On the 116th anniversary of the illegal U.S. overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Hawaiian groups have united to protest the state’s attempts to sell the stolen Hawaiian Government and Crown Lands (what is erroneously referred to as “ceded” lands). Below is the official announcement from the planning committee. This march and rally should NOT be misconstrued as supporting federal recognition and a final settlement of claims. The Hawaiian sovereignty movement has OPPOSED any legislation that would result in a termination of claims and greater federal bondage.
FREE HAWAI’I! END THE OCCUPATION!
Ku I Ka Pono March
Protect Hawaiian Lands
Saturday, January 17, 2009
March starts at 10am from Saratoga/Kalakaua & ends at Kapi‘olani Park
Rally starts at 11:30am at Kapi’olani Park.
Wear your red t-shirts.
Withdraw the Appeal
OPPOSE the Lingle Administration’s attempt to sell off Hawaiian lands. Hawai‘i Attorney General Mark Bennett issued an APPEAL to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a previous State Supreme Court decision that banned the state from selling or transferring ceded lands until Native Hawaiian claims against the government were “settled.” This decision was based on Hawai’i State law and the 1993 Apology Resolution which recognizes that Native Hawaiians have unrelinquished claims to ceded lands. The Lingle administration now asserts that Native Hawaiians have “no claim” to the ceded lands. Lingle’s contempt for Native Hawaiian people, culture and history cannot go unanswered. In recent years, the U.S. Supreme Court has produced legal decisions that have been anti-Native resulting in policy changes that continue to hurt Native peoples, their lands, rights and culture. Lingle must WITHDRAW THE APPEAL.
BRING BANNERS AND HAWAIIAN FLAGS
PRE ORDER KU I KA PONO T SHIRTS @ www.stopsellingcededlands.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT KAHO’ONEI PANOKE AT 224-8068.