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Commission: Native Hawaiian Roll exceeds 120K

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 05:40 a.m. HST, Mar 14, 2014



A roll of qualified Native Hawaiians interested in participating in their own government has grown to more than 120,000.

The Native Hawaiian Roll Commission announced on Thursday that more than 120,000 have signed up to re-organize a Native Hawaiian government recognized by the state of Hawaii.

The commission's campaign to register Hawaiian for the roll is called Kanaiolowalu.

The initiative launched in July 2012 after enactment of a state law recognizing Native Hawaiians as the only indigenous people of the islands.

The yearlong drive was extended because of the short pace of signups. The commission says the enrollment effort will go until May 1.

Nearly 290,000 Native Hawaiians live in the state.







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Cricket_Amos wrote:
The aren't indigenous, they came here from somewhere else. Indigenous means "originated and arose here." The only indigenous culture of Hawaii is the present one, which arose here from a mixture of influences and subcultures.
on March 14,2014 | 06:10AM
medicinecrow65 wrote:
And I suppose this means native american cultures aren't indigenous either for the same reason? Since these were the first humans to inhabit their respective areas their cultures are the indigenous cultures because said culture did originate and arise there. By your theory there would be no indeginous cultures outside of africa where all humans originated.
on March 14,2014 | 06:55AM
DiverDave wrote:
So Crow, Polynesians were NOT the first peoples to inhabit these islands, and they were not here any longer than Europeans have now been in North America. "Indigenous" hardly!
on March 14,2014 | 10:17AM
1local wrote:
are Samoans Hawaiian? Are Tongans Hawaiian? Are descendants of the Hawaiian Kingdom hawaiian?
on March 14,2014 | 12:16PM
DiverDave wrote:
Well 1local, Samoans, Tongans, and other Polynesians would be no as they don't live here, but it would be hard to tell the difference DNA wise from Polynesian-Hawaiians because they are all Polynesians. Polynesian-Hawaiians came from Samoa around 1250a.d.. Your second question "are descendants of the Hawaiian Kingdom hawaiian?" is true as there were many ethnicities that made up, and were every bit citizens, of the Hawaiian Kingdom. If you were a Japanese born here in the 1800's and in a mix of people from around the world you would have certainly said you were Hawaiian, just as folks today say they are American. This awful separation of races and hatred that results from it, is just a manifestation since the 1970s when the silly sovereignty fringe activists started there activities.
on March 14,2014 | 12:31PM
hanalei395 wrote:
"aren't indigenous". ......... Cricket is being funny.
on March 14,2014 | 07:12AM
holokanaka wrote:
someone in this paper once said Hawaiians "are not indigenous" to these Islands and now every ha*le who has a problem with the Hawaiians who was here more then a thousand years before the white people sailed beyond their shores repeats that statement. what a bunch of i.d.i.o.t.s.
on March 14,2014 | 07:46AM
cojef wrote:
My ethnic background is Japanese, but I am a native born American or native born Hawaiian. Almost everyone born in the islands have parents that came from somewhere else. Now if the original settler came from elsewhere to these islands which became known as Hawaii and had children here, are they more Hawaiian than I am? Further, since my ancestry is pure Japanese(both parent from Japan), racial purity I am more "Hawaiian" than those Hawaiians that have inter-married? Just asking, maybe, making it more a muddle.??
on March 14,2014 | 08:34AM
hanalei395 wrote:
cojef, for the OFFICIAL definition of Hawaiian, it's in the Hawai'i State Constitution. Your "just asking" will then be answered.
on March 14,2014 | 09:02AM
DiverDave wrote:
Hanalei, everyone knows that you can get a Rhinoceros declared "indigenous" in Hawaii as long as you have enough votes. That wouldn't make it true though. Everything and everybody on these islands came from somewhere else, even the Polynesians!
on March 14,2014 | 09:22AM
hanalei395 wrote:
And this ######, when he comes to an end, will be shipped back to wherever he came from.
on March 14,2014 | 09:35AM
holokanaka wrote:
joker, you are an i.d.i.o.t.
on March 14,2014 | 09:46AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
"Rhinoceros", lol, this guy is funny. Out in left field, but funny.
on March 14,2014 | 12:16PM
DiverDave wrote:
