Declaration Reaffirming Hawai'i Independence, Protesting Na'i Aupuni, and United States Federal Recognition

Aha Aloha Aina 2016
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Declaration Reaffirming Hawai'i Independence, Protesting Na'i Aupuni ,and United States Federal Recognition

Whereas Kanaka Maoli are the first peoples of Ko Hawaiʻi Pae ʻĀina (the Hawaiian Archipelago) since time immemorial;

Whereas the Kingdom of Hawai‘i was recognized as a nation in 1843 by the then Family of Nations;

Whereas the multi-ethnic Kingdom of Hawaiʻi - the majority of which were Kanaka Maoli - was overthrown in 1893 by a small clique of American businessmen with the assistance of the United States (US) military;

Whereas the living descendants of the citizens of the Kingdom of Hawai‘, like their ancestors, continue to assert unrelinquished sovereignty over Ko Hawai‘i Pae ‘Āina;

Whereas in 2014 the Department of Interior (DOI) ignored all verbal testimony for restitution, reconciliation, self-determination, and Independence as the DOI continues to pursue the path of Federal Recognition for Hawai`i;

Therefore be it resolved that we the undersigned:

Reaffirm our right to Independence and self-determination;

Repudiate Na‘i Aupuni‘s/Aha 2016 false claim to be the representative voice of the Kanaka Maoli people;

Reject the present and future US attempts through the DOI to Federally Recognize the Kanaka Maoli people on a par with a Native American Tribe under the document entitled "Procedures for Reestablishing a Formal Government-to-Government Relationship with the Native Hawaiian Community;"

Assert our commitment to Uphold and Honor the ongoing endeavors to rebuild our Lāhui via, among other ways:

1) the reclamation of our gathering rights,

2) the spread of ‘ōlelo Hawaii and the re-envisioning of our educational systems,

3) the revitalization of our traditional resource stewardship that assured food sustainability through responsible stream, estuary/reef management as well as kalo farming and fishpond upkeep;

4) resistance of the perils of climate change via the pursuit of a truly independent economic system free from the strangle-hold of transnational corporations;

5) the re-invigoration of traditional means of healing such as ‘ai pono, ho‘oponopono, lomilomi, and the protection of wahi pana like Mauna Kea, Waipi‘o, and Haleakalā;

6) the expansion of scholarly research to uncover the full range of traditional knowledge that our kupuna gifted us;

Finally, we shall Unify all efforts to create an Independent Hawaii, and so restore Ko Hawai‘i Pae ‘Āina to the descendants of the Hawaiian Kingdom for a better future for generations to come...

A Mau A Mau

The Ahupua'a Council O Polipoli-Ahikuli o Maui, 'AinaLahui, Aloha ʻĀina No Koʻolau Loa, Aloha 'Aina Party, Aloha ʻĀina Truth Cafe, Black Koa, Destination Restoration, Exillion (DJ Keawekane) Hanakehau Learning Farm/ Ohana o Andre Perez, John Munn Kahikina Kelekona Foundation, Ka Hui Hawaii Aloha Aina-Hawaii, Ka Hui Hawaii Aloha Aina o Las Vegas, Ka Lei Maile Ali'i Hawaiian Civic Club, Kai 'Ula Pono'i Texas Hawaiian Civic Club, Kanaka Maoli Religious Institute, Kingdom of Hawaii (Free Hawaiʻi), Ko Hawaii Polokika, Kū-A-Kanaka LLC, Ku'e Petition Organizers-Moku O Keawe, The Koani Foundation, Lawful Hawaiian Government, Moana Nui, Nā Kūpuna a me Nā Kakoʻo o Hālawa, Na Maka o Ka 'Aina, Na Wahine Aloha 'Aina (UH Hilo student group), Nation of Hawaii, Native Hawaiian Organization Charity, 'Ohana Arts and Hula Studio LLC, Ohana Koa-Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific, Order of Kamehameha, Protest Na'i Aupuni, Pua Ana Ka Malanai Hula School, Sacred Mauna Kea Hui-He Maka Hiapo Na Wakea, Service Cater Kailua-Kona... please contact us at if your organization would like to be added on as a co-sponsor!

E kalamai that this particular free site does not allow us to disassociate your signature from the United States. That is a part of our struggle!

  • Anonymous
    Aug 11, 2017
    Aug 11, 2017
    Hawaii needs sovereignty.
  • Dr Leolani Ah Quin
    Dr Leolani Ah Quin United States, Watford City
    Jul 29, 2017
    Jul 29, 2017
    In an effort to educate protect and support independence - It is my hope that this organization/registration will recognize those of us who had no choice but to leave our island home because of the socio-economic injustice and segregation to obtain an education for survival. The disappointing fact is that even with expert education and demonstrated value - Hawaii is not ready nor accepting because "old boy networks" and nonsense politics.

    Improving the overall health and wellness of our people rests upon increased access to THREE things...
    All Kanaka Maoli should be afforded three things as basic RIGHTS 1. FREE Higher Education 2. Land ownership that is truly affordable and 3. FREE healthcare

    The Hawaii State College system limits the number of Native Hawaiian tuition waivers. FIX IT! Hawaiian Homelands belong to ALL kanaka maoli - abolish the blood quantum requirement ..FIX IT! 5 Native Hawaiian Health Systems are already established...EXPAND IT!! So ALL Kanaka Maoli can be served without cost.

    Final thoughts - you, those who are rallying together against OHA and Na'i Aupuni HAVE to recognize that education, homestead, and health care ARE the core issues. You are educated, you have a home in Hawaii, and based on those two things - I'm sure you have access to quality healthcare. DO NOT lose sight of the bottom line - INDEPENDENCE AS A NATION (not federal recognition!) REQUIRES US TO ADDRESS EDUCATION, HOMESTEAD, & HEALTHCARE to truly increase the wellness of our people!
  • Dukeshane Torres Palk
    Dukeshane Torres Palk United States, Lancaster
    Nov 10, 2016
    Nov 10, 2016
    We are a small clothing line that wishes to support our kanaka maoli. I'm Duke I am kanaka maoli.
  • anthony kawika spencer
    anthony kawika spencer United States, Wahiawa
    Nov 10, 2016
    Nov 10, 2016
    mahalo for enlightening my ohana as well as our keiki to make the right informative decision and not get sucked into the hype Na'i Aupuni started!! Aloha ahui hou!! Ku I Ka Pono!! ;)
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