What's Your Story?
Readers often have more to offer than a quick comment. This is the place to share your thoughts, anecdotes or even column-length submissions. If you prefer, you may also e-mail your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participating in Nai Aupuni: Legalizing the Illegal
About the Author
Cookie Akau-GasparAkau-Gaspar wife, mother, aunty, sister and Aloha Aina Protector.
Let’s review a few key dates:
1993 — An apology letter is written by then President Bill Clinton. The reason for this letter is that the truth be known by the American government and the nation about the illegal overthrow of our Hawaiian Kingdom.
2000 — The first draft of the Akaka bill is done and two drafts follow which were revised but stopped/stalled. The push for federal recognition begins, to no avail.
2015 — Ninety-five thousand names are collected on a Native Hawaii roll through the efforts of Kau Inoa, Kanaiolowalu, Nai Aupuni, which is funded by Office Of Hawaiian Affairs.
My personal opinion on this is that the United States planned a “cover up” because of the illegal overthrow of our Hawaiian Kingdom. There was no treaty of annexation. One hundred twenty-plus years have passed, America is in deep and has no way out of this “cover up” except for one, which is federal recognition of a Native Hawaiian government.
Participating in Nai Aupuni helps legalize the illegal.
Before you comment, do your own due diligence, and research the facts.
Have a response?Share Your Story