Henry ‘Akina’ Tripp

Henry "Akina" Tripp

Henry “Akina” Tripp

Candidate:  Henry “Akina” Tripp
‘Aha District:  Oʻahu
Address: 91-1035 Kealiiahonui St., Kapolei HI 96707
Phone: (808) 265-2154
Email: hktripp@aol.com
Facebook: henry.tripp.16

  1. What are your qualifications to be a delegate to the ‘aha?

Hawaiian, and deeply committed to making a difference for Hawaiians. Well educated, travelled world-wide, and multifaceted in experience and knowledge.

Educational Background:

• Keaukaha Elementary 1955-1958
• Kamehameha School for Boys, HI 1959-1965
• B.Y.U. Provo, UT 1966
• Missionary, L.D.S. Church Japan 1966-1969
• U.S.M.C. PLC Boot Camp, Quantico VA   1970
• Church College of Hawaii, Laie HI 1969-1971
• U.S. Naval Flight School, Pensacola FL 1972
• 3M Data Analysis, Millington TN 1975
• Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey CA 1979
• Law of War College, Quantico VA 1982

  1. 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.?

E Ho’o Ke Makua. I believe that our ancestors were correct about a number things that most of us have forgotten. Remembering their guidance is important, even for today’s changing values. Our genetic health are based on their knowledge and experience from Mauka to Makai, and should be ours. As a certified Huna Practitioner, I witness first-hand the deterioration of Hawaiian Health and accompanying apathy. Both correctable through remediation of traditional Hawaiian knowledge and practices. Being well-travelled I have experienced the universality of traditional Hawaiian knowledge and practices. The self-application of which brings personal peace, as well as, exuding an aura of confidence and surety.

  1. What three components of the constitution are you particularly interested in advocating and why?

Genealogy – We must remember our ancestors and use their guidance to stabilize today’s ever changing mores and folkways. Bringing the Kingdom of Hawaii’s 1887, “Bayonet” Constitution, with session Laws forward to today’s international standards assures us of our genealogy and inheritance.

Law of Nations – In the International arena, coexisting with current and historical allies brings greater potential for local and international health.

Individual Rights and Liberties – We must always remember that we serve our people, and must always labor towards (not for) their individual as well as collective Health and Welfare.

In Short, “Don’t Tick anyone off.”

  1. What governance model will you advocate for?

I am for the Independence model. Hawaii was and still is a valuable asset to the international arena. To be less than independent would stifle the growth potential of “Our People and Nation.” We have already lost much too foreign entities. Only through independence can we recover all or most of what was lost, and recover our international status. Accepting 3rd rate status to other nations will create a physical and emotionally unhealthy welfare state. 3rd rate status for Hawaiians will only be beneficial to Foreign Corporation’s and the International banking Cabal, not Hawaiians.

  1. Are you willing to discuss other governance models?

Of Course. Only if benefit can be gleaned from their positive and negative experiences. Governance models are living and breathing, because of their lessons learned from their past and for their future. Case and point, “Law of Discovery”, and its implications. An 1800’s rule of law, still on the books, that still have stifling repercussions to the Virginia Indian Nations. However, given the time allotted, Chairmanship via Roberts Rules is the preferred over Facilitation.

  1. 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?

All these assets are for Native Hawaiian health! To not malama and police these entities would mean the deterioration of our health and well-being. Dual Citizenship ensures first, the health and welfare of our Kupuna and Keiki, and are already payed for via the Social Security programs. Merit based grants and scholarships are preferred over welfare programs.

  1. In your governance model, would you be inclusive of people other than Native Hawaiians as citizens?

In our history we have been inclusive of people other than Native Hawaiians as citizens. As long as they comply with the Laws, Mores and Folkways of citizenship and hold others blameless of their diversity.

  1. How do you see participation by others in helping the ‘aha on the various aspects of the draft constitution?

First and foremost, are their models in Harmony with the individual and international health of Hawaiians? Does it protect and create a stronger, physically and ethically, healthy “Hui”? Will it create unlimited growth for our Opio and our Nation? Yes, to all of these questions is my personal standard for accepting others help. From our past, outside help had an initial cost of exterminating 90% of the Hawaiian population. Lest we forget their mantra, “Finis opus Coronat”, or “The end justifies the means – A.F. Judd, Yale Law Review”

  1. 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.

The voice of the people are the substance of Democracy. To not listen to the people are the substance for anarchy. Harmony to canonized laws are the basics of a “Hui” and citizenship. Above all else, “Door to Door” is most effective at dissemination of knowledge and participation.

  1. Why should Native Hawaiians vote for you?

Native Hawaiians must exercise their privilege to “vote”! Measure my foot prints and you will agree that my platform has very few holes. I offer over 40 years of work related employment credentials and experience. I have the right tools to play ball for any team.

Work Experiences:

• C.E.O.
• Executive Administrator
• Director of Operations
• Director of Training
• Director of Aircraft Maintenance
• Director of Safety
• Pilot, Flight Instructor
• Instructional Systems Designer and Developer
• U.S.M.C. Retired