On March 11, 2018, an historic mass meeting held by videoconference was attended by all 9 officers of the Central Body and an additional 14 members of the restored League. All 6 of the contemporary District Branches were represented, joining the meeting from their respective locations. Many of the members got together with their branches in person to join the meeting. For example, all 10 members attending from Hui Aloha ʻĀina o Ka Lei Maile Aliʻi joined the meeting from a conference room.
The purpose of the meeting was to gather manaʻo to begin developing a Strategic Plan for the League. The total attendance of 23 members of the League was one more than the number of delegates registered in attendance at the 2017 Convention of the League at ʻIolani Palace. So, the meeting was historically significant in terms of both its turnout and the conferencing technology used. As the largest electronic meeting held to date by the restored League, the mana of poe aloha ʻāina (Hawaiian patriots) connecting this way was a wonderful new experience for most of us. At the same time, unanticipated technical troubles made it a frustrating experience.
Without a practice run, the assembly encountered feedback echoing that plagued the meeting. Troubleshooting subsequently diagnosed the problem to the use of multiple devices joining the call from the conference room. Hence, the audio coming from the speakers of one device, combined with the microphone of another device, apparently resulted in reverberating echos that interrupted the proceedings. After 95 minutes, the meeting was adjourned to meet again on March 18. Six people returned for the continued meeting, and the order of business was completed without any technical problems.
Central Body Adopts Resolution in Support of Project Proposal to Produce a Manuscript History of the League from 1893 to Present
On January, 28, 2018, the Central Body of the Hawaiian Patriotic League adopted a resolution in support of a project proposal submitted by Historian Dr. Ron Williams, Jr., and member Justin Hill on December 31, 2017, to produce a manuscript history of the League from 1893 to present. The estimated timeline to completion is four years, 2018 to 2022.
PRESS RELEASE: Aloha ʻĀina Participation in Events on January 17 Commemorating 125th Anniversary of Overthrow of Hawaiian Kingdom Government
***For Immediate Release 1/8/2018***
Isaac Paka Harp
Board Member, Ka Ahahui Hawaii Aloha Aina/Hawaiian Patriotic League
P.O. Box 4475, Hilo, Hawaiʻi 96720, www.kahaa.org
Phone (808) 756-7379
RE: Ka ʻAhahui Hawaiʻi Aloha ʻĀina / Hawaiian Patriotic League participation in the events being held on January 17th, 2018, the 125th anniversary of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom government with military intervention by the United States
During a special meeting held January 7, 2018 the members of the Central Body of Ka ʻAhahui Hawaiʻi Aloha ʻĀina / Hawaiian Patriotic League met regarding the 125th anniversary commemorative events being held in Honolulu on January 17, 2018. Those members in attendance voted unanimously to participate in activities to be held at Mauna ʻAla, the so-called State Capitol rotunda, and ʻIolani Palace grounds as a show of support for and rememberance of our late Queen Liliʻuokalani and to acknowledge the continuity of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
We therefore issue the following statement to our Membership:
The ʻAhahui Hawaiʻi Aloha ʻĀina / Hawaiian Patriotic League highly encourages all members, Hawaiian Kingdom subjects, Aloha ʻĀina Patriots and supporters to participate in the events centered on the 125th anniversary of the illegal overthrow and subsequent occupation of our lands by United States-backed insurgents. We call for all like-minded individuals to gather peacefully, regardless of political affiliation, and unify in remembrance of our beloved Queen. We ask that all members make necessary arrangements to attend as they are able.
We also ask for those who are unable to attend in person, to keep our Queen, Country, and Kupuna Aloha ʻĀina / Hawaiian patriots in your thoughts. Display your Hae Hawaiʻi and National symbols in prominent places, observing moments of quiet contemplation throughout the day. We ask that our Lāhui follow their hearts, and not give in to divisive rhetoric taking place on social media or calls from organizational leaders proposing a boycott of such events.
Let this be a time of unity and reflection amongst our people. Let us gather, shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart to raise our banners for our Queen, our Country and our Lāhui.
Ka ʻAhahui Hawaiʻi Aloha ʻĀina / Hawaiian Patriotic League
Opening Day of the first Annual Convention of the League in more than a century, 8/4/2017
ʻAha ʻElele Lāhui Hawaiʻi Aloha ʻĀina - Annual Convention 2017
Kanaʻina Building, ʻIolani Palace, Honolulu, Oʻahu, Ko Hawaiʻi Pae ʻĀina
On June 18, 2016, and August 13, 2016, mass meetings were held by a voluntary assembly of 7 charter members--descendants of Hawaiian subjects alive prior to January 17, 1893--that adopted bylaws and elected officers forming an Interim Council to restore Ka ʻAhahui Hawaiʻi Aloha ʻĀina o Ko Hawaiʻi Pae ʻĀina, The Hawaiian Patriotic League of the Hawaiian Islands (KAHAA), a voluntary civic association with an ordinary deliberative assembly.
On January 14, 2017, the Interim Council adopted a Code of Ethics for Hawaiian Patriots.
On March 4, 2017, KAHAA was restored by the Interim Council as a revision of its own bylaws previously adopted on August 13, 2016.
From August 4 through 6, 2017, the first Annual Convention of the League in more than a century was held at the Kanaʻina Building on the grounds of ʻIolani Palace. Meetings were held with 22 Delegates assembled from the 6 chartered Branches, under the supervision of a credentialed parliamentarian.
The Branches introduced 32 resolutions, of which 31 were adopted.
The object of the League bylaws was amended to read as follows:
The object of this League shall be to affirm the continuity of Hawaiian independence; to restore Hawaiian national identity; to exert all peaceful and legal efforts to secure for the Hawaiian People and Citizens their Civil Rights; and to ensure that the United States of America complies with international humanitarian law.
Elected were the 9 officers of the Central Body as prescribed by the bylaws.
In the meantime, Aloha ʻĀina (Hawaiian Patriots) in our Lāhui (Nation), are encouraged by the League to become members and organize Branches. Today, there have so far been identified 59 Branches of the original League that existed between 1893 and 1901. Help the League return to that grassroots infrastructure which was instrumental in defeating both treaty attempts to annex the Hawaiian Islands in 1893 and 1898. Click on the buttons below to learn more:
2017 KAHAA Convention Resolutions All-In-One Document
Blog of the Central Body of the Hawaiian Patriotic League
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