Posts Tagged: Native / Indigenous People

Kauanui: Pro-Independence Talking Points on the ‘Akaka Bill’

PRO-INDEPENDENCE TALKING POINTS ON THE AKAKA BILL The Akaka Bill legislation, first introduced in the U.S. Congress in 2000 and now before Congress in two different bills (H.R. 2314 and S. 1011), proposes that the U.S. Government recognize a “Native Hawaiian governing entity” that is to be certified by the U.S. Department of the Interior… Read more »

Kauanui: Three key arguments against Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act (“Akaka Bill”)

Kauanui’s Comments on Three Key Points Re: H.R. 2314, The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009, Passed by the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources on December 16, 2009 (Introduced by Rep. Abercrombie): THE NAME OF THE BILL ITSELF PERPETUATES A LIE Why is the bill called the “Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act” instead… Read more »

Lingle turns against Akaka Bill

After Hawaiian independence activists protested on Monday, joined by a chorus of right wing anti-Hawaiian think tanks and media outlets to denounce alleged secret plans to slip the Native Hawaiian federal recognition bill (Akaka Bill) into the Defense Appropriations Bill, Senator Inouye publicly denied that such a rider was in the works. Now Governor Lingle… Read more »

Inouye denies Akaka Bill ‘sneak attack’ Posted on: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 ‘Sneak attack’ claims dismissed By John Yaukey Gannett Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Sen. Daniel K. Inouye denied accusations yesterday by a group of mostly Native Hawaiians that he is trying to avoid public scrutiny of legislation that would grant them historic new status by hiding it in a… Read more »

Opponents of Akaka Bill stage protest, accuse senator of ‘back-door’ tactics

This morning approximately forty Hawaiian sovereignty supporters staged a demonstration at the State Capitol in response to reports that Congress might amend the Defense Appropriation Bill to include the controversial Native Hawaiian federal recognition bill (Akaka Bill), thereby expediting its passage.  A press release stated: BULLETIN – AKAKA BILL SNEAK ATTACK A few select individuals… Read more »

Revealing Hawaiian ‘secrets’, facilitating Hawaiian acquiescence

In July 2009, Chinook helicopters whisked a group of Kanaka Maoli leaders to Makua valley, purportedly to visit cultural sites and gain an understanding of the Army’s cultural preservation efforts.  As the choppers descended on the valley from the sea, you could imagine Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries over the signature slow, dull thud of… Read more »

Kehaulani Kauanui to speak and launch book: Hawaiian Blood

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING WITH THE AUTHOR OF HAWAIIAN BLOOD: COLONIALISM AND THE POLITICS OF SOVEREIGNTY AND INDIGENEITY In the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1921, the U.S. Congress defined “native Hawaiians” as those people “with at least one-half blood quantum of individuals inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands prior to 1778.” This “blood logic” has… Read more »

‘Ike: Historical Transformations: Reading Hawai’i’s Past to Probe Its Future

‘Ike: Historical Transformations: Reading Hawai’i’s Past to Probe Its Future Download the event flyer DATE:  Saturday, October 24th, 2009, 10am-5pm FEATURED PRESENTERS: Kamana Beamer Lorenz Gonschor Kūhiō Vogeler moderated by Lynette Cruz Kekuni Blaisdell Ikaika Hussey Terri Kekoolani Jon Osorio J. Kehaulani Kauanui Maivân Clech Lâm Keanu Sai moderated by Jon Osorio and others yet… Read more »

Sovereignty advocates disrupt Akaka Bill presentation

Who speaks for Hawaiians? A meeting on the Akaka Bill reveals a divided community By Alan D. Mcnarie Wednesday, September 16, 2009 10:30 AM HST “We don’t want nobody to give huhu,” said ILWU business agent Wallace Ishibashi. “We agree to disagree on that issue….” “That issue” was the Akaka Bill, which would set up… Read more »

Inouye hooks Native Hawaiians with military earmarks

Last week, Senator Daniel Inouye was a keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA). He began his speech with a classic Inouye-esque statement, an understated and oblique put down of recent protests of the statehood commemorations: The shaping of public policy can occur in many different ways. It… Read more »