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OHA trustees, CEO promise to work together

By Star-Advertiser & Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 06:48 p.m. HST, May 19, 2014


Office of Hawaiian Affairs CEO Kamana'opono Crabbe and the OHA trustees emerged from an all-day session of Hawaiian reconciliation and forgiveness Monday with what they called "one voice" traveling on "one path."

Crabbe still has his job and OHA will continue its nation-building efforts — although there might be a new timeline for Kana'iolowalu, the Native Hawaiian Roll Call project that OHA has pledged to support with $3.9 million.

The trustees spent more than 6 hours behind closed doors Monday, during which Crabbe and the trustees shed tears, wept and deliberated about recent events, Crabbe said. 

"We recognized the gravity of the future of our people," Crabbe said afterward. "We have to think about the broader good of our people."

Crabbe said he and the trustees want to make sure more people will participate in the nation-building process so the effort may see a delay.

Crabbe and the trustees have been tangled in an awkward public spat over the letter he sent on May 5 to Secretary of State John Kerry. 

In the letter, Crabbe noted the U.S. government had acknowledged that the U.S.-backed overthrow of the Hawaii Kingdom in 1893 was illegal. The letter also questioned whether OHA might be violating international law as it pursues the creation of a Native Hawaiian governing entity if the kingdom continued to exist. 

The trustees quickly followed up with a letter to Kerry rescinding Crabbe's correspondence. But Crabbe has won public support, including a petition signed by more than 2,500 people. The petition said Crabbe's questions represent the perspectives of many people in "their search for justice regarding the United States supported illegal overthrow." 







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Mythman wrote:
O Ha Ha
on May 19,2014 | 03:26PM
DiverDave wrote:
"The letter also questioned whether OHA might be violating international law as it pursues the creation of a Native Hawaiian governing entity if the kingdom continued to exist." Forget about "International Law", how about United States Law?
on May 20,2014 | 07:32AM
DiverDave wrote:
So, they obviously came to an understanding that in order to pull this thing off they must be called Indians. So, after living in a "Kingdom" as just one of many races for 100 years, then living in the United States for another 130 years as one of many, many, races, they will now try to sneak in the backdoor as an "Indian Tribe". Wow!
on May 20,2014 | 07:38AM
DiverDave wrote:
""We recognized the gravity of the future of our people," Crabbe said afterward". What gravity? No one is dying. Polynesians are doing better than ever before. More Polynesians own property and houses than ever before. According to a recent Star article they are graduating high school at par with all other ethnicities. So, what is the "gravity" Crabbe speaks of? The gravity is what to do with the 650 million in their pocket, and a 200 million dollar piece of property the State just gave them!
on May 20,2014 | 07:44AM
DiverDave wrote:
I wonder how much money they must accumulate before any of it actually gets to the folks it is intended for? How about sending every pure Polynesian-Hawaiian in the State a check for $50,000. That's 7000 times $50,000 equals $350 million. They would still have plenty of money left over for pay raises and junkets around the world they call "fact finding missions".
on May 20,2014 | 08:08AM
LanaUlulani wrote:

Actually under International Law Hawaiians have an inherent right to sovereignty FAR away from Obama and those of his ilk.

Fortunately most Hawaiians refuse to be enslaved by those who want to control us like they control Americans.

IF Hawaiians remain FREE then it helps Americans. Get IT!! Dummy.


