NAI AUPUNIi - We overlook the disenfrancised and suppressed - We are Hawaiians
A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead. --- Alexander Pope
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - NAI AUPUNIi - We overlook the disenfrancised and suppressed - We are Hawaiians
WHAT IS THE LEGAL THRESHOLD FOR A PRIVATE ELECTION?
NA`I AUPUNI ELECTION DECLARED LEGAL
JUDGE MICHAEL SEABRIGHT, UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF HAWAII
U.S. District Court Judge Michael Seabright said he will not block
the Na`i Aupuni Election because “it is a private election not subject to public-election laws.”
“Na‘i Aupuni is not the perfect path and it certainly has its flaws; but it is what
Kanaka Maoli make of it. Perhaps therein lies one of the flaws: the lack of Kanaka
Maoli participation (less than 25 percent of the population). This flaw, however,
should not be attributed to Na‘i Aupuni alone; rather, it should be shared by every
organization and individual who either supported it or rejected it, without
sufficiently educating and properly informing the Kanaka Maoli people (or
themselves, for that matter) on what Na‘i Aupuni really could achieve with regard to
Kanaka Maoli self-determination.”
Na‘i Aupuni Offers Possible Path Toward Common Ground - Despite misconceptions and
divisions over forming a Native Hawaiian constitution and government, Native Hawaiians can make
what they will of it. By Zuri Aki. Honolulu Civil Beat.
1. To err is human; to forgive, divine.
2. Some people will never learn anything, for this reason,
because they understand everything too soon.
3. Tis but a part we see, and not a whole.
4. The most positive men are the most credulous.
--- Alexander Pope
Should Na`i Aupuni proceed further based on US District Judge Michael Seabright’s
decision and a mere 25% representation?
Should Na`i Aupuni invoke a higher legal standard to outreach and seek out the
disenfranchised and suppressed?