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Life of resistance

Activist "Bumpy" Kanahele and his Aloha First organization have been toiling steadily for 20 years

By Dan Nakaso

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 06, 2014

~~<p>The bad boy of the Native Hawaiian sovereignty movement celebrated two recent milestones inside the 45-acre compound that serves as the Waimanalo headquarters for the Nation of Hawaii.</p>
<p>Dennis &quot;Bumpy&quot; Kanahele, a grandfather 12 times over, turned 60 on Tuesday. And last month, Kanahele and the 70 residents of Pu&lsquo;uhonua o Waimanalo &mdash; or &quot;Refuge of Waimanalo&quot; &mdash; celebrated the 20th anniversary of the date in June 1994 when Kanahele ended his 15-month occupation of Makapu&lsquo;u Beach Park in exchange for a lease on a spectacular swath of state-owned land that he continues to govern.</p>
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The bad boy of the Native Hawaiian sovereignty movement celebrated two recent milestones inside the 45-acre compound that serves as the Waimanalo headquarters for the Nation of Hawaii.

Dennis "Bumpy" Kanahele, a grandfather 12 times over, turned 60 on Tuesday. And last month, Kanahele and the 70 residents of Pu‘uhonua o Waimanalo — or "Refuge of Waimanalo" — celebrated the 20th anniversary of the date in June 1994 when Kanahele ended his 15-month occupation of Makapu‘u Beach Park in exchange for a lease on a spectacular swath of state-owned land that he continues to govern. Login for more...



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