The following article was published in Hawaii Reporter online, February 5, 2009.
Kahana Valley Giveaway - Just More of the Same
The single most important issue facing Hawaii in the foreseeable future is the imminent and continuing threat that the lands, resources, government and people will be divided along racial lines
By Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
Should we give away an entire Oahu valley to an institution that excludes 95% of Hawaii's people based solely on race?
A seemingly harmless bill now in the Legislature is part of a dangerous trend in giving away the sovereignty of the State of Hawaii to a growing Evil Empire of race-based institutions.
SB 643 in the Senate Committee on Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs proposes to transfer Kahana Valley on Oahu out of the Department of Land and Natural Resources and into the Department of Hawaiian Homelands.
The first paragraph of the bill describes its purpose in stark clarity:
"The purpose of this Act is to transfer from department of land and natural resources to department of Hawaiian home lands all authority to manage, administer, and exercise control over Kahana valley state park."
Anyone who looks at the evidence below will realize that the offering of the bill is a red flag warning about a dangerous trend that has been underway for many years and has been accelerating recently.
It's easy to recognize what all the items in this list have in common.
* The Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1921 set aside 203,500 acres of land which is now under the control of the Department of Hawaiian Homelands.
* Bishop Estate, now called Kamehameha Schools, owns about ten per cent of all the lands in Hawaii.
* The entire island of Kaho'olawe was returned to the State of Hawaii by the U.S. Navy, and the Legislature passed a bill declaring that Kaho'olawe shall he held by the State only until such time as a Native Hawaiian governing entity has been given federal and state recognition, whereupon Kaho'olawe will be transferred to that Native Hawaiian governing entity.
* 40 square miles in Waokele O Puna on Hawaii Island was purchased by a consortium, and the deed in fee simple was handed over to OHA.
The entire Waimea Valley on O'ahu was purchased with a combination of private money but mostly County of Honolulu taxpayer money, with a small portion from OHA; and then the deed in fee simple was handed over to OHA.
A bill passed the Legislature in 2008 to declare that Ha'iku Valley on O'ahu is a cultural reserve, and to place that reserve under the authority of a commission with a guaranteed majority of ethnic Hawaiians and operating under the auspices of OHA until such time as a Native Hawaiian governing entity has been recognized, whereupon the valley would be given to that entity. Fortunately the Governor vetoed this bill, and the Legislature failed to override the veto.
* A bill now in the Legislature in 2009, SB 86 relating to Makua, would establish a Makua valley reserve commission to oversee preservation and restoration activities in Makua valley on O'ahu, and would transfer the entire valley in fee simple to a Native Hawaiian governing entity as soon as such entity has been recognized.
* A bill in the Legislature last year, which had extensive public hearings hosted by OHA on all the major populated islands, tried to impose restrictions on all government and private landowners depriving them of the right to allow access to their land for bioprospecting without first getting a permit from a special commission under the authority of OHA, and would have required the payment of royalties to that commission which otherwise would have gone to the landowner. A closely similar bill on bioprospecting has been introduced in the House again this year, HB1195.
* OHA, and the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, and the various island burial councils, have been increasingly aggressive about asserting both "Native" water rights and NAGPRA rights in such a way as to limit the rights of non-Native Hawaiian landowners to use their land effectively.
In case you missed what all these items have in common, here it is.
Kamehameha Schools excludes 80% of all the children of Hawaii from being admitted to the schools, for no reason other than race. DHHL excludes 95% of all the people of Hawaii from getting a lease on the land, for no reason other than racial blood quantum. OHA excludes 80% of all the people of Hawaii from getting the the benefits it distributes, excludes 80% of Hawaii's people from signing up to participate in the Kau Inoa racial registry or an OHA loan through a red-lining program at First Hawaian Bank; and OHA is the chief pusher of a bill in Congress to create a racially exclusionary government to negotiate for money, land, and legal jurisdiction over most of the public lands of Hawaii.
There is an empire of racially exclusionary institutions which is growing out of control, like cancer. The majority of the Hawaii State Legislature has been collaborating with these groups by passing legislation like SB 643.
I believe the single most important issue facing Hawai'i in the foreseeable future is the imminent and continuing threat that the lands, resources, government and people of Hawaii will be divided along racial lines.
The Legislature has repeatedly passed resolutions favoring the Akaka bill to create a racially exclusionary government empowered to negotiate with YOU, the legislators. It is expected that you will give away massive amounts of land, money, and jurisdictional authority.
Numerous bills in the Legislature in recent years have tried to implement massive give-aways even before the tribe is created, and before any negotiations have started. That's absurd! No responsible negotiator gives away important concessions before the opponents even arrive at the table.
Stop the giveaway. Just say no.
Please read "Hawaiian Apartheid: Racial Separatism and Ethnic Nationalism in the Aloha State" at
Post-publication notes by Ken Conklin:
See also a webpage providing a book review of "Kahana: How the Land Was Lost" by Robert H. Stauffer.
See also a webpage providing news reports and commentary documenting the expansion of the Evil Empire in recent years. "Office of Hawaiian Affairs -- Watching the Moves It Makes to Expand the Evil Empire (acquiring huge parcels of land, building a headquarters for the "nation", considering purchase of a TV station, etc.)"
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