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May 20th Statehood Commission meeting

May 21, 2008

Since the April Statehood Commission meeting was cancelled due to no quorum, it was nice seeing the commission again– new room, State Capitol 325. Walter Dods was also there. He hadn?t been to a commission meeting since the first official public meeting in January. During the first meeting, when I first presented the Statehood...
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Palace Grounds Occupation

May 21, 2008

Well the exciting event is for the most part over. The theater doors have been shut, and the moment when a restored Monarchy was performed in public is, for the time being, over. Here are the Honolulu Advertiser stories that I’ve been culling to be looked at for those who remain interested in this...
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Bill Moyers on Democracy

May 19, 2008

Saturday 17 May 2008. Go to Original. Democracy in America Is a Series of Narrow Escapes, and We May Be Running Out of Luck By Bill Moyers. CommonDreams.org The following is an excerpt from Bill Moyers’ new book, “Moyers on Democracy.” Democracy in America is a series of narrow escapes, and we may be...
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Statehood and UN Indigenous Issues

May 19, 2008

The issue of Hawai?i and statehood may not be resolved anytime soon. On the one hand, Congressional records and the international community recognizes that Hawai?i is a state of the United States, while on the other hand, activist?s claims of not recognizing Hawai?i as a state is not simply hyperbole. Is this Orwellian newspeak,...
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Palace grounds occupation criticized

May 18, 2008

Royal societies say actions of group not pono in sacred place By Lynda Arakawa, Advertiser Staff Writer, go to original story. A group representing the four Hawaiian royal societies yesterday publicly criticized the actions of a Hawaiian sovereignty group that has been occupying the ‘Iolani Palace grounds. ‘Aha Hipu’u said while it supports Hawaiians’...
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4 Hawaiian royal societies criticize sovereignty group

May 17, 2008

Advertiser Staff, go to original story. Four Hawaiian royal societies today issued a statement denouncing the actions of the Hawaiian Kingdom Government, a Hawaiian sovereignty group that has been occupying part of the ‘Iolani Palace grounds since April 30. ‘Aha Hipu’u, which includes the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, ‘Ahahui Ka’ahumanu, Hale O Na...
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Permit denied for assembly at palace

May 17, 2008
Permit denied for assembly at palace

By Gordon Y.K. Pan, Advertiser Staff Writer, go to original story. The state yesterday denied a permit to a Hawaiian sovereignty group that wanted to continue to occupy part of the ‘Iolani Palace grounds, as it has been doing since April 30. State Land Board Director Laura H. Thielen denied the group an assembly...
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DLNR denies sovereignty group’s bid for new permit

May 16, 2008

Advertiser Staff, go to original story.  The Hawaiian Kingdom Government has been denied permission to gather on the grounds of ‘Iolani Palace as it has been doing since April 30. The Department of Land and Natural Resources, which oversees the palace grounds, cited several infractions in its explanation why the permit was being denied...
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Sovereignty group head barred at palace grounds

May 15, 2008

Something else is going on. I mentioned to K.B. that this was state-sponsored theater. What great theater it is! Entering old archives building apparently violated permit terms. By Mary Vorsino, Advertiser Urban Honolulu Writer, go to original story. The head of a Hawaiian sovereignty group occupying the ‘Iolani Palace grounds was escorted off the...
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Keanu Sai’s response

May 14, 2008

go to original Aloha mai kakou (greetings): The recent activities of certain individuals calling themselves the “Hawaiian Kingdom government” who temporarily took control of the `Iolani Palace grounds have caused an overwhelming number of emails to our account, voicing support, abhorrence, as well as honest inquiries. The writers of these emails have mistakenly assumed...
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Hawaiian group gets parking donations

May 8, 2008
Hawaiian group gets parking donations

By Dan Nakaso. Advertiser Staff Writer. Go to original story.  Members of the Hawaiian Kingdom Government who spend their days on the mauka lawn of ‘Iolani Palace have been given hundreds of dollars worth of quarters from Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians so they won’t face parking meter fees and possible parking tickets. “We’ve been given...
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Palace protestors told of rules

May 4, 2008

By Gordon Y.K. Pang . Advertiser Staff Writer. Go to original story.  Officials with the Department of Land and Natural Resources are telling a Hawaiian sovereignty group that has gathered daily since Wednesday on the grounds of ‘Iolani Palace that they need to abide by the same parking and other park rules as everyone...
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