C. Hanabusa Continues Presentation on HHCA on Kaua'i and Moloka'i "Awakens the Homesteaders Uhane!"



                             The Presentation on Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920

                                  Awakens the 'uhane Within the Hawaiian Homesteaders

Waimanalo, Hawaii.

Colleen Hanabusa continued her touring of Hawaiian homestead communities by visiting Anahola Hawaiian homestead residents, kupuna and others at their clubhouse on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.  A crowd of 70+ residents attended the event which lasted from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with the same presentation and discussion along with questions that followed.

Another fast trip to Molokai was held on Thursday, July 9th at 10:00 am for concerned Hawaiian homestead residents concerning the upcoming DOI proposals.  This meeting expected to draw an even larger crowd which Sam Kealoha termed as "amazing."

The scheduled presentation by former U.S. Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa presented a "fantastic and awesome" overview and histroical perspective of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, (HHCA).  The two-hour session included a 30 minute questions session and allowed individuals to comment, voice and add to the discussion to better understand the entire presentation.

Ms. Hanabusa pointed out that the entitled presentation, "What we forgot... lend itself to the facts that homesteaders were and currently are familiar with the HHCA; however, "hey may have forgotten some of its important historical and legislative facts,' added Ms. Hanabusa.

For example, during the introduction of the HHCA at the U.S. Congressional level, Prince Kuhio encountered challenges from Hawaii from primarily two large businesses who had the highest risk of losing land as a result of the passage of the HHCA.  Today, one of these remain a large ranching operations.

More importantly, the definition of t he "beneficiaries" as defined in the HHCA are the most significant section of this legislation as those lessees, applicants, and waiting list applicants which the Act was passed to "rehabilitate" the native Hawaiian race.

Throughout the two-hour discussion attended by homesteaders from Waimanalo, Nanakuli, Papakolea, Upcountry Maui and Molokai were attentively listening to the historical recount provided by Ms. Hanabusa.

"We joined AINA ins providing these educational discussions especially for the benefit of the homesteaders to know the history of the HHCA, the challenges encountered at the beginning, currently and more than likely in the future," commented WHHA President Kamakana Aquino.

Those attending this session in cluded Uncle Black Ho'ohuli, President, Ahupua'a o Nanakuli Homestead (AoNH), Sam Kealoha, Molokai'i and Hinano from Upcountry Maui along with others from Waimanalo, Papakolea and visitors.

Colleen Hanabusa will continue her discussions and presentation scheduled for July 7, 2015 at Anahola, Kauai at the Anahola Clubhouse beginning at 5:00 pm.

 The event is FREE and open to the public. 

U. S. Department of Interior Rulemaking Proposals Seeks Comments

 Waimanalo, Hawaii

(Reprinted from Ka Nuhou Assn of Hawaiian Civic Club Electronic Newsletter). 

 U.S. Department of the Interior Rulemaking on Hawaiian Home Lands

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Department is seeking comments on proposed Federal rules that seek to clarify how we review land exchanges involving Hawaiian home lands and amendments to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act proposed by the State of Hawai‘i.


The State of Hawai‘i, beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Home Lands Trust, the Native Hawaiian Community, and the general public are invited to comment on the proposed rules which will be available for official comment beginning Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at www.regulations.gov


The draft proposed rules are available for review now at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-12/pdf/2015-11401.pdf  


The public comment period for these proposed rules will last 60 days from the date of publication.  If the Department ultimately decides to issue a final rule it could be published within six months of the publication of the proposed rules.


COMMENTS DUE: July 13, 2015


Blood Drive Donors Needed for Waimanalo Homestead Eagle Scout Project - Saturday, July 25, 2015
Waimanalo, O'ahu 
Waimanalo homestead resident Ka'ehu Keawe, a recent 2015 graduate of Kamehameha Schools - Kapalama has planned, coordinated and now implementing his Eagle Scout project.

Blood Drive in Waimanalo

41-972 Oluolu Street, Waimanalo

Waimanalo LDS Ward

Saturday, July 25, 2015

8:30 am – 1:00 pm


Contact information: Ka’ehu –


Ask about the Special Offer for every signed up donor will be eligible to enter into a "Drawing" for a FREE Trip to Disneyland! 

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