Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New Reporting on Hawaiian Issues

I recently complained that media coverage of the proposed settlement between OHA and the state over the so-called “ceded lands” revenue claim failed to include any voices of opposition. So I wrote a cover piece for Honolulu Weekly that does, while also providing quite a bit more information about the agreement and how it fits into the guv's grand schemes for Kaka`ako.

It's related to another issue — the work of the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission to identify Hawaiians for the purpose of forming a government, a politically hot process I write about here.

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, a state agency, is a key player in both initiatives, which is precisely what has some kanaka concerned. This is a key time for Hawaiian issues. Stay tuned!


Anonymous said...

OHA will squander the money. That money should be held in trust to help the poorest Hawaiians better themselves.

Anonymous said...

Mahalo Joan for the indepth look at the issues. OHA is in bed w/ the colonizer. Trustees are catering to the "Americanized" Hawaiians which they themselves are. Those of us wanting true justice are dismissed. Independence is not a pipe dream. Its real and the powers that be fear the very real possibility of it.

Anonymous said...

Hawaii will be given back...after the US Military is done with it...until then...forget about it .

Anonymous said...

My people had to wait over 400 hundred years to be free again, after the collapse of the USSR and people took to the streets and kicked the Russians out.

Lots of blood, sweat and tears.

Great reporting Joan.

Dr Shibai

Anonymous said...

The occupiers come in all colors and persuasions.
If you believe in a Hawaiian nation but are not Hawaiian you must leave. You are claiming / taking up space you don't deserve.

Anonymous said...

Ah, yes. Follow the money. And that trail stinks to high heaven. De-occupy; re-occupy; create.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe in a Hawaiian nation.

It will never come to pass in any form other than a "quasi-indian tribe" sort of way, as the USA may allow it.

And that's OK.

Anonymous said...

10:11 am

Yes, agreed. It's ok.