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The Vision and Plan for

the Restored
Kingdom of Hawai!i
Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka "Aina I Ka Pono
This is an ofcial publication of the Hawaiian Kingdom Press
October 22, 2011
Nou ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawai'i
1760 Mahani Loop. Honolulu Hawaii 96819
The Gift of Love from Hawai!i
The world has reached a crisis point where people in all nations are recognizing
a need to reorganize Human civilization to incorporate principles of (1) sustainability,
(2) self-reliance, (3) community, (4) respect for the Natural World, and (5) peace.
The Kingdom of Hawaii has developed a vision to respond to that need and a
plan to implement that vision.
What the Kingdom of Hawaii needs are (1) financial support to implement the
plan and (2) protection from outside attempts to unduly influence, coopt, or otherwise
interfere with the Hawaiian experiment.
For those who would commit funding to the Hawaiian experiment, the return on
investment must be found in the contributions to the whole world that emerge from our
experiment. Donations should be an unselfish act supporting an effort that can
potentially bring huge benefits to all people.
The Kingdom also needs a shield of nations committed to respecting the integrity
of the Kingdom and the experiment that the Kingdom will be conducting. The Hawaiian
experiment cannot take place if the Kingdom is constantly having to fend off attempts by
other nations to replace the United States as an occupying force. The Kingdom must
be shielded as a non-aligned nation existing in a demilitarized zone, with no attempts to
draw the Kingdom into taking sides in the conflicts of others. To the contrary, a primary
goal of the Kingdom experiment is to bring peace making techniques (hooponopono) to
bear to help resolve conflicts in other parts of the world.
That peace is particularly necessary at this time. Those who have brought forth
the Armageddon interpretation of the Book of Revelations have shown the Human
Family where the story of division ends up. Prophecy, which is changeable through
Human action, is replaced with destiny, which is inevitable. To choose a story that
requires suffering, rather than a story that is informed by joy, would reect the lack of
self respect preventing Humans from becoming fully who they are. Overall, the
Armageddon prophecy, if followed, would represent the failure of Humans to become
truly conscious of their potential.
The Kingdom prefers the story the ends with Humanity being congratulated for
rising above its divisions to achieve peace and harmony both within the Human Family
and with the Natural World. Hence the Kingdom has offered its services in mediating
disputes within the Human Family.
The Kingdom extends Aloha to all nations and people while pursuing its divinely
ordained mission.
This booklet in its entirety and various sections of the booklet as separate documents
are available at www.KingdomofHawaii.info.
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Table of Contents
The speech delivered by His Majesty Edmund Keli!i Silva, Jr.
at the gathering of the Imperial & Charitable Orders of
Constantine the Great & Saint Helen on October 22, 2011 . . . . . . . . . .
His Majesty!s Cover Letter laying out the Kingdom!s future path
and a budget for realizing the Vision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
An Executive Summary of the Vision and Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Proposal for Rebuilding the Government of the Hawaiian Kingdom . . . .
Hawaiian Kingdom Treaties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Proposal for the Aloha #Aina Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
His Majesty!s Letter to the United Nations
regarding peace in the Middle East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
His Majesty!s Letter to the government of Great Britain
regarding peace in the Middle East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Apology Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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October 22, 2011
The Pasadena Masonic Lodge
200 South Euclid Avenue
Pasadena, California 91101
Speech Investiture of Knights and Dames
Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their
colleagues, and the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than
bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality of those
who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change. President Kennedy.
Aloha Kakou,
May the Lord bless you and your #Ohana!; May the Lord bring peace and healing
into your life and into the lives of the whole Human Family; and may the Lord also bring
peace between the Human Family and the rest of the Natural world.
At the request of Hawaiian Kupuna (elders), I agreed to serve as Ali!i Nui Mo!i (High
Chief/King) and to restore Ke Aupuni O Hawai!i (The Kingdom of Hawai!i.)
Those who know the history of Ke Aupuni O Hawai'i understand that, in 1893, a
small group of people overthrew the government of the Kingdom. The perpetrators
were United States citizens, who in some cases had intermarried with indigenous
Hawaiians to gain inuence within the ruling Hawaiian families and to use that inuence
to undermine the existing Hawaiian civilization. Their goal was to avoid paying tariffs on
sugar exported to the United States by annexing Hawai'i to the United States. They
pronounced themselves the Provisional Government when their actual purpose was
destruction of the nation.
In order to avoid bloodshed, Queen Lili!uokalani, the Constitutional Monarch and
matriarch of the Hawaiian Nation, stepped aside temporarily, putting her unwavering
faith in God that the United States Government would restore her to the #Throne!. Her
deep rooted Christian Faith sustained her even through her darkest hours, hoping that
the President and the United States Congress, would do the right and honorable thing.
Within a few months, the President of the United States #President Cleveland! declared
the insurrection illegal and called on the U.S. Congress for the restoration of the Queen
and the unlawful Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Kingdom dissolved.
Before the Queen could be returned to her throne, President Grover Cleveland, a
beloved friend of the Queen, was replaced by duly elected President William McKinley,
an opportunist seeing the great value Hawai!i would become for the United States.
President McKinley did not #Honor! the wishes of President Grover Cleveland.
Unfortunately, that restoration did not take place during the following 118 years.
In 1993, the United States Congress passed and President Clinton signed what
is now known as the Apology Resolution (see page *).Public Law 103-150 apologizes
on behalf of the United States for the illegal overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawai!i
government. The resolution admits that the Hawaiian people never gave up their
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sovereignty, their right to worship God and to live in harmony with nature and natures
gods. Nor did they give up their language, lands, culture, traditions and way of life.
The ndings of fact in this resolution are indisputable proof of the Kingdom!s right
to be restored to its full independence and its rightful place in the community of nations.
The resolution established a moral obligation on the part of the United States to
aid in that restoration.
This apology did not, however, lead to any positive actions by the United States
to restore the independence of the Hawaiian Nation. To date, our sacred burial grounds
are being dug up and the remains dishonorably trashed. Our culture and traditions
exploited for prot and Hawaiians forced to live wherever they can and the medical
expense are so high that many are simply choosing to die as to not burden family
members with large medical bills.
Aside from all these horrible results of the overthrow, the lands have been stolen
away from Hawaiians that was given to them by King Kamehameha III. These lands
are allodial titled and protected under the seal of the King.
Numerous well-meaning groups and individuals tried over the years to restore at least
some level of independence. In doing so, they kept Ke Aupuni O Hawai!i alive in the
hearts and minds of its people. I, Honor and Cherish them for their beautiful spirit of
aloha and personal sacrice to make a difference in the lives of our people.
In 2005, as Ali!i Nui Mo!i (King/High Chief), I issued a Declaration of
Independence, my personal messenger, Ali!i Mana!o Nui Lanny Sinkin, a Federal U.S.
Attorney; hand carried this important document to the President of the United States
and the Secretary General of the United Nations. He was successful in his mission and
deliverance was properly made.
Blessings and Miracles abound Ke Aupuni O Hawai!i is restored. As the
recognized Mo!i, I have traveled among the people to determine their needs, studied the
national and international situation to determine how our restored nation can best meet
the challenges of our times, consulted with numerous advisors to plan the future policies
of our country, and secured major resources of World Leaders, Ministers, Clergymen,
Christians throughout the globe and native Hawaiians to fulll our plans for our Nation!s
Independence, recognized amongst the nations of the world.
Indeed, there are many challenges and concerns to be addressed as the
restoration proceeds. With good will and understanding, we can overcome all obstacles
and build a new nation that will be a Light unto the World.
We have developed a special plan to restore the health, improve the education,
and rebuild the pride of the Original Kanaka Maoli and of the nation in general;
reincorporating traditional culture into daily life.
The vision for the Aupuni reaches beyond restoring the political independence
and healing the internal wounds of the past. The vision includes our nation as a non-
aligned nation bringing the spirit of Aloha to the other nations of the Earth.
The biggest challenges we face are those challenges that arise within the Human
Family and between the Human Family and the rest of the Natural World.
The conicts within the Human Family arise from religions, ethnic groups, economics,
and many other sources. These divisions threaten to destroy the world as we know it.
With weapons of mass destruction in the hands of those who preach hate, we stand on
the edge of an abyss into which such leaders would plunge us all.
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The conicts between the Human Family and the rest of the Natural World pose
a similar challenge. Rather than living on the fruits of Nature, we are ripping out the fruit
trees. We are destroying ecological systems at an ever-alarming rate. Our technology
is being used to more efciently exploit the Natural World with little concern for the
many species that share this planet with us or for the well-being of future generations,
we can end up turning the world into a place inhospitable to Human existence and that
would be terrible for the generations that would follow us.
The Hawaiian Kingdom offers its services to bring peace where there is conict
anywhere in the world within the Human Family and to restore balance to the
relationships between families, friends, strangers and the Natural world.
Edmund Burke said: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do
nothing."
It would be my honor to send each of you copies of the documents that contain
our vision and plan. To fulll our mission and implement our vision, we need support.
Those who wish to be directly involved with helping us to complete the restoration
process can volunteer their services to the Kingdom.
Those who are part of governments or political networks can share our vision
and plan with others to spread word of our reemergence as a nation. Those who are
blessed with nancial abundance can share that abundance with the Kingdom and see
their contributions unfold a new civilization harmonizing the wisdom of the past with our
modern understandings.
We welcome all people of good will to join with us in leading Humanity away from
the precipice of darkness and fear and into a light lled harmonious world.
May God bless each and every one of you with his divine wisdom, peace, love
compassion, forgiveness and, health.

Aloha Ke Akua,
Ali!i Nui Mo!i Edmund Keli!i Silva, Jr.
Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawai!i
cc:
Knights: His Grace Michael, Duke of Gardham Grandmaster, O.C.G & S.H.
His Excellence Michael Teilmann, Grand Chancellor
Royal Minister:
Chief Advocate and Spiritual Advisor Ali!i Mana!o Nui Lanny Sinkin
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Alii Nui Moi Edmund Kelii Silva, Jr.
Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawaii
"All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Secondly, it is violently
opposed and lastly, it is accepted as self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
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25 August 2011
To Whom It May Concern
Aloha mai kakou,
As Ali'i Nui Mo'i Edmund K. Silva, Jr., King and Head of State of Ke Aupuni O Hawaii
(the Hawaiian Kingdom) I respectfully request from you assistance in the form of US $2.5
Billion for the purpose of rebuilding the Hawaiian Kingdom as an independent nation as the
United States withdraws from its prolonged occupation of Hawaii.
The funds will be used for two purposes: 1) to assist in reactivating and reinstating our
lawful Hawaiian Kingdom national government and repatriating and organizing the body politic
(citizenry) of our nation; and 2) to assist in transitioning the Hawaiian nation into a thriving, self-
reliant, secure island community; raising our own food, generating our own energy, operating our
own economy, managing our own political affairs, including engaging in international trade and
foreign relations.
Through its illegal actions and policies over the past 119 years, the United States usurped
our national lands and subjected our people, making Hawaii completely dependent on importing
almost all our food, goods, energy, human resources, governance and policy-making from the
United States.
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Royal Chambers, Ka Puuhonua O Na Wahi Pana O Hawaii Nei
1760 Mahani Loop Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
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After many years of sacrificial and monumental efforts by numerous Hawaiian patriots,
we are close to peacefully bringing an end to the United States illegal occupation of Hawaii. To
achieve a lawful and orderly changeover requires that the Hawaiian Kingdom government be as
fully operational as possible. In addition, transitional programs must already be in place to
transform Hawaii into a truly independent, self-reliant, sustainable and prosperous nation. Thus,
the urgent need for the funds being sought through this request.
Attached to this letter are: 1) an Executive Summary of the purpose for this request; 2)
descriptive Narratives, including projected costs; 3) background information on the historical,
legal and moral premises for the restoration of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
Respectfully yours,
Alii Nui Moi Edmund K. Silva, Jr.
Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawaii
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Hawaiian Kingdom Request
PREFACE
This Request for US $2.5 Billion is being made by Ali'i Nui Mo'i Edmund Kelii Silva, Jr.,
King, Head of State and Chief Executive of Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawaii (the Hawaiian
Kingdom), on behalf of all the people living in the Hawaiian Islands.
The Hawaiian Kingdom is in the process of being reactivated and restored after having been
under foreign occupation by the United States for over one hundred years. The objectives of the
King and Hawaiian nationals are: to end the occupation, restore the lawful government and build
a peaceful, stable, prosperous and secure society for all the people living in the Hawaiian Islands.
Fortunately, the infrastructure and mechanisms in operation during the occupation will remain
with the Hawaiian Kingdom and its people. But there are some systemic deficiencies to resolve,
legal problems to unravel and new national objectives and directions to adopt and implement. As
we transition to independence, it is imperative that we have the financial resources to prepare
properly for the future of our nation.
The King of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Edmund Kelii Silva, is requesting US $2.5 Billion in
assistance for the purposes outlined in this summary. The funds will be administered by
specially chosen financial officers and panels of advisors to ensure responsible, judicious and
expeditious use of the funds. The funds are to be expended through two primary categories,
namely:
1) REBUILDING the GOVERNMENT to ensure that vital governing mechanisms are
maintained, improved upon, implemented and transitioned into the new kingdom
government. (20% ($500 Million) of funds to be applied for this category)
2) ALOHA AINA PROJECT, a special initiative of King Edmund Kelii Silva for the
Hawaiian Kingdom government to accelerate the development of sustainability programs
to ensure food security, renewable energy, land use reforms, economic development,
wise-use environmental policies, a Pacific health and wellness center, a Pacific education
center, a Pacific economic trade and banking center and a world peace center. (80% ($2
Billion) of funds to be applied for this category)
The following pages of this Executive Summary by Ali'i Nui Mo'i Edmund Kelii Silva present
the basic description of these two categories. More detailed information is available in the
attached Narratives.
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Hawaiian Kingdom Request
PART 1
REBUILDING the GOVERNMENT
POLITICAL RESTORATION Contrary to popular belief, Hawaii is not a part of the
United States! In essence, the Hawaiian Islands is a sovereign, independent nation whose people
have been suppressed and whose lands have been occupied by the United States through a series
of deceitful and illegal acts spanning the past 119 years.
However, after many years by many Hawaiian patriots campaigning for the restoration of
their nation, the Hawaiian Kingdom is on the verge of achieving that breakthrough to freedom.
The Hawaiian Kingdom government has been reactivated and local and international awareness
of Hawaiis situation is approaching the critical mass that would trigger the release of Hawaii
from U.S. occupation.
The anticipated result would be freedom for the Hawaiian Kingdom and its people,
allowing them to determine how to rebuild into a peaceful, stable, prosperous and secure nation
and reengage as a participating member of the world community.
The near-term goal of King Edmund Kelii Silva is to facilitate the reconstruction of the
necessary governing structures for the Hawaiian Kingdom to be prepared to step in to when the
transition occurs.
It is the plan of King Edmund Kelii Silva to accomplished this by applying 20%
($500 Million) of the requested funds toward:
1) Reconstructing the various branches of the kingdom government, the central bank, the
currency, the courts system, etc. Identifying and documenting the body politic (citizens)
of the Hawaiian Kingdom; holding elections for the legislature; convening a
constitutional convention, etc.
2) Beginning examination and evaluation of land titles to create an accurate account of
Hawaiis lands. Identifying existing state/federal infrastructure and operations that would
be transitioned into the kingdom.
3) Building international relations through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Developing a
robust local and international information network and dissemination of collateral
materials.
The Kings basic plans for rebuilding the government structure include the following:
Government Offices and Operations
Reconstructing the various branches of the kingdom government such as:
The Executive Branch Fund interim offices, staff and operating expenses for the King
and the ministries of his cabinet, the administrators for the Kingdom government whose
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activities include:
Monarch Establishing the office and duties of the King, including providing
leadership as head of state; asserting the authority of the crown; selecting and
overseeing the operations of the cabinet members and their departments; organizing
national security (including a military force and protection of Hawaii harbors, fishing
grounds and other ocean resources, economic zone, etc.); receiving foreign
dignitaries; signing treaties and trade agreements; serving the people by making sure
everything is peaceful and in order.
Ministry of the Interior Educating the public of the restored Hawaiian Kingdom,
helping people to claim their citizenship in the Hawaiian Kingdom. Identify, validate,
register and document the body politic (citizens) of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Provide
education on the duties and responsibilities of citizenship. Provide registration of
vehicles, vessels, businesses, etc. Issuing various certificates and documentations.
Repatriating lands into the Hawaiian Kingdom and into the hands of the proper heirs.
Ministry of Finance Reactivating the treasury of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the
central bank and formats for chartering financial institutions. Reviving the tax system
and creating entrepreneurial opportunities for the Hawaiian Kingdom. (see other
items related to finance and banking below)
Attorney General Producing documents consistent with Hawaiian Kingdom laws.
Providing counsel, filings and legal recourse for Hawaiian Kingdom nationals
improperly prosecuted under foreign (unlawful) jurisdictions. Issuing lawful notices
and filings to protect the Hawaiian Kingdom and Hawaiian Nationals from State of
Hawaii and U.S. Federal agencies and representatives. Establish the offices of law
enforcement, sheriffs, marshals, magistrates, etc.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Re-establishing diplomatic relations with treaty
countries. Developing international relations, formulating treaties, establishing
diplomatic legations. Maintaining foreign correspondence. Being the lead agency in
reconciliation and negotiating the terms to end the illegal occupation and the
peaceful, orderly withdrawal of the United States from Hawaii.
The Judicial Branch Hiring international legal consultants to organize and certify a
competent, reactivated Hawaiian Kingdom judicial system. Fund interim offices, staff
and operating expenses for the Kingdom courts to function. Actively assert the
jurisdiction and laws of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Rebuilding the court system by
educating and recruiting officers and personnel to staff the various courts, enforcement
agencies, etc. Validating kupuna council and other tribunal actions made in exigency
during the occupation. Preparing to formally try and adjudicate cases in the Hawaiian
Kingdom courts. Operate the penal system.
The Legislative Branch Using the rolls of registered Hawaiian Kingdom nationals
provided by the Ministry of the Interior, organize and conduct elections to select
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representatives from each district of the Hawaiian Islands to serve in the national
legislature of the Hawaiian Kingdom; call and convene the legislature into session to
enact laws and policies; draw up and adopt operating budgets for government services;
assist in the selection of key government officials; as necessary, organize and convene a
constitutional convention, etc.
Central Bank
Reactivate the Hawaiian Kingdom Postal Savings Bank (the lawful central bank for the
Hawaiian Kingdom); secure a site and staff; install safeguards against foreign
interference or encroachment; secure initial capitalization; seek substantial clientele of
investors and depositors. Reactivate membership in the Universal Postal Union, issue
postage stamps and provide mail services.
Currency and Monetary System
Reactivate and bring forward the official (gold-standard) currency of the Hawaiian
Kingdom. Activate printing, minting capabilities; participate in international currency
trading platforms; attract foreign capital.
Pacific Development Bank
Establish a Pacific-centric investment and development bank to assist Pacific Islands with
development projects (infrastructure, health, energy, food, environmental, etc.). Establish
secure operations and staff; partner with other development programs; protect assets from
foreign encroachment.
Communications
Develop and build an extensive communications network to keep Hawaiians and the rest
of the world well informed of the activities, events and other matters pertaining to the
Hawaiian Kingdom.
Claim and maintain the rights to Hawaii airspace, including airplane routes, satellite
positioning and telecommunication transmissions. Claim and maintain the rights to land/
sea communications that pass through Hawaiian territory and economic zones.
Create and produce TV programs, documentaries, movies, books, pamphlets, art, music,
theater, etc. to educate and inculcate in the people of Hawaii positive visions and
expectations regarding the restoration of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Develop and produce
similar materials to inform and garner support from the international community.
The Kingdom, will use the finances to infuse the organizational and operational expenses
of the government for the Hawaiian Kingdom, which in turn will help to develop and facilitate
the programs to activate long-term benefits to the health and welfare of the people of Hawaii,
through the programs summarized in the next section of the Kings Executive Summary.*
*(See Narratives for more details).
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Hawaiian Kingdom Request
PART 2
ALOHA AINA PROJECT
A Special Commission of the Hawaiian Kingdom
TRANSFORMATION The image of paradise and the trappings of modern society, only
serve to mask the true precariousness of life in these islands. Except for air and water, Hawaii is
entirely dependent on importing everything, transporting them from more than 2,000 miles away
by ship. Should this lifeline be disrupted or severed, Hawaii would be but two weeks away from
complete depletion of food and energy, and four weeks away from total collapse.
Even if Hawaii does not encounter a circumstance that would trigger sudden collapse,
the present conditions of eroding resources, crippling economic pressures, deteriorating health,
degradation of family, culture and community, greatly diminish the ability of the society to
sustain itself. Whether suddenly or slowly, if current conditions continue, the people of Hawaii
are facing a catastrophic future.
A crucial priority of the Hawaiian Kingdom government is to take Hawaii off its current
path to disaster by initiating pro-active measures that meet Hawaiis immediate needs and
provide long-term, integrated, systemic solutions. This would be accomplish by:
1) Creating a special Aloha Aina Project commissioned by King Edmund Kelii Silva to
foster and manage Sustainable Development
2) Identifying worthy existing programs and infusing them with sufficient resources to
insure their effectiveness and success, and
3) Creating and activating ideas, practices and programs to reduce or eliminate systemic
problems, replacing them with renewable, sustainable solutions.
Beginning immediately, the Hawaiian Kingdom government will implement the transformation
of Hawaii by applying 80% ($2 billion) of the requested funds to the Kingdoms Aloha Aina
Project to promote significant advancements in the seven project areas identified below:
Agriculture and Food
Aloha Aina will provide leadership and supplemental resources to reverse Hawaiis
current dangerous level of 95 percent dependency on imported food, to a healthy 80
percent self-reliance on domestic (Hawaii-grown) foods. The plan includes adding
another 50,000 acres on to the current 13,000 acres, for the production of grains, fruits
and vegetables for local consumption. The 50,000 acres would be reclaimed and re-
activated from the 200,000 acres of former sugar and pineapple lands presently lying
fallow. This significant increase in Hawaiis food production is achievable, given
Hawaiis fertile lands, two-crop growing season, favorable climate, excellent agricultural-
research capabilities, innovative farming methods and motivated farmers.
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In addition to the farmlands, the Kingdom will help to bring into production: 600 acres of
traditional Hawaiian shoreline fishponds capable of producing over 1,200 tons of fish per
year; open-ocean fish-farming operations with a yield of 2,400 tons of fish per year; and
ranching operations to triple the present livestock production. To support this
rejuvenation, Aloha Aina will assist in developing: motor pools of heavy farm
equipment available to co-op farmers on the six major islands; upgraded and well-
maintained water supply, irrigation and road systems; additional food processing
operations (poi factories, fruit drying, fish and meat packing, etc.); expanded distribution
and delivery systems, and so forth.
Health and Wellness
The people of Hawaii native Hawaiians in particular are facing a serious health
crisis, a large part of which is diet-related diabetes, heart diseases and cancers. It has been
proven that these afflictions can be significantly alleviated if (along with exercise)
Hawaiians returned to eating their traditional nutrient-rich foods such as taro, sweet
potato, fresh fish, banana, breadfruit, and so forth. But because of the shift in peoples
eating habits over the years (due to cheap, convenient imports) local cultivation of
traditional island foods drastically dwindled.
The Kingdom will address this two-fold problem by: 1) vigorously supporting initiatives
to change peoples eating habits back to healthy traditional island foods, and 2) ensuring
a plentiful supply is readily available to everyone at affordable prices. (See preceding
section on Agriculture and Food)
Of course not all health issues are diet-related.
Aloha Aina will assist Hawaii in becoming the healing center of the Pacific through: 1)
helping to expand the network of neighborhood family clinics dedicated to general and
alternative health care for every one in need; 2) increasing the number of top-notch
regional medical centers for treatment of serious, chronic and long-term illnesses of
peoples of the Pacific; 3) supporting effective prevention and remedial programs; and 4)
promoting cutting-edge medical research and the integration of ancient traditional
techniques of the East, along with native, folk, and alternative-healing methods.
Housing and Community
Hawaii is in a severe housing crisis. Years of profit-driven real-estate developments have
boosted the median price of a single-family home in Hawaii to over $650,000
essentially excluding all but the wealthy from new home-ownership and triggering an
exodus of young people from Hawaii and a tremendous increase of homeless and
near-homeless families. This crisis exists despite the fact that Hawaii has the lowest
unemployment rate in the United States.
To stamp out homelessness in Hawaii within the next ten years, Aloha Aina will actively
participate with various government, private and faith-based agencies to: 1) provide
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emergency and transitional shelters and services for the homeless; and 2) repatriating
housing formerly occupied by the US military, instituting low-cost housing solutions by
affecting the release of public lands for housing, assisting with providing the necessary
infrastructure support and sponsorship of efficient, self-help construction systems.
The persistent housing crisis, the high cost of living and other economic pressures have
caused serious damage to Hawaiis families and sense of community. The Kingdom will
use strategies to restructure communities to be conducive to the lifestyle of neighborhood
clusters instead of suburban sprawl. Aloha Aina would encourage new developments to
be designed as villages, placing each home within short walking distance to common
facilities such as stores, schools, recreational and entertainment areas. This would bring
people closer together as a neighborhood, fostering friendships, caring for one another
and reducing crime. The walking-distance proximity would also dramatically decrease
the current dependency (90%) on automobiles for personal or family errands and
activities.
Science and Technology
Within the global community, Hawaii has an impressive record for innovations in science
and technology. Hawaii researchers are on the verge of revolutionary breakthroughs in
renewable energy, bio-technology, marine-culture, medicine, software development and
so forth.
For example, Hawaii bio-tech researchers developed and Hawaii farmers produce 95% of
all the seed stock for corn grown in North America. Hawaii is a world leader in tropical
agriculture. Hawaii provides the brood stock for the vast shrimp-exporting operations of
China. Advanced business systems, security systems, defense systems, and so forth,
around the world, operate on Hawaii-created computer software.
Aloha Aina intends to carry Hawaiis cutting edge scientific research into practical
applications that will address pressing problems facing humanity and society.
High on Aloha Ainas priority list is the elimination of Hawaiis perilous dependency on
oil-generated energy. This can be accomplished by utilizing renewable energy such as
wind, solar, ocean, geo-thermal, bio-fuels (i.e. ethanol); all of which are in advanced
stages of development here in Hawaii. These, coupled with highly innovative proprietary
technology for electro magnetic field generation would effectively fulfill Hawaiis energy
needs, and provide renewable energy systems for nations around the world.
Economy, Resources
Aloha Aina will help shape Hawaiis strategic mid-Pacific position, its multi-national
composition and its broad range of expertise, into a hub of international trade, hosting
clearinghouse and central banking services, stock and commodities markets, and other
world-trade activities.
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At the same time, Aloha Aina will use its resources to encourage micro-bank services,
consulting systems and other kinds of programs geared to build lively, innovative and
diverse local enterprises, and provide Hawaii with a strong complement as well as a
hedge to the current economic generators of tourism, military and agricultural exports.
Aloha Aina will encourage capitalization of marketable products derived from Hawaiis
innovative advances in science and technology. (See preceding section on Science and
Technology)
Aloha Aina will emphasize stewardship of our vital resources and environment by
replenishing Hawaiis ecosystems and ensuring that endangered species and natural
habitats are maintained and protected. Aloha Aina will support a vigorous program to
eliminate dangerous invasive alien plants, animals, and sea life. Aloha Aina will also
assist programs to remove chemical contamination, explosive ordinance and other
hazardous residues from Hawaiis lands, fresh water systems and ocean.
An island society also faces unique challenges: from limited resources, to limited space,
to the critical problem of waste treatment and disposal. Aloha Aina will ensure that
practices are adopted so that such human demands on Hawaiis resources and
infrastructure can be effectively managed and sustained.
New Vision, Education
As Hawaii experiences transformation, a new vision among young and old will begin to
take hold a vision of self-reliance; a spirit of independence; a sense of confidence and
hope for the future. This positive shift in attitude is a crucial factor to triggering systemic
changes throughout the institutions of Hawaiian society family, community, lifestyles,
business, industry, policy-making and so forth.
Utilizing this climate of optimism, Aloha Aina plans to participate in overhauling
Hawaiis educational system by providing financial support and incentives to shift it from
its current bureaucratic stagnation, into an exciting, challenging, productive enterprise,
yielding excellence in mathematics, science, technology, social sciences and business.
Aloha Aina will also direct significant resources for teaching and training in traditional
knowledge and skills, along with industrial arts, farming, fishing, aqua-culture, ranching;
ensuring those with productive talents and skills are an integral and dignified part of
Hawaiis society.
Conflict Resolution
What the world needs now is Aloha. The late respected Hawaiian elder Pilahi Paki, once
said: in the next millennium the world will turn to Hawaii as they search for world
peace because Hawaii has the key and that key is Aloha. Aloha is more than a word
that means hello, goodbye or love. It is an invocation of the Divine, the
acknowledgement of, and respect for, the sacredness of life in another. Based on this
fundamental truth of Aloha, Hawaiian society developed many profound concepts that
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embody the highest ideals for society: peace, harmony, unconditional love, respect,
tolerance, cooperation and much more. One of the derivatives of Aloha is a highly
effective method used for conflict resolution called, Hooponopono.
Aloha Aina plans to develop an international reconciliation center that shares, teaches,
instills, and activates the practice of hooponopono as a way that individuals, factions,
people groups and even nations, can pursue conflict resolution. The international
reconciliation center will utilize all available technology mass media, the world wide
web, the arts, and so forth to broadcast, disseminate, inculcate and otherwise spread
Hawaiis message of peace with the world community.
We believe that while the symptoms certainly need to be treated, the problems will only
be solved when the causes are eliminated. Thus, while providing relief for immediate needs,
Aloha Ainas real thrust will be to attack the systemic problems by providing visionary
leadership and resources necessary to institute long-term solutions; to literally transform Hawaii
into a model modern society yet still based on time-honored traditional values and truths.
Aloha Aina, will use the finances to infuse: 1) the operational expenses of the above
projects and 2) the seeding, development and facilitation of programs to activate long-term
benefits to the health and welfare of the people of Hawaii, through the programs of the seven
project departments summarized above.*
*(See Narratives for more details)
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Rebuilding the Government
of the Hawaiian Kingdom
About Rebuilding the Government
Contrary to popular belief, Hawaii is not a part of the United States! In essence,
the Hawaiian Islands continues to be a sovereign, independent nation even though it
has been occupied by the United States through a series of deceitful and illegal acts
spanning the past 119 years. The unlawful occupation resulted in the suppression of
the Hawaiian people and seizure and deprivation of their lands.
Hawaii is in an excellent position to realize the restoration of its lawful government. The
facts of the United States prolonged violations of Hawaiis sovereignty are known,
documented and irrefutable. Even two presidents of the US have formally admitted that
their actions that affected the takeover of Hawaii were illegal.
After many years by many Hawaiian patriots campaigning for the restoration of
their nation, the Hawaiian Kingdom is on the verge of achieving that breakthrough
to freedom. The Hawaiian Kingdom government has been reactivated and local and
international awareness of Hawaiis situation is approaching the critical mass that
would trigger the release of Hawaii from U.S. occupation.
The anticipated result would be freedom for the Hawaiian Kingdom and its people,
allowing them to determine how to rebuild into a peaceful, stable, prosperous and
secure nation and reengage as a participating member of the world community.
The immediate goal of Ali'i Nui Mo'i Edmund Kelii Silva, and the Hawaiian Kingdom
government is to facilitate the reconstruction of the necessary governing structures for
the nation, to be ready when the transition occurs.
It is our plan to accomplish this by applying over the next two years, 20% ($500
million) of the requested funds toward:
1) Reconstructing the various branches of the kingdom government, the central
bank, the currency, the courts system, etc. Identifying and documenting the
body politic (citizens) of the Hawaiian Kingdom; holding elections for the
legislature; convening a constitutional convention, etc.
2) Beginning examination and evaluation of land titles to create an accurate account
of Hawaiis lands. Identifying existing state/federal infrastructure and
operations that would be transitioned into the kingdom. Building international
relations through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Developing a robust local and
international information network and dissemination of collateral materials.
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Rebuilding the Government
of the Hawaiian Kingdom
Current Status
The physical mechanisms and operations of government are already functioning under
the State of Hawaii and US Federal government. Most of these government services
are staffed and run by Hawaii residents; local people fully capable with the skills,
knowledge and experience to continue serving under the Hawaiian Kingdom
government. In essence, government services would continue without disruption. Any
major policy changes would be phased in gradually.
Due to the efforts of many people over the years, the Hawaiian Kingdom is already in
the process of being restored. Numerous legal notices have been led and actions taken
to assert and reactivate the Hawaiian Kingdom as a sovereign, independent nation in
continuity. Many Hawaiians have stepped forward to serve as ofcials of the interim re-
emerging government. Educational and recruitment programs are underway to
awaken, grow and certify the body politic of the nation. The Hawaiian Kingdom has
been actively engaged in carrying on discourse with other nations, international bodies
and agencies. Lawsuits are being prepared to press our case before international courts;
notices, complaints and petitions for remedy will be presented to international forums.
We have made considerable progress, but to really bring our case forward will take
considerable nances. The chronic lack of nances is the main factor that is hindering
our movement. A sizeable infusion of funds is crucial at this point, in order to overcome
the two main obstacles to our freedom: 1) the reluctance of the United States to
withdraw from our nation and 2) the tendency of the rest of the world to not take our
struggle for freedom seriously. An infusion of funds is needed to develop, actualize and
empower a valid kingdom government; to organize our people into a cohesive, credible
political entity; and to tell our compelling story and present our case to the international
community.
Government Ofces and Operations
The Executive Branch Fund interim ofces, staff and operating expenses for the
Monarch and the ministries of his cabinet, the administrators for the Kingdom
government. These interim facilities will be necessary only until such time as the US
withdraws its puppet government (the State of Hawaii), at which point all their ofces
(the Capitol, ofce buildings, courthouses, work-yards, motor-pools, service facilities,
etc., etc.) become property of the Kingdom government. The State Capitol Building
becomes the Hawaiian Kingdom Capitol Building, etc.
Monarch As the Kingdom of Hawaii, the most important position is that of the
Monarch. Establishing the position and duties of the monarch, involves supplying
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the monarch with the budget and operating facilities necessary for him to carry out
his functions of providing leadership as head of state; asserting the authority of the
crown; selecting and overseeing the operations of the cabinet members and their
departments; organizing national security (including a military force and protection
of Hawaii harbors, shing grounds and other ocean resources, economic zone, etc.);
receiving foreign dignitaries; signing treaties and trade agreements; serving the
people by making sure everything is peaceful and in order.
Ministry of the Interior This is the biggest department in the government that will
require ofces and staff through the interim period. Once the kingdom government
is restored, the facilities of the many agencies and departments of the State of
Hawaii and US Federal government, will revert to the Ministry of the Interior. In the
interim, the Interior Minister will need operational facilities to conduct his duties of:
educating the public of the restored Hawaiian Kingdom, helping people to claim
their citizenship in the Hawaiian Kingdom. Identifying, validating, registering and
documenting the body politic (citizens) of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Provide
education services on the duties and responsibilities of citizenship. Provide
registration of vehicles, vessels, businesses, etc. Issuing various certicates and
documentations. Repatriating lands into the Hawaiian Kingdom and into the hands
of the proper heirs.
During the interim the Ministry of the Interior must also conduct an assessment and
evaluation of the public education system, transportation system, airports and
harbors, public lands (forests, watersheds, shoreline and near-shore, parks, etc.),
land titles, natural resources, agriculture, business licensing and regulations, the
health care system, etc., etc. In order to do this assessment and evaluation, Interior
will have to hire many consultants and experts.
