January 13, 2017
Join us on Friday, January 13, 2017, at 6 pm for a celebration of Hawaiian patriots Joseph and Emma Nawahi at the Kana’ina Bldg. in downtown Honolulu. Parking is free on the grounds. Wheelchair accessible. Bring food to share. More info: email@example.com
2014 – 2017 Beginning a journey of change
At the National Archives in Washington DC to visit with nā kūpuna kū‘e in 2016
At the Kana‘ina Bldg. on the grounds of ‘Iolani Palace at an event sponsored by Hui Aloha ‘Āina o Honolulu Nov. 28, 2016–celebrating La Kū‘okō‘a, Hawaiian Independence Day
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In 2014, Ka Lei Maile Aliʻi, while it was still a Hawaiian civic club, offered a resolution at the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs’ annual convention. That resolution, “14-28 Acknowledging the Continuity of the Hawaiian Kingdom, an Independent and Sovereign State,” was passed by the delegates, the deciding body during convention. In early 2015, the president of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs rescinded that resolution without taking it before the body for discussion or to request reconsideration. The board of directors may have agreed to the rescission of 14-28, but there is no record of what transpired re that issue at the AHCC board meetings in 2015. The question is: Can the AHCC president and/or the board of directors unilaterally make null and void a decision made by the body in a convention where delegates hold the ultimate power to decide on resolutions brought before them? If that is so, then why bother with having a convention? By extension of this action, the president and board can make decisions to approve or make null and void any resolution without the body’s consent.
It was this behavior that prompted Ka Lei Maile Aliʻi to raise the issue of effectiveness in our outreach efforts. In 2016 at convention in Las Vegas, it became apparent that our club was being targeted in multiple ways. Some of the behavior directed at us was unbecoming and rather petty, with focus on personalities, rather than on issues. Our efforts to promote history were shot down on multiple fronts. We had hit a wall. Some of the leaders at the convention offered apologies for the shabby treatment directed at us, for which we are grateful. Most did not. At any rate, there was damage done.
In addition, or maybe more importantly, the efforts of the AHCC to engage in tactics that promoted American history and understandings over Hawaiian history and awareness of illegalities, caused us to understand clearly that AHCC is and has been for years engaged in replacing Hawaiian history with American versions of history, in effect practicing denationalization against the Lāhui.
Denationalization is a war crime. It takes place in occupied territories (such as in Hawaiʻi) and can be explained as a systematic plan aimed at destroying the essential foundations of the life of a people or group with the aim of annihilating the group, itself. Denationalization is part of genocide, which has two phases: one, destruction of the national pattern of the oppressed group, and two, the imposition of the national pattern of the oppressor.
The ultimate goal of denationalization is for the oppressor to effectively exterminate all of us as Hawaiians without necessarily killing us off. How? By making us into Americans; by imposing on us the national pattern of the American oppressor. We might be allowed to survive as Americans, but not as Hawaiians. We must change to become them. And we must support the normalizing of our behavior as Americans. The AHCC is a prime example of an organization that operates within the national pattern of the oppressor, despite the fact that most of its members are Hawaiian by ethnicity. By culture and practice they are American and they promote an American agenda, specifically the push to federally recognize Native Hawaiians as indigenous to the United States.
Because this agenda is both illegal under international law and also anathema to those of us who support the truth of our history, and because we love our kūpuna who resisted in 1897 the American invasion of our homeland, as we do today, we opted to return our charter as a civic club and to re-form ourselves as a branch of the Hui Aloha ʻĀina on Oʻahu. As of Dec. 28, 2016, we became Hui Aloha ʻĀina o Ka Lei Maile Aliʻi, standing for our kūpuna who signed the Kū‘ē Petition, for our Queen, for truth, and for pono behavior.
We look forward to 2017 as a year of growth and change, and as a time for uplifting all our aloha ‘āina, all of our Hawaiian patriots. Come join us as we move forward in support of a restored Hawaiian Kingdom. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
11/2/14 “Hawaiian Kingdom Blog”
Ka Lei Maile Aliʻi- The Queen’s Women, a dramatic reenactment of a meeting between members of the Hui Aloha Aina and the makaainana at the Hilo Salvation Army Hall in 1897. Because the people signed their names to the petition protesting annexation of Hawaii to the U.S., the Treaty of Annexation failed.
- Download a copy of the Reenactment
Ka lei Maile Ali’i” is based on this newspaper article in 1897
- Historical Background
Kūʻē Petition– honoring our Kūpuna and our correct history
- Honor our Ancestors – find your Kūpuna on the Kūʻē Petition
- Our current database – current names on signs
- How you can help
Kaniakapūpū – monthly caretaking of a historical site
Past programs and activities – Photos and videos
Ka Lei Maile Aliʻi – a reenactment of the gathering of the Kūʻē Petition names
Kūʻē Petition – honoring our Kūpuna and our correct history
- Listing of Past Kūʻē Name Sign Displays
- McKinley Statue – “No Treaty of Annexation”
- La Hoʻihoʻi Ea – Hawaiian Independence Restoration Day
- ‘Onipa’a: Queen Liliʻuokalani’s Birthday Celebration
‘Ōlelo Community Media- educational programming