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

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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 ahaalohaaina@gmail.com 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!

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