There will be 151 Native Hawaiians participating in a gathering to discuss self-governance.
Na‘i Aupuni, the organization formed to guide a now-canceled Native Hawaiian election, announced today that 45 people declined to participate.
An election was under way to select 40 delegates for a constitutional convention when the U.S. Supreme Court issued an injunction that blocked counting the votes. A lawsuit argues the racially exclusive process is unconstitutional.
Na‘i Aupuni canceled the election and offered delegate positions to all 196 candidates.
Organizers are now calling them “participants” and the convention a “gathering,” as the opponents continue to fight their efforts in court.
State Rep. Kaniela Ing is on the list, but says he won’t participate unless accommodations can be made for his legislative duties.
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Isolate this disgraceful charade and hire lawyers who know when to admit defeat gracefully.
What a ridiculous “news report.” Headline says 45 candidates won’t participate. Well, how do you know, and what are their names? You reported one of them. Only 44 to go!
well civic beat has a list of all those that will. gives you a good idea who wont
“Organizers are now calling them “participants” and the convention a “gathering,”. Will these frauds ever stop? If it walks like a duck…….
OK. I’ll do the job this newspaper did not do. Even phone guy didn’t do it. I look forward to getting the check in the mail for my job as reporter.
Naʻi Aupuni List of 151 Participants of February ʻaha
Posted on Na’i Aupuni webpage December 23, 2015