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Native Hawaiian Sovereignty

5/19/2017

article Native Hawaiian Men Stake Claim to Abandoned Hotel Property
(Hawaii) -- A judge has decided not to forcibly remove a couple of Native Hawaiian men from an abandoned hotel property on the island of Kauai.

5/18/2017

article Waikiki Hotel, State Sued Over Native Hawaiian Burial Site
(Hawaii) -- A Native Hawaiian plaintiff known for high-profile litigation protecting Native Hawaiian burial sites has filed a lawsuit asking a state court to stop...

2/25/2017

article HB1297: State-Recognized Indian Tribe for Hawaii
(Hawaii) -- With President Donald J Trump in the White House, some in Hawaii may think themselves safe from the Fake Indian Tribe. HB1297 “Relating to Hawaiian...

9/27/2016

article Some Protest US Rule for Recognition of Native Hawaiian Government
(Washington D.C.) -- After the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced a new administrative procedure Friday that would allow a unified Native Hawaiian government...

9/26/2016

article Is a new Native Hawaiian Government coming soon?
(Hawaii) -- That’s the big question on many lips in Hawaii, following the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI)’s Sept. 23 announcement of a “final rule to...

9/25/2016

article Federal government changes rules to recognize Native Hawaiian government
(Hawaii) -- The Department of the Interior (DOI), a Cabinet-level federal agency, has finalized a change to its rules that would require the federal government to...

9/24/2016

article Dept. of Interior Finalizes Rule to Recognize Native Hawaiian Government
(Hawaii) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior announced today an administrative procedure that will allow a unified Native Hawaiian government — if one is...
article Native Hawaiians Given Way To Create Ties With US Government
(Hawaii) -- Native American communities with their own governments have long had a way to establish a relationship with the United States, but until now one of the...
article Native Hawaiians: Is change in federal status a sign of progress?
(Hawaii) -- A change in federal policy Friday, as the Department of Interior announced that it had finalized a rule that would allow a native Hawaiian government to form...

9/23/2016

article Hawai‘i Officials Applaud Federal Recognition of Native Hawaiian Status
(Hawaii) -- The Department of the Interior released a final rule on the administrative procedure and criteria for reestablishing a government-to-government relationship...
article Interior Department finalizes rule for Native Hawaiian relations
(Washington D.C.) -- Native Hawaiians will be able to re-establish a government-to-government relationship with the United States under a rule finalized by the Obama...
article Native Hawaiians Now Have A Pathway To Form A Government
(Hawaii) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced that Native Hawaiians can now choose whether to form a unified government, which could eventually enter...

9/22/2016

article Federal government set to announce Native Hawaiians can form sovereign government
(Washington D.C.) -- The federal government is set to announce that Native Hawaiians are eligible for form a sovereign government that would have the same rights as...

9/13/2016

article China threatens to arm Hawaii separatists who want kingdom
(Hawaii) -- China has suggested arming Hawaii’s independence activists in retaliation for U.S. arms sales to Taiwan and recently threatened to challenge American...

8/30/2016

article Court denies appeal in case about Native Hawaiian election
(Hawaii) -- A federal appeals court Monday dismissed an appeal about whether a vote seen as a step toward self-governance for Native Hawaiians should be open only to...

7/13/2016

article Vote on new Native Hawaiian constitution put on hold
(Hawaii) -- A group working to raise $2 million to bring the newly created Native Hawaiian constitution to a ratification vote by the end of the year says they’re...

7/12/2016

article Vote to ratify new Native Hawaiian constitution pushed back a year
(Hawaii) -- The vote to ratify a Native Hawaiian constitution is being delayed until late 2017. Organizers say they need to raise a lot more money before the movement...

7/6/2016

article US accused of trying to create false Native American tribe
(Hawaii) -- Accusations of continuing and escalating human rights violations have been levelled at the United States by the Kingdom of Hawaii at the UN Human Rights...

5/19/2016

article Native Hawaiian Gov't Vote Could Still Happen, Opponents Say [sub req]
(Hawaii) -- Six individuals challenging a process to potentially establish a Native Hawaiian government told the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday that their suit is still viable...

3/18/2016

article Na'i Aupuni Seeks Broader Group to Ratify Native Hawaiian Constitution
(Hawaii) -- Na'i Aupuni announced yesterday that it would not conduct a ratification vote on the proposed Native Hawaiian constitution produced during last month...

3/17/2016

article Nai Aupuni Won’t Pursue Vote On Native Hawaiian Constitution
(Hawaii) -- Nai Aupuni said Wednesday it will not be conducting a ratification vote on the proposed Native Hawaiian constitution produced by a convention process, or aha...
article Native Hawaiian Group Won't Hold Vote to Ratify Constitution
(Hawaii) -- The group that organized a gathering of Native Hawaiians to draft a constitution for self-governance said Wednesday it won't hold a vote to ratify the...

3/9/2016

article Why some Native Hawaiians want to declare independence from the U.S.
(Hawaii) -- On Feb. 26, a convention of Native Hawaiians announced that they had made history: they had written a constitution for a Hawaiian nation. For the past month...

3/3/2016

article Peter Apo: A Native Hawaiian Constitution Is Born
(Hawaii) -- Last Friday, by an 88-33 vote, the delegates to the Native Hawaiian convention yanked the question of “What do Hawaiians mean by nationhood?” from the...

2/28/2016

article Hawaii quietly explores ways for Independence from US
(Hawaii) -- A constitutional convention of Native Hawaiians has adopted a governing document that will go out to a vote for ratification, the organization behind the...

2/24/2016

article Native Hawaiian Citizens In A Native Hawaiian Government
(Hawaii) -- Native Hawaiians, descendants from the union of Papa, Earth Mother and Wākea, Sky Father, have lived in these Hawaiian islands from time immemorial and have...