Ministry of Finance The Ministry of Finance will be responsible for reactivating the
treasury of the Hawaiian Kingdom, the central bank and formats for chartering and regulating
financial institutions. The finance minister will re-institute the Hawaiian Kingdom tax system
and create a finance-friendly environment for entrepreneurial opportunities in the Hawaiian
Kingdom. The interim period should be utilized to set up the following financial
mechanisms:
Central Bank
Reactivate the Hawaiian Kingdom Postal Savings Bank (the lawful central bank
for the Hawaiian Kingdom) under the jurisdiction of the Hawaiian Kingdom;
engage a professional competent staff; obtain a secure site for the central bank;
install safeguards against foreign interference or encroachment; secure initial
capitalization; seek investors and depositors. Install sophisticated rewalls and
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other asset protection systems. Reactivate membership in the Universal Postal
Union, issue postage stamps and provide mail services.
Currency and Monetary System
The Hawaiian Kingdom had its own currency based on the gold standard. It was
discontinued by the United States after the so-called annexation. It is our intent
to reactivate and bring forward the Hawaii Kala, the ofcial currency of the
Hawaiian Kingdom, which in these economic times, would become very
attractive to all investors, large and small, as well as foreign capital and
collectors. The nance ministry will establish printing and minting capabilities;
participate in international currency trading and exchange platforms. Install asset
protection systems.
Pacic Development Bank
The Hawaiian Kingdom was once an integral part of the family of Pacic Island
nations. As a restored, independent nation we would renew those ties and
resume a position of active participation in Pacic affairs. It is our intent to
establish a Pacic-centric development bank that would invest in and assist
Pacic Islands with development projects to improve infrastructure, health,
energy, food, water, etc. The development bank would also address
environmental concerns, support entrepreneurship (macro and micro business),
inter-island trade, etc. The Pacic development bank would also partner with
other regional and global development funds. This would require establishing
secure operations protecting assets from foreign encroachment and recruiting
managers and staff knowledgeable in Pacic Islands matters.
Attorney General The ofce of Attorney General, like the other ministers, has been
active over the past few years, operating with practically no funds to accomplish
wonders in protecting Hawaiian Nationals by challenging the jurisdictions of the
State of Hawaii and the United States. Funding would allow the AGs ofce to
increase its ability to function better in maintaining the integrity of the Hawaiian
Kingdom, producing documents consistent with Hawaiian Kingdom laws;
providing counsel to the government and the people; ling documents seeking legal
recourse and restitution for Hawaiian Kingdom nationals who were improperly
prosecuted under foreign (unlawful) jurisdictions, and so forth. Interim funds would
help in the issuing lawful notices and lings to protect the Hawaiian Kingdom and
Hawaiian Nationals from further harassment by agencies and agents of the State of
Hawaii and U.S. federal government. It would enable the AG to establish and staff
the ofces of law enforcement, sheriffs, marshals, magistrates, etc. Sufcient funding
would enable the AG to go on the offense and mount major lawsuits against the
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United States in the appropriate venues, whether they be the Hawaiian Kingdom
Supreme Court, US Supreme Court or the International Court of Justice.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been active over
the past dozen years working in many areas. Its efforts are aimed at re-establishing
the Hawaiian Kingdoms status, position and presence in the community of nations.
To that end, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is endeavoring to reactivate diplomatic
relations with countries with whom our nation had treaties; developing and
expanding international relations; formulating treaties and trade agreements with
newly emerged nations, restoring and establishing diplomatic legations and
missions (in the 1890s we had over 90) around the world; maintaining
communication and dialog necessary for effective foreign relations. The Ministry of
Foreign Affairs would also be the lead agency for conducting reconciliation and the
lead agency for negotiating the terms for the peaceful, orderly withdrawal of the
United States from Hawaii to end the illegal occupation. The Ministry of Foreign
Affairs would also be the lead agency for establishing a world peace center to be
based in Hawaii. Adequate funding would greatly expedite matters for the Kingdom
to realize its foreign affairs objectives.
The Judicial Branch In 1996, the Hawaiian Kingdom published public notices to
reactivate the lawful judicial system of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Since then the court has
been operating, but in a very limited capacity due to lack of funding. In order for the
Judiciary to be fully functional and credible, the Kingdom would need to engage
professional international legal consultants to organize and implement a certiable,
competent Hawaiian Kingdom judicial system. Funds would be needed to provide
ofces, staff and operating expenses for the Kingdom courts to function during the
interim period and to eventually make the transition to take over the facilities of the
State of Hawaii and US Federal courts. A functioning court of competent jurisdiction,
asserting laws of the Hawaiian Kingdom validates the existence and lawfulness of the
Hawaiian Kingdom. Rebuilding the court system would require educating and
recruiting ofcers and personnel to staff the various courts, enforcement agencies, etc.
A special land court would be needed to unravel the tremendous confusion caused by
over a hundred years of questionable practices in maintaining titles and conveyances of
land.
The Kingdom Supreme Court would have to address whether or not to validate the
rulings made by kupuna (elders) councils and other tribunal rulings made in exigency
by Hawaiian nationals invoking Hawaiian Kingdom laws and jurisdiction during the
occupation period.
Even in this interim period, the Hawaiian Kingdom courts will have to formally try and
adjudicate cases as they are brought to them. It is also the courts responsibility to
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operate the penal system. A considerable amount of time and resources would have to
be expended to evaluate and devise a smooth transition for the change over of prison
operations from the State of Hawaii to the Hawaiian Kingdom. The courts would also
have to set up a special review panel to reevaluate the prison population and determine
which persons were wrongfully incarcerated and how to affect the release of those held
for political reasons rather than actual crimes.
The Legislative Branch The formation of the legislative body for the Hawaiian
Kingdom government is already underway. An interim legislature was elected in 1999
and has been periodically updated and operating since then. At present a major drive
needs to be mounted to register and enroll a larger number of Hawaiian nationals.
Using the rolls of registered Hawaiian Kingdom nationals, a new election will be
organized and conducted for voters to select representatives from each district of the
Hawaiian Islands (delineated by the Hawaiian Kingdom constitution and statutes) to
serve in the national legislature of the Hawaiian Kingdom. The king will then call the
legislature into session for them to bring proposals from their districts, discuss and
enact laws and policies, draw up and adopt operating budgets for government services
assist in the selection of key government ofcials, and otherwise conduct the business of
the Hawaiian Kingdom. As necessary, the legislature will also authorize the organizing
and convening of a constitutional convention to update the Hawaiian Kingdom
constitution.
Communications and Public Relations
It is tantamount in this day and age, that the Hawaiian Kingdom develops and builds a
sophisticated and extensive communications network to keep Hawaiians locally and
abroad, and the rest of the world, well informed of the activities, events and other
matters pertaining to the Hawaiian Kingdom.
It is also important that Hawaii maintains and exploits its position as the crossroads of
the Pacic in becoming a communications hub for international trade and foreign
relations, particularly for Asia and the Pacic.
As the Hawaiian Kingdom is restored, it assumes the responsibility to own, regulate
and maintain the rights to Hawaii airspace, including airplane routes, satellite
positioning and telecommunication transmissions. The Hawaiian Kingdom would also
own the rights to land/sea communications that pass through Hawaiian territory and
economic zones.
Funding would be expended to secure and develop these telecommunications and
territorial resources.
Special funding will also be designated for a public relations department whose
purpose would be to educate and promote positive ideas, visions and expectations
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regarding the restoration of the Hawaiian Kingdom. The department would create and/
or produce TV programs, documentaries, movies, books, pamphlets, art, music, theater,
etc. These would be geared for Hawaiians (local and abroad) and international
audiences to educate, inform, maintain and enhance a positive image of Hawaii.
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Rebuilding the Government
of the Hawaiian Kingdom
Projected Yearly Operation
and Rounded Budget
The $500,000,000 of funds allocated for Rebuilding the Government are to be
expended over ve years to assist in the transition from the occupation period to the
full restoration of the Kingdom of Hawaii. The funds will be disbursed according to the
policies and goals set by Ali'i Nui Mo'i Edmund K. Silva, and his panel of advisors
First Year $100,000,000
During the First Year, the Kingdom government will acquire, renovate, occupy and
bring its interim capitol ofce building into operation. The Government will retain
services of the various administrative personnel (monarchial staff, Cabinet Council
members and their staff). The four members of the cabinet Council will pull together
their teams to assess, identify, prioritize and produce strategies for immediate and long-
term action for their respective departments.
The public relations department will begin producing and disseminating materials for a
protracted campaign to inform and persuade the public to embrace the concepts of
independence and the restoration of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
During the First Year, the Government will have also begun allocating nances and
resources to implement immediate-priority projects (e.g. expanding activities in foreign
ministry, interior ministry, setting up nancial mechanisms, the court system, etc.). The
Government will have begun operations of its neighbor island ofces and citizenship
enrollment. By the end of the First Year, the Government will have expended $100
million toward administrative operations and the designated government projects.
Second Year $100,000,000
During its Second Year, the Government will continue building necessary government
infrastructure and mechanisms to advance the Kingdom toward restoration and
independence. Several treaties with foreign governments will have been enacted, the
central bank started, talks with the US begun, elections held and the legislature
convened. By the end of the Second Year, the Government will have expended another
$100 million toward rebuilding the Hawaiian Kingdom government.
Third Year $100,000,000
During its Third Year, the administration, the courts and the legislature should be in full
operation and plans made and dates set to transition the operations of the State of Hawaii into
the Hawaiian Kingdom. Plans would also be made and dates set to transfer the operations of the
United States government to the Hawaiian Kingdom. By the end of the Third Year, the
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Government will have expended another $100 million toward rebuilding the Hawaiian Kingdom
government.
Fourth Year $100,000,000
During its Fourth Year, the Hawaiian Kingdom would step in to take over the
government operations of the former State of Hawaii, the counties and the domestic
services of the US. Most of the ofcials and workers serving in state positions would
be retained. All businesses in Hawaii would be registered under the Hawaiian
Kingdom. Tax and other revenues formerly paid to the State of Hawaii would be
collected by the Hawaiian Kingdom under the Kingdoms tax laws. By the end of the
Fourth Year, the Government will have expended another $100 million.
Fifth Year $100,000,000
During its Fifth Year, it is expected that the U.S. will meet the terms negotiated* for its
withdrawal and the Hawaiian Kingdom would be in full control of the Hawaiian
Islands. As with the state, many of the ofcials and workers serving in federal
positions would be retained to serve the Kingdom. By the end of the Fifth Year, the
Government will have expended its nal $100 million from the original allocation.
* Depending on negotiations, US military installations in Hawaii will either be vacated or
considerably reduced.
Project Completion
At the end of ve years, the Hawaiian Kingdom government will be in full control of
the Hawaiian Islands and operating as an independent nation. The $500,000,000 of
assistance from this request will have been expended to get to this point and to position
the Hawaiian Kingdom government to be able to function independently on revenues
from taxes, fees, trade, restitutions, leases, business enterprises and other sources of
supplemental revenues.
Please read the following article titled The Basis for the Restoration of the Hawaiian
Kingdom for background and the legal and moral reasons this endeavor is worthy to
pursue.
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Rebuilding the Government
of the Hawaiian Kingdom
THE BASIS FOR THE RESTORATION OF
THE HAWAIIAN KINGDOM
A REPORT FROM THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
by
Alii Nui Moi, Edmund Kelii Silva, Jr.
in collaboration with
Ke Kuhina O Na Aina E, Leon Kaulahao Siu
Alii Manao Nui, Lanny Alan Sinkin
In 1994, after having been impaired for 100 years under an unlawful occupation of our
homelands by the United States, we the people the surviving remnants of Ke Aupuni O
Hawaii, the Hawaiian Kingdom began the process of peacefully restoring our countrys
rightful standing as a sovereign, independent, neutral nation. This is a thumbnail sketch of the
basis for the restoration.
BRIEF HISTORY
By the mid-Nineteenth Century, the Hawaiian Kingdom was a progressive, literate,
ourishing, peaceful, independent, Christian nation, conducting lively trade and
discourse among the nations of the world. Hawaiis enlightened leaders had instituted a
constitutional form of government in 1840 (long before many other nations), and
became the rst non-Euro/American member of the Family of Nations. The Hawaiian
monarchy also entered into formal relationships with the crown heads of Europe, Asia
and the Pacic. The Hawaiian Kingdom initiated an association of the nations of
Oceania. The Hawaiian Kingdom had more than 90 diplomatic legations around the
world.
In January 1893, without provocation and without warning, the United States landed
marines in Honolulu to support a coup detat of the Hawaiian Kingdom government by
a handful of powerful businessmen. To avoid needless bloodshed, the Queen,
Liliuokalani, wisely yielded to the superior power of the United States not to the
insurrectionists thus placing the responsibility to rectify the unlawful action,
squarely upon the shoulders of the United States.
After concluding an ofcial investigation, U.S. President Grover Cleveland, in an
address to the U.S. Congress, admitted that the United States actions in supporting the
illegal takeover of the Hawaiian Kingdom was unlawful and constituted an act of war
against a friendly nation, an egregious violation of international law. To rectify this
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regretful action, Cleveland pledged U.S. assistance to restore the Hawaiian Kingdom.
That pledge has yet to be honored.
Up until that admitted illegal action, the United States had consistently and
unconditionally recognized Hawaii as a sovereign national state. This was afrmed by
several treaties and conventions made between these two countries. Though they have
since been repeatedly ignored by the United States, these treaties have not been
rescinded or annulled. Thus, they still stand.
The sovereign status of the Hawaiian Kingdom was also undeniably conrmed by duly
executed treaties with 17 other nation states including Great Britain, France, Russia,
Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Denmark, Sweden,
Japan, Samoa and so forth.
The overwhelming resistance (public discourse, protests, petitions, lobbying) mounted
by the leaders and subjects of the Hawaiian Kingdom, as well as the intrinsic illegality
of the U.S. actions caused the U.S. to fail in two attempts (1893 and 1897) to annex the
Hawaiian Islands. However, in 1898, under the guise of military necessity (the
Spanish American War) the U.S. resorted to unlawful means to seize Hawaii without a
treaty of annexation.
Since that 1893 coup detat, the United States has admitted twice rst in President
Grover Clevelands address to the U.S. Congress in 1893, then in the Apology Law
(USPL 103-150) issued by U.S. President William Clinton and the U.S. Congress in 1993
that the U.S. wrongfully participated in the unlawful takeover of the national
government of the Hawaiian Kingdom and that the sovereignty of the Hawaiian
Kingdom was never relinquished.
These two admissions of wrongdoing, spaced a hundred years apart, prove that the U.S.
has known all along that its various claims of hegemony (regarding title or jurisdiction)
over Hawaii are false. It also means that all subsequent governing entities installed in
Hawaii by the U.S., namely the former Territory of Hawaii and the present-day State
of Hawaii, are unlawful fabrications.
THE HAWAIIAN KINGDOM STILL EXISTS
The historical facts and points of law pertaining to the nationhood status of the
Hawaiian Kingdom are clear. Despite the procession of U.S.-installed, puppet
governments since 1893, the sovereignty of the Hawaiian Kingdom was never
relinquished or extinguished, and the Hawaiian Kingdom continues to exist as a
sovereign national entity.
In December 2000, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague (The World Court)
heard a case involving a subject of the Hawaiian Kingdom and the government of the
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Hawaiian Kingdom, thus establishing that both parties the subject and the
government possessed standing in international court. In that case, the World Court
regarded the Hawaiian Kingdom as a sovereign national governing entity.
In July 2002, Dr. Matthew Craven, Reader of International Law SOAS, University of
London, issued a legal opinion titled The Continuity of the Hawaiian Kingdom, conrming
that, according to the standards of international law, the Hawaiian Kingdom is in
continuity it still exists. Dr. Cravens scholarly analysis was published in the
Hawaiian Journal of Law & Politics: Summer 2004.
The continuity of the Hawaiian Kingdom is also supported by: a 1994 legal brief by
the prominent expert on nationhood, Professor Francis A. Boyle; a 1994 tribunal
convened under the auspices of the United Nations; and numerous legal lings in
various jurisdictions that attest to the fact that the Hawaiian Kingdom is still in
existence. The matter is currently under review by the Secretary General, the Security
Council and various commissions and agencies of the United Nations.
Furthermore, the Hawaiian Kingdom still exists because neither title to the lands or
governing authority of the Hawaiian Islands was ever lawfully conveyed or transferred
to the United States or any other governing entity, domestic or foreign. All ceremonies,
documents, organic laws and so forth made after January 17, 1893 are invalid, as they
were conducted under false pretenses, in unlawful jurisdictions, by dishonest persons
bent on perpetrating fraud. These measures, instituted and executed by the United
States for its own purposes, lack lawful authority over the still extant Hawaiian
Kingdom and its people.
Therefore, the United States presence in Hawaii and its claim of jurisdiction over the
Hawaiian Islands is not merely defective, it is patently fraudulent. Furthermore, by
forcibly applying U.S. domestic laws to Hawaii (a sovereign nation, foreign to the U.S.)
and the people of Hawaii (nationals foreign to the U.S.), the United States is in utter
violation of international laws regarding occupation and trust responsibilities.
Most importantly, the Hawaiian Kingdom still exists because the people still exist. The
people of Hawaii have never relinquished their God-given rights of citizenship in the
Hawaiian Kingdom.
THE CURRENT SITUATION
While admitting complicity in, and responsibility for the takeover of Hawaii, the United
States has thus far refused to respond to polite and reasonable demands to return the
nation. Instead, the U.S. has chosen to arrogantly dismiss the matter, to ignore all
references to Hawaiian nationhood and to deviously deect the focus from a citizen-
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based national identity to that of racially-based aboriginal (native, indigenous)
rights.
By using this tactic of substituting ethnicity for nationality, the United States masks the
real issue of Hawaiian independence with Native Hawaiian rights and U.S.-granted
entitlement programs. Though the Hawaiian Kingdom still exists, most of the people of
Hawaii have succumbed to the 100-plus years of unrelenting U.S. propaganda and
indoctrination embedding the deception that Hawaii is a state of the United States
and that the people of Hawaii are United States citizens.
Even many of those who know the facts that the overthrow, annexation and
statehood were unlawful fabrications have come to regard the U.S. occupation of
Hawaii is so entrenched that restoring the Hawaiian Kingdom is either inconceivable,
unrealistic, or impossible.
