I was often by Kekuni’s side at meetings at the State Capitol during 2008 and 2009, especially with regard to the controversial 50th Anniversary of Statehood Commission where he denounced the celebration due to the US Occupation of Hawai`i.
Category: State of Hawaii
Independence Day is probably the most important of public holidays in the Hawaiian Kingdom calendar since 1843 when King Kamehameha III proclaimed it. But since the USA invasion and occupation the day has been suppressed. The imposed USA Thanksgiving Day holiday overshadows it.
But this measure of respect for the Monarch, native Hawaiians and the sacred site of the palace were overturned this week by freshmen Abercrombie and Schatz who were “honoured” at the State of Hawaii Inauguation at `Iolani Palace. The issue implicates the state’s department of Hawaiian affairs “Office of Hawaiian Affairs”.
The swearing in of Neil Abercrombie will go ahead on Monday Dec 6, 2010 at noon at `Iolani Palace, Honolulu despite protest-“decorations and invitation are set”. This is the opening blunder, Day One, of the incoming Administration of the State of Hawaii and continued US occupation. Protest will happen.