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Kue petition revisited

A peaceful demonstration to inform the public about the petitions protesting the annexation of the Hawaiian nation to the United States in 1897 by Hawaiian nationals was held Monday, Feb. 21, at the statue of U.S. President William McKinley, the statue of President McKinley holding a “Treaty of Annexation” that never was.

You may read the story and view photos at http://www.hawaiianindependencealliance.org/category/eventsactions/

The petitions against annexation were circulated by Hui Kalaiaina, Hui Aloha Aina for Men, and Hui Aloha Aina for Women. At the time the population was less than 40,000. More than 38,000 signatures are on the combined petitions, indicating overwhelming opposition. In 1997 the petitions were retrieved from the U.S. National Archives in Washington, D.C., and brought back to Hawaii by Noenoe K. Silva who informed present-day Native Hawaiians of their ancestors’ position.

You may read Dr. Silva’s findings at http://libweb.hawaii.edu/digicoll/annexation/pet-intro.html

Posted by Rebekah

Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

Best wishes to our citizens and readers for the new year 2011.

Posted by Rebekah

Hauoli Makahiki Hou; meeting canceled

The start of the new year came with challenges to the Ka Lahui Hawaii Working Group. Therefore tomorrow’s Jan. 9 regular monthly meeting is canceled. The main agenda was to review the Communications Plan, however, the plan is still being drafted by me, Rebekah, and not quite ready to circulate for comment.

The blizzards in lands east of Hawaii delayed my return to Honolulu by a whole week, and then as soon as I arrived I got sick. I am still not a hundred percent. Our goal date for the current project is the end of January.

Lehua, who convenes our meetings, is very busy with her stuff, so please have patience, check back here, check for KLH email, and we will resume our group work soon! Please contact Lehua with any questions (go to the contact page) or if it’s too long since you’ve heard from anyone. Mahalo, and . . .

Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

Posted by Rebekah