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The Native Hawaiian Constitution — for and by Native Hawaiians

| | Mar 4 2016 - 1:31am | Comments

As a participant of the February 2016 aha (Native Hawaiian Convention), it was a privilege to work with Hawaiians coming from a cross section of America and our Native Hawaiian community which included: (1) professors of law, ethnic and Hawaiian studies, economics, communication; (2) farmers/fishermen; (3) school teachers and principals; (4) lawyers; (5) cultural practitioners; (6) PhD candidates; (7) retired judges and military; (8) community organizers; (9) law students; (10) former/current senators/representatives; and (11) a physician. The youngest, 21, the oldest, 92. In my view, this diversity enabled us to create a constitution that truly represents our people.

  1. | Posted: Jul 19 2016 - 12:06am

    A nation desperately in need of healing instead has more lives to grieve after a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana., left three law enforcement officers dead and three wounded. Officials identified the shooter as an African-American Iraq war veteran from Kansas City, Missouri.

  2. | Posted: Jul 19 2016 - 12:06am

    Da kine wurd/turm/frayze uv da dey: pilau wurds (dirty words)

  3. | Posted: Jul 17 2016 - 8:21pm

    Reading the cover story of WHT on Thursday with Sen. Brian Schatz calling for the FTC to investigate two legitimate businesses VRBO and Airbnb is grasping for straws in the housing crisis. Tourism is an important industry to Hawaii. The advertising platforms of Airbnb and VRBO are not doing anything illegal.

  4. | Posted: Jul 17 2016 - 12:06am

    There are two sides to every story and the side being taken by those opposed to Sen. Brian Schatz’s recommendation to President Barack Obama regarding the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (Gary Beals, WH, July 14) seems to be that spewing disinformation and nonsense will convince the general public that supporting expanded ocean conservation is a bad thing.

  5. | Posted: Jul 17 2016 - 12:05am

    Nice, France.

  6. | Posted: Jul 16 2016 - 12:05am

    Donald Trump has selected the perfect non-Trump as his running mate. Mike Pence, the phlegmatic Republican governor of Indiana, has strong credentials with the social right and mediocre political instincts.

  7. | Posted: Jul 16 2016 - 12:05am

    He disappeared with the money. That’s why the legend of D.B. Cooper endures.

  8. | Posted: Jul 15 2016 - 12:05am

    Everyone knows the dread of receiving that notice in the mail informing you of jury duty as our minds immediately search for excuses why we cannot fulfill this civic duty. The first time I got called happened to be the day a Matson container was dropped in our driveway to load up for our move, so you could say it was more inconvenient for my husband since he was left packing as I drove to court in Hilo. As annoying as jury duty is, when or if you are the accused you will appreciate good stand-up jurors who take the job seriously.

  9. | Posted: Jul 14 2016 - 12:05am

    At the library, outside a restaurant down the street, at your local courthouse, the American flag drifts downward at half-staff. Again.

  10. | Posted: Jul 13 2016 - 9:48pm

    On a golden morning long ago I stood on the third floor of an apartment in Hilo watching the giant Hokulea canoe come sailing into Hilo Bay. It shined in the morning sun returning from its maiden voyage to Tahiti. That was a great Hawaii moment.

  11. | Posted: Jul 13 2016 - 12:05am

    As we learn more about Micah Xavier Johnson, whose deadly rampage against Dallas police officers has shaken Dallas to its core, it is increasingly apparent that he shares much with Dylann Roof. That’s right, Dylann Roof.

  12. | Posted: Jul 12 2016 - 12:05am

    As last week’s horrific events in Dallas flashed in vivid color across the television screen, my thoughts went instantly to the black-and-white images that stunned us on that terrible November day nearly 53 years ago.

  13. | Posted: Jul 11 2016 - 12:05am

    Americans who once believed that Obamacare would deliver are long past being disillusioned.

  14. | Posted: Jul 11 2016 - 12:05am

    BERLIN — On a trip to the beach, a German friend recently saw two teenage Afghan refugee boys stare in shock at female bathers in scanty bikinis. She overheard one youth agitatedly ask the German volunteer accompanying him: “Where are their fathers? Where are their fathers?”

  15. | Posted: Jul 10 2016 - 12:05am

    They are all idiots. Meaning the Legislators for not going ahead and completing an “environmental impact statement to develop community outreach for the project” for a sport shooting complex. Are they, the Legislators, afraid that the community will respond in a positive way to a shooting range?