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Anger surges at Big Isle meeting

Federal officials get an earful as they seek input on a possible Native Hawaiian government

By Dan Nakaso

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 04, 2014

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">KAILUA-KONA &raquo; Hawaiians on Hawaii island sent federal officials off to Maui with the same message they've heard for the last 10 days: Let Native Hawaiians determine their own fate.</span></p>
<p>&quot;Our queen said no to your annexation,&quot; Robert Freitas Jr. told the panel Thursday night at Kealakehe High School. &quot;Our kupuna have said no and we are saying no. So what part of 'no' do you not understand? ... Are you deaf? Don't you understand English? ... After 120 years of illegal occupation, it's time for you, the United States of America, to de-occupy our islands. ... Go back to the rock you crawled out from.&quot;</p>
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KAILUA-KONA » Hawaiians on Hawaii island sent federal officials off to Maui with the same message they've heard for the last 10 days: Let Native Hawaiians determine their own fate.

"Our queen said no to your annexation," Robert Freitas Jr. told the panel Thursday night at Kealakehe High School. "Our kupuna have said no and we are saying no. So what part of 'no' do you not understand? ... Are you deaf? Don't you understand English? ... After 120 years of illegal occupation, it's time for you, the United States of America, to de-occupy our islands. ... Go back to the rock you crawled out from." Login for more...



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