Cojef, King Kalakaua felt and said the same thing when he requested the Japanese government to allow Japanese to immigrate to Hawaii. On November 24, 1882 John M. Kapena presented to the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Japan, Inouye, a proposal to allow Japanese to immigrate to Hawaii. Sent by King Kalakaua, and the Board of Immigration, he read the following prepared statement. "We believe the Japanese and Hawaiians spring from a cognate race and that Japanese children growing up and amalgamating with our population will produce a new and vigorous race, which will repeople our islands. We wish to repeople our country with an orderly, laborious, civilized, law abiding and cognate race. Such we believe the Japanese to be and therefore our future lies here, and we ask you to help us with this end". Well we know what happened. 10's of thousands were paid to immigrate here. Their pay was $10 a month U.S. Gold Coin ( the official money used in Hawaii for "all debts public and private" after the Hawaiian Monetary Act of 1876). They were made to work 10 hours in the field or twelve hours in the mill, six days a weeks. So now 7 generations later the descendants of these immigrants are forced to pay reprobation to Polynesian-Hawaiians via their hard earned tax dollars? How wrong is that? Surely unconstitutional. However, in this state racism is alive and well and living in our State's government!
on March 14,2014 | 09:18AM
holokanaka wrote:
cojef, does a pure Japanese look like a pure Hawaiian? although technically your nationality may be Hawaiian I guess I don't understand why someone wants to be known as something they are not. to me you are Japanese who lives in Hawaii.
on March 14,2014 | 09:46AM
DiverDave wrote:
Cojef, "holokanaka" obviously also specializes in racism based on looks too. So sad. His boat is very leaky with many holes.
on March 14,2014 | 10:12AM
holokanaka wrote:
"specializes in racism". why do people claim to be something they they are not. are they ashamed of who they are and/or their ancestors or history? why do people here with no Hawaiian blood want to be known as a Hawaiian? if you were Portuguese ancestry but lived in China, would you say you are Chinese or Portuguese? to me it seems sad that you are not proud of who you are. as I have said on many occasions if you have 1 drop of Hawaiian blood you have a right to claim you are Hawaiian regardless of all these man made laws or statutes or policies.
on March 14,2014 | 02:05PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Cojef, I got a similar situation. My grand daughter was born on base in Japan. She is part Hawaiian. She is called American in Japan with Hawaiian ancestry. On her passport it said American it did not say Japanese. Is your muddle clearer?
on March 14,2014 | 12:13PM
DiverDave wrote:
holokanaka says, "Hawaiians who was here more then a thousand years before the white people". That's incorrect according to the University of Hawaii. Terry Hunt, Professor of Anthropology At UH Manoa, in collaboration with 4 other university around the Pacific Ocean has determined that the Hawaii Island chain was actually colonized much later than previously speculated. In the now widely accepted research the team determined through the use of "High precision radiocarbon dating" that Polynesian were actually only here about 500 years before recontact with others. Europeans have been in North American the same amount of time now as they were in Hawaii then. So, does that make Europeans "indigenous" to North America now? To read Dr. Hunt's acclaimed findings google or bing "East Polynesia colonized faster and more recently than previously thought".
on March 14,2014 | 09:39AM
holokanaka wrote:
remnants of Koa planked canoe sitting in Santa Monica Museum of Natural History and discovered in Chile is carbon dated to 1000 AD. Koa only grows in Hawaii. again joker you have claimed something incorrect. google: Dr. James Delgado, Nautical Archaeologist Hawaiians discoveries of the americas.
on March 14,2014 | 02:22PM
DiverDave wrote:
Menehune.
on March 15,2014 | 01:05PM
DiverDave wrote:
Criket_Amos you are of course correct. The use of the word "indigenous" is only a ploy to attempt to characterize themselves in line with the real "indigenous" peoples of America, the Native American Indians, who hit has already been proven that they existed in North and South American a minimum of 17 thousands years. 500 years is hardly a long enough time to claim you are "indigenous" to anywhere. Europeans have been in North America now that long.
on March 14,2014 | 09:44AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Did DD put a timeline on the "indigenous" date requirements? 500 vs.17000 years? He would never claim Europeans as originally from mother Africa.
