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Vote today in the general election

Hawaii has same-day registration. Anyone 18 or older may simply go to the polling place to register (if you aren’t already) and vote. Remember to bring an ID. That’s it! Polls are open until 6 p.m. As a reminder, voting for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is open to all.

175th Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea at Thomas Square

Hawaiian National Position Statement on Thomas Square

Thomas Square holds historical and political significance for Hawaiians. This is where the 5-month occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom, by the British, ended on July 31, 1843, when Admiral Thomas of the British Government ordered the Union Jack lowered and the Hawaiian Kingdom flag to be raised. The park is named in honor of him.

That was also on the day that King Kamehameha III proclaimed: “Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka ‘Āina I Ka Pono,” which translates to mean the “Sovereignty of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness.”

Since then, July 31st has been a Hawaiian Kingdom national holiday known as Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea. And it was celebrated by Hawaiians here and abroad until the United States illegally took control of Hawai’i via a Joint Resolution of Congress. Today, Hawaiians refer to the 1898 US takeover as an illegal occupation because no Treaty of Annexation exists, which is the only document that could legitimize the American presence here, as prescribed under US and International law.
Since 1986, Hawaiian Nationals and Patriots have gathered here annually to assert and affirm the sovereignty of the Hawaiian Nation with no permits or permission from either the so called “State of Hawaiʻi” or the “City and County of Honolulu”. It continued that way until 2017 when “joint control, maintenance, and management” of this politically historic park was transferred over to the Department of Enterprise Services (DES), a private money generating corporation, despite strong community opposition and no consultation with the Kanaka Maoli people.

With million-dollar condominiums going up near Thomas Square this park is set to become a jewel in the crown of the surrounding real estate. And now 175 years after it was first designated as the first Hawaiian Kingdom park, where Hawaiians honor the sovereignty and righteousness of the land, it is finally getting a facelift from the City and County of Honolulu and DES.

Historic events like Lā Hoihoi Ea are being tokenized as cultural events intended to enhance the value of Thomas Square by engaging the community with art and entertainment. Today Hawaiian Nationals have to sign a permit and get a million-dollar insurance coverage indemnifying all parties involved including the occupying government, the City and County of Honolulu, to celebrate Hawaiian Restoration Day. Thomas Square was created by the Hawaiian Kingdom Privy Council to memorialize and celebrate the sovereignty of our Nation and today it is a symbol of our sovereignty as Kanaka Maoli and Hawaiian Nationals over this archipelago.

In conclusion, we must reject any claims that the State of Hawaiʻi, City and County of Honolulu, and the DES own or control this Hawaiian National Park and REFUSE to sign any permit or permission slip to use the lands that our King established me ke aloha nui no ko kākou Lāhui (with love for our Hawaiian Nation).

Kanaka Maoli, Hawaiian Nationals and Patriots of the Hawaiian Kingdom, hold your ground here at the piko (the center) of what is now a widespread celebration that extends throughout the islands and on Moku Honu (the Continent). It is important to STAND. If we can’t even hold down a park, how can we be pono (righteous) in stating that that our Kingdom still lives?

— Healani Sonoda-Pale

Workshops: Navigating the State Legislature

Join Us! Ka Lāhui Political Action Committee is holding a FREE community workshop this Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria at Stevenson Middle School, 1202 Prospect St., Honolulu, HI 96822.

Speakers include Hawaiian Attorney Lehua Kinilau and KPAC Chair Healani Sonoda-Pale. Topics include:

  • The Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi Political Action Committee
  • The 2018 Legislative Session
  • Kanaka Maoli Legislative Priorities
  • A special historical presentation on the Hawaiian Kingdom Patriots of the 19th Century who voted
  • How to Navigate the Legislature.

Refreshments provided and doors open at 5:30 pm.

Save the date for the next “Navigating the Legislature” workshop on February 12, 2018 at Ka Waihona o Ka Na’auao, 89-195 Farrington Hwy., in Nānākuli at 7 pm.

These events are co-sponsored by the Kim Coco Fund for Justice of the Iwamoto Family Foundation, the Hawai’i People’s Fund, and the PAC Foundation. Mahalo.

For more information, email klhpoliticalactioncommittee@gmail.com.

125th anniversary of overthrow observed

UPDATE: The Ka Lāhui information booth is adjacent to Iolani Barracks (a change from the Bandstand as previously reported.)

Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi and the Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi Political Action Committee will join other citizens in observing the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of Queen Liliʻuokalani. On January 17, 2018, citizens will participate in the peace march starting at 9 a.m. from Mauna Ala on Nuuanu Avenue to Iolani Palace on King street and witness the raising of the Hawaiian flag at 10:45 a.m. on January 17, 2018. Look for the blue Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi flags with the Makaliʻi star constellation. There will be a Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi information booth near the barracks, as well as music, hula, food and beverage elsewhere on the palace grounds.

