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Participating in Nai Aupuni: Legalizing the Illegal
Is electing delegates for a constitutional convention to create a Native Hawaiian government an effort to cover past sins? One writer thinks so.

About the Author

  • Cookie Akau-Gaspar
    Akau-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.

The USS Boston's landing force on duty at the Arlington Hotel in Honolulu at the time of the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, January 1893. This was the site of the childhood home of Queen Liliuokalani.

The USS Boston’s landing force on duty at the Arlington Hotel in Honolulu at the time of the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, January 1893. This was the site of the childhood home of Queen Liliuokalani.

Via Wikimedia Commons

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.

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