on March 14,2014 | 12:22PM
DiverDave wrote:
We are all natives of the planet Earth.
on March 14,2014 | 12:53PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Can't we all live together and respect the indigenous culture and race? It's no wonder they get mad when others peel off skin, layer by layer.
on March 14,2014 | 08:33AM
DiverDave wrote:
We are all "Hawaiians" that are citizens of this State, and part of the Greatest Nation on Earth, The United States of America.
on March 14,2014 | 09:25AM
Anonymous wrote:
Hawaiian is a race . your Birth Certificate Says what you are. and is a very important document of the , The United States of America..
on March 14,2014 | 09:36AM
hanalei395 wrote:
DD is funnier than Cricket. But both, jealous, frustrated and harmless.
on March 14,2014 | 09:46AM
holokanaka wrote:
"We are all Hawaiians". does anyone here ever wonder why I call him joker? "and part of....the united states of america". when and how did that happen joker???? give us all the laws and supporting documentations to support your claim that these Islands are part of america...
on March 14,2014 | 09:52AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
DD, comes on line at 1030 am. Starts his tirade on the Hawaiians. Will call King Kalakaua a drunk with naked hula dancers. Will twist Hawaiian History to fit his hateful tirade. He does this ALL the time. At 1030 am, he prop ably just got back from his Friday morning couch session with the doctor. Hey DD, can't we all just love each other?
on March 14,2014 | 11:58AM
DiverDave wrote:
If I have ever said anything that is incorrect bring it on Boss. Everyone can see who the real haters are here. You are all right above. Anonymous, hanalei395, holokanaka, and you NanakuliBoss.
on March 14,2014 | 12:09PM
Anonymous wrote:
Yes you did the fact is Hawaiian is a race . funny how pointing out a simple fact that your Birth Certificate states what race you are make some one a hater. the only hater is you even simple facts you can not accept. you sad lil man so much hate eating you up . try being proud of who ever you are
on March 14,2014 | 12:55PM
holokanaka wrote:
"If I have said anything that is incorrect". joker you claim these Islands are part of america because of an annexation treaty is "INCORRECT".
on March 14,2014 | 01:35PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Boss, non-Hawaiian DD will always be anti-Hawaiian, and will always be jealous of Hawaiians. And he will stay that way until he is shipped back to wherever he came from.
on March 14,2014 | 12:16PM
DiverDave wrote:
More personal attack with no substance., hanalei395. It is easy to see who the divisive haters are here.
on March 14,2014 | 12:36PM
DiverDave wrote:
This phony list of names were not collected by people signing up as much as the names were essentially stolen like an identity thief would from the roles of current and past students at Kamehameha Schools with out their say so! Now if someone finds their name on the list they have to request that it be removed. Hardly a true petition or sign up. Just a bunch of names that obviously are not representative of the majority of their ethnicity total. (120,000 out of 290,000 here, as well as another 200,000 that live on the mainland.) Kind of like the Ku'e petition was, just a bunch of names on a paper, totally meaningless.
on March 14,2014 | 10:02AM
DiverDave wrote:
"The yearlong drive was extended because of the short pace of signups. The commission says the enrollment effort will go until May1." Sounds like Obama Care. What they meant to say is that we need more time to commit more identity theft, and add the stolen names to the list without the folks knowing we have.
on March 14,2014 | 10:14AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
DD links this roll call to Obamacare. Wow. The gopher would do this from his hole.
on March 14,2014 | 12:01PM
boolakanaka wrote:
A a matter of both law and policy, what OHA is attempting to accomplish, is firmly rooted in both state and federal law. Specifically, both state and federal appleate courts hace implicitly concluded that the OHA trustees may, as a matter of federal law, spend money for any of five enumerated purposes.
on March 14,2014 | 10:47AM
DiverDave wrote:
So your point boola is what?
on March 14,2014 | 10:58AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Hahaha, DD doesn't know what boolakanaka is saying. He doesn't know how to counter.
on March 14,2014 | 12:02PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
DD calls the people on this roll call, identity thieves. Wow.
on March 14,2014 | 11:59AM
DiverDave wrote:
