Hawaiian sovereignty movement

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In the debate around the Akaka Bill, some factions favouring Hawaii sovereignty have considered that bill an attempt to deprive Hawaiian nationals of their international right to self-determination and independence, and that the bill is inconsistent with Hawaii's history as an independent country. They see the bill as reducing them to "Native American" status which oxymoronically is a second-class citizenship compared to 'full' citizens, who have among other things a formal right to secession. Though this has not been exercised since 1861 (with disastrous results in that one case), many feel that another round of secessions in the US is at this point inevitable, with Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Alaska all obviously candidates.

Links exploring this and related issues include:

  • U.N. Human Rights Committee meeting in Geneva in July 2006
    • Three sovereignty groups claim U.S. abuses Honolulu Advertiser, May 5, 2006.
  • Hawai'i Independence Day (La Kuokua)
    • Shikina, Robert. Hawaiian group marks 1843 treaty -- A little-known accord formally established Hawaii's sovereignty Honolulu Star-Bulletin, November 27, 2006.
  • Hawai'i Maoli
    • Hawaiian program gathering speed Honolulu Advertiser, 8-9-04.
    • Hawai'i Maoli
  • Polls gauging support for soveriegnty
    • Pang, Gordon Y. K. Poll: Sovereignty support eroding Honolulu Advertiser, July 4, 2006.
  • Waikiki March in September 2004
    • Hawaiian march floods Waikiki -- More than 10,000 take to the streets in a peaceful appeal to protect land and entitlements Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 9-7-04.
    • Hawaiians reassert unity Honolulu Advertiser, 9-7-04.
  • Grand opening of The National Museum of the American Indian
    • Hawaiians, Inouye help open museum Honolulu Advertiser, 9-22-04.


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