on May 20,2014 | 08:08AM
AhiPoke wrote:
This is a great illustration of why the Hawaiian community has not made any progress after decades. IMO, instead of trying to accomplish the impossible, turning back decades of history, they should be trying to get all they can within the framework of American law. I will guarantee you that Hawaii will not return to be a kingdom.
on May 19,2014 | 03:35PM
hanalei395 wrote:
"I will guarantee you that Hawaii will not return to be a Kingdom". ...... No, of course not. However, this might turn into being a nationwide/worldwide news item. And, it will be fun.
on May 19,2014 | 03:52PM
kuroiwaj wrote:
Hanalei395, is CNN or Al Jazeera covering this fiasco?
on May 19,2014 | 04:15PM
holokanaka wrote:
Kuroiwaj, I hope so!!!
on May 19,2014 | 04:42PM
hanalei395 wrote:
It will be on Fox, for sure, and be great news for Birthers. "We have proof. Obama WAS born in a foreign country".
on May 19,2014 | 05:47PM
kuroiwaj wrote:
Hanalei395, we have been part of the United States since July 7, 1898. What proof do you have that President Obama was born in a foreign country?
on May 19,2014 | 07:23PM
hanalei395 wrote:
No sense of humor. You didn't get it.
on May 19,2014 | 07:37PM
hanalei395 wrote:
To make it simple for you, and to explain this little satire (note: the quotation marks): Birthers, seeing news items, Obama, maybe born in a Kingdom that still exists, and ......... never mind.
on May 19,2014 | 07:59PM
holokanaka wrote:
kuroi, show me the legal procedure by which these Islands had become "part of the united states since July 7, 1898. I have made the same challenge to the other two chronies, konki and the joker and still haven't been shown these "legal procedures".
on May 19,2014 | 08:47PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
Holokukae for about the 20th time makes the same absurd comment. I'll give you the same answer I've given before, even though you seem not to pay attention:
"Treaty of Annexation between the Republic of Hawaii and the United States of America (1898). Full text of the treaty, and of the resolutions whereby the Republic of Hawaii legislature and the U.S. Congress ratified it. The politics surrounding the treaty, then and now."
http://www.angelfire.com/big09a/TreatyOfAnnexationHawaiiUS.html
Hawaii offered the Treaty and the U.S. accepted it. You might not like the fact that the U.S. used a joint resolution to accept the Treaty. But the method any nation uses to ratify a Treaty is up to that nation alone to decide for itself, it is not up to you and not up to any other nation.
on May 19,2014 | 09:38PM
holokanaka wrote:
cut it out already konki donki with your lies there is a lawful treaty by which america obtained title to these Islands. did you read the u.s. supreme court decision in---united states vs curtiss wright as I suggested to you??? if not maybe you should before concluding that there is a legal treaty...
on May 19,2014 | 09:55PM
eoe wrote:
Oooohmp-pah, Oooohmp-pah-pah
on May 19,2014 | 03:59PM
MariaBetty wrote:
Hmm... I wonder, what say the House of Kawānanakoa?
on May 19,2014 | 04:24PM
BuhByeAloha wrote:
Why doesn't anyone acknowledge the Chinese coming to Hawaii well before the Polynesians? Maybe the Chinese should be trying to stake a claim for some real estate and some cash. (along with preferential hiring, government assistance, housing and special schools that Whites aren't allowed). My family is from Bora Bora, where some believe came the first wave of Hawaiian inhabitants. Maybe I should get some free stuff and I could quit my job!
on May 19,2014 | 04:33PM
EducatedLocalBoy wrote:
Hanalei395 don't flatter the principal characters in this modern day tragedy by stating that what they are doing is newsworthy nationally. The problem is that it always seems that it's one step forward two steps backwards for Native Hawaiians and OHA. What adds to the tragedy is that the attorney who is asserting that the Native Hawaiian Kingdom is still valid, UH Law Prof. William Chang is highly intelligent -- he's UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall trained -- and was once an outstanding attorney. However, something happened and now he appears to have gone over the edge a little bit. What's equally ironic is that because of the political climate the H@0LE Neil Abercrombie was always able to pass the Akaka Bill through the U.S. House of Reps but the Native Hawaiian Dan Akaka and the powerful Day Inouye were never able to get it adoped by the U.S. Senate.
on May 19,2014 | 04:33PM
hanalei395 wrote:
The Akaka Bill did pass in the senate in 2006, 56 - 41, with 3 not voting, but not enough to override a Bush veto. George Bush did warn, that if the Bill reaches his desk, he will veto it.
on May 19,2014 | 05:25PM
kuroiwaj wrote:
Hanalei395, in politics you win or lose and S.147 failed cloture vote. The 56 votes were 4 short, and a loss. Nothing to do with a Bush veto, S.147 never got out of the floor of the Senate.
on May 19,2014 | 05:42PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
kuroiwaj is correct; and hanalei is, as usual, creating falsehoods. I don't know why he does that, but this time I can nail his ugly hide to the wall absolutely. For 14 years I have kept a detailed compilation of all news reports and commentaries related to the Akaka bill, Kau Inoa, kana'iolowalu, and related racist efforts at nation-building. Here are some relevant webpages for hanalei and kuroiwaj to peruse:

