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Kamehameha Schools graduate, Nainoa Hoe

* An excerpt from a story that was in the Honolulu Advertiser. It's a story about a Hawaiian who served in the army and was killed by a sniper recently. To some, it shows how one can be allegiant to two nations while also showing a burden of many indigenous people:



U.S. Army 1st Lt. Nainoa K. Hoe, 27, was fatally shot by a sniper last weekend in Mosul, Iraq.


A proud Hawaiian


A surfer and swimmer, Hoe was so proud of his Hawaiian ancestry "you could say he was a nationalist," Siglock said. Hoe's father, Allen, is a Vietnam veteran, and Hoe carried an American flag that his father had carried. His younger brother, Nakoa, is about to be deployed to Iraq as a member of 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry. Hoe was proud of his family's military history but joked that Hawai'i had been better off without the Mainland.

"He would say, 'We don't have to be a state; we were fine without you, just fine,'"
Siglock recalled.


Seen at http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2005/Jan/29/ln/ln03p.html

Cross-posted to hawaiians and to nativeamerican

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ehanui
Jan. 30th, 2005 08:52 am (UTC)
Siglock says that Hoe "joked" about it. But, I'm not convinced Hoe was "joking." Hoe's father, Allen Hoe, is a Honolulu attorney, is a former District Court Judge, and for the past 4-5 years has been serving as an "Acting First Associate Justice to the Acting Government of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

I know you criticize the Acting Government of the Hawaiian Kingdom for being self proclaimed, but actually, international law allows to them to do as such, through the Law/Doctrine of Necessity. While on the surface, this would seem to mean that anyone can do this, which they can, but even through the Law/Doctrine of Necessity there are certain parameters you have to operate within, in order to get appropriate recognition for doing so.
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