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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Star-Advertiser Poll Indicates a Lack of Enthusiasm for a Native Hawaiian 'Nation'
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:26 PM :: 4503 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Only 31% favored federal recognition, while 6% chose "independence."....

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
Hawaiian Sovereignty by Fiat? Feds 'advance notice' not a serious proposal
By Selected News Articles @ 5:12 AM :: 5973 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...there is no Constitutional theory which endorses an executive agency alone to conduct foreign relations with existing (and for that matter, former) sovereign nations....

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Thursday, May 29, 2014
Will OHA Delay Kana'iolowalu? Live Stream Here
By News Release @ 6:50 AM :: 4310 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

The meeting, to be held at 10 a.m. at the OHA boardroom in Honolulu, will be streamed live on the Web....

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Native Hawaiians would be 'Indians' under Obama plan
By Selected News Articles @ 10:22 PM :: 4562 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
"Neither Congress nor the president has to power to create an Indian tribe or any other entity with the attributes of sovereignty. Nor do they have the power to reconstitute a tribe or other sovereign entity that has ceased to exist as a polity in the past.  Tribes are 'recognized,' not created or reconstituted."
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
CATO: Obama Administration Abuses Executive Power to Pursue Race-Based Government in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:49 PM :: 4536 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

This would be an end-run around both Congress and the Constitution....

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
OHA applauds Obama Administration's consideration of Administrative path to federal recognition
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 3236 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chair Colette Machado and Ka Pouhana/CEO Kamana'opono Crabbe issued a joint statement today commending the Obama Administration....

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Department of Interior Secretly Planning Native Hawaiian Recognition Since 2012
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:06 PM :: 5278 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Three previously undiscovered announcements were titled “Procedures for Reorganizing the Native Hawaiian Community as an Indian Tribe.”....

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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Feds Secretly “Reorganizing the Native Hawaiian Community as an Indian Tribe”--Since 2012
By Andrew Walden @ 3:34 AM :: 10623 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...the Interior Department has quietly launched “Procedures for Reorganizing the Native Hawaiian Community as an Indian Tribe” three times since 2012....

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
Feds Begin ‘Rule Making’ to Create Akaka Tribe
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:48 PM :: 5097 Views :: Akaka Bill

...proposed rule-making in order to, "solicit public comments on whether and how the Department of the Interior should facilitate the reestablishment of a government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community."...

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
VIDEO: OHA Election Year Politics Behind Crabbe Letter
By Video @ 12:31 PM :: 4675 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA, Politicians

What They're Really Trying To Save Explains How They Behaved....

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Friday, May 23, 2014
Decision on CNMI Vote Demonstrates the Illegality of OHA's Nation-Building Process
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:53 PM :: 4487 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

A federal court has struck down a race-based voting scheme in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands....

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Seven Myths About the Office of Hawaiian Affairs
By Video @ 1:20 PM :: 5469 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Myth:  Most Hawaiians want a separate political nation for advancement....

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Monday, May 19, 2014
OHA: Most Speakers at Maui Meeting Supported Crabbe—Molokai Next
By News Release @ 6:56 PM :: 3399 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

... OHA sends out an old-news press release while the Trustees hash it out with Crabbe .... 

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Monday, May 19, 2014
Grassroot Institute Applauds Trustees' Call to Halt Nation-Building
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:56 PM :: 3779 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

"there are other issues we should be working on rather than building this government that is not going to work.” -- Oz Stender January, 2014

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Sunday, May 18, 2014
Peter Apo: OHA should abandon its role in nation building
By News Release @ 2:41 PM :: 6140 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

I propose that OHA abandon its role in nation building. That means cancelling the proposed ‘Aha and reducing the scope of activities of our Washington D.C. office....

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Saturday, May 17, 2014
OHA Scandal is the Inevitable Result of their Rhetoric
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:45 AM :: 4387 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

The Grassroot Institute called for the trustees to take responsibility for their part in creating the atmosphere that led to the letter....

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Did OHA Violate Sunshine Law with Secret Meeting(s) in DC?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:08 AM :: 6113 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, OHA

...no agendas were filed in advance with the Lt Gov’s office, and no public notice appears to have been given....