Add to that the confusion and obfuscation caused by the United States persistent,
deliberate blurring of the issue, substituting native Hawaiian (indigenous) rights for
that of Hawaiian national rights.
The U.S. and its puppet, the State of Hawaii, deliberately use this confusion in order to
keep the focus off the United States illegal occupation of a nation, turning it to illusory
concepts like, federal recognition, tribal status and Native Hawaiian Governing
Entity.
The recent stampede to save native-Hawaiian entitlement programs through a
measure commonly called, the Akaka Bill, being considered by the U.S. Congress, is a
case in point. The bill invokes native rights sidestepping the real issue the theft of a
nation and the capture of its people and thus seeks to invoke an insufcient remedy.
The good news is that after 10 years of failure, the prospects of Akaka Bill being passed
by the US Congress is highly remote.
United States-created agencies like the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and the
Ofce of Hawaiian Affairs. Organizations like the Kamehameha Schools and other alii
(royalty) trusts (initially formed as trusts under the Hawaiian Kingdom but now
operating as U.S. non-prot corporations) continue the futile quest for protection and
redress in the U.S. courts system. However, since these are racially dened Native
Hawaiian entities, and since U.S. discrimination laws prohibit race-based programs,
the U.S. Courts will not rule favorably for these Native Hawaiian entities.
More importantly, since the U.S. Courts have no lawful jurisdiction in the Hawaiian
Kingdom, they will not indeed, they can not render justice in Hawaii for the
simple reason that American laws, except by fraud, do not apply in the Hawaiian
Kingdom.
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THE CURRENT CONDITION
Colonization is so thorough that economically and practically, Hawaii is almost entirely
dependent upon the United States for sustenance. Over 90% of Hawaiis food and
consumer products are imported from or through the United States. Transportation,
communications, utilities, trade, monetary system, education, land use, natural
resources, human resources, law enforcement, administration of justice, national
defense and all other vital components of a modern society are completely controlled by
the United States and its agencies.
Hawaii has become, for the most part, a clone of American culture. Value systems, lifestyles,
language, dress, work objectives, goals, aspirations and so forth, all mirror the American
template. As a result, many native Hawaiians have never quite fit the mold, and in the process of
being sifted through the sieve of the American system, Hawaiians end up populating the bottom
layer of society; downtrodden, disenfranchised and homeless in their own native land.
The theft of a nation and the prolonged occupation has created not just economic and
cultural injuries, it has left deep wounds on the psyche and spirit of the native
Hawaiian people. The injury to the host people of the islands permeates all of society in
the form of a spiritual imbalance; a sense that an offense left unresolved is a curse upon
all of society. It is systemic in nature.
Ironically as more problems arise to the detriment of the Hawaiian people, more and
more of the people awaken to the truth about Hawaiis situation. Many have come to
identify the problem as stemming from the theft of their nation and the false pretenses
of the United States presence in Hawaii.
The growing sentiment is: We were led to believe we were adopted, but now nd out
had been kidnapped!
Discontent has been growing, but so has optimism. The momentum is mounting at the
grassroots level to directly address the core problem, causing more and more people to
believe that an independent Hawaiian nation is not only desirable, but achievable.
RECLAIMING A NATION
At no other moment in world history has the emphasis been so strongly upon
encouraging nations and people groups to invoke and assert their rights to self-
determination. The United Nations maintains several agencies and mechanisms to
promote independence and self-determination.
All modern American Presidents have repeatedly declared that the overarching
objective of U.S. foreign policy is to foster freedom and democracy (self-governance)
throughout the world. It is even the United States ofcially articulated rationale to
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justify its military incursions into unstable foreign countries, including the invasion and
occupation of Iraq.
In this regard, the United States hundred-plus years illegal occupation of the Hawaiian
Islands, is an unjustiable, indefensible, hypocritical and extremely embarrassing
violation of international laws and standards.
The time is ripe for Hawaii to peacefully press to regain its independence and to once
again build a thriving, lawful, prosperous, neutral, nation. Conditions are right to gain
the sympathy and support of the international community.
It is also time for the United States to demonstrate its sincerity and commitment to the
cause of freedom and self-determination. By honorably, peacefully and gracefully
ending to its unlawful occupation of Hawaii, the United States can turn this disgraceful
foreign policy episode into a positive example of goodwill and peace making.
REINSTATEMENT
Even though the transition of Hawaii from occupation to independence could be a long
and complicated process, nevertheless, the journey has begun.
In recent years the Hawaiian Sovereignty movement has gone through a
metamorphosis. What began as factions of justiably angry and hurt people demanding
retribution for injuries sustained from the theft of their nation, has matured into a
lawful, organized society of Hawaiian nationals methodically and condently asserting
their lawful, sovereign nation, the Hawaiian Kingdom.
In 1996, the national government of the Hawaiian Kingdom was formally brought out
of its 103-year-long state of limbo and reinstated as the lawful governing entity of the
Hawaiian Islands according to the still extant Constitution and laws of the Hawaiian
Kingdom. Ke Aupuni o Hawaii formed an interim government to assert jurisdiction and
restore lawful governance; and to reactivate the body-politic (subjects, citizens,
nationals) of the Hawaiian Islands.
STRUGGLES IN THE REBIRTH OF A NATION
It has not been an easy undertaking. The corporate entities, the U.S. Federal
Government and the State of Hawaii have adopted practices to deal harshly with
anyone questioning, challenging or exposing the illegal occupation. Hawaiian Kingdom
nationals attempting to live under the laws of their own nation are routinely persecuted
and prosecuted by the police and agents of the courts of the U.S. Federal Government
and the State of Hawaii. Hawaiian Kingdom subjects, living peacefully within their
own country are arrested and forcibly dragged into the unlawful, rogue jurisdictions of
the U.S. Federal Government and the State of Hawaii, convicted on false charges and
ordered to pay steep nes and/or serve inordinately severe jail sentences. Some
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Hawaiian Kingdom subjects have even been incarcerated for years without formal
charges or trials. The court systems of the occupation force have inicted nancial ruin,
vilication, personal abuse and even physical torture upon Hawaiian Nationals held as
political prisoners.
Judges in the State of Hawaii and U.S. Federal courts have refused to provide proof
that their jurisdiction in Hawaii is lawful; and State and Federal judges have refused to
acknowledge the lawful jurisdiction of the Hawaiian Kingdom and the rights of
Hawaiian nationals living in their own nation, under their own laws. This refusal to
allow Hawaiian Nationals to challenge the jurisdictions of State of Hawaii and Federal
U.S. courts, and to assert the jurisdiction of their own Hawaiian Kingdom government,
enables the state and federal judges to conspire to violate their own laws when
necessary. In blatant violation of their own (U.S.) laws, state and federal judges ignore
legal motions, afdavits, interrogatories and even habeas corpus lings by Hawaiian
Nationals, thus depriving Hawaiian Nationals of due process and other basic
constitutional protections afforded to even the worst criminal offenders, foreign or
domestic.
To avoid persecution, Hawaiian Kingdom nationals living in Hawaii have had to exist
furtively in the shadows on the fringes of society, covertly ying below the radar of the
authorities of the hostile occupation forces.
This condition of hostile occupation makes it difcult for Hawaiian nationals to conduct
many of their everyday activities. Driving a vehicle, opening a bank account,
purchasing or renting a car or a home, cannot be easily done in Hawaii by those who
identify themselves as Hawaiian Nationals. Even though these options are available to
foreign nationals (e.g. Japanese, Canadians, British, French, etc.), Hawaiian Nationals
living in their own nation (Hawaii) are shut out, unless they can nd a way to work
around the discriminatory prohibitions and barriers. In reality, the U.S. treats Hawaiian
Nationals living in Hawaii as having the status of illegal aliens and worse.
Being a Hawaiian National is not easy, yet those who pursue independence continue to
do so with the expectation that in the end, justice will prevail and freedom will return to
our island nation.
As the Hawaiian Kingdom transitions to being fully operational, it is hoped that despite
its present reluctance, the United States will honor its treaties and covenants with
Hawaii and conforming to international laws, begin to peacefully and honorably
withdraw from its prolonged illegal occupation of Hawaii.
IMPLICATIONS OF RESTORATION
The restoration of the Hawaiian Kingdom represents more than the return of stolen
property. It is more than restoring the proper governing entity. It is more than restoring
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the sovereign political status of a nation. The restoration of the Hawaiian Kingdom is a
matter of making things pono making things right before God. It is correcting a
wrong and bringing restoration, and healing. It is restoring spiritual balance, order and
peace.
Making things right by restoring the Hawaiian Kingdom will have a far more profound
effect than mere political and economic benets to Hawaiis people. The restoration of
the Hawaiian Kingdom would resolve a long-standing offense, a grievous act gone
unanswered for over 100 years.
The restoration of the Hawaiian Kingdom would bring resolution and vindication to the
hearts of those Hawaiian patriots who stood for the sovereignty of their nation over the
past hundred years. It would bring healing to our land. It would bring relief and
absolution to the downtrodden and the wrongly persecuted. It would mean living as
free men in charge of our own nation and our own destiny replete with all its
challenges, rewards and responsibilities.
In addition, freedom for Hawaii would produce freedom for the United States from the
curse of living under hewa (wrongdoing) as the perpetrator of a prolonged and terrible
injustice.
RESOLUTION
This is a complex issue. The only way restoration of the independent nation of Hawaii
can be realized is through reliance on the still intact Hawaiian Kingdom laws and the
supernatural powers of Aloha.
Apologies mean nothing unless they are followed by corresponding actions. The
appropriate action to undo its unlawful violation and occupation of Hawaii would be
for the United States to conduct a peaceful and orderly withdrawal from Hawaii and
allow the true independent nation, the Hawaiian Kingdom, to resume its separate and
equal station among the nations of the Earth.
It is hoped that the American people will soon come to realize the truth about what
occurred in Hawaii and will petition their government to act justly and with
compassion to release this small nation.
It is hoped that the nations with whom Hawaii enjoyed treaties will also honor their
hundred-plus years commitments and support the restoration of Hawaiis
independence.
It is hoped that the U.S. and other foreign countries will provide sufcient grace and
assistance to the people of Hawaii as we rebuild our nation.
The mechanisms of law and spirit are already in place, put there by the wise men and
women who birthed our nation and lovingly nurtured it into being a signicant
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participant upon the world stage. They helped to forge the concept of international
neutrality, and demonstrated the ideal that Aloha is a better way to resolve disputes than
armed conict even if it takes over a hundred years!
It is this amazing power of Aloha that Queen Liliuokalani invoked and set into motion,
that has preserved Hawaii as a people and a nation. Hawaii has acted with honesty and
grace throughout this long ordeal. It is this Aloha that will carry Hawaii forward over
the coming hurdles, and stand as a testimony to the world a testimony of justice and
a truly shining example of the awesome reconciling and healing power of Aloha.
Aloha ke Akua
Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono
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Nou ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawaii
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HAWAIIAN KINGDOM TREATIES
Upon uniting all the Hawaiian Islands in 1810, Kamehameha the Great conducted trade
with vessels from various foreign countries and entered into formal nation-to-nation
trade agreements and treaties.
In 1843, Hawaiian diplomats succeeded in securing recognition of the sovereignty of the
Hawaiian Kingdom from Great Britain and France. The United States followed suit the next year.
As a result, the Hawaiian Kingdom established treaties with the major nations of the world and
by the latter part of the 19
th
Century had established over ninety legations and consulates all over
the world. None of these treaties have been abrogated, so they are actually still in effect.
Following is a partial list.
Austria-Hungary in 1875
Belgium in 1862
Denmark in 1846
France 1846 and 1857
Germany in 1879
Great Britain in 1836, 1846 and 1851
Italy in 1863
Japan in 1871 and 1886
Netherlands in 1862
Portugal in 1882
Russia in 1869
Samoa in 1887
Spain in 1863
Swiss Confederation in 1864
Sweden and Norway in 1852
United States in 1849, 1870, 1875, 1883, 1884
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Aloha Aina PROJECT
A Hawaiian Kingdom Commission
About Aloha Aina Project
The Hawaiian term, Aloha Aina literally means, love of the land. In its deeper sense,
Aloha Aina means love of the people, family (past, present and future), the community,
nature, the environment, and all that physically and spiritually comprise Hawaii.
Hawaiian traditional values reect Aloha Aina, incorporating the ancient Hawaiian
practice of utilizing the talents and skills of everyone in the community, all working
responsibly together in harmony, with a commitment for the present and a heart for
future generations.
We believe that the time-honored traditional approach of shared vision, shared
responsibility and industriousness also holds the key to a vibrant, modern society. It is
upon this love for Hawaii and its people that Aloha Aina Project is built.
Organizational Status
Aloha Aina Project, is a special commission established and appointed by, and under the
direction of, Alii Nui Moi Edmund Kelii Silva, Jr. to be a catalyst in developing and
implementing urgently needed sustainable practices and programs for the Hawaiian Kingdom.
Mission
The mission of Aloha Aina Project is to help build the people of Hawaii into a vibrant, healthy
and prosperous society, by using a comprehensive approach to raise and improve the overall
quality of life in the Hawaiian Islands.
Impending Crisis
Despite outward appearances, Hawaii is at risk of experiencing a devastating societal collapse
due to serious aws inherent in the systems, structures, programs and policies that currently
prevail in Hawaii.
Philosophy
Aloha Aina believes the solution to the problem of dependency is self-reliance.
Aloha Aina believes the best way for Hawaii to mitigate the harm that would follow from being
cut off from the lifeline of imported goods, is to stop being so dependent on imported goods; to
become essentially self-reliant.
Aloha Aina believes that Hawaiis health problems must be addressed and resolved, and that a
large part of that solution is through a healthy diet and healthy lifestyles.
Aloha Aina believes that Hawaiis housing and high cost-of-living crisis is a reection of a
dysfunctional economic system that must be resolved.
Aloha Aina believes the best way to provide Hawaiis people with a bright and meaningful
future is for Hawaii to become inherently self-reliant. Not only would this put us out of danger,
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but the process of achieving self-reliance would serve to build a much stronger, more
productive and caring community.
Primary Objectives
The primary objectives of Aloha Aina Project are: to extricate Hawaii from its current vulnerable
state of abject economic slavery (dependence on imported food, fuel, commodities, etc.); and to
transform Hawaii into a self-reliant, thriving, productive, prosperous, safe and vibrant island
community.
The Aloha Aina Project proposes to achieve this by being a catalyst to initiate pro-active
measures to meet Hawaiis most crucial needs in the following two ways:
1) To carefully identify, evaluate and select those existing programs that are contributing to
the improvement of the health and well-being of Hawaiis people, and to channel
nancial and human resources to infuse said programs with sufcient means to ensure
their effectiveness and success; and
2) To bring together and mobilize ideas, practices, programs and people to eliminate (or at
least, greatly reduce) those systemic problems that are the root causes of the impending
crisis, and to establish sound policies and practices that will ensure sustainability and
continued effectiveness for the long-term.
Partnerships
Aloha Aina will act as a catalyzing partner to assist the various agencies and organizations to
formulate an integrated, comprehensive strategy to facilitate, coordinate and mobilize a
concerted effort to turn Hawaii from its present high-risk track into a productive, invigorated,
stable and sustainable society.
The key to success for Aloha Aina Project will be its willingness to work together with others
for the betterment of all the people of Hawaii. This will be done by carefully listening to the
people, carefully assessing the problems, carefully formulating proposals to address the
problems, and respecting the work and knowledge of those who are already in the eld.
Voluminous studies and profuse discussions involving government agencies, scholars and
experts, business round-tables, private think-tanks, in-the-eld individuals, and hands-on
practitioners, have already identied the seriousness of Hawaiis vulnerabilities. Many
worthwhile programs to solve these problems have been proposed and many initiated. But
because of chronic under-funding, disjointed bureaucracy, misplaced priorities, lack of urgency
and lack of cohesive, long-range vision, practical implementation of these crucial programs
have been marginalized and otherwise seriously hampered.
For example, in the area of alternative energy, Hawaii has reached and passed the proverbial
tipping point to replace oil-generated electricity with alternative, renewable sources such
as solar energy. The technology is here; the private sector and utility companies have
mounted excellent marketing campaigns to sway public support and encourage individual
homeowners to convert to solar energy. The cost of generating electricity from photo-voltaic
(solar) cells is practically free, but the high hurdle is the steep initial cost of the photo-voltaic
panels. Aloha Aina will help to institute government-provided incentives, industry rebates,
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low interest loans from banks, direct grants from the private sector and foundations, etc. to
offset the initial cost of conversion.
(See Project Departments in this narrative for more details)
Style
For all the impact that Aloha Aina Project intends to exert, whenever possible, it will operate
with a low prole, in the background, to quietly and effectively support and empower those
people, organizations, co-ops, companies, who are really doing the hands-on work.
Structure
The Commission
The seven commissioners of Aloha Aina Project will be appointed by Alii Nui Moi
Edmund Kelii Silva, Jr. and will meet regularly to set the direction, policies and objectives
and to insure the project is on track with its mission.
Executive Director
The job of the Executive Director of Aloha Aina Project is to carry out the objectives and
policies set forth by the Commissioners.
Chief Financial Ofcer
Aloha Aina will appoint a Chief Financial Ofcer responsible for overseeing its nancial
activities and practices. The CFOs responsibility would be to develop proper management
and accounting systems for the various accounts of the project, including the main
operations and the individual departments.
Department Chiefs
Aloha Aina will appoint seven Department Chiefs, each one eminently qualied to head his
or her department. Their duties will be to dene their departments key projects, identify the
factors involved (budget, timetables, personnel, etc.), set the priorities, create the networks
(consultants, implementers, etc.) and direct their projects to accomplish the objectives set
forth by the Commission and executed by the Executive Director.
Qualications
The Department Chiefs will be capable and experienced experts in the area relating to their
departments. They will have strong management skills and the ability to set the course of
action to meet goals and milestones. They will come under the supervision and guidance of
the Executive Director of Aloha Aina.
There will also be frequent inter-action among the department chiefs and other leadership
staff including regularly scheduled meetings, retreats and brainstorming sessions to keep
each other appraised of progress in their respective areas, to cross-pollinate and incubate
ideas, and to maintain focus and continuity of the overall objectives of Aloha Aina.
