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Sunday, July 17, 2011
Sovereignty Mortgage Scammer Keanu Sai at it again with help from Legislators, Maui Council, University
By Andrew Walden @ 4:56 PM :: 30988 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Ethics, Hawaii History, Law Enforcement, OHA

Do the math. Sai and Gumapac have 300 “customers”. Perfect Title had 400 victims. The Maui-based Ventura-Oliver sovereignty mortgage scammers now on trial had about 300 alleged victims. That is 1000 native Hawaiian households who have allegedly fallen victim to these three alleged scams. ...amounting to 2.3% of all native Hawaiian home-owning households.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011
Naming names: Who are the alleged Sovereignty-mortgage scammers?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:00 PM :: 29781 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Ethics, Law Enforcement, OHA

This scam is tied to several well-known sovereignty activists—which perhaps explains why the Advertiser’s two recent articles have included so little information about the alleged perpetrators.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Profitable Rhetoric: Mililani Trask signs Geothermal Deal
By News Release @ 7:34 PM :: 7337 Views :: Akaka Bill, Energy, OHA

“Native Hawaiians, like the Maori and many other indigenous people around the world are resource-rich but concerned about exploitation,” says IDG Indigenous and Community Advisor Mililani Tra$k. 

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Saturday, October 02, 2010
OHA driving Hawaiians out of Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 8:02 AM :: 15923 Views :: OHA

OHA’s entire “30 year battle” has been to place the worst elements of a natural-resource dependent economy under the control of a tribal government and mix in the kind of dependency-creating social programs which have done so much damage in America’s inner cities. The common factor: each of these elements of OHA’s scheme have proven to entrench corrupt political officials in power.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010
University of Hawaii Study: Native Hawaiians Fear Violence
By Andrew Walden @ 10:43 AM :: 9284 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, DHHL, Hawaii Statistics, OHA

Results in a pilot study "Native Hawaiian Perceptions of Violence as a Means to Attain Sovereignty" show a sharp contrast between the number of Native Hawaiians interviewed who believe violence is justifiable to achieve sovereignty -- 6 percent -- and the number who believe "the desire to gain sovereignty will result in violence in the future -- 53 percent. Only 24.8 percent felt that violence would definitely not occur.

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Monday, August 23, 2010
Terrorism? Sovereignty activists prove UHH Professor’s unspoken point
By News Release @ 1:51 PM :: 10177 Views :: Hawaii County , Akaka Bill, DHHL, Higher Education, OHA

Dr Thom Curtis, Chair of the UH Hilo Sociology Department, gave the August address to the Conservative Forum for Hawaii on the topic of “Home-Grown Terrorism” on Sunday, 22 August....

After his speech, which dealt entirely with Islamist terrorism, the meeting was disrupted by many Hawaiian Sovereignty proponents who dominated the session with loud and acrimonious statements and prevented the usual civil discussion expected of the topic.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Full Text: Day v Apoliona Decision
By News Release @ 12:20 PM :: 6493 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

Based on Admission Act, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision announced yesterday upholds the State’s right to create OHA.  The use of the Admission Act to support this decision undermines the argument that an Indian tribe must be created to protect Hawaiian programs against discrimination complaints.  In this regard it is similar to the US Supreme Court decision in the Ceded Lands case.

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Monday, December 14, 2009
Meheula memo questions Ed Case's record on Hawaiian entitlements
By Andrew Walden @ 5:19 PM :: 7474 Views :: Akaka Bill, Hawaii History, OHA, Politicians

Meheula’s memo says: “In the late 1990s, when Ed Case was chairman of the State House Committee on Hawaiian Affairs, he repeatedly acted to reduce Native Hawaiian benefits, rights and revenues…. In the 1998 legislative session, Mr. Case proposed the 123-page ‘Native Hawaiian Autonomy Act.’ The Act would have terminated OHA and the Hawaiian Home Lands program, denied Native Hawaiians the right to self-determination and federal recognition, and reduced State liabilities to Native Hawaiians. The Act stated that its purpose is to stop the ‘continued dependence by native Hawaiians on others which prevents the development of the full potential of the native Hawaiian people.’”

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Friday, October 16, 2009
OHA Trustees claim ownership of your drinking water
By Andrew Walden @ 7:39 PM :: 16690 Views :: Kauai County, Land Use, OHA

Thirsty? Get used to it. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) now claims ownership of most of Hawaii’s fresh water.

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Friday, October 02, 2009
Maui County Council joining "Reinstated Hawaiian Kingdom?"
By Andrew Walden @ 12:30 AM :: 17470 Views :: Akaka Bill, Maui County, OHA

Baisa's motion is not mere symbolism.  Section Nine of the proposed ordinance reads:

"The transition of the County of Maui from the jurisdiction of the United States to the reinstated Kingdom of Hawaii will occur over a term of four years, having commenced on February 1, 2009.  All county officials and employees shall retain their positions during this transition period."

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Friday, August 28, 2009
OHA-funded lawyer linked to Islamist terror propaganda
By IPT News @ 7:29 PM :: 6688 Views :: Military, OHA

Akamai readers will spot the name of Frances A Boyle in paragraph 11 of this August 27 report from the Investigative Project on Terrorism.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thirty Meter Telescope Selects Mauna Kea -- Let the looting begin!
By News Release @ 8:41 PM :: 15066 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

(SB Headline is "GOTCHA!".  After OHA's rent-seeking lawsuits begin, it will become more clear what that means.  For now everybody is celebrating ....) 

HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle today praised the decision by the board of directors of the TMT Observatory Corporation to select Mauna Kea as the preferred site for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT)....

 "Having the most advanced telescope in the world on the slopes of Mauna Kea will enhance Hawai‘i’s high-technology sector, while providing our students with education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields." 

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Supreme Court ruling shields Hawaiian Homelands and ceded lands revenue
By Andrew Walden @ 1:56 PM :: 11487 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

The high court’s reading of legal precedent gives special protection to a state’s Admission Act. And in the case of Hawaii this means special protection for Hawaiian Homelands and the designation of ceded lands revenues for five specific purposes. The high court thus undermines two of the three key public arguments for the Akaka Bill.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Supreme Court 9-0: "The Apology Resolution did not strip (the State of) Hawaii of its sovereign authority"
By Andrew Walden @ 9:29 AM :: 6724 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Land Use, OHA

How wrong is the Hawaii State Supreme Court?  Their unanimous decision just got unanimously reversed by the US Supreme Court....How did this case begin?  With OHA suing to block construction of affordable housing.  Why are Hawaiians leaving Hawaii?  Lack of affordable housing. 

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Saturday, February 14, 2009
Hawaiians denounce OHA settlement
By Andrew Walden @ 2:09 AM :: 6668 Views :: OHA

Testimony in Hilo was 100% opposed to OHA receiving any ceded lands revenue. Speakers were angry and emotional. OHA Trustees and staff left at 7PM to “catch a flight.” In contrast, Rep Mele Carroll said she was staying “all night if necessary.” Said Carroll, “If I gotta hear the raw stuff that’s OK too. We don’t get out enough.”

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Friday, February 13, 2009
OHA plans to “move” Hilo’s Banyan Drive hotels, demolish apartments
By Andrew Walden @ 6:54 PM :: 4817 Views :: OHA

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs plans to “move the hotels to the other side of the road” along Hilo’s Banyan Drive. 

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Sunday, December 07, 2008
Statement on Ceded Lands Issue
By News Release @ 12:52 AM :: 5756 Views :: Akaka Bill, Hawaii History, Hawaii State Government, Land Use, OHA
News Release from Governor's office responds to December 6, 2008 Honolulu Advertiser article. The Advertiser quotes Bill Meheula, a key player in Dan Akaka's 2006 reelection campaign and Lilian Kame'eleihiwa, of the UH Hawaiian Studies Dep't who ague that OHA has a claim to ceded lands and seem to imply that the State has taken a new position in its appeal to the US Supreme Court requesting the Court overturn the Hawaii Supreme Court ruling blocking the state from selling ceded lands.
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Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Telescope: The Shakedown begins
By Andrew Walden @ 8:14 PM :: 10340 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

Some may have thought this problem was settled when activists were given plum jobs at Hilo’s shiny new Imiloa Astronomy center, but shakedown is the foundation of Hawai`i’s so-called economy and when Dan Inouye plops a $1.2 billion money bag on the top of Mauna Kea, the grasping begins.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008
Ka`u donations boost Enriques
By Andrew Walden @ 1:11 AM :: 7321 Views :: Hawaii County , Energy, Environment, Land Use, OHA, Drugs

After years of thuggery and intimidation by Bob Jacobson’s Ka`u Preservation, Inc supporters, Council District 6 residents are fighting back....

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Italian Government Disowns Honolulu Consul Letter Recognizing Hawaiian Kingdom Government
By Andrew Walden @ 10:54 AM :: 7695 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, Hawaii History, Law Enforcement, OHA

In a Feb­ru­ary 28, 2008 letter, Hon­orary Vice-Consul of Italy in Hawaii, Car­men Di Amore-Siah, purports to grant the Hawaii King­dom Gov­ern­ment group recognition by the Gov­ern­ment of Italy.

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Saturday, December 08, 2007
OHA Drug Policy: Treatment no, pushers yes
By Andrew Walden @ 6:10 PM :: 8711 Views :: Kauai County, OHA, Drugs

Earlier this year, OHA officials, led by Trustee Don Cataluna, blocked Kauai County from building a residential drug treatment facility for juveniles on a former Humane Society site about a half mile from Kauai’s Hanapepe Salt Pond. This as young Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians are literally dying from methamphetamines and other drug abuse.

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Saturday, September 15, 2007
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Blocks Kauai Drug Treatment Facility
By Andrew Walden @ 6:20 AM :: 10272 Views :: Kauai County, Health Care, Law Enforcement, OHA

Kauai residents, including minors, have been required to leave the island for inpatient drug rehabilitation services ever since Serenity House was destroyed by Hurricane Iniki in 1992. After 14 years of waiting, Kauai Mayor Brian Baptiste broke ground on a new inpatient treatment facility at Hanapepe near the Salt Ponds in August 2006.

But now, thanks to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), construction has been halted and the location may be abandoned.

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Sunday, August 14, 2005
OHA Trustee Tells Grieving Family That Shrine to Dead Son Must Come Down
By Andrew Walden @ 2:36 PM :: 5096 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, OHA

After a tragic hit-and-run accident on Hilo’s East Kahaopea Street killed 22-year-old Dale K. Tim Sing, his family members are now being ordered by Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Trustee Linda Dela Cruz to remove the shrine they erected at the spot where he died.

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