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Proud to be American and Hawaiian - Keli'i Akina
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:39 AM :: 4546 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Grassroot Institute President Keli’i Akina May 12, 2014 ....

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
OHA Chaos: Machado, Crabbe Dueling Statements (full text)
By Andrew Walden @ 2:17 AM :: 6224 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

"The stakes are far too high for OHA to proceed...." -- Crabbe

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Sunday, May 11, 2014
UH Manoa Profs Petition OHA: Stop ‘Nation Building’ Until John Kerry Answers Letter
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 4267 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

We believe that the four fundamental questions posed in the letter requires a response and should be looked at critically before proceeding with any further “nation building” processes....

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Sunday, May 11, 2014
VIDEO: OHA Roll Commission Secret Budget $2.3M Wasted for 18,000 names
By Video @ 5:28 AM :: 4200 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Over $1M for "Services on a fee basis"

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Sunday, May 11, 2014
Grassroot Institute Calls on OHA Trustees to Own Up for CEO Comments
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:49 AM :: 4507 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

OHA's own promotion of "Nation-building" efforts is premised upon the same historical arguments of Keanu Sai presented by Crabbe in the letter as grounds for questioning the legitimacy of the Hawaii State Government....

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Friday, May 9, 2014
OHA to John Kerry: Is Hawaii Really a State?
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 7780 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

"...have the members of the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission, Trustees and staff of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs incurred criminal liability under international law?” -- OHA

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Monday, May 5, 2014
Informational Briefing on Native Hawaiian Roll Commission
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 3697 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

Monday, May 05, 2014 10:30 a.m. Room 229

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
VIDEO: "We Don't Want Your Phony Roll"
By Video @ 8:31 PM :: 5710 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

At OHA's Kana'iolowalu Roll Meetings the message from the people comes across loud and clear....

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Sunday, April 20, 2014
Kana’iolowalu Roll Meetings “Tumultuous people, extreme displeasure at OHA’s new scheme”
By Selected News Articles @ 7:59 PM :: 7329 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
The message from the Hawaiian community was loud and clear: that no one trusts the OHA trustees and they don't want to have anything to do with their phony "Native Hawaiian governing entity.”
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Saturday, April 12, 2014
Broken Trust Gang Busted: OHA Admits to Secret Meeting With US Department of Interior
By Andrew Walden @ 10:43 PM :: 13194 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

"So if you hear of ‘secret’ trips or backroom dealing, rest assured that we aren’t straying from the process.  We’re doing our job to keep diplomacy alive and keeping all options open...."

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Friday, April 4, 2014
OHA Town Hall Meetings on Scheme to Exclude 77% of Native Hawaiians
By News Release @ 6:14 PM :: 4346 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

April 5-30: Attend a town hall meeting and learn more about nation building.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014
OHA’s “New Body Politic” Will Exclude 77% of Native Hawaiians
By Andrew Walden @ 9:34 PM :: 8852 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...If you are not politicized, you are not Hawaiian....

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Prince Kuhio: The bridge from Kingdom to State
By Andrew Walden @ 1:01 PM :: 32371 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Hawaii History, OHA

The life of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana'ole tells the story of how Hawaiians came to be Hawaiian-Americans.

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Friday, March 14, 2014
Apo: Trustees Begin Process of Dissolving OHA
By News Release @ 3:47 PM :: 6525 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
Why would a Board vote to dissolve its own organization? How will this happen? Can OHA be trusted to implement this historic decision?
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Friday, March 7, 2014
OHA Reopens Akaka Tribal Roll, Announces Plan for ‘Governing Documents’
By News Release @ 4:46 AM :: 5194 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

...As Predicted in 2006: A State-Recognized Indian Tribe for Hawaii....

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Thursday, February 13, 2014
SB2989 SD1: Dissolve Failed Hawaiian Roll Commission
By News Release @ 12:25 AM :: 5334 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
  • DATE: Thursday, February 13, 2014
  • TIME: 1:15 p.m.
  • PLACE: Conference Room 225
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Grassroot Institute: Obama Needs to Respect Constitution
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:54 PM :: 4441 Views :: Akaka Bill, National News

As every middle school student is taught, the legislative branch makes laws, as the executive branch executes those laws....