~Rebekah

Ka Lahui Hawaii Political Action Committee news

The Ka Lahui Hawaii Political Action Committee encourages citizens to attend this week’s Legislative “Talk Story” Sessions sponsored by the Hawaii Department of Home Lands. Lehua Kinilau-Cano will be facilitating. The sessions are open to the public and are scheduled as follows:

Monday, January 23, 2017, 6 p.m., Lincoln Elementary School Cafetorium, 615 Auwaiolimu St., Honolulu, HI 96813

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6 p.m., Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Hale Pono‘i, 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, HI 96707

Monday, January 30, 2017, 7 p.m., Waimanalo Hawaiian Homes Association Community Center, 41-253 Ilauhole St., Waimanalo, HI 96795

Discussion may include proposed legislation that Hawaii Governor David Ige has included in the State Legislative package. The proposals are about blood quantum requirement for homestead lessees’ relatives; privacy of DHHL applicant and lessee information files; and appointing a Hawaiian Homes Commissioner from the Island of Lanai.

For more information about these or other workshops, please email Lehua at Nicole.L.Kinilau-Cano@hawaii.gov.

KPAC plans to monitor the 2017 Hawaii Legislative Session with an eye open for bills that affect Hawaiians. For the the complete text of KPAC’s 2017 Hawaii State Legislative Packet that lists its purpose, 2016 legislative accomplishments, and 2017 legislative goals, please go to the KPAC website http://kalahuihawaiipoliticalactioncommittee.org

Posted by Rebekah Luke

Next up: KPAC report, July meeting, August weekend

A report card graded by Ka Lahui Hawaii on the Hawaii State Legislature is forthcoming, Ka Lahui citizens were informed by Lehua Kinilau-Cano at the June meeting in Kapolei. Plans are to distribute and release the report card here, in select neighborhoods, and to news media. The Ka Lahui Hawaii Political Action Committee chaired by Healani Sonoda-Pale was busy lobbying this past session to make a difference.

Ka Lahui Hawaii citizens and others interested are invited to the next meeting on Sunday, July 10, 2016, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Lambert Residence, 47-142 Iuiu St., Kaneohe, HI 96744. Directions: One mile toward Kahaluu on Kamehameha Hwy. from Heeia Kea Pier, turn left on Hunalepo street to Iuiu. The two-story beige house with deck and puakenikeni trees is in front of you as you reach the stop sign.

Agenda items will include planning an all-islands citizens meeting for August 19-21, 2016, on Oahu. For more information, please contact Lehua Kinilau-Cano, email lehua.holdings@gmail.com.

Posted by Rebekah Luke

Next Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi meeting on March 6

These are the next scheduled Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi meetings:

A Citizens Meeting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, March 6, at UH Mānoa Hawaiian Studies Kamakakūokalani Building, Room 202.

• The Political Action Committee (KPAC) meets as needed to review the bills in the Hawaiʻi State Legislature; it lobbies and drafts testimony. All interested Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi citizens and honorary citizens are welcome to attend.

These activities are the outcomes of the Feb. 6 citizens meeting at which 20 people attended. At that meeting, attended by the three past kiaʻāina—Josiah Black Hoʻohuli, Mlilani Trask, Lehua Kinilau—and several past island and district poʻo and officers, it was pointed out that Ka Lāhui can stand on the platform of its history, its Constitution and Master Plan, and its educational materials. There was a consensus to reconvene the Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi legislature.

Posted by Rebekah

 

Notice of Meeting Feb. 6, 2016

A Ka Lāhui Hawai‘i Citizens Meeting with three past Kiaʻāina: Mililani Trask, Black Hoʻohuli, and Lehua Kinilau is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 6, 2016,  at Kamakakūokalani Building, Room 101, UH Mānoa Center for Hawaiian Studies.

Posted by Healani Sonoda-Pale via Facebook

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Notice of meeting

KA LAHUI CITIZENS MEETING
Moving the Initiative Forward
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – 6:00 p.m.
UH Manoa Center for Hawaiian Studies, Kamakakuokalani Bldg. Room 207
 
Agenda
 
Pule
Approval of the October 16 meeting minutes
Enrollment update by enrollment committee co-chairs
Education Committee update
Outreach of all KLH Ex-officio
New Business
  1. O‘ahu Caucus
  2. Military Downsizing
Adjournment & Pule
 
Posted by Rebekah

Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi Oʻahu citizens meeting Oct. 16

E hele mai kākou! The next Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi Oʻahu citizens’ meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, October 16, 2014, at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies Building, Room 202, UH Mānoa.

Free parking is available on the road or at Kanewai Park. It’s $6.00 to park in the lot and adjoining parking structure.

Hope to see you all there!

Posted by Rebekah