Petition of Support for CEO Dr. Kamana‘opono Crabbe

Petition of Support

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In response to the letter submitted today to U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs CEO Dr. Kamanaopono Crabbe, we have created a statement of support.  If you are interested in signing onto this document please see the attachment or go to the online site:

Please disseminate this widely throughout our community.

In solidarity,

Kekuewa Kikiloi


Kekuewa Kikiloi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2645 Dole Street Honolulu HI 96822

11 thoughts on “Petition of Support for CEO Dr. Kamana‘opono Crabbe

  1. This looks good. But isn’t there a petition site specifically for the White House where if you get like 25,000 signatures they have to review the petition? I remember a few years back when a bunch of people wanted their states to secede from the U.S. it got like +25,000 signatures and it hit big news.

    • I think you might need like 100K signatures, but I also think that when u do something like that, it has to be from the perspective that the petition is coming from citizens of the U.S.- triggering an official response from the govt. to their citizens. ( Kind of like how OHA should be held accountable to answer to the beneficiaries who are asking a lot of questions right now)
      I think that might not fly for a lot of Kanaka Maoli who might not want to sign such a petition, but that’s just my opinion on what I would imagine in that scenario.
      I thought the same thing too though.

      • Oh yeah I think I was talking about as are you I think. True about the whole you have to be American thing. But, as of right now in the U.S.’ and world’s eyes; we’re American. I know I’m not American but in the meantime maybe we should take advantage of it and use it to gain attention. Right now we’re “American” and I would think the U.S. govt. owe it to “their citizens” to give us the truth.

  2. Aloha Doreene, I had the same problem, try and hit refresh and check the signatures already posted, you may already be posted even though it say’s it’s still sending.

  3. and petitions receive more viewing and support. curious why youre not using those formats to garner more attention? if you did, id sign.

  4. Yeah koa that’s what I thought but I signed it anyway. Dr. Sai or anyone for that matter, someone should start a petition on or somewhere else too, lets reach a bigger audience while this thing is still hot in the media. My opinion.

  5. Aloha Mr. Kikiloi. Do you know the difference between a native hawaiian and a Kanaka Maoli person. A Kanaka Maoli is our Ancestor’s, an aboriginal person of the Hawaiian Islands. King Kamehameha always called his people “E na Kanaka.” and not e na hawaiian. The word native hawaiian is not our TRUE ethic group. Because you live in Hawaii you are called hawaiian, just like if you live in New York you are called a New Yorker, that does not make you a aboriginal New Yorker.

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