Citizens meeting set for Sept. 16, 2014, Honolulu

A Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi citizens meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., September 16, 2014, at Kamakakūokalani Building Room 202 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Center for Hawaiian Studies on Dole Street in Honolulu. Expected agenda items include discussion of plans to move educational outreach forward.

New to the curricula is a seven-step process for any indigenous peoples for achieving self-determination, as proposed in an article by Mililani B. Trask. The seven steps are:

  • Community Education & Kuka on Community Goals & Process for Nation Building
  • The Political Status Ballot
  • Elect Delegates to Draft a Constitution
  • Convention of Delegates
  • Peoples Ratify Convention Documents
  • Peoples Elect Leadership
  • Nation Is Formed

The article is reprinted at this link: “The Seven Step Process.”

Posted by Rebekah

Reminder of deadline to submit comments to US Dept. of Interior; Ka Lahui Hawaii regroups

Here is a reminder that citizens may submit written comments to the US Department of Interior about the proposed rule concerning the “Procedures for Reestablishing a Government-to-Government Relationship With the Native Hawaiian Community.” The comment period ends on August 19, 2014. Please refer to the June 20 Federal Register entry that has easy-to-follow directions at the top of the page. Please read the Federal Register.

At this time, according to the July 22, 2014, notes of a Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi meeting, “There is no official spokesperson for KLH. All officers in the last election and Mokuna have terms that ended many years ago. Citizens can only speak for themselves and say [they are] affiliated with Ka Lahui.” Please write the correct name “Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi.”

A group of Ka Lahui Hawaii citizens submitted comments in Keaukaha last month to show that Ka Lahui (the nation) exists with a Constitution and a Master Plan. The testimony was given by Mililani Trask. If you are on Moku Honu (continental US), there is an option to deliver your comments in person in “Indian Country” on selected dates. Please refer to the Federal Register.

Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi regroups

Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi met on July 22. The next meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., August 5, at the University of Hawaii Manoa Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, classroom 202, in Honolulu.

Citizens are asked to submit their correct name and updated contact information by island by clicking on the Contact tab above and following the guidelines. Mahalo!

Posted by Rebekah

 

 

 

U.S. Dept. of Interior requests comments on Native Hawaiian and United States relationship

For the record, the U.S. Dept. of Interior will start a long series of public meetings “in Hawaii and Indian Country,” at 9 a.m., tomorrow, June 23, 2014, at the Hawaii State Capitol, to consider “whether and how the process of reestablishing a government-to-government relationship should move forward,” according to a June 18 Department press release.

The Dept. of Interior is soliciting comments and feedback on “Procedures to Reestablish a Government-to-Government Relationship with the Native Hawaiian Community,” Regulation Identifier Number 1090-AB05.

The complete schedule of public meetings is listed at the end of this post.

The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), made available on June 19 June 20 in the Federal Register, outlines “five threshold questions” that the Department of Interior wants addressed.

While attendance at consultation meetings is not required for public comment—other procedures are described in the press release at the bottom of this post— Native Hawaiians and others interested are encouraged to attend these meetings because they are the first and prime opportunity to be heard by the U.S. and because they will be educational in terms of what is legal under international law.

Leaders and members of the Native Hawaiian community and federally recognized Indian tribes, Hawaii state agencies, and the general public including citizens of Ka Lahui Hawaii are expected to comment. The questions stated in the June 18 press release of the Department of Interior, that were previously reported in this post, were updated in the June 20 Federal Register, that is, the questions are not the same. Please refer to the Federal Register

The meetings are scheduled as follows:

Public Meetings in Hawaii – June 23 through July 8, 2014

Oahu

Monday, June 23 — Honolulu – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium

Monday, June 23 — Waimanalo – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School

Tuesday, June 24 — Waianae Coast – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Nanaikapono Elementary School

Wednesday, June 25 — Kaneohe – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Heeia Elementary School

Thursday, June 26 — Kapolei – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Makakilo Elementary School

Lanai

Friday, June 27 — Lanai City – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Lanai Senior Center

Molokai

Saturday, June 28 — Kaunakakai – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kaunakakai Elementary School

Kauai

Monday, June 30 — Waimea – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Waimea Neighborhood Center

Tuesday, July 1 — Kapaa – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kapaa Elementary School

Hawaii Island

Wednesday, July 2 — Hilo – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Keaukaha Elementary School

Thursday, July 3 — Waimea – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Waimea Community Center

Thursday, July 3 — Kona – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Kealakehe High School

Maui

Saturday, July 5 — Hana – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hana High and Elementary School

Monday, July 7 — Lahaina – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
King Kamehameha III Elementary School

Tuesday, July 8 — Kahului – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Pomaikai Elementary School

Indian Country Consultations – July 29 through August 7, 2014

Tuesday, July 29 — Minnesota – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Mystic Lake Casino Hotel, Prior Lake, MN

Wednesday, July 30 — South Dakota – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Rushmore Civic Center, Rapid City, SD

