Hawaiian Self-Determination: One View of the Hawaiian Nation

Jul 2, 2014

Jonathan Kamakawiwo'ole Osorio, professor in the Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Credit UH Manoa

  The U.S. Department of the Interior is holding meetings around Hawai’i, asking how the federal government should be involved in creating a Hawaiian nation.   Should the interior secretary propose establishing a government to government relationship with Hawaiians and help set it up? Or should the DOI leave it to the state, with possible federal requirements?  Some who have been studying the issue say, neither.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports.

For a look at the Department of the Interior's plans and a schedule of meetings, click here.

Several programs on 'Olelo community television address Hawaiian self-determination issues in different ways.  A panel discussion featuring Governor John Waihee and Robin Danner of the Kan’iolowalu Coimmission, Leon Siu and Poka Laenui is among the offerings this month.  It was organized by this group: