History & Sovereignty Transcripts

Act of War – The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation TRANSCRIPT

This hour-long documentary is a provocative look at a historical event of which few Americans are aware. In mid-January, 1893, armed troops from the U.S.S. Boston landed at Honolulu in support of a treasonous coup dʻētat against the constitutional sovereign of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Queen Lili‘uokalani. The event was described by U.S. President Grover Cleveland as an “act of war."

The Tribunal TRANSCRIPT

The proceedings of Ka Ho‘okolokolonui Kānaka Maoli — Peoples' International Tribunal Hawai‘i, 1993, in which the United States and the state of Hawai‘i were put on trial for crimes against the original people of Hawai‘i, the Kānaka Maoli.
 
A panel of international judges traveled to five islands to hear the charges, which included genocide, ethnocide, the taking of our sovereign government and the destruction of our environment.

Aloha Quest – Part One TRANSCRIPT

Selected segments from a historic six-hour educational television presentation on Hawaiian sovereignty, broadcast on KFVE, Dec. 19, 1999 and streamed to the world over the Internet. Co-produced by Aloha First and Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina.
 
Historical segments present the legal basis for the existence of the Hawaiian Kingdom and the history of popular opposition to U.S. annexation in 1897-98.

Aloha Quest – Part Two TRANSCRIPT

Selected segments from a historic six-hour educational television presentation on Hawaiian sovereignty, broadcast on KFVE, Dec. 19, 1999 and streamed to the world over the Internet. Co-produced by Aloha First and Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina. Segments focus on historical and contemporary issues surrounding Hawaiian sovereignty, education and spirituality.

Faces of the Nation TRANSCRIPT

From the history of the Mahele and the 1893 act of war against the Hawaiian Kingdom to the modern-day struggles for land rights, this video takes a look at one of the first native initiatives for self-governance, Ka Lāhui Hawai‘i.

We Are Who We Were TRANSCRIPT

From Resistance to Affirmation

The story of the defeat of a treaty of annexation by Queen Lili‘uokalani and loyal subjects of the Hawaiian Kingdom, who sent an anti-annexation petition to Congress in 1897 consisting of over 38,000 signatures representing 95 percent of the native Hawaiian population. The story of “the annexation that never was."

Hawaiian Kingdom Law TRANSCRIPT

In this 5-hour series, David Keanu Sai gives a comprehensive legal history of the Hawaiian Kingdom, including the Declaration of Rights by King Kamehameha III, the formation of a constitutional monarchy, the 1850 Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation with the United States, the 1893 act of war against the Hawaiian Kingdom, the 1898 purported annexation to the U.S. and the internal U.S. legislation that supposedly made Hawai‘i a state of the union.

Hui Na‘auao – A Community Education Project TRANSCRIPT

In 1992, a year before the centennial observance of the 1893 armed invasion of Hawai‘i, a coalition of over forty Hawaiian organizations got together to educate themselves and the public on the historical basis for recognition of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Human Rights and the Hawaiian Kingdom TRANSCRIPT

Representatives of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Ka Lāhui Hawai‘i and indigenous Alaskan and Lakota Sioux peoples, along with an international law expert, discuss human rights, land titles and the legal case for recognition of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

Ho‘okū‘oko‘a 1985 TRANSCRIPT

Ho‘okū‘oko‘a is a Hawaiian term meaning to cause to stand independently, or to bring about independence. It was the name chosen for a historic gathering of speakers on Hawaiian sovereignty held at the Kamehameha Schools in 1985. Transcript covers three hours of presentations.

Kū‘ē Anti-annexation Petitions TRANSCRIPT

Transcript of presentations by Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoole Osorio and Richard Kekuni Blaisdell covering the history of the 1897 petitions signed by thousands protesting the annexation of Hawai‘i to the United States.

Declaration of Human Rights: 50th Year Commemoration panel discussion TRANSCRIPT

April 16, 1998
University of Hawai‘i - Hilo
 
Panel discussion held on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights