Native Hawaiian history in making

“The Akaka bill makes Hawaiians as free as a bird in a cage.” That statement

was made at the Akaka hearings on Oahu. Why should the kanaka maoli have to beg

the United States to give them federal recognition when they had already

achieved international recognition?

On Nov. 28, 1843, the Queen of England

and the King of France formally recognized the Hawaiian Kingdom as an

independent nation and admitted Hawai’i into the family of nations. This

international recognition gave the Hawaiian Kingdom an equal standing amongst

the other members.

By 1893, the kingdom had signed treaties and exchanged

ambassadors with several countries, including Great Britain, France, Germany

and the United States.

History reveals that there was no successful

overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom in 1893. The Lawful Hawaiian government

simply went into exile. According to international law, the kingdom on March

13, 1999, reinstated itself as the lawful government.

Hawaiians are

quickly becoming educated to their rights under laws of nations and kingdom

law. Learning that their rightful and lawful name is kanaka maoli, not Native

Hawaiian. With the approval of the Akaka bill, Native Hawaiians would be known

as Native Americans and be placed under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of

Indian Affairs.

The world is learning that the United States broke

international law, the Hawaiian Constitution as well as its own constitution

and treaties. President Grover Cleveland, after sending an investigation team

to the Hawaiian Kingdom, proclaimed to Congress on Dec. 18, 1893, that “this

was an act of war,” committed with the participation of a diplomatic

representative of the United States and without the authority of congress.

For over a century, the United States has yet to right the wrong. One step

in that direction was the signing of the Apology Bill 103-150. This bill, which

was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1993, apologizes for the

illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

The following is a prophetic

letter written by Queen Lili’uokalani:

“Oh, honest Americans, as Christians

hear me for my downtrodden people! Their form of government is as dear to them

as yours is to you. Quite as warmly as you love your country, so they love

theirs. With all your goodly possessing islands that, although new at hand to

be neutral ground in time of war, do not covet the little vineyard of Naboth’s,

so far from your shores, lest the punishment of Ahab fall upon you, if not in

your day, then in that of your children, for be not deceived. God is not

mocked!”

Oh, honest Americans, as Christians please take the time to

educate yourselves on the quest for self-determination and self-government for

the kanaka maoli. As a true follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, I challenge you

to step forward and help right the wrong.

All moral citizens who would

like to learn more are invited and encouraged to an educational forum on Jan.

13, 2001. This national rally is being held on all the Hawaiian Islands and

will serve as public notice as required by international law. On Kaua’i, the

rally will be held on the west side at Salt Pond Park. The day-long event is

open to all. There will be free food for the mind and body, along with live

music from some of Kauai’s top entertainers.

For additional information,

check out the following Web sites: www.lavanet/~hawngovt and

alohaquest.com.

History is in the making. Be a part of it. ‘A ‘Ohe Hana Nui

Ke Alu’ia ( No task is too large when we work together) May Ke Akua bless you

and your Ohana in the year.

EDNA SUMMERS

Kapa’a

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