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Jul 8, 2018

Native Opinon Episode 132
The Prolonged And Illegal Occupation Of Hawaii

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EPISODE SUMMARY:

Hawaii… known for its beauty, from its scenic views, spectacular waterfalls, twisting drives along it shores, it’s tourism scene, and the new Pearl Harbor memorial museum, this incredible place, with its outlined islands, all seem like paradise… and it is, if you are non-indigenous. But only until you learn about it’s history of occupation by the United States military, do you learn that once again, it is a story of encroachment on Indigenous human & legal rights, and open theft.

Our guest on this episode of our show who specializes in Hawaiian Constitutionalism and International Relations. Our discussion will be on the Prolonged and Illegal occupation of Hawaii by the United States. please subscribe to our podcast. Help us grow our audience! Please share us with your friends and family!! ___________________________________________________________________________

GUEST BIO:

Dr. David Keanu Sai holds a Ph.D. in Political Science specializing in Hawaiian Constitutionalism and International Relations. He is a founding member of the Hawaiian Society of Law & Politics and has served as lead Agent for the Hawaiian Kingdom in arbitration proceedings before the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, in the Netherlands.

Dr. Sai has also served as Agent in a Complaint against the United States of America concerning the prolonged occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom, which was filed with the United Nations Security Council on July 5, 2001, as well as Articles on the status of the Hawaiian Kingdom as an independent state,

And also filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court for Washington, D.C., against (then) President Obama, for the violation of an 1893 Executive Agreement between President Grover Cleveland and Queen Lili`uokalani where she conditionally assigned executive power to the President at that time to administer Hawaiian Kingdom law and for the President to restore the Hawaiian Kingdom government whereby the executive power would then be returned.

Please Visit The Hawaiian Kingdom Blog


ARTICLES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

The United Human Rights Council

Larsen Vs. Hawaiian Kingdom

** 75 Years After Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Keeps War Memories Alive**

VICTORY!: U.S. ENDORSES UN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

U.S. withdraws from U.N. Human Rights Council over perceived bias against Israel

Do American Indians celebrate the 4th of July?

“What to the Slave is 4th of July?” James Earl Jones Reads Frederick Douglass’s Historic Speech

At a huge free medical clinic in Southwest Virginia, a misery that shouldn’t exist

Billions in U.S. solar projects shelved after Trump panel tariff


MUSIC PRESENTED IN THIS EPISODE:


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Bio:

Jim Boyd (1956 – June 22, 2016) was a Native American singer-songwriter, actor, and member of The Jim Boyd Band on the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington. Boyd has performed in several groups, including XIT, Greywolf, and Winterhawk. Boyd sang four songs with on the soundtrack for the 1998 movie Smoke Signals, and also appeared in the film The Business of Fancydancing. Boyd was a seven-time Award winner of the Native American Music Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. He has received multiple nominations and awards for his work from the Native American Music Awards over the years. At the Second Annual Native American Music Awards, he took home the award for Best Compilation Recording for the Smoke Signals soundtrack; at the Fifth Annual Awards, he won Record of the Year for his recording, AlterNatives. The next year he took Best Pop/Rock Recording for Live At The Met; at the Seventh Annual Awards he received Record of the Year for Going To The Stick Games; he received Songwriter of the Year at the Eighth Annual Native American Music Awards for Them Old Guitars; he won Best Short Form Music Video for Inchelium at the Ninth Annual Awards; and he received the prestigious Artist of the Year Award at the Tenth Annual Native American Music Awards. On November 14, 2014, Boyd was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions in the field of Native American music at the 15th Annual commemoration held at the Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca, New York. His wife Shelly and daughter Stevey were both in attendance. Sadly, 2 years later, Jim Boyd passed away in his home, June 22nd of 2016. His music, will live on forever and appreciated by millions…

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