JUDY MOA WITHDRAWS AS A CANDIDATE FOR NA’I AUPUNI
News Release November 2, 2015
I applied for candidacy to become a delegate in the Na’i Aupuni process in an effort to understand what this is really about as none of this was clear at the outset yet I was eager to seek resolve for our Hawaiian people and non‐Hawaiians who are implicated in this issue.
Last night at an assembled meeting coordinated by the Moku o Keawe home owner’s association I announced my withdrawal of candidacy to the Na’i Aupuni process for the following reasons:
This process is not forth right.
It misleads our people to believing we can have self‐determination and self‐governance if we choose but eliminates our qualified voters by closing the voting opportunity where many are still uninformed because of the ambiguity and understanding of how to participate.
This process further neglects to address the issues brought forth in the Apology Bill Public Law 105‐130 and is an effort to relinquish all of our assets in exchange for a better benefit to only the Hawaiian with 50% or more blood quantum, of which I am one, and cutting off our descendants that follow.
I am attaching to this press release two Department of Interior documents that reveal the federal limitations and restrictions on the new Hawaiian Nation as well as a recent article by Trisha Kehaulani Wilson on the other problems with this process.
I am happy to supply these documents to you. I encourage all Hawaiians to not be short sighted and participate in this process that will be the demise of the Hawaiian people. As a result, I cannot support this forum and withdraw my application for candidacy.
Judy Mapuana Moa
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