- What are your qualifications to be a delegate to the ‘aha?
My qualification to be a delegate is first being of the Koko, the blood. And the Mana’o of all of our people. One need not be of “qualification” but, only to possess the sincere desire to make what is wrong, right again. Each of us is qualified enough to step forward and help to guide the process. I am college educated and my experience in life is assured to be acceptable enough.
- How would you characterize the values of your campaign to be elected as a delegate to the ‘aha for example, with aloha, lōkahi, kūpono, etc.?
My values will encompass all of the above. Our unity will be our strength. Our perseverance will be our fuel. Our goal will be our focus.
- What three components of the constitution are you particularly interested in advocating and why?
I am very interested in the Type of Government, Citizenship and Retribution to the Hawaiian Nation and our People. We have been given the opportunity of our life time by the powers that be. Any type of organization of our people to start is fascinating in itself. We must remember, we are being offered a leaf, which leads to the branch, which leads to the tree, which leads to the root of the Hawaiian Nation existence.
- What governance model will you advocate for?
To start, a nation within a nation is a logical step but, not the final step.
- Are you willing to discuss other governance models?
- How would the governance model that you choose impact the ali‘i trusts, the Hawaiian Homestead Act, federal contracts made with Native Hawaiian businesses; grants provided by the United States for programs and services to the Native Hawaiian people?
The Logical Step is very important to minimize the impact on the existing programs provided by the United States.
- In your governance model, would you be inclusive of people other than Native Hawaiians as citizens?
We must all realize that this whole ‘Aha– is about—our people. The KOKO. We must first take care of ourselves before we can take care of others. We love them all dearly and will undoubtedly include them as we proceed in the future but, for now….we got to deal with what is at hand first.
- How do you see participation by others in helping the ‘aha on the various aspects of the draft constitution?
Participation by others is strongly encouraged. We need the input and recommendations from everyone to help us to make informed and intelligent decisions.
- Looking ahead, as a delegate to the ‘aha, how would you assure that the governance model ratified by the Native Hawaiian people is implemented and recognized at the state, federal, or international level, as appropriate.
I will staunchly support any ratification vote by our people. I will personally insure to tell anyone who would listen of our distorted history and the hypocrisy embedded in the occupation of our Hawaiian nation. Be not uncertain, I will be there to personally see the implementation and recognition at all State, Federal, and especially at International levels of the coming of the Hawaiian Nation.
- Why should Native Hawaiians vote for you?
By the KOKO they should. By the vision we all hold, they should. By the steps we all take, they should. By being loyal subjects of our last reigning monarch, the Honorable Queen Lili’uokalani, we all should vote.
I must carry on her Majesty’s belief that if we all help out together, we can make it right…. once more. I humbly ask for your votes.