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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Kanaiolowalu: 'Elections This Year'
By News Release @ 2:32 PM :: 6999 Views :: Akaka Bill, OHA

We are Moving Forward with Nation Building and the Roll is Reopened!

From Kana'iolowalu Roll Commission February 10, 2015

Due to high demand and a delay in the dates originally set for the election of delegates from the Roll to serve at the governance convention, the Kanaʻiolowalu Native Hawaiian Roll is now reopened. Online registration is available and will remain open until a few weeks prior to the election. Make sure your friends, ʻohana, and co-workers don’t miss this opportunity to participate in building a nation!

Click here to help them register now!

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All indications are that Elections and the Governance ʻAha will take place this year!

Last March, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ (OHA) Board of Trustees made public the agency’s commitment to helping smooth the way for Native Hawaiians to build a government.

OHA strongly encouraged Native Hawaiians who have not signed up for the Roll to consider doing so. “[The] Roll will be used as the basis for verifying eligibility to vote or run in the delegate elections, and to vote in any referendum on the Native Hawaiian governing entity’s form, scope and principles.”

Efforts are moving forward with the intent that elections and the ‘Aha be held this year.

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Why Now? Why Should We Care?

Nīnau a Pane (Q & A) with Long-time Nation Building Activist: Dennis “Bumpy” Kanahele

Q: Why now?

BUMPY: Why not? We’ve been denied a fair process for over a hundred years... Restoration is long overdue!

Q: Why is it important for Hawaiians to engage in the next steps of this process?

BUMPY: If you don’t, other people will make decisions on your behalf even if you don’t like it.

Q: What is the sense of urgency?

BUMPY: For some people the urgency may be for, political posturing and economic self-interest. For the majority of the Hawaiian people, the urgency is the economic and social genocide that continues to grow on the Hawaiian people and their communities.

Q: How big of a difference can one person signing up have on this process for the lāhui?

BUMPY: The big difference for me has been the achievement in my mind, body & soul for the True Love of Country.

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Stay tuned for more Q&A with Bumpy as well as Lilikalā Kameʻeleihiwa.

As described in Wikipedia: Dennis "Bumpy" Pu‘uhonua Kanahele is a Hawaiian nationalist leader and titular head of state of the group Nation of Hawai'i. He spearheaded the founding of Pu‘uhonua o Waimānalo, a Hawaiian cultural village and traditional lo‘i kalo (taro paddy) agricultural restoration project in Waimānalo, Hawai‘i. Pu‘uhonua is a Hawaiian word meaning “sanctuary” or “place of refuge”.

Click here to read information from Bumpy on recent governance history.

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Mahalo Nui for Asserting Your Right and Making a Stand!

With more than 122,000 Native Hawaiians already enrolled, the Kanaʻiolowalu Native Hawaiian Roll is the largest official list of verified Native Hawaiians ready to move forward toward political recognition.” Commission Vice-Chair Nāʻālehu Anthony noted, “This may be the first time in more than a century this many Native Hawaiians will come together with a plan for self-governance.”

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Confirm Your Status Today!

You can check your status by visiting your dashboard.

Complete the form by entering your First Name, Last Name, and Date of Birth as you had listed on your registration (see image below).

If you have new contact information, please leave us a note and we will make the change to your registration.

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What if Status is Pending?

If your status is listed as Pending, it could mean that we are working towards reviewing your registration, or we need additional information.

In addition to checking your status, you can also upload copies of documents to confirm your ancestry like your or your parents' birth certificates.

We put together some answers to frequently asked questions regarding specific situations and what’s needed to process ancestry confirmation. Click here to view.

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