And before the organizational name of "Na'i Aupuni" was co-opted it is a Mele Lahui, a song for our Nation. Let's sing this song whether in support or opposition of this, now known as, "Na'i Aupuni Process".
If you are still on the fence on whether to participate or not I urge you to visit the key documents page on the Na'i Aupuni website (focus in on the by laws if it is too overwhelming so at least an understanding of the genesis of Na'i Aupuni can be attained) as well as field groups on Facebook such as Protest Na'i Aupuni (which I am a member of), or the Protest Na'i Aupuni Website, so you can make an informed decision. Don't be lead by fear mongerers on either side, be lead by education.
On a similar but side note (a very important side note) did you know that an Office of Hawaiian Relations exists within the United States Department of Interior? Of pique interest are the Proposed Government to Government Rulemaking Procedures (follow up blog to come in dissecting this buggah!). Take a peek and we can review the "in between the lines" story here.
I am Pro-Independence and believe that we can support and maintain our own government. We will succeed in creating a governing entity that is representative of our Lahui.
Campaign introduction is the next post, maybe :)
Mahalo for dropping by and reading up on what I believe in is maika'i for our Lahui. I am not talking about the Na'i Aupuni election/campaign but us (Hawaiians and residents of Hawaii) engaging in an elevated educated dialog on how to better ourselves, our nation and our 'aina.
Me ka oia i'o.
Katie Leimomi Kamelamela