Dr. Keanu Sai’s Presentation on the Island of Kaua‘i

On February 26, 2016, Dr. Keanu Sai and Ph.D. candidate Lorenz Gonschor each gave a presentation on the legal and political history of the Hawaiian Kingdom at Wilcox Elementary School for the community of Kaua‘i.

Dr. Sai and Gonschor were invited by the Hui Aloha ‘Aina o Kaua‘i as part of Halawai Kū`oko`a, a series of 6 monthly events, open to the public and free of charge.

According to Hui Aloha ‘Aina o Kaua‘i, the purpose of the events is to educate the residents of Kaua’i of the legal and historical facts surrounding Hawai‘i.

We are witnessing a convergence of two very different versions of Hawaiian history:

One version claims Hawai‘i is the 50th State of the United States of America, which by their own admission is flawed. See:

U.S. Department of State’s Website: Article on Hawaiian Annexation Removed


The other belief is that Hawai`i is an independent nation, since 1843, enduring a prolonged, unlawful, belligerent occupation by the United States of America

Our hope is to provide clarity and an opportunity for residents to ask questions and ultimately be able to make informed decisions.

This is a kākou thing. This is a “we” thing.

6 thoughts on “Dr. Keanu Sai’s Presentation on the Island of Kaua‘i

  1. Mahalo Dr. Sai for enlightening and educating us to the truth about Hawai’i’s history so that every Hawai’i aloha aina (Hawai’i patriot) will awaken, arise and move boldly into the future of ko Hawai’i pae aina (the Hawaiian Kingdom)


  2. “A We Hawaiian” and that’s the sole thing which should make us (the indigenous) priority one in our illegally occupied and stolen lands! Full, half, quarter, pinky toe ; I no care…. but why isn’t public housing and our section8 vouchers revoked and put into the hands of our counsel to redistribute to those who are (first): Born In Hawaii and (second): of Hawaiian descent/blood relation: Indigenous Natives should be priority one when it comes to free and low income housing or section8 no matter what….. Kids, no kids, married, single…. Indigenous/Native should be priority one!!! Then our Polynesian brothers n sisters and then the military.. With all due respect, America bombed the Micronesian’s please protest in the mainland at their Capital where they owe u guys a living. We as Hawaiian’s are in a very fragile state as a nation trying to be Hawaiian in Hawaii. Who care’s if we have different views and debate them…. It’s important, vital in fact we demand our birth rights and stand united on a list of demands that put us first or as the top priority in receiving any type of benefits…. i.e. housing, medical, foodstamps, cash benefits. There should not be not one homeless poverty stricken, Indigenous Native Hawaiian in Hawaii!!!! Let alone the social oppression of the American way of life telling us no more Aloha to share n fight to protect any more.

  3. Just finished watching this video. I have to say, VERY, VERY, amazing!! Anyone who says that Hawaii is a feeble nation is beyond overdue back at UH Lab’s to get their brain updated!!

    If the United States had enforced the Executive Agreements at first, and our government was returned to power, we would right now be ruling most of the Pacific! And any nation under Hawaiian rule would be living much better than any other imperial power; just like in the H.K. itself, everyone would be living in happiness, peace, prosperity, and safety. Hell, our human rights are far better than the USA’s! There is a reason why we are known as the “Switzerland of the Pacific” It would be cool to see Honolulu as the “imperial capitol of the Pacific”

    What I found even more interesting is about the details of our national flag. (TIMELINE: 1305-1525) Apparently the white, red, and blue horizontal stripes mean something even more than the eight main islands under one sovereign rule. The COLORS itself apparently symbolizes the “Gods of Hawaii” I would like to find Dr. Gonschor’s research on that because that is EVEN MORE intriguing!

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