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.


National meeting set for Oct. 13-14, 2017

To register for this halawai, email klhpoliticalactioncommittee@gmail.com. All are welcome. Mahalo!

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

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Obama scheduled to announce US Dept. of Interior rule tomorrow; call for opposition

“UPDATE: The final DOI Rule facilitating a government to government relationship with the “Native Hawaiian” community will be released tomorrow morning – Obama will be announcing it. We will be doing a Press Conference at Iolani Palace tomorrow morning at 12 noon 9/23/2016. Please come and join us in opposing this Rule.”

Healani Sonoda-Pale via facebook.com

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About the U.S. federal rule on Hawaiian home lands

The link to a Civil Beat July 11, 2016, article co-authored by Lehua Kinilau-Cano, a legislataive analyst for the Hawaii Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, and Hokulei Lindsey, administrative rules officer for the DHHL is below. Lehua is the most recent kiaʻāina of Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi and has been presiding over its meetings.


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KPAC educates voters with legislative report card

Click to access koho-pono-r_c-dr22.pdf

KOHO PONO means to Elect or Choose Wisely by making an informed decision when voting for an Hawaiʻi State elected official to represent your voice. The Koho Pono Legislative Report provides information and insight on key issues impacting Hawaiians and our communities including Mauna Kea, Water Rights, and Hawaiian Lands. Download the pdf version of the Koho Pono report here.

Click to access koho-pono-r_c-dr22.pdf

The Report Card is set up to be printed on 11 x 17 inch paper.

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.

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Keeping up with Ka Lahui Hawaii

The next Ka Lahui Hawaii meeting is on June 4, 2016, from 10:30am – 2:30pm at Hale Ponoi, DHHL, 91-5420 Kapolei Parkway, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707.

Citizens are working on projects including citizen engagement, finalization of the enrollment form, and preparation for education.

Kawika Nahoopii and his education team had an information table at the Aha Aloha Aina held at the Waianae District Park on March 19 and it went very well. Kawika reported that lots of people were glad to see Ka Lahui Hawaii active again. Many wanted to check if they were still registered and Kawika got some updated contact info. He also shared that people were appreciative and proud to be Ka Lahui Hawaii citizens.

Healani Sonoda-Pale traveled to Washington, DC, to present concerns in writing to the US Department of Interior. She carried a three-page letter under Protest Nai Aupuni’s letterhead. The video of her experience may be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOw4NLSUukE

Previous kiaaina and TV show host Mililani Trask invited Healani and Lehua Kinilau to speak on this month’s “First Friday” show. If you missed it, tune in to OLELO-TV Oceanic Cable Channel 53. “First Friday” is scheduled to re-air at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 15, 22, and 29. Please check program listings.

The meeting planned for May 7 will be after the Hawaii State legislative session adjourns, so a report will be provided. We’ve discussed a large gathering for the summer or fall, which requires continued engagement and outreach.

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Agenda set for March 6 citizens meeting

Lehua Kinilau asks that citizens review the websites and information below prior to Sunday’s meeting so we can get through the items earlier in the day and allow more time for discussion later in the day.


Ka Lahui Hawaii Citizens Meeting

Sunday, March 6, 2016 – 10:30 a.m.

UH Manoa Center for Hawaiian Studies

Kamakakuokalani Bldg. Room 202

Pule – Honor Our Kupuna Who Have Passed and most recently Alika Lambert

I.  Proposed USDOI Rule – Update on Comment Review and Report (10:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.)

II.  Na`i Aupuni/Aha (10:40 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

  • A.  KLH Leadership Response re: KLH Constitution dated 2/9/16
  • B.  Daily bulletins on aha2016.com
  • C.  Constitution of the Native Hawaiian Nation
  • D.  Declaration of the Sovereignty of the Native Hawaiian Nation
  • E.  Video at http://olelo.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=23

III.   KPAC Report (11 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.)

  • A.  Testimony Submitted Comments on HB1655 (OHA bill), Oppose HB2046 (Army), Oppose HB2197 (Pohakuloa), Oppose HB2407 (DOT), Oppose HB2408 (DOT), Oppose HB2200 (Kahoolawe), Support HB2698 (DHHL), Oppose HB2501/SB3001 (Water), and Support HB1932/SB3029 (DHHL).
  • B.  Matrix of Legislative Bills
  • C.  Website created – kalahuihawaiipoliticactioncommittee.org

IV.  `Aha Aloha `Aina (11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)

  • A.  Updates and Declarations on Website – ahaalohaaina.com
  • B.  Facebook groups by Kino

V.  Next Steps for Ka Lahui Hawai`i (11:30 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.)

  • A.  KLH Documents
  • B.  Update on Citizen Engagement

VI.  Enrollment (11:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

VII.  Discussion on Federal Recognition (12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

VIII.  Announcements – Next Meeting on April 3

Adjournment & Pule

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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.

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