Friday, August 1 — Washington – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tulalip Resort, Seattle, WA

Tuesday, August 5 — Arizona – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

Thursday, August 7 — Connecticut – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT

To submit comments without attending a meeting, please see the Department of Interior’s press release in full (click on this link):

The news release from the U.S. Department of Interior

Posted by Rebekah

Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi’s copyrighted educational materials require training and permission for use

The three documents — “Constitution of Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi,” “A Compilation of Materials for Education Workshops on Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi,” and “Hoʻokupu a Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi” the Ka Lāhui Master Plan for Hawaiian Sovereignty — are copyrighted by Mililani B. Trask on behalf of Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi. Persons or groups wanting to use these materials, including the Constitution and Master Plan must first obtain the written permission of Mililani B. Trask and a Licensing Agreement.

Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi has trained citizens who can conduct training for the community with these materials and who can assist with community workshops using these documents. Ka Lāhui Hawaii/Mililani B. Trask does not give permission for use of these documents and materials, in whole or in part, for any purpose except for uses approved in writing and subject to a Licensing Agreement as stated above.

Posted by Mililani B. Trask
Email mililani.trask@icllchawaii.com

KLH citizens to attend OHA’s Kamau a Ea summit

HONOLULU–People who are Ka Lahui Hawaii citizens are planning to attend Kamau a Ea, a summit meeting on Native Hawaiian governance sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs from 8 am to 4:30 p.m., April 11 and 12. If you, too, would like to attend, email: lehuai@oha.org or call Trustee Hulu Lindsey’s office at 594-1898. You must be on the list to attend.

You may wish to review OHA’s “Facilitating Nation-building Plan” as well as the working document “Hawaiian Self-Determination: The Seven Step Process” drafted by past kiaaina Mililani Trask by April 8. Please email kalahuihawaii@gmail.com for electronic copies of the documents and for more information about sharing your comments, suggestions, and other manao.

Posted by Rebekah

 

Learning from old Hawaiian newpapers

Can you kokua? We haven’t posted here for some time, but here’s an activity I think citizens and honorary citizens of Ka Lahui Hawaii can get behind.

A call for volunteers to type, in simple text manuscript form, pages from old Hawaiian language newspapers so that the content can be searchable with a computer was issued in late November 2011. The project, called the “ʻIke Kūʻōkoʻa Initiative,” is seeking 200,000 volunteer hours. As you may know, more than 100 Hawaiian language newspapers were published between 1834 and 1948.

If you have heard about this project and are anxious to help, please visit www.awaiaulu.org, scroll down, and hear the welcoming invitation from Kaui Sai-Dudoit and Puakea Nogelmeier. If you sign on and decide later it’s not for you, you can always cancel.

Although it’s true that one doesn’t need to speak Hawaiian to type it, it is an advantage. In addition, good eyesight, squinting, accurate typing, copyreading skills, and time = Success. Mahalo!

Posted by Rebekah

Akaka Bill: now what

A bill in this year’s Hawaii State Legislature relating to [Hawaiian] government—brackets are mine—is moving fast, I learned today, now headed for the House Finance committee and the Senate Ways and Means committee. It is H.B. No. 1627 H.D. 2 and the companion S.B. No. 1520 S.D.2.

Critics call it “the ‘Jr.-Boy Akaka bill’  offshoot (modified for implementation by the State instead of the Federal government).”

As of Wednesday, the Senate Ways and Means Committee has scheduled a public decision making for Feb. 25, 2011, 9:00 a.m. in conference room 211, State Capitol.

To read and track the bills and to submit testimony, go to:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2011/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1627

and

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2011/lists/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=1520

The committee chairs are:

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro
Chair House Finance Committee
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 306
phone: 808-586-6200
fax: 808-586-6201
repmoshiro@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Sen. David Y. Ige
Senate Ways and Means Committee
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 215
phone: 808-586-6230
fax: 808-586-6231
sendige@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Posted by Rebekah

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

Lono i ka Makahiki!

Aloha! Pehea oe? Recall that Makahiki season is here! In Hawaii citizens still observe the festival that runs roughly from mid-October to mid-February. Check the sky at night, and you’ll see the Makalii constellation (Pleiades) overhead at 8 p.m. Work is pau, the food has been harvested. People play sports, play games, have ceremonies honoring Lono, the god of agriculture and harvesting. Warring ceases; the time of Ku is passed. Many other indigenous cultures observe this time of year similarly as winter approaches and families visit and entertain each other with good relaxing times.

Today my ohana plans to attend Makahiki Festivities at Queen Liliuokalani Children’s Center, 53-516 Kamehameha Highway, in Punaluu, Oahu. Protocol began at sunrise, so we’ve missed that. However, the games for all ages begin at 9 a.m., and they are open to the public. I suggest you find out what might be going on in your area, or come to Punaluu, or organize some festivities yourself. Enjoy!

Posted by Rebekah