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.
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.
DeOccupy Honolulu vs City and County of Honolulu – my list of demands re sidewalk Free Speech, Hawaiian Independence and Homelessness
MY list of suggested DEMANDS TO CITY and COUNTY OF HONOLULU from DEOCCUPY, re Federal Court case – DeOccupy Honolulu vs City and County of Honolulu. Sidewalk, Public Forum (Free Speech), Homelessness, Harassment, Human Rights and City Search and Seizure of Property on Honolulu/Oahu sidewalks in Hawai`i.