AKAKA BILL HISTORY FOR THE THREE CRUCIAL DAYS OF JUNE 7, 8, AND 9 OF 2006-- NEWS REPORTS AND COMMENTARIES, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER. JUNE 7 (Akaka bill cloture petition debate), JUNE 8 (more debate, and then the defeat), JUNE 9 (grieving the loss, analyzing it, wondering what comes next)
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaHistJuneStartJun72006.html

A CLOTURE PETITION WAS FILED IN THE SENATE ON TUESDAY JUNE 6. THE CLOTURE PETITION WAS DEBATED JUNE 7; AND FURTHER DEBATED AND THEN DEFEATED ON THURSDAY JUNE 8. THE TRANSCRIPTS FROM THOSE DEBATES HAVE BEEN COPIED FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WEBSITE AND PLACED ON A DIFFERENT (USER-FRIENDLY) WEBPAGE HERE:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaHistJune2006SenateActionCongRec.html

Akaka bill yeas and nays for the cloture motion vote of June 8, 2006 (56 yea, 41 nay, 3 not voting) are displayed here:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaClotureVoteStats060806.html

Summaries for each of the three days, followed by very lengthy compilations of full text, including a few cartoons. Enjoy! And let this be a lesson to boolakanaka and others: it is not necessary to be a lawyer, nor to have publications in law journals, to be an expert.
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaHistJuneStartJun72006.html