Boss also has poor reading comprehension, to go along with his ability to hate.
on March 14,2014 | 12:11PM
Anonymous wrote:
wrong it means a lot and that what lit a fire under you. i have family who live state side who sign up. i even have my OHA ID . the internet is a blessing helping folks sign up
on March 14,2014 | 12:58PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Are these 120,000/290,000 "native Hawaiians" 100% pure blood Hawaiian? If not, they should not be classified as "native Hawaiians". They should be classified as "part native Hawaiians".
on March 14,2014 | 11:27AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Hey, non-Hawaiian, don't worry about it.
on March 14,2014 | 11:38AM
DiverDave wrote:
No sailfish1, it's all just one big SCAM on the good citizens of Hawaii. This is why it's nickname is "the one drop nation". Even if you are 99.99 percent Japanese, but somewhere in the your past a family member was even 1% Polynesian, you can claim to be Polynesian-Hawaiian. It's just so silly, and totally ridiculous.
on March 14,2014 | 11:48AM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
I have a friend that's 25% Hawaiian and 75% white European, but has a true Hawaiian heart. Yes, he signed up and is a true Hawaiian. We do not discriminate, no hate in our ulture.
on March 14,2014 | 12:05PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Right sailfish, so if you are 1% Hawaiian, please sign up like DD said. We do not discriminate we love all who come to our islands.
on March 14,2014 | 12:08PM
DiverDave wrote:
Nanakuliboss says, "We do not discriminate we love all who come to our islands." Unless you are not Polynesian then we attack you and call you names, even if you happen to be born here of a different ethnicity than Polynesian!
on March 14,2014 | 12:46PM
DiverDave wrote:
Let's analyze Boss' statement further, "our islands". Who said the Polynesians have a right to call what is every one of the citizen's "ours". That smells of racial supremacy. That would make him a what?
on March 14,2014 | 01:03PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Hahaha, DD would never venture into Nanakuli. Good thing he hides behind a fake name.
on March 14,2014 | 05:05PM
DiverDave wrote:
So, is that a terroristic threat?, NanaBoss?
on March 14,2014 | 10:57PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Boss, by the tone of sailfish's comment, he is 0% Hawaiian. Like D Dave.
on March 14,2014 | 02:24PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Yup. DD is Mr.Hyde of Dr. Konki.
on March 14,2014 | 05:06PM
Ronin006 wrote:
How does one qualify to be a “qualified Native Hawaiian?” Is there a blood quantum level or is it how an individual decides to be identified even if they do not have one drop of Hawaiian blood?
on March 14,2014 | 05:06PM
holokanaka wrote:
As I have said before if you have one drop of the Hawaiian blood and you identify yourself as a Hawaiian you are Hawaiian .
on March 14,2014 | 05:14PM
Anonymous wrote:
This article is factually inaccurate. Over 120,000 people have signed up but Kana'iolowalu is still in the process of conducting the ancestry confirmations. The number of "qualified Native Hawaiians" signed up is still not determined.
on March 14,2014 | 07:01PM
kuroiwaj wrote:
And in October 2013, OHA and the Commission merged the Kau Inoa, Operation Ohana, and Hawaiian Registry with the Kanaioluwalu signups and recently removed the duplicates. Now, they must verify the "qualified" Hawaiians. With the merged lists, OHA is working with an estimated population of nearly 500,000 or as reported, 527,000. Remember on August 2013 Kanaioluwalu had some 9,300 signatures to be verified. In 7 months the number jumped to 200,000 and now reduced to 120,000. Going be very difficult to get the 250,000 or 50% of the "qualified" Hawaiians. I agree with Anonymous that the "qualified" Hawaiians have not yet been determined.
on March 14,2014 | 07:49PM
holokanaka wrote:
I think and hope many "qualified" Hawaiians decide NOT to sign up.
on March 14,2014 | 09:02PM
DiverDave wrote:
Anonymous is also not correct as he states the number of "sign ups". They have merged different signups at different times for personal different reasons. They also used roles of students that attended Kamehameha Schools without asking. The majority of the folks actually never signed this petition role. The Kanaioluwalu list cheated by making decisions for folks in the past ,and just added their names to this role without first asking if they can do that. That's stealing someone's identity without prior knowledge. That is illegal!
on March 14,2014 | 09:14PM
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