Posted Mon Feb 1--UPDATE Sun Feb 7
Protesters at the gate:
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A Theme Develops during first week:
Bumpy Kanahele Shouted Down at Aha Monday Feb 1
By the end of Friday's session, the theme of a Hawaiians-only tribe vs the multi-ethnic Hawaiian Kingdom is being developed further.
Aha 'delegate' Z Aki Feb 7, 2016 reports:
Of the many things non-participants are not privy to, are the ongoing email discussions (of which there are so many).
One of these discussions concerns uniting conflicting interests between U.S. Federal Recognition and Hawaiian Independence. Current offers being made (that I am aware of) include:
1) The production of two constitutions (one for an independent entity and the other for a fed-rec entity);
2) In relation to #1, the establishment of two separate entities that will work with one another and move forward in parallel to one another toward their own respective paths of self-determination;
3) A single transitional authority that will manage the two interests in order to facilitate the establishment of something outlined in #2.
CB: Zuri Aki Column mentions "kanaka maoli' 10 times
RNG: Native Hawaiian vs Kanaka Maoli
Self-Determination: Kanaka Maoli vs Hawaiian Kingdom
Act 195 of 2011: "The legislature finds that the State has never explicitly acknowledged that Native Hawaiians are the only indigenous, aboriginal, maoli population of Hawai‘i."
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Monday Feb 1: Ritte Prepares to Enter Aha -- “I feel like one criminal.”
Mon Feb 1: Walter Ritte Being Thrown out of Aha (You can hear chanting begin at about 4:00 mark.) Ritte -- “Group that is controlling all this is ‘The Ohia Group.’”
Mon Feb 1: Chanting Protesters Disrupt Aha