on May 19,2014 | 07:00PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
kuroiwaj is correct; and hanalei is, as usual, creating falsehoods. I don't know why he does that, but this time I can nail his ugly hide to the wall absolutely. For 14 years I have kept a detailed compilation of all news reports and commentaries related to the Akaka bill, Kau Inoa, kana'iolowalu, and related racist efforts at nation-building. Here are some relevant webpages for hanalei and kuroiwaj to peruse:
on May 19,2014 | 07:03PM
kahuku01 wrote:
Ken: And as usual, hanalei is getting deeper and deeper in a field of cow manure (BS) as he tries to say things with his foot in his mouth. A swipe of Preparation-H on his head and mouth will do him some good and hopefully he'll come up with something positive about this whole ordeal instead of always trying to self impress himself and nobody else.
on May 19,2014 | 07:28PM
hanalei395 wrote:
kahuku, still mad at me for making him looking like a stupid lying fool. With a great admiration for Conklin, an extreme hater of Hawaiians, kahuku keeps saying that he is "Hawaiian", then right after that, he shows his hate toward Hawaiians.
on May 19,2014 | 08:41PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
AKAKA BILL HISTORY FOR THE THREE CRUCIAL DAYS OF JUNE 7, 8, AND 9 OF 2006-- NEWS REPORTS AND COMMENTARIES, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER. JUNE 7 (Akaka bill cloture petition debate), JUNE 8 (more debate, and then the defeat), JUNE 9 (grieving the loss, analyzing it, wondering what comes next)
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaHistJuneStartJun72006.html
on May 19,2014 | 07:04PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
A CLOTURE PETITION WAS FILED IN THE SENATE ON TUESDAY JUNE 6. THE CLOTURE PETITION WAS DEBATED JUNE 7; AND FURTHER DEBATED AND THEN DEFEATED ON THURSDAY JUNE 8. THE TRANSCRIPTS FROM THOSE DEBATES HAVE BEEN COPIED FROM THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WEBSITE AND PLACED ON A DIFFERENT (USER-FRIENDLY) WEBPAGE HERE:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaHistJune2006SenateActionCongRec.html
on May 19,2014 | 07:05PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Following a tumultuous meeting, OHA will release a statement asking to build condos in Kaka'ako makai.
on May 19,2014 | 05:18PM
Dawg wrote:
Crabbe has finally realized that he has crossed the line. In spite of his differences with the board his first responsibility is to the people who were elected to manage the welfare of the organization which included hiring him. The bayonet style of dealing with adversity is what did the Hawaiians in to begin with and does not belong in a worthy effort. Crabbe has to GO! He cannot be trusted and should be shown the door.
on May 19,2014 | 05:34PM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
I thought the trustees would give Crabbe dirty lickins. But he appears not to have any marks on him from the beatings. So I guess they used rubber hoses instead.
on May 19,2014 | 07:02PM
wescor wrote:
Aloha,Pono Our indigenous rights as a people . A state shall take effective measures To ensure that the right is protected and also to ensure that indigenous people Can understand and be understood the political , legal and administrative Processing.
on May 19,2014 | 06:35PM
kuroiwaj wrote:
Wescor, we are all Americans. Nation building with an established Constitution and Country. Is that the direction of OHA from today?
on May 19,2014 | 06:41PM
kahuku01 wrote:
kuroiwaj: OHA's dream is to establish a Hawaiian Nation but will never come about. OHA is one of many Hawaiian factions throughout the state and like crabs in a bucket, they will always have differences and pull each other down when one gets too greedy for money or land and never will they unite as one Kingdom. Only the followers and naive will participate in hoping that one day their kingdom will be established...the wrong direction.
on May 19,2014 | 07:16PM
WatsIt2u wrote:
Oh...okay...maikaʻi no, everything is all good with the trustees and Dr. Crabbe. Iʻm so happy that Dr. Crabbe still has his job. But, I still want John Kerry answer Dr. Crabbeʻs questions.
on May 19,2014 | 07:21PM
holokanaka wrote:
ditto!!!!! Watsit2u
on May 19,2014 | 08:50PM
Dawg wrote:
What happens when he reconfirms that Hawaii is not an independent kingdom? then what have we accomplished beyond the last five times we asked the questions.
on May 19,2014 | 09:04PM
holokanaka wrote:
as I have posted no rational person believes kerry would issue an official report that these Islands is--"not"--part of america, but hopefully it would get a bigger and more discussion on the issue.
on May 19,2014 | 10:00PM
slowroll323 wrote:
Can this get any sillier? I guess so as long as money, power, and perceived social status are involved! I am sure there are all sorts of Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses lining up and getting their loin cloths and gowns measured for the forthcoming restoration of their imaginary kingdom.
on May 19,2014 | 09:38PM
LanaUlulani wrote:

Actually under International Law, Hawaiian Nationals have an inherent right to sovereignty. Sovereignty is NOT negotiable or something that is compromised.

Fortunately most Hawaiians refuse to be enslaved by Obama and those of his ilk.

When WE Hawaiians are free it helps Americans too, D.A.


on May 20,2014 | 08:09AM
DiverDave wrote:
So Lana, are you defining "Hawaiian Nationals" as all citizens of the Hawaiian Kingdom at the time of the revolution, or does "Hawaiian Nationals" mean only Polynesian-Hawaiians? After all, if the country was "stolen" then other ethnicities that were also citizens, also had their country stolen too. Right?
on May 20,2014 | 10:05AM
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