Consultants
The scope of activity of Aloha Aina is expansive. To achieve its objectives will require
seeking input, advice and guidance from experts in the sub-elds of the designated project
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categories from academics to research and development to hands-on-the-ground
practitioners to public policy makers. Special attention will be given to education and
development of public awareness and support.
Operations
The Headquarters of Aloha Aina will be located in Honolulu, on the island of Oahu. The
3,000 square feet of space will house the ofces of the Executive Director, the Assistant
Executive Director, the Chief Financial Ofcer, the seven Department Chiefs, the
Commissioners, support staff and conference and planning/operations rooms.
Headquarters will also be outtted with the necessary computer and communications
equipment, furnishings and two mini-van or SUV vehicles.
Aloha Aina will operate satellite ofces on Hawaii (2), Maui, Kauai, Molokai and Lanai. The
six satellite ofces will each house an Ofce Manager and appropriate staff to serve as a
two-way conduit for eld operations. The six satellite ofces will each be outtted with the
necessary ofce equipment, furnishings and a mini-van or SUV.
As necessary, there will also be eld project facilities (ofce trailers, warehouses, etc.),
operated and funded through the budgets of the individual departments. An example
would be the motor pools of co-op farming equipment located at strategic points across the
islands for co-op farm use.
Aloha Aina will also acquire and maintain a conference center for seminars, workshops,
training, retreats, public meetings and other uses for the project and the community.
Projected Yearly Operations
Guided by the policies and goals set by its Commissioners
First Year $400,000,000
During the rst half of the First Year, Aloha Aina Project will secure, occupy and bring its
headquarters into full operation. Aloha Aina will retain the various administrative
personnel (Assistant Executive Director, the Chief Financial Ofcer, the seven Department
Chiefs, and support staff). The seven Department Chiefs will pull together their teams to
assess, identify, prioritize and produce strategies for immediate and long-term action for
their respective departments.
The public relations department will nd ways to engage potential partners and network
them together with Aloha Aina. The public relations department will also produce and
implement a protracted campaign to inform and persuade the public to embrace and adopt
the concepts of self-sufciency, sustainability, community and healthy lifestyles.
By the end of the First Year, Aloha Aina will have begun allocating nances and resources
to implement immediate-priority projects (e.g. activating partnerships to provide homeless
shelters, low-cost housing, import composting systems to begin rejuvenating agricultural
lands, subsidizing food programs, supporting energy programs, and healthcare, etc.). Aloha
Aina will have begun operations of its satellite ofces and continue developing plans and
bringing cooperative projects online.
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By the end of the First Year, Aloha Aina will have allocated $50 million toward
administrative operations and initiating designated projects of the seven departments.
Second Year $400,000,000
During its Second Year, Aloha Aina Project will continue developing plans and strategies
and continue networking and funding cooperative projects, both immediate-priority and
long-range. By the end of its Second Year, Aloha Aina will be actively supporting new
projects as well as those started from year one.
Third Year $400,000,000
During its Third Year, the departments will each realize a signicant increase. As additional
projects come online, initial projects and enterprises will begin to become more self-
supportive. Thus, there will be a net expansion of programs and projects in all areas. During
this period, projects will reach their stride and begin to produce positive results.
Fourth Year $400,000,000
During its Fourth Year, Aloha Aina will see each of the initial projects and programs up and
running and self-sustaining. New projects will continue to be added with the goal of self-
support by the end of the ve years. During this year, Aloha Ainas budget will gradually
scale down as the projects succeed in carrying themselves.
Fifth Year $400,000,000
At the end of the fth year, it is expected that the momentum and success of the projects
will carry the transformation forward. That most of the innovative programs, practices and
policies advocated by Aloha Aina will be integral to the workings of a transformed Hawaii.
Project Completion
At the end of ve years, the Aloha Aina Project will have distributed or otherwise allocated
the $2 Billion in proceeds from this request, along with supplemental funds from
partnerships and revenues from the projects.
This means Aloha Aina will have also succeeded in accomplishing its mission of putting
Hawaii on track to a self-reliant, prosperous, healthy, self-sustaining community. The
operating mechanisms of the programs assisted by Aloha Aina will be in the hands of the
people, the private sector and government.
Thus, the King will have accomplished his purpose of having the Aloha Aina Project
effectively jump-start Hawaiis adoption of sustainable programs and practices, to be carried
forward as integral policies of the Hawaiian Kingdom government.
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A Hawaiian Kingdom Commission
Note: This narrative was originally written in 2006. Conditions have greatly
worsened since then. The recent global fuel crisis and current economic meltdown
are serving to underscore the urgency to implement immediate measures to save
Hawaii from collapse and chaos.
History
Beginnings
The concept for Aloha Aina Project germinated in 1993, but the impetus to create the
commission was demanded by the shocking events of September 11, 2001 when the World
Trade Center and The Pentagon were attacked. It was then that Hawaii was rudely
confronted by the prospects of its acute vulnerability.
The Aloha Aina Project was formed in the months following September 11 as it became
evident that Hawaii was not prepared for this particular kind of emergency, and that the
people of Hawaii were in grave danger from many different fronts as well.
The Problem
For many years now, concern has been growing in the private and public sectors regarding
Hawaiis dangerous dependency on importing practically all its goods and commodities.
Hawaii imports about 90 percent of its fuel to generate electricity; 100 percent of fuel for
automobiles, trucks, ships, airplanes and other means of transportation; 90 percent of
construction materials; and so forth.
This dependency places Hawaii in an extremely vulnerable position across the board and on
all levels. Even a relatively small adverse shift elsewhere in the world could precipitate a
major crisis for the people of Hawaii.
But the most threatening reality is the fact that over 90 percent of the food consumed in
Hawaii is imported from sources thousands of miles away. This means any interruption or
severance of the delivery (shipping) system could place the people of Hawaii not only in a
state of hardship, but even in mortal danger. Hawaiis greatest point of vulnerability is its
food supply. In an emergency Hawaii will not be able to feed itself. There is no food security.
Myopic Solutions
Although occupation (US) government and businesses have convened numerous studies,
commissions, task forces and the like to address the problem, they continually misconstrue
the root of the problem. They persist in regarding the problem as one of supply and delivery.
Therefore, their solutions are aimed at ensuring that the supply and delivery systems
remain operational. Unfortunately, this myopic approach only guarantees and intensies
dependency. Furthermore, it does not take into account the many uncontrollable factors that
could disrupt both supply and delivery. Factors such as bad weather in far-off American
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farms, rising international oil prices, global economics and so forth, would have a
devastating affect on remote Hawaii; literally at the end of the food-chain.
Thus far, the conventional approach has been: to build up the economy to continue to afford
purchasing the imported goods and services. Hawaiis current leaders have apparently
determined that the problem is not the dangerous dependence on imports itself, but a
chronic need for more money to continue importing. Therefore, the primary
recommendation made by their studies is to boost the cash ow, so that more dollars are
available to import more food and goods. Conventional thinking is: 1) as long as there is
enough money, there is nothing to worry about; and 2) the U.S. has the capacity to rescue us
if such a crisis arises.
The Domino Effect
This myopic conventional approach ignores two very important factors: 1) What if the
supply dries up? And 2) what if the delivery system is cut off? The current system is
completely susceptible to the domino effect, which can be triggered in several ways.
Heres one scenario Tourism is Hawaiis number one industry. It generates the lions share
of the dollars in Hawaiis economy. Suppose the price of oil were to sharply rise. Airlines
would be forced to increase airfares to accommodate the cost of fuel for their airplanes and
the increased cost of airport operations (heating, cooling, ground services, and personnel).
With higher airfares, passenger counts would drop, particularly on long trans oceanic
vacation ights. Higher fuel costs (from increased cost of oil-generated electricity) would
trigger higher hotel operations cost, pushing room-rates higher, further deterring travel to
Hawaii.
Visitor arrivals would plummet sending the over-extended tourist industry into a
downward spiral, forcing layoffs and business closures, putting hotel, tour operators, and
other industry support workers out of jobs, sending them into nancial crisis, resulting in
defaults, foreclosures and bankruptcies. (Despite the relatively good employment rate in
Hawaii, the even higher cost of housing and cost of living already have nearly everyone in
Hawaii living precariously from paycheck to paycheck.)
The high cost of oil that would trigger the drop in tourism would also cause a spike in cost
of electricity, gasoline, food (shipping) and everything else, adding another burden to laid-
off hotel and tourism-related workers. But not only hotel workers would be affected. All the
businesses that supply the hotels with goods and services would also be cut back, forcing
layoffs, foreclosures, etc Tax revenues would fall, forcing cuts in government spending,
triggering more layoffsforeclosures Construction would grind to a halt causing more
unemployment, etc Virtually everyone in Hawaii would be affected and Hawaiis people
already living on the edge, would be pushed off the precipice to price-gauging food
shortagespaniccrisis.
Hawaii has no safety net. It has no contingency plan for this magnitude of emergency except
to hope that America will mount something similar to the fties and sixties Berlin Airlift.
But Hawaii is more than 2,000 miles away from the West Coast of America, making it
impossible to sustain with airlifts for any length of time.
Heres another scenario. This one already occurred following 9/11.
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Hawaiis extreme vulnerability was underscored by the shocking attacks on the World Trade
Center, September 11, 2001. Airlines were grounded and shipments by sea to Hawaii from
the U.S. West Coast stopped abruptly, raising the specter of food shortages along with
shortages in fuel, energy and other necessities. Tourism plummeted from 80+ percent room-
occupancy to under 20 percent, causing acute layoffs and anxiety about shortages. Hawaii
teetered on the brink of catastrophe. Had the crisis lasted another week or so, conditions
would have become desperate.
Fortunately, Hawaii was able to dodge the bullet that time and as things settled down,
was able to receive food shipments and the immediate crisis was averted. But it still took
Hawaiis visitor industry fully 3 years to recover.
The problems are inherent to the same degree in all other areas critical to life in these
islands. Energy, transportation fuel, clothing, building materials virtually everything is
imported.
Emergence of Aloha Aina Project
It was during that crisis in 2001 that groups now afliated with Aloha Aina, proposed an
emergency food production program that would begin to restore food security in Hawaii.
The idea, though not entirely new, gained traction particularly among those in government
as well as those in the farming community. Aloha Aina seeks to expand that concept into a
coordinated, integrated, comprehensive campaign to transform Hawaii on all critical levels
and areas.
Aloha Aina believes the solution to the problem of dependency is self-reliance.
Aloha Aina believes the best way to prevent Hawaii from being harmed by being cut off
from the lifeline of imported goods, is to stop being so dependent on imported goods to
become virtually self-reliant.
The best way to provide Hawaiis people with a bright and meaningful future is for Hawaii
to become essentially self-reliant. Not only would this put us out of danger, but the process
of achieving self-reliance would serve to build a much stronger, more productive and caring
community.
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A Hawaiian Kingdom Commission
Departments
Narrative
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Agriculture and Food
The Ahupuaa Project
When Captain James Cook arrived in Hawaii in 1778, he found a group of islands with
a sophisticated agricultural and social system that fed a thriving population of up to a
million people (according to the estimate of some of his crew). In his journal, Cook
himself marveled at the robust health of the people and the bountiful supplies that were
provided to his ships.
The ancient Hawaiian ahupuaa system of management of land and other natural
resources produced an organized agrarian system unmatched both in its sophistication
and simplicity. From miles of stone aqueducts to terraced taro elds, to huge estuarial
shponds, to ocean resource management, Hawaiians produced a yield unmatched in
all of Polynesia.
Beginning with Cooks arrival, foreign diseases and social upheavals and displacements
decimated the native Hawaiian population, eventually reducing it down to roughly
40,000 at the turn of the 20
th
Century four percent of the original population.
Although Hawaii remained an agrarian society, for the next 60 years, the form of
agriculture changed drastically from subsistence (food) farming to vast plantations
raising cash crops (commodities) for export to world markets. Large numbers of Asian
and other farm hands were brought in to work the sugar and pineapple plantations
operated by a handful of powerful families and companies.
As Hawaii transitioned from producing its own food, to the agri-business of
plantations, to the service-dominant tourist trade, the lifestyles and habits of society
shifted from a homegrown, to a consumer, store-bought, society. Today the familys
food is most likely to come from the supermarket, not from their own gardens, or from
a garden in their community, or even a farm in the islands. Highly convenient, plentiful
and cheap, the food comes to the table in a much more circuitous way. Typically, parents
work in service jobs to earn money to purchase food shipped to Hawaii from farms and
processing plants thousands of miles away. It is a marvel of coordination of logistics
involving mega-farms and the shipping industry.
Today, Hawaiis population is 1.2 million. Less than 13,000 acres is in active food
cultivation. Over 90 percent of the food eaten in Hawaii is imported.
The cheaper imported foods have had two extremely negative effects on Hawaiis
people, 1) poor nutrition resulting in chronic, debilitating health problems and 2) utter
reliance on imported rather than local farm products, resulting in fewer acreage
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dedicated to raising food, resulting in diminished local food-raising capacity, resulting
in more imports
It is an insidious cycle. Operating on a massive economy of scale, American mega farms
and mega processing, makes it cheaper to import foods even with the 20 percent
surcharge Hawaii pays for shipping. But the current system sacrices freshness and
nutritional value and seriously stunts local food production. These two factors lead to
poor health and an agricultural system that is incapable of providing enough food for
Hawaiis people in either good times or in an emergency.
The high cost of shipping and storage inhibits building up emergency stockpiles. Under
the current system, at any given time, Hawaii has one weeks worth of food in the
markets. Any back-up supplies in warehouses would be depleted in two weeks. Local-
grown foods may sustain people another week or two. After that, panic and desperation
would ensue.
This is a threat that must and can be averted.
If more than two hundred years ago, the native Hawaiians, using only hand tools, were
able to provide food for a population of a million people, it is entirely within Hawaiis
capability to produce enough of its own food to feed todays 1.2 million population.
Drawing from expertise from many agencies and individuals, Aloha Aina plans to
spark a revitalization of agriculture in Hawaii by adding signicantly more acres into
production, incorporating accelerated reclamation methods and assertive agricultural
programs. Aloha Aina will provide leadership and additional funding to augment
infrastructure, land reclamation, work force, and distribution and delivery systems.
The Plan
This is a basic outline of what this department seeks to achieve. The specic activities
of this department will be determined by the project director, in consultation with the
departments advisory board, experts and other resource people.
Ten years from now Aloha Aina will have provided the initial leadership and
supplemental resources to dynamically reverse Hawaiis current precipitous level of 90
percent dependency on imported food, to a safe 80 percent self-reliance on domestic
(Hawaii-grown) foods.
Ten years from now Aloha Aina will have assisted in adding a minimum of 75,000
acres to the current 13,000 acres under cultivation, dedicated for the production of
fruits, vegetables and grains for local consumption. The 75,000 acres would be
reclaimed and re-activated from the 200,000 acres of former sugar and pineapple lands
presently lying fallow. This signicant increase in Hawaiis food production is
achievable, given Hawaiis fertile lands, two-crop growing season, favorable climate,
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excellent agricultural-research capabilities, innovative farming methods and motivated
farmers.
To support this rejuvenation, Aloha Aina will assist in developing and establishing:
motor pools of heavy farm equipment available to co-op farmers on the six major
islands; accelerated composting systems; upgraded and well-maintained water supply,
irrigation and road systems; additional food processing operations (poi factories, fruit
drying, sh and meat packing, etc.); expanded distribution and delivery systems, and
so forth.
In addition to the farmlands, Aloha Aina will help to bring into production: 1,200 acres
of traditional Hawaiian shoreline shponds capable of producing over 2,400 tons of sh
per year; open-ocean sh-farming operations with a yield of 2,400 tons of sh per year;
and expansion of present open-ocean shing and land-based aquaculture operations.
Aloha Aina will actively support ocean management, replenishment and shing
policies that would ensure healthy yields and avoid depletion of Hawaiis ocean
resources.
Aloha Aina will actively engage in reviving ranching operations to triple the present
livestock production. This would include open range and feedlot operations. Currently,
Hawaiis beef production entails raising the cattle in Hawaii, shipping them to feedlots
and slaughterhouses on the West Coast, and selling the beef to markets in Japan and
elsewhere. Practically none of the locally raised beef actually reaches Hawaiis tables.
The tripling of beef production, along with similar increases in dairy, poultry and hogs
for local consumption, will serve to drastically reduce Hawaiis current dependency on
imports.
Traditional Foods
Aloha Aina will pay particular attention to the re-cultivation and expansion of
traditional foods such as taro, sweet potato and breadfruit. These highly nutritious
Hawaiian staples are key to the anticipated resurgence of homegrown foods in Hawaii.
On their traditional diet, Hawaiians were among the healthiest people in the world. But
after the ravages of foreign diseases and the decimation of the native population,
another more insidious disease crept in cheap, seductively tasty and lling, but low
in real nutrition, processed foods. As native Hawaiians eating habits changed from
traditional foods to processed, imported foods, they developed afictions such as
diabetes, heart disease and the like. Today Hawaiians as a people group have the
highest incidence of these diseases, widely attributed to poor diet.
Studies have proven that when Hawaiians return to eating their traditional foods, their
health dramatically improves; and in many cases, the diseases disappear. Thus, a major
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turning point can be reached if 1) people can be persuaded to break away from bad
eating habits and 2) if the traditional foods are in sufcient, affordable supply.
Ten years from now Aloha Aina will have assisted in adding a minimum of 10,000
acres to the current 500 acres, dedicated for the production of taro. The lands would be
reclaimed from the ancient taro farm sites that are presently unused. Just on the
Windward side of Oahu are suitable lands such as: 1,500 acres in Kawainui, 600 acres in
Waiahoe-Waikane, 300 acres in Kahaluu and so on. Even more lands suitable for taro
cultivation are available on Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Maui and Hawaii.
In conjunction with the increased acreage, Aloha Aina will have taken steps to assure
that the greatly increased taro supply is translated into signicantly reduced cost and,
thus, more widespread consumption.
Exports
As overall agricultural production exceeds levels sufcient for local consumption,
surplus food can be exported to markets in other countries, along with commodities
such as macadamia nuts, coffee, fruits, sugar, and tropical plants.
