Community Forum #7 to cover United Nations & Reinstated Hawaiian Government

Broadcast dates:

  • Friday July 18 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Channel 53
  • Saturday July 19 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Channel 53
  • Saturday July 26 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Channel 53
  • Saturday Aug 2 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Channel 53
  • Saturday Aug 9 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Channel 53

Program content:

Poka Laenui and Leon Siu discussing their work at the United Nations over the decades and at present. They talk about colonization and how the majority of the member nations of the UN were still colonies just 50 years ago, how they were decolonized, and how we can move to independence with UN help.

This is followed by Henry Noa, who tells us about how he organized his group, the Reinstated Hawaiian Government, modelling the government on the Kingdom government, even using the old districts, and electing legislators from each. This is a fascinating look at a process that has been developing for some years — Hawaiian nationals moving ahead, recreating structures, living as citizens of the Kingdom.

The last few minutes of the program feature Poka, who notes that there are other models of nationhood than the Kingdom, and who talks about the Native Hawaiian Convention recessed in 1999, and how we should move to continue it, since it includes all of the Hawaiian nationals that are excluded in the Kana’iolowalu convention.

Resource: Models of Nationhood Comparison Table

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