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Akaka Tribe: Hanabusa is the Only One
By News Release @ 4:24 PM :: 3256 Views :: Akaka Bill

In 2011 Colleen worked with Senator Akaka and the rest of the delegation to author and introduce the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act....

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Monday, January 13, 2014
Os Stender Questions Hawaiians’ Support for Native Hawaiian Roll
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:43 PM :: 5099 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
“To spend 4 million dollars to find 20,000 people out of 500,000, to me there’s a message there. It’s telling me…the Hawaiians are not interested.”
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Saturday, January 4, 2014
'Sanford Dole' Joins Akaka Tribal Roll
By Andrew Walden @ 8:11 PM :: 4854 Views :: Akaka Bill

"Aloha and mahalo e Sanford Dole for registering with Kana'iolowalu"

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Sunday, December 22, 2013
Akaka Tribe ‘Exit Plan’ -- Padding Rolls with Fraudulent Tribal Enrollment?
By Andrew Walden @ 9:27 PM :: 5371 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs voted November 7 to demand an “exit plan” from the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission.  Is the Roll Commission now defying those orders?
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Friday, December 20, 2013
2013 Grassroot Report: Major Victory for the Aloha Spirit
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:15 PM :: 3359 Views :: Akaka Bill

Hawaii’s people successfully blocked repeated attempts to promote and create a state-sponsored, race-based nation...

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Friday, December 13, 2013
Native Hawaiians singing a new song, and it’s growing into a chorus
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:36 AM :: 6210 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

“Maybe Hawaiians don’t want to be Native American Indians."

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
End of the Akaka Tribe? OHA Trustees Shut Down Hawaiian Roll Commission
By Andrew Walden @ 9:44 PM :: 9429 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

This is a huge victory for Native Hawaiians.  Hawaiian affairs are returning to the channel created in the Hawaii Admission Act....

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Two More Sovereignty Activists Convicted of Felony Mortgage Fraud
By News Release @ 9:54 PM :: 6341 Views :: Akaka Bill, Law Enforcement, OHA

Hawaiiloa Foundation collected approximately $468,000 from approximately 200 individuals many of whom ultimately lost their homes through foreclosure....

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Saturday, October 5, 2013
US Commission on Civil Rights Seeks Nominees for Hawaii Advisory Committee
By News Release @ 9:30 PM :: 5485 Views :: Akaka Bill, Ethics, First Amendment

The Commission is an independent, bipartisan agency established by Congress....

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
US Civil Rights Commissioners: Akaka Tribe Executive Order would be Unconstitutional
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:15 PM :: 4661 Views :: Akaka Bill

In the letter, the four Commissioners stand specifically against the use of Presidential executive action as a means to enact the provisions of the Akaka Bill....

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Official White House Petition Urges No Executive Order for Akaka Tribe
By News Release @ 4:53 PM :: 3712 Views :: Akaka Bill

"We are not tribal, nor of tribes."

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Esther Kiaaina Front Runner for High-Level Interior Department Position
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 AM :: 7333 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, National News, OHA

Esther Kiaaina may be the next Assistant Secretary of Interior for Insular Affairs....

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Thursday, August 22, 2013
House Leadership: Only Congress can Create Akaka Tribe
By Selected News Articles @ 9:33 PM :: 4697 Views :: Akaka Bill

"Congress is deemed by the Supreme Court to have exclusive and plenary power to deal with Indian affairs"

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Kauai: Hawaiians Voice Suspicion of Akaka Tribal Roll
By News Release @ 5:55 AM :: 4408 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA
...suspicion about enrolling with Kanaʻiolowalu, the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission's effort ....
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Star-Advertiser Gets it Wrong: Obama Cannot Act on ‘Sovereignty’
By Andrew Walden @ 1:58 AM :: 5873 Views :: Akaka Bill

...the Schatz and Hanabusa camps seek to outdo each other in hare-brained schemes to invent the Akaka Tribe.  And the Star-Advertiser editorial board has been suckered by the rhetoric....

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Sunday, August 11, 2013
Akaka Tribe “Disenrollment” -- 75% of Hawaiians “will not be acknowledged”
By Andrew Walden @ 9:00 PM :: 6586 Views :: Akaka Bill

The Akaka Tribe hasn’t even formed yet--but the expulsions have already begun....

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