Partnerships
In developing its strategies, Aloha Aina will utilize the expertise, research, information,
recommendations and methods found in the tremendous amount of work achieved
over many years by State and Federal agencies, individual researchers, growers
associations and so forth.
In the area of agriculture, Aloha Aina will consult and, whenever possible, partner with
the University of Hawaii School of Tropical Agriculture, the Hawaii State Department of
Agriculture, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State Department of Land
and Natural Resources, the State Department of Health, the various county boards of
water supply, environmental groups such as Malama Hawaii, the Nature Conservancy,
the State Department of Education, the State Land Use Commission, the various county
councils, the State Legislature, the Taro Growers Association, existing agricultural
associations and co-ops, individual farmers, ranchers, dairymen, land owners and so
forth. Periodic consultations will also be organized with representatives from the
international community.
In the area of sh farming, Aloha Aina will partner with traditional Hawaiian
aquaculture projects, Kamehameha Schools, Partners in Development, the Oceanic
Institute, the NOA Sea Grant Project, Federal and State departments of sheries,
commercial shermen, commercial sh farm operations and many others.
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In the area of ranching and livestock production, Aloha Aina will likewise consult and
develop strategic plans with the pertinent government departments, organizations,
associations and those with practical, hands-on experience.
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Health and Wellness
The Ola Pono Project
The Need
The people of Hawaii are facing serious healthcare problems. Hawaii is party to the
national health crisis brought on by the increasing incidence of major illnesses and
vulnerability to more virulent strains of diseases.
Hawaii also shares in the national problem of rising health care costs, coupled with
shortages of health care facilities and workers. Hawaiis hospitals and clinics are
overowing, and its resources are already being taxed beyond capacity. It is a ticking
time bomb.
Conventional Western medicine is struggling to keep up with the increasing demand.
As diseases intensify, the response is also intensifying stronger drugs, more invasive
treatments such as radical surgery, chemo and radiation therapies. Health care costs
have risen at an alarming rate, making it less accessible to many people. Without health
care insurance, many put off getting treatment until the condition becomes critical, thus
making it more difcult (and costly) to treat.
Besides this escalation, modern medicines focus on drug and technology-based
treatments and after-the-fact remedies has limited its ability to address Hawaiis overall
health problems from a broader perspective.
There are many health problems that can be treated in ways other than drugs or clinical
medical procedures. A more holistic approach takes into consideration (besides
physiology) dietary, environmental, social, emotional and even spiritual factors.
Native Hawaiians in particular, and Hawaiis population in general, are facing serious
health challenges, many of which are fundamentally diet-related diabetes, heart
diseases and cancers. Sedentary lifestyles are also contributors to these problems.
It has been proven that these afictions can be signicantly alleviated if people returned
to eating their traditional nutrient-rich foods in Hawaii, that would be taro, sweet
potato, fresh sh, banana, breadfruit, and so forth. The double-blind tests conducted in
the nineties among native Hawaiians showed remarkable rates of recovery when those
aficted with these diseases changed to eating traditional foods.
Of course not all health issues are diet-related.
There are many diseases, injuries and inrmities that require treatment in general and
specialty hospitals and clinics using the most advanced medical technology available.
These conventional health facilities serve a tremendous purpose in our island
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community and in the Pacic. The John Burns School of Medicine, its research pursuits
and those of related private companies, are yielding very promising advances.
In addition, because of Hawaiis cosmopolitan composition, it is becoming increasingly
evident that, along with conventional clinical medicine, a wide array of un-conventional
but effective treatments could be incorporated traditional (native cultural and home-
remedies), alternative treatments (pressure points, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage,
etc). A few health centers in Hawaii have already incorporated these traditional and
alternative methods with very positive results.
The Plan
This is a basic outline of what this department seeks to achieve. The specic activities
of this department will be determined by the project director, in consultation with the
advisory committee, experts and other resource people.
The challenges of health and wellness in Hawaii require a concerted effort by both
conventional and un-conventional disciplines. It requires a strong emphasis on
both prevention and treatment. Even though many needs are being aggressively
addressed by private and community healthcare agencies, there are large areas that are
not being sufciently engaged by mainstream healthcare providers.
During the next ten years, Aloha Aina plans to take an active role in supporting a
comprehensive and integrated approach by assisting the following: the advancement
and expansion of conventional treatment centers (hospitals, clinics and mobile units);
the promotion of diet, exercise and lifestyle choices and other natural preventive and
remedial methods; and the acceptance and incorporation of proven, effective native
traditional and alternative spheres of healthcare.
Diet and Lifestyle
There is conclusive proof that diet is the major factor in affecting ones health. Aloha
Aina will mount an extensive healthy-eating campaign that would revolutionize the
eating habits of Hawaiis people. Along with standard foods, the plan includes placing
substantial emphasis on the profoundly positive benets of highly nutritious traditional
native foods such as taro, sweet potatoes and so forth.
During the next ten years, Aloha Aina will use its resources to mount an overall
healthy-living campaign to:
1) Vigorously support initiatives to encourage Hawaiis people to consume
nutritious locally-grown foods and, in particular, to resume eating healthy
traditional island foods. These efforts would include educational programs in
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schools and in the community; media promotion and advertising campaign; free
samples at festivals, celebrations, trade shows and other community gatherings;
creating new product lines for micro-businesses and other incentives, etc.
2) Ensure that a plentiful supply of nutritious food is readily available to everyone
at affordable prices. This ties in to the Aloha Aina agricultural plan as outlined in
this proposal, where extraordinary measures will be taken to boost food
production. This Health and Wellness department of Aloha Aina, will work to
popularize healthy eating, creating a corresponding boost in consumption. If
necessary, Aloha Aina will subsidize the growers and/or the consumers to get
the product distributed and established.
3) Educate and enlighten people to alternative healing methods. A great part of
healing is in enlisting the patient to actively participate in his or her own healing.
By introducing alternatives and educating people about their bodies they
become more condent to take an active role in their own health care. This allows
them to focus on overall wellness, rather than passively accepting treatment for
each health concern. Recognition of choice in ones own health care is
empoweringthat is a rst step toward wellness. Malama First
Health Centers
Aloha Aina will assist Hawaii in providing an easily accessible, affordable, integrated,
professional health care system to support Hawaiis announced aspirations of becoming
the healing center of the Pacic. Aloha Aina will assist in providing augmenting
support that will result in:
1) Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have helped to expand the network of
clinics from the current 13 regional clinics to 24. Aloha Aina will help to increase
the number of neighborhood family clinics, in both urban and non-urban areas.
2) Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have helped to contribute to increasing the
number of top-notch medical centers for treatment of serious, chronic and long-
term illness. These facilities will be healing centers serving and impacting the
entire Pacic community.
3) Ten years from now... Aloha Aina, through a vigorous scholarship program, will
have helped to educate and train dozens of doctors and other healthcare
professionals from among students from Hawaii and the Pacic. Scholarships
will also be available to students training in non-conventional and traditional
healing methods.
4) Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have implemented effective prevention and
remedial programs to signicantly reduce the incidence of diabetes, heart diseases,
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cancer and other debilitating illnesses. These programs would involve
strengthening the bodys natural defense and healing capabilities, thus
successfully resisting disease.
5) Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have helped with supporting cutting edge
medical research. Through the John Burns School of Medicine, its afliates and
other research institutions, Hawaiis medical researchers have been making
signicant contributions to the world of medicine and are on the verge of
breakthroughs in several areas.
6) Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have helped to develop and establish
safety nets to provide for those with insufcient health-care coverage. Included
in that safety net will not only be the problems of the poor; but also those
problems of extended and catastrophic healthcare for the elderly. (Programs in
this area are linked to the department on Housing and Community of this
narrative.)
Alternative Methods
Over the past few decades, it has become evident that many of the traditional native
and folk remedies that had been previously dismissed by the mainstream of Western
medical science, are actually quite valid and benecial to good health. Ancient healing
disciplines that had been used in Asia for centuries bring a different approach to
healing, with a whole array of exotic treatments that have proven very effective.
In recent years, some of these Eastern systems (pressure points, meridians, chakra, chi)
have been accessed through the technology of the West (bio feedback, electro-magnetic
elds, computers) yielding some amazing new developments in non-invasive healing
therapies.
1) Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have contributed considerably to develop
and disseminate hybrid treatments that utilize the best features from different
disciplines. Aloha Aina will work to expand Hawaiis healthcare system to
include and integrate ancient traditional techniques of the East with modern
technologies of the West.
2) Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have placed devices such as the I-Health
bio-energetic therapy devices (proven to be an extremely effective treatment that
triggers the bodys own natural healing systems to ght diseases and ailments),
into use in neighborhood clinics throughout the islands, making it readily
accessible to all. To increase accessibility, Aloha Aina will have also provided
funding for this and other alternative treatments to make them available to
everyone at low cost.
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3) Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have added greatly to the utilization of
native healing techniques such as kahuna lapaau, the use of herbs and other
natural remedies, to treat the ailments of the people. Aloha Aina will have
provided nancing and other assistance for schools to train young, prospective
practitioners and to establish farms to raise the high quality medicinal plants
required for this type of treatment.
Waste
An island society faces limited resources and limited space. One of the major problems
facing Hawaii is the critical problem of waste treatment and waste disposal.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have helped to ensure that the waste problems
are successfully addressed and that practices are adopted so that such human demands
on Hawaiis resources and infrastructure can be effectively managed and sustained.
Partnerships
Aloha Aina will develop its health and wellness strategies by paying close attention to
the expertise, research, information, recommendations and methods found in the many
years of discussion and planning by the healthcare industry. Aloha Aina will seek ways
to be a productive partner with the conventional programs, complementing and
augmenting, as well as seeking, inviting and encouraging innovative ideas to improve
the health of the people of Hawaii.
Housing and Community
The Kaulana Kauhale Project
The Need
Housing. Hawaii is in a severe housing crisis. Years of prot-driven real-estate
developments have boosted the median price of a single-family home in Hawaii to
$650,000 essentially excluding all but the wealthy from new home-ownership and
triggering an alarming increase in what is commonly called homelessness.
The reality is that many of the people classied as homeless do not t the classic
denition of the chronic homeless unaccompanied individuals, homeless
continually for a year or more, or multiple episodes of homelessness over a two-year
period; disabled by addiction, mental illness, chronic physical illness, or developmental
disability; frequent histories of hospitalization, unstable employment, and incarceration.
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Indeed, the face of homelessness in Hawaii has changed to include many children,
parents, grandparentsfamilies decent people who simply can no longer afford the
rents in Hawaiis inated real estate market.
Hundreds of the homeless living on the Wai'anae Coast are school-aged children.
Kamaile Elementary has the largest numbers. Of a student body of 650, ofcials at the
school estimate that as many as 60 percent of its students are homeless. (Honolulu
Advertiser 11/1/06) If we were to extrapolate that gure to encompass all the islands,
the number of homeless children would be in the thousands.
The irony is that Hawaii has the lowest unemployment rate in the U.S., but the highest
percentage of homeless. Many of the so-called homeless are families, with working
adult members who simply cannot afford Hawaiis exorbitant rents. They are still
holding down jobs, trying to care for their families, but their paychecks cannot stretch
far enough to provide food, clothing and shelter. Rather than homeless, the more
accurate term in todays reality would be houseless.
The houseless nd places to live wherever they can and wherever government
tolerates. The most visible are the ones camping along the beaches such as Nanakuli,
Maile and Waianae on Oahu. There are also those who are hidden in the brush in
remote places all over the islands. Then there are those who have crowded into the
houses and backyards of relatives and friends. And nally there are those living in
terribly sub-standard shacks, carports and sheds with no water, electricity or toilets.
There is no way to accurately count the number of houseless persons. Estimates run
from 5,000 to 16,000. The spike in real estate prices over the last few years has raised the
cost of housing far beyond the reach of a great number of people, pushing them out
onto the beaches and byways. At risk are those who are still hanging on in the rental
market, living paycheck to paycheck. Every month, the pressures of Hawaiis economy
topple more of them over the edge.
The Hawai'i Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, a ten-year plan unveiled by the governor
of Hawaii nearly two years ago, estimated that Hawaii will need 30,000 affordable
rental units by end of the ten years. The operating term here is affordable. As the last
few years have shown, in Hawaiis real estate market affordable is a relative and
basically meaningless term. Very few people in Hawaii can actually afford a house.
What they can afford is a tent on the beach.
Aloha Aina advocates that meaningful action be taken to address the immediate
problems of houselessness and the long-term provision of low-cost housing.
Family and Community
The current housing conditions can also be attributed to a systemic dependence on
imports. Importation of food, fuel, energy, goods, etc. demands a great amount of
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cultural adaptation. The change from a subsistence (self-providing, self-sustaining)
society into a commerce-oriented (having to buy everything with money) society, affects
not just the economics, but the entire lifestyle, dynamics and psyche of the community.
The persistent housing crisis, the high cost of living, the constant scramble for more
money, have compounded into social pressures causing serious damage to Hawaiis
families and sense of community.
Although vestiges of familial foundations can still be found, modern society itself has
basically abandoned the social principles that in earlier times, made families and
communities strong and resilient. The immersion into a completely commerce-oriented
society has taken its toll on family life resulting in a deteriorated community with its
litany of ills: broken families, drugs, alcohol, crime, violence, nancial defaults,
bankruptcy, evictions, poverty, disease, suicide and so forth.
The benecial dynamics of neighborhoods have disappeared. Most so-called planned
communities are but strangers living next to each other, disconnected and desperately
struggling to survive.
It would be senseless to talk of solving problems of housing and building communities
without also addressing Hawaiis underlying social problems.
The Plan
This is a basic outline of what this department seeks to achieve. The specic activities
of this department will be determined by the project director, in consultation with the
advisory committee, experts and other resource people.
To stamp out homelessness in Hawaii within the next ten years, Aloha Aina will
actively participate with various government agencies, private organizations and faith-
based groups that are mobilizing to provide emergency and transitional shelters and
services for the homeless/houseless; and institute low-cost housing solutions.
1) Within its rst year, Aloha Aina will assist in supporting key community-based
programs providing emergency shelters and food and aid centers, with particular
emphasis on children and families. Aloha Aina will nancially augment
privately initiated programs such as the Institute for Human Services, the Food
Pantry, the Hawaii Food Bank, the Salvation Army and the many faith-based
organizations, to help maximize their effectiveness.
2) Within its rst year, Aloha Aina will address the housing crisis by assisting the
Hawaii Coalition of Christian Churches in their newly approved state-funded
transitional and low cost housing projects in Waianae, Oahu. Aloha Aina will help
to fund the building of other innovative, self-contained model developments
such as the Hale Imua project in Kalaua-Kona; the Waimanalo Puuhonua project;
and the Partners in Development pole-house kits.
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3) Within its rst year, Aloha Aina will push to affect the release of public lands
such as State (of Hawaii) lands, Hawaiian Home Lands, Hawaiian Kingdom
Lands, along with private lands, for housing purposes.
4) Within its rst year, Aloha Aina will identify and sponsor the development of
efcient, low-cost, self-help construction systems and programs for Hawaii.
5) Within ve years, Aloha Aina will assist in providing the necessary
infrastructure for new houses.
6) Within ve years, Aloha Aina will have helped Hawaii turn the corner of the
immediate crisis, allowing for its resources to be used to sustain recovery and to
provide remedy for the systemic causes of poverty in Hawaii.
For the long-run
Having immediately addressed the most critical needs, ten years from now, Aloha Aina
will have helped Hawaii overcome the problems of hunger and lack of shelter, and
implemented strategies to restructure communities (whether new or refurbished) to be
conducive to the lifestyle of neighborhoods instead of suburban sprawl.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have shifted the trend of developments to
designed (or re-designed) villages, placing each home within short walking distance to the
common facilities such as stores, schools, recreational, entertainment areas and so forth.
This physical design change will have affected community dynamics by bringing
people closer together, fostering friendships, and caring for one another. The walking-
distance proximity would increase exercise and dramatically decrease automobile usage
(currently 90%) for short personal or family errands and activities. Another benet of
residents knowing one another, circulating around their neighborhoods, would be a
dramatic increase in responsibility (watching out for one another) with a corresponding
reduction in crime.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have supported educational programs and
activities that strengthen families and community including values-driven character
education in our schools and homes. Aloha Aina will campaign for and support public
policies that work in favor of strengthening families, particularly those that enable
parents to provide their children a safe, stable, loving environment in which to grow.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have helped to fund community-based parent
training and support groups, childrens activities, home-care for pre-school children
(programs like Tutu and Me, and so forth), to have effectively revived the mechanisms,
motivations and incentives to foster stronger families.
Science and Technology
Hoamana Akeakamai
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High on Aloha Ainas priority list is the elimination of Hawaiis perilous dependency on oil-
generated energy. This can be accomplished by utilizing renewable energy such as wind, solar,
ocean, geo-thermal, bio-fuels (i.e. ethanol, bio-diesel); all of which are in advanced stages of
development here in Hawaii. These, coupled with highly innovative technology for electro
magnetic eld generation would not only effectively fulll Hawaiis energy needs, but would
provide systems that can be utilized by nations around the world.
Hawaii is a technologically modern society with cars, cell phones, computers, ATM
machines, air conditioning, television, refrigerators, washing machines, high rises
the whole gamut of modern conveniences.
Hawaiis scientists, researchers and inventors are involved in developing world-class,
cutting-edge technology. Every year, the University of Hawaii and other scientic
research institutions and companies are realizing signicant breakthroughs in computer
sciences, electronics, software, ocean and earth sciences, alternative fuels, medicine,
dietary sciences, agriculture and so forth.
The Need
Energy. Though technologically advanced, Hawaii is still extremely vulnerable because
of its profound dependency on fossil fuels to produce energy.
The energy that runs all of Hawaiis technology is electricity. And nearly all of
Hawaiis electricity is generated from imported fossil fuels mostly oil, a little coal and
some natural gas.
Should the fossil-fuel supply stop, electricity would drop to a trickle and Hawaiis
technologically sophisticated infrastructure would turn in to a dangerous liability.
