The effort to work towards political recognition took a huge leap forward with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ (“OHA”) announcement that it will fund and facilitate the process of nation building going forward. OHA will work with Hawaiian leaders to hold an election this fall of delegates to an ‘Aha – an official gathering to take the next steps in forming the modern government. Kanaiʻolowalu registrants who are at least 18 years of age are eligible to run as delegates, vote for delegates and then vote to ratify the governing documents.
IN LIGHT OF THIS NEWS, THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN ROLL COMMISSION WILL REOPEN THE KANAʻIOLOWALU REGISTRY FROM MARCH 17 TO MAY 1.
Hawaiians benefit from rights, programs, and institutions that continue to be threatened by challenges from those who believe that these are based on race and not our rights as native people of Hawaiʻi. To protect what we have and to advance the native Hawaiian community even further, we must be legally recognized as the people we already know we are – the indigenous, native people who are entitled to self-governance. Now is the time to secure our future! E naue kākou!
UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION → www.HawaiianRoll.org/update
CHECK YOUR ANCESTRY CONFIRMATION STATUS → www.HawaiianRoll.org/status.