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

923 Signatures Goal: 750

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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Highlights

February 26
Petition has reached 500 signatures!
February 25
Moku o Keawe responds with an Aha Aloha 'Aina in Hilo last night and another in Waimea at Kanu O Ka Aina tonight!
February 15
An Aha Aloha 'Aina 2016 is now also scheduled for Maui, Saturday February 21 from 4-6 pm at the Kahului Community Center!
January 16
We are now live!
  • 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!! ;)
  • Daniel Kahala Jr
    Daniel Kahala Jr United States, Kent
    Nov 08, 2016
    Nov 08, 2016
    I'm against fed Rec....
  • Walter Kelekolio
    Walter Kelekolio United States, Waipahu
    Nov 08, 2016
    Nov 08, 2016
    We need to boycott or protest these people now.
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    Keoa Hanchett United States
    3 weeks ago
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    Raquel Brands United States
    2 months ago
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    Devin A United States
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    Mary Milham United States
    4 months ago
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    Herman L Kaauamo Jr United States
    5 months ago
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    Raymond Macapagal United States
    5 months ago
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    Dukeshane Torres Palk United States
    5 months ago
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    anthony kawika spencer United States
    5 months ago
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    Abraham Kaio United States
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    Rebecca kelley United States
    5 months ago
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    Daniel Kahala Jr United States
    5 months ago
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    Walter Kelekolio United States
    5 months ago
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    Barbara Altemus United States
    5 months ago
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    Imani Altemus-Williams United States
    5 months ago
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    Luanna Peterson United States
    5 months ago
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