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ALOHA FOR ALL MISSION: To ensure that ALL citizens of Hawaii are treated equally under law.

MAJOR CURRENT THREATS TO  SUCH EQUAL TREATMENT:

HWB Senate opp NHA S. 359 A proposed heritage area with a xenophobic theme. A non-profit wants management of a huge part of Honolulu to be made subject to the approval of the Department of the Interior.  The area would include the Honolulu waterfront, Kapalama to the Ala Wai, then Mauka along Punahou, Makiki up over Tantalus to the Pali lookout and back to Kapalama Ahupuaa.  “Theme 1″ would be “Native Hawaiians’ struggle for cultural preservation and self determination.”

The Akaka Bill (H.R. 2314/S.1011) “The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009”  would authorize the creation a separate race-based government for “native Hawaiians” only, and would authorize negotiations leading to transfers of State lands and money to that government. An earlier version of the Bill passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The current version is poised for passage in the House once again. A drastically revised version, opposed by the Governor, is now before the U.S. Senate.  President Obama has said he will sign the Bill if it reaches his desk.   See “Akaka Bill News” tab for details on  current version of the Bill.  Updated 12/30/09

EXISTING MAJOR VIOLATIONS OF EQUAL TREATMENT: (click on grey links)

*Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate: 501c3 tax-exempt school that denies admission to non-Hawaiians

*Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA): State government office that expends state tax funds to benefit only Hawaiians

*Hawaiian Homes Commission: State office that provides housing benefits to Hawaiians only

GUIDE TO THIS WEBSITE: ( click on grey links)

The Akaka Bill: Major current threat to equal rights Basic issues explained for the typical citizen

ESSENTIALS: Step by step explanation of the issues and consequences of the Bill

CHRONOLOGY: A brief history of the ownership of Hawaii’s public lands

LANDMAP: Map showing the 1.2 million acres of State land at risk of transfer to a new Hawaiian Government

Legal Issues raised by the Akaka Bill

RECENT COURT DEVELOPMENTS

PLEADINGS (FILINGS) IN COURT CASES

Existing Major Violations of Equal Rights Laws in Hawaii:

KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS/BISHOP ESTATE

OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION/DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS