Oct 29 2012

Do Not Sign the Native Hawaiian Roll

Do Not Sign the Native Hawaiian Roll

Paulette Ka’anohi Kaleikini speaking about the hewa Native Hawaiian Roll in June 2012.

Some people may recall that she is the plaintiff who won a unanimous decision from the Hawai’i Supreme Court regarding the rail. They ruled in part:

“The SHPD [State Historic Preservation Division] failed to follow its own rules when it concurred in the rail project prior to the completion of an archaeological inventory survey for the entire project. As explained below, the rules establish a sequential process under which an archaeological inventory survey must precede the SHPD’s concurrence in a project. As noted in the rules, “[t]he review process is designed to identify significant historic properties in project areas and then to develop and execute plans to handle impacts to the significant properties in the public interest.” HAR § 13-275-1(a) (emphasis added) …. the SHPD failed to comply with HRS chapter 6E and its implementing rules when it concurred in the rail project prior to the completion of the required archaeological inventory survey for the entire project. The City similarly failed to comply with HRS chapter 6E and its implementing rules by granting a special management area permit for the rail project and by commencing construction prior to the completion of the historic preservation review process.

“Accordingly, we vacate the circuit court’s judgment on [the above listed] Counts 1 through 4 of Kaleikini’s complaint, which challenged the rail project under HRS chapter 6E, and remand to the circuit court for further proceedings on those counts.”

The Native Hawaiian Roll affects non-Hawaiians too.

How? It is being used by government to strip Hawaiians of our property rights. They will do it to YOU too.