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NHRC March 2015 Newsletter

NHRC March 2015 Newsletter

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NHRC Chair Governor John Waiheʻe Responds to Questions by “Judicial Watch”

Native Hawaiian Roll Commission Chair, Governor John Waiheʻe responds to questions and concerns raised by “Judicial Watch," a politically conservative, nonpartisan government watchdog group known for using litigation as its primary tool . . .

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We are Moving Forward with Nation Building and the Roll is Reopened!

Newsletter update from February 10, 2105

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Why is recognition important to us now?

I am a Native Hawaiian whose ancestors have lived in these Hawaiian Islands for 100 generations. As many of you know, I have long supported the return of the Hawaiian nation to our people and the end of the American military occupation of our country. In 1993, I helped Ka Lāhui Hawaiʻi--a Native initiative for self-government begun in 1987 by Mililani Trask--lead a march of 18,000 Native Hawaiians calling for the return of Hawaiian Sovereignty on the 100 year anniversary of the overthrow. In my speech I called for the closing of the US bases in Hawaiʻi, and invited the US military to take their nuclear weapons, and their nuclear submarines, and their toxic waste, and their military personnel, all home to their continent. The crowd cheered madly, but the US military didn’t leave. That was 21 years ago . . .

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Timeline

A timeline

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An Update from the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission

Here is a compilation of information, directly from Kanaʻiolowalu and the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission office.

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Native Hawaiian Roll Commission urges alignment with ongoing Nation Building Process

In response to the U.S. Department of Interior’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding “Procedures for Reestablishing a Government-to-Government Relationship with the Native Hawaiian Community,” Native Hawaiian Roll Commission Chair John Waiheʻe issued this statement:

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Discourse on Hawaiian Sovereignty

As we move forward towards certifying the list of over 125,000 Native Hawaiians on the Kanaʻiolowalu registry and then to the next steps of nation building, engaging discourse continues.

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Mahalo Nui Loa!

More than 125,631 Native Hawaiians are signed-up with the official Roll and committed to bringing the Native Hawaiian people together and rebuild the Native Hawaiian Nation. At this time, the Roll is now closed.

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Moving the Hawaiian Nation Forward

The effort to work towards political recognition took a huge leap forward with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ (“OHA”) announcement that it will fund and facilitate the process of nation building going forward. OHA will work with Hawaiian leaders to hold an election this fall of delegates to an ‘Aha – an official gathering to take the next steps in forming the modern government. Kanaiʻolowalu registrants who are at least 18 years of age are eligible to run as delegates, vote for delegates and then vote to ratify the governing documents.

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Kana'iolowalu Newsletter February 2014

We thank you for joining our efforts to bring the Native Hawaiian community together to work towards a better future for our people. You have a meaningful role in our campaign to register Native Hawaiians. We could not have succeeded in having more than 107,000 Native Hawaiians signed up without you. The formal registration campaign has now ended. We have no doubt that you’ll continue to play an important role.

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Mahalo!

The official registration period is now closed. Mahalo to the 107,000+ Native Hawaiians who have decided to come together to rebuild the Hawaiian nation, and the thousands who have signed the petition of support.

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Kana'iolowalu Registry Surges with Addition of Verified Native Hawaiians by OHA

The Native Hawaiian Roll Commission welcomes the addition of tens of thousands of Native Hawaiians whose ancestry have been confirmed by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to the Kana`iolowalu registry.

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Get a Kana'iolowalu Songbook & CD

In the same manner that music inspired the Hawaiian renaissance in the 1970s, several prominent Native Hawaiian artists have come together to compose new music and original lyrics to inspire Hawaiians today to reunify and move Hawaiians forward.

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One Roll - Kana'iolowalu is the Official Roll

For 120 years, Native Hawaiians have confirmed their unique status here in Hawaii. Going forward, Kana'iolowalu is the official roll of Native Hawaiians who will be recognized by the state of Hawaii. Confirm your rights for yourselves and future generations by registering at HawaiianRoll.org, and we invite all of Hawaii to support this effort by signing our petition.

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NHRC Welcomes the Addition of Native Hawaiians verified by OHA

Native Hawaiian Roll Commission Welcomes Addition of Native Hawaiians Verified by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs

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Kanaʻiolowalu Relieves List Fatigue to “Bring the Hawaiian People Together”

Native Hawaiians are on several Native Hawaiian program lists. News reporter Tim Sakahara explained how a new state law makes it easier for Native Hawaiians to confirm and assert their identity as indigenous Native Hawaiians and participate in self-determination.

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New law extends Kanaʻiolowalu privileges to more native Hawaiians

Many Hawaiians have asked how their Kau Inoa registration can be a part of Kanaʻiolowalu. Good news! The July 2013 issue of Ka Wai Ola shares an important update that extends Kanaʻiolowalu privileges to the Hawaiians that signed on with Kau Inoa. Kau Inoa, Operation Ohana and Hawaiian Registry names have not yet been transferred. So stay tuned for updates, and when you’ll be able to look up your name on the Kanaʻiolowalu roll.

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Native Hawaiian Roll Commission Simplifies Ancestry Confirmation Process

Honolulu, HI - Native Hawaiians are familiar with the request for documentation of their ancestry in order to participate in various programs. To ease the time and cost burden of thousands of Hawaiians submitting individual documents, the Legislature and the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission (Roll Commission) have implemented a process using multiple confirmation sources. The process simplifies ancestral confirmation for Native Hawaiians seeking to be listed on the Kanaʻiolowalu Registry, commonly referred to as the Roll. The Kanaʻiolowalu Registry is a list of qualified Native Hawaiians seeking to participate in the modern reorganization of the Native Hawaiian government. Persons on the list are recognized by the State of Hawaiʻi as the indigenous people of Hawai‘i.

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Senator Daniel Akaka Addresses Native Hawaiian Convention for Final Time

Senator Akaka – Full Speech to CNHA Convention 2012 from Oiwi TV on Vimeo.

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The Year-Long Process for Kanaʻiolowalu

Mahalo to ʻŌiwi TV for the news feature on the process for the year-long Kanaʻiolowalu registration and petition.

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Senator Galuteria & Trustee Apo Sign Kanaʻiolowalu Petition

Senator Brickwood Galuteria and OHA Trustee Peter Apo sign Kanaʻiolowalu petition in Washington D.C. with Senators Inouye and Akaka

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Kanaʻiolowalu Launches Online Registry for Native Hawaiians

In a ceremony filled with a spirit of hope, the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission (NHRC) began its public effort to reinvigorate the building of a sovereign Hawaiian nation.

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Registry Launches in Washington D.C.

Senator Daniel Inouye and Senator Daniel Akaka sign the Kanaʻiolowalu Petition in Washington, D.C..

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