Electricity would have to be severely rationed, closing down factories, businesses,
hotels and ofces that depend on machinery, air conditioning, pumps, elevators, and so
forth. Homes with electrical appliances could no longer function. Soon, what little
electricity still being generated would be reserved for only emergency agencies (water
supply, re, police, national guard). Without swift relief from the outside, desperation,
panic, lawlessness and anarchy would ensue.
Fuels rened from oil, drive all of Hawaiis air, sea and ground transportation. Thus,
any interruption to the ow of oil will plunge Hawaii into an immediate transportation
crisis, seriously curtailing delivery of goods and services. If the situation were to be
prolonged for longer than a week, the domino effect will begin to occur, quickly
toppling Hawaii over the edge into disaster.
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The stoppage of the oil supply would trigger a stoppage in shipping, causing food
supplies to dwindle down to critical levels in two weeks, making the specter of
starvation an even greater danger than the lack of air conditioning or hot water.
Hawaii is completely unprepared to face a disaster of this magnitude. Hawaiis only
contingency plan is to rely on emergency relief from the U.S. mainland. Even then, the
cost and effort just to prop up both the food supply and the energy grid could be
maintained only for an inadequately short time.
To avoid total collapse and chaos, people would have to be evacuated from Hawaii to
reduce the population to a level to that which these islands could sustain.
Meeting the Challenge. The good news is that Hawaii has taken this challenge seriously
and over the past few years has become a leader in the quest for alternative energy. In
addition, Hawaii already has a growing reputation as a key player in bio-tech, tropical
agriculture, marine and aqua culture, computer sciences and much more. Hawaii has
the potential for contributing greatly to the many disciplines of the natural and applied
sciences.
Software. Hawaii-created software including advanced business systems, security and
defense programs, animation programs, scientic research programs and so forth, are
operating in computers around the world.
Bio-Technology. Unfortunately, Hawaiis bio-tech industry has produced much potential
for harm to global food sources. The Kingdom would ban GMO production and return
to the traditional methods that made Hawaii a world leader in tropical agriculture.
Hawaii would concentrate on developing strains and procedures for growing healthy
food crops, medicinal plants, construction materials, bio-fuels and so forth. In aqua-
culture, Hawaii provides the pristine brood stock for the vast shrimp-exporting
operations of Asian nations. Hawaii is the worlds foremost producer of deep-ocean-
water blue-green algae and hopes to become a leader in developing environmentally
safe, sustainable open-ocean sh farming.
The Plan
This is a basic outline of what this department of Aloha Aina seeks to achieve. The
specic activities of this department will be determined by the project director, in
consultation with the advisory committee, experts and other resource people.
Aloha Aina intends to carry Hawaiis cutting edge scientic research into practical
applications that will address pressing problems facing society and humanity.
Hawaiis science and technology industry is in a strategic position to address the
vulnerabilities of oil dependency and the promise of alternative renewable energy
sources. Hawaii researchers are also on the verge of revolutionary breakthroughs in bio-
technology, marine-culture, medicine, astronomy, software development and so forth.
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Hawaii is quickly building a reputation as a productive incubator for science and
technology.
Renewable Energy
In the rst year, Aloha Aina will actively work with the various agencies, industry
associations, private companies, scientists, inventors, researchers and so forth, to
identify and compile a denitive inventory of the various systems, devices, theoretical
and practical, that would move Hawaii toward energy independence. Aloha Aina will
evaluate and prioritize the systems to determine which are the most promising systems
for the immediate and long-term energy needs of Hawaii.
In the rst year, Aloha Aina will create and activate a strategic plan to expedite the
shifting of Hawaii to renewable energy sources.
The plan will include strategies to individualize electrical generation at the point of
consumption, whenever possible. This would entail a ten-year program to outt homes,
businesses, public buildings, with renewable energy devices such as photo voltaic
(solar) cells, Gates Mechanical Motors, etc. that would enable the consumers to generate
their own electrical power. Excess power generated from these tens of thousands of
individual house sites can be sold back as a net gain to the main power grids.
The plan will also include strategies to join efforts with government and the power
industry to shift the generation of electricity for the main power grids, to renewable
energy sources, thus, eliminating Hawaiis dependency on oil for the purpose of power
generation.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have eliminated the dependency on oil to
generate electricity by: 1) joining with government, the energy industry and other
alternative energy advocacy organizations, to build and activate renewable systems
such as solar arrays, wind turbines, ocean-thermal exchange, geothermal, hydro-
electric, bio fuels, etc. to generate electricity for the power grids, 2) supporting the
installation of tens of thousands of individual renewable energy systems in households
and small businesses to either take them completely off the power grid or greatly
reducing their dependency on the grid.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have also helped to revolutionize energy
generating systems by supporting research and development in innovative technologies
such as those found in the electro-magnetic and anti-matter effects published by
Hawaii-based mathematician, Marko Rodin; magnetic eld generators; and mechanical
motors.
Bio-Fuels
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina, emulating the Brazil model, will have participated in
converting all standard automobiles, trucks and heavy equipment in Hawaii to using
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bio-fuels such as ethanol and bio-diesel. Aloha Aina will produce bio fuels from sugar
cane, palm oil, candle-nut oil and other rapid-growth, high-oil-content plants.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have helped to resurrect the manufacture of solar
vehicles in Hawaii and increase the use of hybrid vehicles that run on solar power or a
combination of solar and renewable bio-fuels; particularly for use in short-run errands
around the neighborhood.
Bio-Tech
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have helped to expand Hawaiis bio-tech
accomplishments to include native foods, open ocean sh farms, genetic research,
medical treatments and other new avenues of bio-science.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have signicantly assisted in developing and
implementing bio-tech procedures for the eradication of pests (Mediterranean fruit y,
apple snails, etc.) and diseases (pocket rot, bungee top rot, papaya ring spot, mosaic
etc.) that attack, damage and decrease Hawaiis food production. Using science, Aloha
Aina will also seek to eradicate dangerous invasive plant and animal species, and,
conversely, to protect and restore endemic and indigenous species.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have signicantly assisted in utilizing science and
technology in improving the overall quality of life in Hawaii. Shifting to renewable
energy will save Hawaii over $2 billion dollars a year that is currently being spent on
importing oil. A portion of these savings can be fed back to the grid to expand
development of renewable energy.
Sharing:
Aloha Aina will assure that vital technologies developed in Hawaii will be marketed to
all, and particularly shared, at-cost, among the nations of Oceania and other developing
countries.
Partnerships:
Aloha Aina will work with various State of Hawaii and U.S, agencies, Science and
technology associations such as Hawaii Science & Technology Council, domestic and
foreign tech companies, individual scientists, inventors and developers.
Economy, Resources
The Kumu Waiwai Project
The Need
Modern Hawaii is a decidedly American society, closely reecting American ties and
inuences on all levels. Hawaiis economic condition is a product of American
commerce and by and large, functions closely to that model. However, Hawaii being a
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geographically remote cluster of islands, assumes some special challenges that have
required adopting special ways of functioning to make the economy work. Hawaiis
economy is extremely vulnerable because of two over-arching factors: its utter
dependence on shipping and its utter dependence on tourism.
Dependence on Shipping
Gradually over the decades, all aspects of life in Hawaii became either directly or
indirectly dependent upon shipping. If shipping were to be suddenly severed, the
economic structure of Hawaii would collapse, bringing down the entire social order as
well. This places Hawaii in great danger of suffering from circumstances completely
beyond its control, affecting the lifeline of shipping.
Business and government have persisted in regarding the problem as one of supply and
delivery. Therefore, their solutions are aimed at ensuring that the supply and delivery
systems remain operational. Unfortunately, this narrow approach does not take into
account the many uncontrollable factors that could easily disrupt either supply or
delivery or both. Factors such as bad weather in far-off American farms, rising
international oil prices, global economics and so forth, can have a devastating affect on
remote Hawaii; literally at the end of the food-chain.
Thus far, the conventional approach has been: to build up the economy so Hawaii can
continue to afford purchasing the imported goods and services. Hawaiis leaders tend to
believe that the problem is: the chronic need for more money to continue importing, not
the dangerous dependence on imports. Therefore, all their policies and actions are aimed
at boosting the cash ow, so that dollars are available to import more food and goods.
The conventional thinking goes: 1) as long as there is enough money for goods to be
bought and shipped in, there is nothing to worry about; and 2) the U.S. has the capacity
to rescue Hawaii if such a crisis were to arise.
Dependence on Tourism
The second position of peril is Hawaiis dependence on tourism as its main economic
driver, placing practically all of its eggs in one basket. Seven and a half million visitors a
year generate about 80 percent of Hawaiis gross revenues. Fluctuations in the visitor
count cause immediate uctuation in Hawaiis economy. Incidents like the 9/11 attacks
can (and did) cripple Hawaiis economy from 5,000 miles away.
The concentration on tourism as the main economic activity in Hawaii has stied other
areas of economic development and entrepreneurship not related to tourism. Local
small businesses have complained bitterly for many years about the governments anti-
business policies: punitively high taxes and business fees; inordinate regulations and
restrictions (mandatory health insurance, workmens compensation, etc.); and
extremely slow processing rates. In fact, Hawaiis anti-small-business climate has been
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cited in numerous stories in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and many
business publications.
The major banks have also contributed to this situation by limiting the scope of
nancing almost exclusively to land development and big businesses (tourism,
construction, plantations), virtually abandoning such unglamorous but vital activities as
small farms and mini-businesses.
On the other hand, Hawaii is already home to several multi-national corporations and
other companies that conduct their business on a global platform. Its central Pacic
location and its multi-ethnic composition places Hawaii in an advantageous position for
international trade. Communications technology provides full links to other market
centers as well as every nook and cranny around the world. Hawaii is fully wired and
has been plugged in to international trade for many years.
The Plan
This is a basic outline of what this department of Aloha Aina seeks to achieve. The
specic activities of this department will be determined by the project director, in
consultation with the advisory committee, experts and other resource people.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have implemented its integrated plan to build
self-reliance (locally grown food, renewable energy, etc.). In doing so, Aloha Aina will
have also helped to produce a stable diversied economy, making Hawaii less
vulnerable to the dictates and whims of trans-oceanic shipping and a single-industry
revenue source.
Tourism
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have helped to improve Hawaiis visitor industry
by providing tourists with a better product and better value as a result of achieving
stability in food and energy supplies. Though tourism will remain Hawaiis primary
source of revenue, Hawaii will not be so completely susceptible to its mood swings.
Aloha Aina will also support adopting measures to prudently maintain both resident
and visitor populations at levels that Hawaiis resources and infrastructure can
reasonably sustain.
World Trade
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have provided programs and incentives to
greatly expand Hawaiis presence as a world trader. Aloha Aina will have helped to
shape Hawaiis strategic mid-Pacic position, its multi-national composition and its
broad range of expertise, into a hub of international trade, hosting clearinghouse and
central banking services, stock and commodities markets, and other world-trade
activities. Todays global telecommunications networks allow participation in the
constant ow of trading of stocks and options around the world. Likewise, because of
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its unique, international status, Hawaii has great potential to host robust international
banking operations.
Small and Micro Business
Ten years from now... in partnership with various Hawaii banks and nancial
institutions (macro and micro), departments of business and economic development,
chambers of commerce, small business associations, etc., Aloha Aina will have affected
a lively, strong and diverse local, sustainable entrepreneurial economy by implementing
nancing programs geared to help small and micro businesses. Aloha Aina will also use
successful models such as the Blackfoot National Bank, the Grameen Bank and the Elk
River Bank as templates. Aloha Aina will have invested in and helped to establish credit
unions and full-service banks for native Hawaiians.
Dividends
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have encouraged the capitalization of marketable
products and proprietary rights derived from Hawaii-based science and technology
from alternative energy sources to agricultural research to marine farming to software
development and so forth technology that will benet people everywhere.
More economic dividends would result from other Aloha Aina targeted projects such as
the change to renewable energy. The savings Hawaii would realize from not importing
oil would be over $2 billion dollars a year. These savings can be rebated to the people,
used to continue renewable energy development and fund other projects to expand the
economy. Dividends could be realized from exporting surplus food, even at discounted
rates.
Natural Resources
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have worked together with numerous
government agencies and advocacy groups to successfully implement programs that
emphasize stewardship of our vital resources and environment; to replenish Hawaiis
ecosystems, to ensure an adequate supply of fresh water and to ensure that endangered
species and natural habitats are maintained and protected.
Aloha Aina will support a vigorous program to eliminate dangerous, invasive alien
plants, animals, and sea life. Aloha Aina will also assist programs to remove chemical
contamination, explosive ordinance and other hazardous residues from Hawaiis lands,
fresh water systems and ocean.
Partnerships:
Aloha Aina will work with the State Department of Business and Economic
Development, State Tourism Authority, Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau,
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various chambers of commerce, Small Business Hawaii, Small Business Administration,
banks, nancial institutions (local and international) and myriad trade and professional
associations.
New Vision, Education
Ike Hou Project
Without a vision, the people perish.
As Hawaii begins its transformation, people, young and old, will begin to see a new
vision; a vision of self-reliance, a spirit of independence, a sense of condence,
optimism and hope for the future.
With this momentum, Aloha Aina intends to affect and overhaul of Hawaiis education
system to achieve excellence in math, science, technology, social sciences and business,
along with traditional knowledge, the applied arts, industrial arts, practical arts and
social skills.
The Need
During the days of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Hawaii was the most literate nation on
earth with over 90 percent literacy. In the ensuing hundred-plus years, that rate has
plummeted to one of the lowest in the nation. Hawaii has basically two educational
systems, the public and the private. The private far out-performs the public, thus, those
who can afford it, send their children to private schools. It is the public schools that are
in deep trouble.
Although there are some hopeful signs of turning, the momentum of the long years of
constant decline is difcult to overcome. The state government is nally admitting that
the key problem is not simply the lack of funding; it is the obstinate bureaucracy that
refuses to change. It is a systemic problem that, from curriculum to operations, needs to
be overhauled.
The state budget has sufcient funds to make those changes to the public schools, but
the legislature lacks the political will to initiate those changes. The main reason is the
tremendous power wielded by the educators unions, the public workers unions, and
other unions, that inuence the legislators ability to win elections. With the entrenched
educational bureaucracy and the political status quo, change in the educational system
would be very difcult to achieve.
The plight of the public schools in Hawaii has placed another obstacle to reform. That is
lack of condence in the states ability to carry out the reforms. In other words, unless
the people believe things can change, they become skeptical and ambivalent and will
not press for those changes, thus, perpetuating the cycle of stagnation.
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The stalemate over educational reform in Hawaii is due to a lack of hope, which is due
to a lack of vision. If an appealing new vision for educational excellence is placed before
the people, and they catch hold of it, they will push inexorably toward it. The changes
will happen.
As Hawaii experiences invigorating transformation in the areas of food production,
energy self sufciency, affordable housing, and so forth, a new vision among young and
old will begin to take hold a vision of self-reliance; a spirit of independence; a sense of
condence and hope for the future. This positive shift in attitude is a crucial factor to
triggering systemic changes throughout the institutions of Hawaiian society family,
community, schools, business, industry, policy-making bodies and so forth.
The Plan
This is a basic outline of what this department of Aloha Aina seeks to achieve. The
specic activities of this department will be determined by the project director, in
consultation with the advisory committee, experts and other resource people.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have utilized this climate of optimism, to cause
an overhaul of Hawaiis educational system by providing nancial support and
incentives to shift it from its current monolithic bureaucratic stagnation, into a
decentralized, localized, community driven, exciting, challenging, productive, two-way
proposition.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have contributed to the improvement of public
secondary educational curricula, programs and governance so they yield a high degree
of academic excellence with demonstrable skills in mathematics, science, technology,
social sciences, business and the ne arts.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have supported alternative learning programs,
charter schools and schools of choice to expand the avenues for diversied educational
opportunities for Hawaiis children.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have directed signicant resources for teaching
and training in the hotel and restaurant trades, technical and industrial arts, farming,
shing, aqua-culture, ranching; ensuring those with productive talents and skills are an
integral and dignied part of Hawaiis society.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have invested in establishing a number of halau
(places of learning) throughout the islands for training in Hawaiian culture and
language, traditional knowledge and skills. Within these halau, will be schools of
carving, canoe crafting, and house building. There will also be training in Hawaiian
traditional water management systems, agriculture and shpond stewardship. Also,
celestial navigation, native healing arts and so forth.
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Conict Resolution
The Hooponopono Project
The Need
What the world needs now is Aloha. The late kupuna (respected Hawaiian elder) Pilahi
Paki once said: in the next millennium the world will turn to Hawaii as they search
for world peace because Hawaii has the key and that key is Aloha.
In her address to the United Nations, kupuna Malia Craver also spoke of aloha as a
means to resolve not just personal but international conicts.
Aloha is more than a word that means hello, goodbye or love. The root words of
Aloha are alo or face and ha which means breath. The reference is to the
Hawaiian genesis story of the Creator breathing life (the breath of life, face to face) into
the nostrils of the rst man, Kumuhonua. It is an acknowledgement of the personal
investment of the Creator in every living person. Aloha is an invocation and a
recognition of respect for the sacredness of life in another.
Based on this fundamental truth of Aloha, Hawaiian society developed many profound
concepts that embody the highest ideals for society: peace, harmony, unconditional
love, respect, tolerance, cooperation, generosity and much more.
One of the derivatives of Aloha is a highly effective method used for conict resolution
called, Hooponopono, which means to make things right. It is a method that incorporates
forgiveness and reconciliation, the true expression and true test of Aloha.
Although in times past, Hooponopono was widely understood and used, in the last half-
century it, along with many native healing processes, fell by the wayside, displaced by
modern medicine.
However, in the last two decades, individual practitioners have helped to bring this
effective healing method back into use in places such as the Waimanalo Health Clinic,
the Waianae Comprehensive Health Center, and so forth. Native practitioners make
house calls and educational foundations such as the Queen Liliuokalani Childrens
Center provide training to those interested in learning to use this highly effective
process of reconciliation.
The Plan
This is a basic outline of what this department of Aloha Aina seeks to achieve. The
specic activities of this department will be determined by the project director, in
consultation with the advisory committee, experts and other resource people.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have played a leading role in developing an
international reconciliation center where the principles of reconciliation are shared, taught,
instilled, and activated.
