Rice decision brews questionsTo the Forum:

Is the Rice vs Cayetano decision being used to stampede Hawaiians into actions

which will be ultimately detrimental?

Should OHA be saved and morphed into

a corporation? Would the OHA Corporation be plundered as the Alaskan native

corporations were? And the officers who stole the money walked away totally


Before any changes are made, shouldn’t the weaknesses in 0HA be

corrected? Shouldn’t the shareholders of the new corporation (who must only be

the Native Hawaiians as the assets of OHA belong to them alone) set up tight

controls on their money?

Is the OHA trust in danger—or is the danger the

seats of the current trustees? Where should our priorities be? Should we focus

our energies on putting aside private agendas and moving together as one to

push for political autonomy?

Until the hearts, minds and souls of ka po’e

Hawai’i think, breathe, and work toward the re-establishment of the Hawaiian

Nation, until that is our top priority, our rights and our lands will continue

to be eroded as we chase 50 different brush fires that dissipate our


Lela M. Hubbard

‘Aiea, O’ahu


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