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Independent & Sovereign
"The cause of Hawaii and independence is larger and dearer than the life of any man connected with it. Love of country is deep-seated in the breast of every Hawaiian, whatever his station."
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"Oh, honest Americans, as Christians hear me for my downtrodden people! Their form of government is as dear to them as yours is as precious to you. Quite warmly as you love your country, so they love theirs. With all your goodly possessions, covering a territory so immense that there yet remain parts unexplored, possessing islands that, although new at hand, had to be neutral ground in time of war, do not covet the little vineyard of Naboth's, so far from your shores, lest the punishment of Ahab fall upon you, if not in your day, in that of your children, for"be not deceived, God is not mocked." The people to whom your fathers told of the living God, and taught to call "Father," and now whom the sons now seek to despoil and destroy, are crying aloud to Him in their time of trouble; and He will keep His promise, and will listen to the voices of His Hawaiian children lamenting for their homes."
- Lili`uokalani, Last Queen of Hawai`i
"The United States is just - a land of liberty. The people there are the friends - the great friends of the weak. Let us tell them - let us show them that as they love their country and would suffer much before giving it up, so do we love our country, our Hawai'i, and pray that they do not take it from us."
- Mrs. Emma Nawahi, Women's Hawaiian Patriotic League, 1897
Life of resistance
Activist "Bumpy" Kanahele and his Aloha First organization have been toiling steadily for 20 years
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, July 6, 2014
OHA CEO gaining allies over query into kingdom
Leader in effort to build a Native Hawaiian nation calls dispute just a "blip"
Honolulu Star-Advertiser, May 18, 2014
Native Hawaiian constitutional convention a work in progress
The Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, August 31, 2008
Defiant Hawaiian unfurls the flag of freedom
Daily Telegraph, July 15, 2006
Rebuilding a Hawaiian Kingdom
'Bumpy' Kanahele has carved out an Oahu village where native values reign.
Many see it as a steppingstone to the goal of sovereignty.
Los Angeles Times, July 21, 2005
"Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono"
The Life/Sovereignty of the Land is Perpetuated in Righteousness
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Sovereignty, Politics & History
Articles and EventsThe links below provide highlights of current and past activities related to Hawaii's independence and history. They are collected from a variety of sources, in order to support education, awareness and action, with aloha.
No peace in paradise: The military presence in the Hawaiian Islands
Haleakala Times, May 08, 2007
Defiant Hawaiian unfurls the flag of freedom
Akaka bill foes share opposition, little else
112 years later, an aloha at a friend's birthplace
Group seeks sovereignty for Alaska and Hawaii
Hawaiians Honor Grover Cleveland
Transcript of Address by Prof. Francis A. Boyle
Attorney: U.S. must leave
Law expert Francis Boyle urges natives to take back Hawaii
Law professor advises Hawaiians against Akaka Bill
OHA trying to eliminate options
Hawaiians hand out sovereignty leaflets in Waikiki
School lets non-Hawaiian stay
Kamehameha settles Kaua'i boy's lawsuit
Kamehameha Schools wins admissions case
Federal judge upholds Hawaiians-only school
Hawaiians mobilize with Honolulu march
Protesters demand justice for Hawaiians
Hawaiians march for independence
Hawaiians march to unify a voice
Native Hawaiians to March on US
Thousands join march for Hawaiian rights
Rights march unifies groups
READ AND ACT:
The Annexation Of Hawaii: A Collection of Documents
Continuity of the Hawaiian Kingdom
Ku'u Aina Aloha: My Beloved Country
Documentary aims to bring the Hawaiian cause to a far wider audience
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Friday, March 17, 2006
Kamehameha ruling misused to support the Akaka Bill
Admissions ruling means Hawaiians must look at all options
Group Speaks Out Against Akaka Bill
Hawaiian group rallies at palace against Akaka Bill
For some, Akaka bill falls far short
Hawaiian dreams reach beyond recognition bill
Opponents ask OHA's aid to derail Akaka bill
Group wants Akaka Bill hearings
Hawaiian independence groups say 'no' to Akaka bill
Commentary by J. Kehaulani Kauanui
Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, April 25, 2004
Leis and Lies: Why Hawaii and Iraq are Birds of a Feather
Apology Bill 10th Anniversary raises questions about financial promises to Hawaiians
OFFICIAL NOTICE OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
Natives, Senators and Oil
Tropical Battle of Race, Rights Divides Islanders
Economics of Dependent Status
From Native Hawaiian to Native American?
Native Hawaiian issues will impact business
New hopes arise for ancestral culture
Sovereignty: Out of sight, not out of mind
Airport protest peaceful, informative
Ka Pae`aina o Hawai`i Loa
Paul Harvey - The Rest of the Story
The Rosy Dawn of US Imperialism