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Through this center, Aloha Aina will have presented the practice of hooponopono as a
highly viable method through which individuals, factions, people groups and especially
nations, can peacefully resolve the conicts between them.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have helped to fund the reconciliation center,
which will consist of a main ofce (probably located on Oahu) to administer the
program; ofces at community clinics on all the islands to provide on-site services;
several special retreat locales on different islands where individuals and small groups
seeking reconciliation can be brought together for several days at a time.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have provided the funding and other necessary
resources (directors and advisors) for the administration and operations of the
reconciliation center. Aloha Aina will have assisted in providing the necessary training
and certication and periodic screening of the practitioners and staff conducting and
supporting the reconciliation processes.
Ten years from now... Aloha Aina will have helped the center provide (besides direct
face-to-face reconciliation services) the means to take the message to the international
stage by utilizing all available mass media technology television and radio, the world
wide web, the arts, and so forth to broadcast, disseminate, inculcate and otherwise
spread Hawaiis message of peace and aloha to the world community.
Partners
Likely partners in this endeavor include: the Queen Liliuokalani Childrens Center, Ola
Pono Wellness Center, Partners in Development, the State of Hawaii Department of
Health, the Matsunaga Peace Center, the Pacic Justice and Reconciliation Center,
various departments of the United States and various agencies of the United Nations.
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Alii Nui Moi Edmund Kelii Silva, Jr.
Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawaii
"All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Secondly, it is violently
opposed and lastly, it is accepted as self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
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September 20, 2011
To: Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General, United Nations
Barack Obama, President of the United States
Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority
Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel

Gentlemen:
The conict between the State of Israel and the Palestinian aspirations for
independence is setting the stage for a broader conict with consequences beyond
imagination. Like the spark that ignites an explosion, the confrontation taking place at
the United Nations over the issue of Palestinian statehood threatens to ignite a global
explosion of violence.
Most Israelis and Palestinians embrace the Bible as their guide. Deuteronomy 30:19
describes the current situation explicitly.
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you
life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your
offspring may live.
This verse identies the precipice on which you stand.
Ha!aha!a is a Hawaiian word that means humility. That concept is understood to include
many different expressions. The two highest expressions are the gratitude we feel to
the Creator for the opportunity we have been given to be alive. The other is the respect
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we give to each other and to all the expressions of divinity, including the Earth itself.
Living within the sacred boundaries of ha!aha!a is choosing life.
Within those boundaries, we revere life and we treat others and all living things as we
would like to be treated.
Disrespecting the gift of life and the forms of divinity that share this life space with us is
the equivalent of worshipping death. It does not, however, take deliberately choosing
that ultimate outcome to bring about our destruction. There are many people on the
planet who are caught in webs of fear. They generate an energy of destruction that can
be fed by enough conict until a critical mass is reached where the spasm of violent
outpouring exceeds anything that those living in fear intended.
In our Kingdom, we have many practitioners of the highest spiritual arts, people known
as Kahunas. They have survived the oppression brought upon them by the conversion
of the Hawaiian political leadership to Christianity many years ago. I am calling upon
those practicing these ancient arts to do whatever they can to disperse the upwelling of
negative energy that is being fed by the conicts in the Middle East and elsewhere.
I call upon each of you to open your inner eye and look at the potential outcome of your
current actions. You can turn away from God and worship the material world and its
discontents. You can turn against each other and act out your denial of brotherhood.
Or you can step back from the abyss and take whatever steps you can to defuse this
situation.
To make our position clear, we stand on the side of peace and reconciliation within the
Human Family. We believe that peace and reconciliation emerge when there is true
justice. As an occupied people, we live in an internal diaspora. We assert our right to
restore our independence and again become a full member of the community of
nations. We see the Palestinian people as pursuing the same aspiration. We also see
that many in the United States and many in Israel long ago recognized that aspiration
as legitimate. The problems arise from those who would frustrate that aspiration and
block the available pathways to resolution of this conict. They are moved by fear at
best and by pursuit of destruction at worst.
In our restored Kingdom, we nurture the practice of ho!oponopono, a healing art that
can bring true peace to conict situations. I am offering the services of mediation to the
present conict and sending members of my Celestial Council to assist you in avoiding
the worst case outcome that now looms. Their services are offered to the two central
parties to the dispute without the interference of any other party.
Our desire to be of assistance in bringing peace to this situation is both for the benet of
all life on the planet and for the benet of my people. We are pursuing the creation of a
new national model for living sustainably on this planet that will ensure the people of the
Hawaiian Islands thrive. We need a period of time in which to implement that model
and demonstrate its usefulness to the rest of the Human Family. I am attaching two
documents that give an overview of what we intend to offer to the world. We view this
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plan as the alternative path to the path of destruction that is being promoted as our
destiny.
So we humbly suggest that you awaken fully to the potentials that exist at this turning
point in Human history. Our Family can turn towards the light and walk into a future
infused with that light or we can listen to the voices of darkness that haunt our past and
descend into the abyss. The greatest gift given to us after life was the gift of choice.
Our future is in our hands, not written in stone. Choose life that all living things may
rejoice.
Respectfully yours,
Ali!i Nui Mo!i Edmund K. Silva, Jr.
Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawai!i
c.c. Ali!i Mana!o Nui Lanny Sinkin

Attachments: Rebuilding the Government Narrative
Aloha #Aina Project Narrative
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Alii Nui Moi Edmund Kelii Silva, Jr.
Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawaii
"All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Secondly, it is violently
opposed and lastly, it is accepted as self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
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October 5, 2011
To: Her Majesty the Queen
Prime Minister David Cameron
Members of Parliament

Your Majesty, Mr. Prime Minister, and Members of Parliament:
In a recent letter to Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations; Barack
Obama, President of the United States; Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian
National Authority; and Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, I
offered the following observation:
The conict between the State of Israel and the Palestinian aspirations for
independence is setting the stage for a broader conict with consequences beyond
imagination. Like the spark that ignites an explosion, the confrontation taking place at
the United Nations over the issue of Palestinian statehood threatens to ignite a global
explosion of violence.
I enclose a copy of the entire letter for your review and the two attachments referenced
in that letter.
The purposes of that letter were to call attention to the potential for global conict being
created by the Middle East confrontation, to offer the services of the Kingdom of Hawai!i
to mediate the dispute, and to provide the Kingdom!s vision and plan for creating a new
civilization as a model for the world.
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We have received very favorable responses to our overture and continue the dialog to
determine whether we can be helpful to the parties in nding peace. We view our
mission as representing the rest of Humanity that does not want to see this conict drag
all nations into the Armageddon abyss.
I am writing to you because England played a major role in creating the conditions that
now exist in the Middle East. This historical fact places a responsibility upon England to
assist in resolving the tensions that remain from those early years. It is not my place to
dene that responsibility. I do, however, ask that you consider whether the
consequences of those past actions will be allowed to determine Humanity!s future and
whether you can lend your good will and best efforts to preventing such an outcome.
How much of Human action at this time is determined by conicts of the past? We are
essentially dealing with the dead who continue to seek "victory" in wars stretching back
through history. They seek to manipulate those alive today into acting out the old
stories of unnished battles.
The rst protection that the living need is to remain free of the subtle inuences of past
traumas and transgressions. Separating from the past, the living are free to embrace a
new timeline, a new future not dominated by the grievances of the past.
Our mission is healing. Our job is predominantly liberation. Forgiveness is an essential
part of that process. Release of the aka chords binding the living to the stories of the
dead is another part of that process. Healing back through the generations as true lomi
lomi massage achieves is a sample of the technologies available to us. Liberation from
loyalty to ancestral story lines that imposed an expectation of continuation on the living
is the primary goal. Lovingly acknowledging the ancestors and their pain while lovingly
refusing to continue the iniction of pain is the path that must be chosen to prevent the
inexorable ow towards negativity.
It is precisely because the powers of healing have emerged so strongly on this planet at
this time that the old wounds are surfacing. They surface to heal. While the dead may
believe that they are returning to consume their enemies, they are in fact returning to
nally be healed and free to go in peace. We must stand as healers in the light to greet
them and wake them from their long slumber. Our task is to bring the new civilization
into this plane of reality so that they can see an end that brings them joy. The
unexpected HA -- the breath of God -- transforms the landscape and we are the
instruments of that HA. We ask you to join with us in this transformational work.
Respectfully yours,
Ali!i Nui Mo!i Edmund K. Silva, Jr.
Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawai!i
c.c. Ali!i Mana!o Nui Lanny Sinkin
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The Apology Resolution
103RD UNITED STATES CONGRESS
1ST SESSION
Joint Resolution
To acknowledge the 100th anniversary of the January 17, 1893 overthrow of the
Kingdom of Hawaii, and to offer an apology to Native Hawaiians on behalf of the
United States for the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
Whereas, prior to the arrival of the rst Europeans in 1778, the Native Hawaiian
people lived in a highly organized, self-sufcient, subsistent social system based
on communal land tenure with a sophisticated language, culture, and religion;
Whereas, a unied monarchical government of the Hawaiian Islands was
established in 1810 under Kamehameha I, the rst King of Hawaii;
Whereas, from 1826 until 1893, the United States recognized the independence of
the Kingdom of Hawaii, extended full and complete diplomatic recognition to the
Hawaiian Government, and entered into treaties and conventions with the
Hawaiian monarchs to govern commerce and navigation in 1826, 1842, 1849,
1875, and 1887;
Whereas, the Congregational Church (now known as the United Church of Christ),
through its American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, sponsored
and sent more than 100 missionaries to the Kingdom of Hawaii between 1820 and
1850;
Whereas, on January 14, 1893, John L. Stevens (hereafter referred to in this
Resolution as the "United States Minister"), the United States Minister assigned to
the sovereign and independent Kingdom of Hawaii conspired with a small group of
non-Hawaiian residents of the Kingdom of Hawaii, including citizens of the United
States, to overthrow the indigenous and lawful Government of Hawaii;
Whereas, in pursuance of the conspiracy to overthrow the Government of Hawaii,
the United States Minister and the naval representatives of the United States
caused armed naval forces of the United States to invade the sovereign Hawaiian
nation on January 16, 1893, and to position themselves near the Hawaiian
Government buildings and the Iolani Palace to intimidate Queen Liliuokalani and
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her Government;
Whereas, on the afternoon of January 17,1893, a Committee of Safety that
represented the American and European sugar planters, descendants of
missionaries, and nanciers deposed the Hawaiian monarchy and proclaimed the
establishment of a Provisional Government;
Whereas, the United States Minister thereupon extended diplomatic recognition to
the Provisional Government that was formed by the conspirators without the
consent of the Native Hawaiian people or the lawful Government of Hawaii and in
violation of treaties between the two nations and of international law;
Whereas, soon thereafter, when informed of the risk of bloodshed with resistance,
Queen Liliuokalani issued the following statement yielding her authority to the
United States Government rather than to the Provisional Government:
I Liliuokalani, by the Grace of God and under the Constitution of the Hawaiian
Kingdom, Queen, do hereby solemnly protest against any and all acts done against
myself and the Constitutional Government of the Hawaiian Kingdom by certain
persons claiming to have established a Provisional Government of and for this
Kingdom.
That I yield to the superior force of the United States of America whose Minister
Plenipotentiary, His Excellency John L. Stevens, has caused United States troops
to be landed a Honolulu and declared that he would support the Provisional
Government.
Now to avoid any collision of armed forces, and perhaps the loss of life, I do this
under protest and impelled by said force yield my authority until such time as the
Government of the United States shall, upon facts being presented to it, undo the
action of its representatives and reinstate me in the authority which I claim as the
Constitutional Sovereign of the Hawaiian Islands.
Done at Honolulu this 17th day of January, A.D. 1893.
Whereas, without the active support and intervention by the United States
diplomatic and military representatives, the insurrection against the Government of
Queen Liliuokalani would have failed for lack of popular support and insufcient
arms;
Whereas, on February 1, 1893, the United States Minister raised the American ag
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and proclaimed Hawaii to be a protectorate of the United States;
Whereas, the report of a Presidentially established investigation conducted by
former Congressman James Blount into the events surrounding the insurrection
and overthrow of January 17, 1893, concluded that the United States diplomatic
and military representatives had abused their authority and were responsible for the
change in government;
Whereas, as a result of this investigation, the United States Minister to Hawaii was
recalled from his diplomatic post and the military commander of the United States
armed forces stationed in Hawaii was disciplined and forced to resign his
commission;
Whereas, in a message to Congress on December 18, 1893, President Grover
Cleveland reported fully and accurately on the illegal acts of the conspirators,
described such acts as an "act of war, committed with the participation of a
diplomatic representative of the United States and without authority of Congress",
and acknowledged that by such acts the government of a peaceful and friendly
people was overthrown;
Whereas, President Cleveland further concluded that a "substantial wrong has thus
been done which a due regard for our national character as well as the rights of the
injured people requires we should endeavor to repair" and called for the restoration
of the Hawaiian monarchy;
Whereas, the Provisional Government protested President Cleveland's call for the
restoration of the monarchy and continued to hold state power and pursue
annexation to the United States;
Whereas, the Provisional Government successfully lobbied the Committee on
Foreign Relations of the Senate (hereafter referred to in this Resolution as the
"Committee") to conduct a new investigation into the events surrounding the
overthrow of the monarchy;
Whereas, the Committee and its chairman, Senator John Morgan, conducted
hearings in Washington, D.C., from December 27,1893, through February 26,
1894, in which members of the Provisional Government justied and condoned the
actions of the United States Minister and recommended annexation of Hawaii;
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Whereas, although the Provisional Government was able to obscure the role of the
United States in the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, it was unable to
rally the support from two-thirds of the Senate needed to ratify a treaty of
annexation;
Whereas, on July 4, 1894, the Provisional Government declared itself to be the
Republic of Hawaii;
Whereas, on January 24, 1895, while imprisoned in Iolani Palace, Queen
Liliuokalani was forced by representatives of the Republic of Hawaii to ofcially
abdicate her throne;
Whereas, in the 1896 United States Presidential election, William McKinley
replaced Grover Cleveland;
Whereas, on July 7, 1898, as a consequence of the Spanish-American War,
President McKinley signed the Newlands Joint Resolution that provided for the
annexation of Hawaii;
Whereas, through the Newlands Resolution, the self-declared Republic of Hawaii
ceded sovereignty over the Hawaiian Islands to the United States;
Whereas, the Republic of Hawaii also ceded 1,800,000 acres [7,280 km"] of crown,
government and public lands of the Kingdom of Hawaii, without the consent of or
compensation to the Native Hawaiian people of Hawaii or their sovereign
government;
Whereas, the Congress, through the Newlands Resolution, ratied the cession,
annexed Hawaii as part of the United States, and vested title to the lands in Hawaii
in the United States;
Whereas, the Newlands Resolution also specied that treaties existing between
Hawaii and foreign nations were to immediately cease and be replaced by United
States treaties with such nations;
Whereas, the Newlands Resolution effected the transaction between the Republic
of Hawaii and the United States Government;
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Whereas, the indigenous Hawaiian people never directly relinquished their claims
to their inherent sovereignty as a people or over their national lands to the United
States, either through their monarchy or through a plebiscite or referendum;
Whereas, on April 30, 1900, President McKinley signed the Organic Act that
provided a government for the territory of Hawaii and dened the political
structure and powers of the newly established Territorial Government and its
relationship to the United States;
Whereas, on August 21, 1959, Hawaii became the 50th State of the United States;
Whereas, the health and well-being of the Native Hawaiian people is intrinsically
tied to their deep feelings and attachment to the land;
Whereas, the long-range economic and social changes in Hawaii over the
nineteenth and early twentieth centuries have been devastating to the population
and to the health and well-being of the Hawaiian people;
Whereas, the Native Hawaiian people are determined to preserve, develop and
transmit to future generations their ancestral territory, and their cultural identity in
accordance with their own spiritual and traditional beliefs, customs, practices,
language, and social institutions;
Whereas, in order to promote racial harmony and cultural understanding, the
Legislature of the State of Hawaii has determined that the year 1993, should serve
Hawaii as a year of special reection on the rights and dignities of the Native
Hawaiians in the Hawaiian and the American societies;
Whereas, the Eighteenth General Synod of the United Church of Christ in
recognition of the denomination's historical complicity in the illegal overthrow of
the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893 directed the Ofce of the President of the United
Church of Christ to offer a public apology to the Native Hawaiian people and to
initiate the process of reconciliation between the United Church of Christ and the
Native Hawaiians; and
Whereas, it is proper and timely for the Congress on the occasion of the impending
one hundredth anniversary of the event, to acknowledge the historic signicance of
the illegal overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, to express its deep regret to the
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Native Hawaiian people, and to support the reconciliation efforts of the State of
Hawaii and the United Church of Christ with Native Hawaiians;
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
Section 1. Acknowledgment and Apology.
The Congress
(1) on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the illegal overthrow of the
Kingdom of Hawaii on January 17, 1893, acknowledges the historical signicance
of this event which resulted in the suppression of the inherent sovereignty of the
Native Hawaiian people;
(2) recognizes and commends efforts of reconciliation initiated by the State of
Hawaii and the United Church of Christ with Native Hawaiians;
(3) apologizes to Native Hawaiians on behalf of the people of the United States for
the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii on January 17, 1893 with the
participation of agents and citizens of the United States, and the deprivation of the
rights of Native Hawaiians to self-determination;
(4) expresses its commitment to acknowledge the ramications of the overthrow of
the Kingdom of Hawaii, in order to provide a proper foundation for reconciliation
between the United States and the Native Hawaiian people; and
(5) urges the President of the United States to also acknowledge the ramications
of the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii and to support reconciliation efforts
between the United States and the Native Hawaiian people.
Section 2. Denitions.
As used in this Joint Resolution, the term "Native Hawaiians" means any
individual who is a descendent of the aboriginal people who, prior to 1778,
occupied and exercised sovereignty in the area that now constitutes the State of
Hawaii.
Section 3. Disclaimer.
Nothing in this Joint Resolution is intended to serve as a settlement of any claims
against the United States.
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