2/3/2016

article Activist turned away from Native Hawaiian convention
(Hawaii) -- Critics voiced their displeasure as the Native Hawaiian convention on self-governance kicked off in Maunawili on Monday. Molokai activist Walter Ritte signed...

1/3/2016

article Opinion: Full independence impossible, but change needed
(Hawaii) -- Native Hawaiians and their supporters have been frustrated with the pace of progress toward self-governance, expressed that frustration in increasingly...

12/29/2015

article DNA to be allowed for proving Native Hawaiian blood quantum to qualify for homestead lease
(Hawaii) -- When the state deemed Leighton Pang Kee ineligible for one of the most valuable benefits available to Native Hawaiians — land at almost no cost...
article Hawaii To Allow DNA Testing As Proof Of Native Ancestry
(Hawaii) -- The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is establishing rules that will allow applicants to use DNA evidence to prove they meet the ancestry threshold to...

12/23/2015

article Motion argues canceled Native Hawaiian election flouts high court
(Hawaii) -- Opponents of a now-canceled election are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop efforts to send all of the candidates to a convention for Native Hawaiian self...

12/22/2015

article Motion argues canceled Hawaiian election flouts high court
(Hawaii) -- Opponents of a now-canceled election are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop efforts to send all of the candidates to a convention for Native Hawaiian self...

12/19/2015

article The Racial Spoils System Invents a Tribe for Native Hawaiians
(Hawaii) -- We call it the “Aloha Spirit”: the mood of welcome and inclusion that defines Hawaii, which has been a peaceful multicultural society longer than...

12/17/2015

article Na‘i Aupuni terminates Native Hawaiian election, but delegate conference still going on for ‘much-needed discussion’
(Hawaii) -- The election process that would have sent delegates to a February constitutional convention intended as a step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance has...

12/16/2015

article Na’i Aupuni cancels Native Hawaiian election
(Hawaii) -- Facing a potential court battle that could go on for years, Na‘i Aupuni announced this morning that it will cancel the Native Hawaiian election and...
article Organizers cancel Native Hawaiian election due to lawsuit, will send candidates to convention
(Hawaii) -- Organizers of an election that's considered a major step toward self-governance for Native Hawaiians are terminating the process because of litigation...

12/15/2015

article Native Hawaiian election canceled in wake of US Supreme Court injunction
(Hawaii) -- An election for Native Hawaiians has been canceled, officials from Na‘i Aupuni announced Tuesday during a press conference. Kuhio Asam, president of Na...
article Native Hawaiian organization terminates election process; all registered candidates will be offered seat as delegates
(Hawaii) -- Na’i Aupuni, the Native Hawaiian organization with a mission to establish a path to Native Hawaiian self-determination, announced Tuesday that it has...
article Organizers Cancel Native Hawaiian Election After Court Rules
(Hawaii) -- A unique election considered a major step toward self-governance for Native Hawaiians was terminated Tuesday because of litigation challenging the process...

12/6/2015

article First steps toward Native Hawaiian sovereignty get tripped up
(Hawaii) -- The results were supposed to be announced on the first day of December. But the historic first election that could lead to sovereignty for Native Hawaiians...

12/5/2015

article Column: Native Hawaiians Want Status to Negotiate With Federal Government
(New Hampshire) -- Can Native Hawaiians form a government of their own to negotiate with the U.S. government like an Indian tribe? The issue is still before the lower...

12/3/2015

article Supreme Court blocks Native Hawaiian election vote count pending appellate court ruling
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked votes from being counted in a unique election that's considered a major step toward self-governance...
article Sun and Sand, But No Sovereignty
(Hawaii) -- Can Native Hawaiians form a government of their own to negotiate with the U.S. government like an Indian tribe? The issue is still before the lower courts,...

12/2/2015

article Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Vote Limited to Native Hawaiians
(Washington D.C.) -- A closely divided Supreme Court on Wednesday temporarily blocked Hawaii from counting votes in an election open only to descendants of its...

12/1/2015

article BLOG: End of Federal Recognition as Indian Tribe is beginning for “Real” Hawaiian Sovereignty – Williamson B.C. Chang
(Hawaii) -- I took my UH Manoa students to Professor Williamson Chang’s class last week. I was surprised and honored to have Prof. Chang write a guest blog on a...
article Native Hawaiian election halted
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court last week temporarily stopped Hawaii from counting ballots in a recent election of Native Hawaiian delegates over concerns by...

11/30/2015

article Justice Kennedy Temporarily Blocks Vote To Create Tribal Nation in Hawaii
(Washington D.C.) -- Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is temporarily halting a month-long statewide vote in Hawaii that could eventually lead to a separate...
article Native Hawaiian organization extends voting deadline by three weeks
(Hawaii) -- Na‘i Aupuni, the Native Hawaiian organization with a mission to establish a path to Native Hawaiian self-determination, announced Monday it is...

11/28/2015

article Supreme Court Justice Intervenes in Native Hawaiian Election
(Washington D.C.) -- Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on Friday ordered officials in Hawaii not to count ballots or name the winners of an election there in which only people...

11/27/2015

article Supreme Court halts ballot-counting in controversial Native Hawaiian vote
(Washington D.C.) -- The Supreme Court on Friday blocked votes from being counted in a controversial Hawaii election designed to be a major step toward Native Hawaiian...
article Supreme Court justice blocks Native Hawaiian vote count
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. Supreme Court justice issued a temporary stay Friday blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant step toward...
article Supreme Court Orders Stay on Native Hawaiian Election
(Washington D.C.) -- A Native Hawaiian Election that would elect 40 delegates to a constitutional convention, or ‘aha, has been blocked by United States Supreme...

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