In June/July 2014, there were 15 fifteen public hearings conducted by the Dept of Interior in Hawaii re: its offer to establish govt to govt relationship and whether Native Hawaiians wanted to take up the US govt offer. The testimonof our people demonstrated that over 90% of all those that testified were in opposition. Despite the overwhelming opposition, the DOI went against such testimony and instead announced the US DOI move forward anyway, by drafting a Rule announced on 9/23 that takes effect on 10/23 this year, which provides a path for Native Hawaiians to become a fake Indian tribe. In short, the US govt wants Native Hawaiians to relinquish their rights as national citizens of the Hawaiian Kingdom nation and replace our independent status to become like the Native American tribes, (to an inferior status) and to relegate our authority and submit to the authority under the jurisdiction of the US govt instead. Moving from a position of strength to being relegated to a position of weakness makes no sense. We need to begin an educational campaign to tell the truth to Native Hawaiians and others that the Kingdom of Hawaii continues to exist under international law and under US law as well, and justify why it is important
to restore the Hawaiian Kingdom nation.