"Hookano" wrote this and wow... s/he has very good points. I don't know if the person is male or female because Hawaiian names do not have a gender. For example "Ikaika" can be a name for a boy... or a girl. So can "Hookano" so I cannot tell if the person is male... or female. In any case this person made some good points:
"Lana, it is my understanding that Hawaiians of all different political and culture beliefs are presently involved in the building of this young National Hawaiian Coalition and I say young; this is why all Hawaiians should be involved and make known their manao so we can build some form of coalition and maybe we can unite for the future of our children. It is not about me or you but about the future of our children our history, culture and I really believe our very existence. And as for the Danner’s, I don’t know them and everything I hear is not good but they are Hawaiians and so they should be involved. I don’t support the Akaka bill and I want independence but what have we now? Show me one group that has the support of even 3% of the people? As for OHA they have our money so we should use it. ALL HAWAIIANS SHOULD BE THERE!! SHARE YOUR MANAO AND HELP US UNITE ONCE AND FOR ALL! PUT OUR DIFFERENCES ASIDE AND WORK TOGETHER."
Later "kealii" wrote this and also made some good points:
"Ive been active with the coalition now for the last three meetings and have served on one committee. The only group that has seriously taken an interest in bringing the coalition to life is the Order of Kamehameha.
OHA has be running things before this and its made some progress but the concerns that lana has voiced are mainly due to their involvement.
As far as the danners are concerned ive not seen them at any of the meetings i attended.
The main goal now seems to be to get the word out to the public about information concerning the structure of the coalition and its mission statement. This next meeting appears to be the final step in completing that task."
I still refuse to register with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and with the Kau Inoa Native Hawaiian Registry because the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is equal to the State of Hawaii. I do not trust the government but then other Americans do not either lol