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Learn about Native Hawaiian Roll Call on Molokai Tomorrow

Kana`iolowalu News Release

Tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 29, two events will be held on Molokai to educate residents about Kana`iolowalu, a project of the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission. It is a year-long campaign to reunify Native Hawaiians in the self-recognition of our unrelinquished sovereignty. The campaign has two steps: first, a petition declaring and affirming the unrelinquished and inherent sovereignty of the indigenous people of Hawaii that can be signed by anyone, Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians alike. Second, those who are Native Hawaiians and who are 18 years of age or older as of Sept. 1, 2013 will be eligible to register for participation in the organization of a governing entity – also known as a “base roll”. The Kana`iolowalu registry is the official public list.


Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time: 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Kulana `Oiwi Halau
Re: What is Kana`iolowalu?

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: OHA Conference Room

Your Kana`iolowalu Molokai Outreach Assistant is Nani Brandt. You may contact Nani at 567-6325. For more information please call the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission office at (808) 594-0088 or email info@kanaiolowalu.org.

Frequently asked questions:

When can I register?
Enrollment is expected to begin on July 20, 2012, and will be open until July 19, 2013. Public announcements will be made to provide information on where and how people can register. Registration will be available on paper and electronically.

What is the connection of Kana`iolowalu and Kau Inoa?
Everyone who signed up for Kau Inoa will be asked and encouraged to be a part of the Kana`iolowalu registry as the next step in the process of self-recognition and to become eligible to participate in the organization of a governing entity.

What is the authorization for Kana`iolowalu?
Act 195, Session Laws of Hawaii 2011, recognizes Native Hawaiians as the indigenous people of Hawaii that exercised sovereignty as a people.
It also created the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission, members who would be appointed by the Governor from nominations made by Native Hawaiian organizations. The purpose of the Commission is to develop and oversee the process of enrolling Native Hawaiians for the purposes of organizing a sovereign entity.

Who pays for Kana`iolowalu?
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs provides funding for The Native Hawaiian Roll Commission and Kana`iolowalu.


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