui Hawaii position explained

The initial release of a position statement by the Ka Lahui Hawaii Working Group on the H.R. 2314 and S. 1011 Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009, is now posted on the Position Statements page of this website. It begins:

“The Ka Lahui Hawai`i Working Group declares its opposition to H.R. 2314 and S. 1011 – Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009, otherwise known as the Akaka Bill.  Since its inception in 1987, Ka Lahui Hawai`i has continuously advocated for federal recognition, however there are serious concerns with the process and current version of this bill.”

Citizens may familiarize themselves with the position statement. Citizens also may be interested in the following program sponsored by the Native Hawaiian Bar Association to become more informed:

An update on H.R. 2314, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, known as the Akaka bill, and other Native Hawaiian issues will be the topic of The Native Hawaiian Bar Association Luncheon from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., October 20, 2009, at Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, Ali`i Place 20th Floor, 1099 Alakea Street, Honolulu.

Hawaii Congressman Neil Abercrombie will be the speaker. Abercrombie is the sponsor of H.R. 2314 pending in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cost of an optional Hawaiian plate lunch is $10, payable at the door, starting at 11:45 a.m.  Please make reservations by emailing by October 15, 2009.

Please make checks for lunch payable to Native Hawaiian Bar Association. Send registration info and payment to: Law Office of Yuklin Aluli, 415-C Uluniu Street, Kailua, HI 96734, Attention: Karen Jones, Secretary. For more information, phone (808) 262-5900 or fax (808) 262-5610.

If you order lunch, you must pay whether or not you attend. As an option, you may bring your own lunch.

Ka Lahui FAQ & answers page

The FAQ tab in the menu bar will take you to a page of Frequently Asked Questions and answers about Ka Lahui Hawaii. It was written in 1993, by then Kiaaina, Mililani B. Trask. Some of the numbers have changed, but the other information is the same today as it was then. If you have other questions, you may click on Leave a Comment above, and we will do our best to answer. Mahalo.

Noho Hewa on screen tonight

The award-winning film will be screened again tonight.

Time: October 8, 2009 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Windward Community College
Organized By: Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club & Windward Community
College Hawaiian Studies Program
Event Description:
Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Hawaii International Film
Festival (2008), will be showing at Windward Community College on
October 8th, at 7PM at the Paliku Theater. This screening is FREE to
all and is being sponsored by the Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club and
Windward Community College Hawaiian Studies Program.

Recently completed and now available on DVD, the film is 10 minutes
longer than the unfinished version seen by standing room only crowds
last winter in Hawai’i and it has just finished a tour of Aotearoa
(New Zealand).

“Noho Hewa” ia about the most challenging issues facing Hawaiians
today: Akaka Bill vs. Independence, desecration of Hawaiian Burials
and sacred sites, GMO’S, militarism, poverty and U.S. economy and
culture used to ethnically cleanse Hawai’i of the Kanaka Oiwi. Filmed
over the course of 6 years, “Noho Hewa” is unambiguous, raw, and
emotional… it is the truth about Hawai’i.