There has been a lot of activity in our kanaka maoli world lately....but the everyday kanaka has not yet come together to talk about what we want....do you think we are ready to sit down and talk about what we want? Can we gather and have productive discussions? Maybe discussions in each ahupua'a? I think we can do it don't you? f not what has to happen first?
PLEASE SHARE AND GET THE WORD OUT! MAHALO KE AKUA PU!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSIONER "UNCLE JOE" TASSIL CALLS FOR MORATORIUM ON ALL EVICTIONS IN HAWAIIAN HOMES 9/22/2014
At Hawaiian Homes hearing at Paukukalo 10:00 a.m. this morning,"Uncle Joe" Tassil called for a moratorium of all evictions in Hawaiian Homes until the U.S. State Department responds to a letter authored by Dr. Chang, Professor of Law at UH which letter was premised upon a letter and memorandum drafted by Dr. Keanu Sai, PhD regarding the current existence of the Hawaiian Kingdom and the unlawful occupation by the United States in Hawai'i. Attorney Dexter Kaiama testified on behalf of qualified Hawaiian Beneficiaries as to Department of Hawaiian Homelands, a state agency's, lack of jurisdiction. Christopher Fishkin, a legal assistant to a law office in Wailuku, testified separately, to numerous violations of Federal law by DHHL and violations of the rights of qualified Hawaiian beneficiaries pursuant to the Federal law. Fishkin also encouraged the Commissioners to adopt Commissioner Tassil's recommendation of a moratorium of evictions, to review and address the violations of Hawaiians' rights in Hawaiian Homes which Fishkin asserted were being perpetuated against qualified Hawaiian beneficiaries under the color of state Law.
Representative of Habitat for Humanity and solar energy providers to Hawaiian Homes testified as to lengthy delays in their being able to provide services to Hawaiians in Hawaiian Homes and unclear contractual obligations in order to do so.
Contact Commissioner Joe Tassil for more info. 808-664-6901
Today we were able to help more than 100 people submit written testimony ahead of the August 19th deadline! That feels really good...The testimonies said yes to a government to government rule change based on the following...Kanaka Maoli will create their own government without interference from USA, State of Hawaii, OHA , Kanaiolowalu, all parameters of the government will be decided and determined by the Kanaka Maoli and none of the rules they use for Indians will be used against us and we do not surrender our right to continue our efforts for complete independence...want to see it message us and we will send it to you...we can do this gang...
It is important to understand that these meetings held by the DOI were not hearings they were simply meetings to get comments on the USA changing its rules so that it can have a government to government relationship with the Hawaiian people.
Its unfortunate that there was not more time to prepare and talk about what this really is but I think the following newsletter from the Roll Call Commission defines and explains very well what we can expect when it happens…because it is...
The meetings with DOI have been moving along more smoothly then some of us have thought it would. The strongest voices in our community have shown and made it clear that we do not want OHA, the State or anyone else interfering in our kuleana.
At the same time many that are hilahila because they think a little differently on how to move forward to complete independence are not being heard.
so I got tired of guessing about who was telling the truth regarding the farm bill....well again the GMO/Chemical people are lying...and they are paying people to lie...but what is most disturbing is that people from our communities, people we have known all our lives have accepted money to lie to us...read the bill it has no impact on the small farmer or even large farmers who are not doing GMO experiments ... it is only dealing with, addressing the issues of GMO farms...STOP LYING AND STOP SPRAYING>>>>>>Read it yourselves and show me where it talks about any of us small back yard or big time non GMO farmers....GMO people should be experimenting in an enclosed area until we know and they know what the end results are...and NO they do not know the end results...that's why they are still experimenting...DO NOT BELIEVE ANYONE WHO TELLS YOU IT IS GOING TO AFFECT THE NON GMO FARMERS OR BACK YARD FARMERS THEY ARE LYING>>>EVEN IF YOU KNEW THEM ALL THEIR LIVES>>>>remember when they said smoking was okay....