Nation State of Hawai’i

Our History

KUMULIPO (Creation) The Origin of the World and Genealogy of the Kanaka Hawai’i Maoli People

The Independent & Sovereign Nation State of Hawai‘i is a democratic parliamentary republic with a land base in Waimanalo, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i. The Nation of Hawai‘i was formed by Kanaka Maoli in pursuit of Independence and reconciliation from the United States. The official language is ‘Olelo Hawai‘i.

The Nation of Hawai‘i was promulgated on January 16, 1995 by the Hawai‘i Constitution, which was signed at ‘Iolani Palace, Honolulu, Hawai‘i. In 1995, Pu’uhonua D.K.B. Kanahele was elected as Head of State, and remains in this office to date. The Constitution reaffirmed for its citizens and for all Native Hawaiians, the “right to self-determination as a people” and “restoration of political, economic, social and cultural rights.”

The formation of the Nation of Hawai‘i is pursuant to U.S. Public Law 103-150, also known as the Apology Resolution, signed by the United States Congress in 1993 recognizing that “the illegal overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii on January 17, 1893, acknowledges the historical significance of this event which resulted in the suppression of the inherent sovereignty of the Native Hawaiian people;… and the deprivation of the rights of Native Hawaiians to self-determination;” (U.S. Public Law 103-150, Section 1).

The Legislative General Assembly of the Nation of Hawai‘i consists of The Citizens Assembly, Na Kupuna Council (Council of Elders), and the Head of State, currently Pu’uhonua D.K.B. Kanahele. It is administratively subdivided into 5 mokupuni (counties): Hawai‘i, Maui, Moloka’i, O’ahu, Kaua’i, with Lanai, Ni’ihau and Kaho’olawe, held in trust.

The pathway to reestablish the inherent sovereignty of the Nation of Hawai‘i’ followed international guidelines of self-determination by occupied nations and Indigenous Peoples, as stipulated in the The Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States (1933), providing that a State must possess a permanent population, a defined territory, a government, and the capacity to conduct international relations.

In 1993, Pu’uhonua D.K.B. Kanahele became a board member with the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC), the first Indigenous Peoples’ Organization (IPO) to be recognized as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with General Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The Nation of Hawai‘i became a member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in 2017 and was officially recognized as an Indigenous Peoples’ Organization in 2018.

Current Progress and Expansion

In 2019, Nation of Hawaiʻi launched Hawaii’s first community broadband network, in partnership with Internet Society and the State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism. Nation of Hawaii Broadband serves as Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) for the Village at Pu’uhonua O Waimanalo, providing digital connectivity for Citizen subscribers to attend work, school, and to foster entrepreneurial opportunities. Nation of Hawai‘i Broadband is leading Hawaii’s community network expansion with the deployment of broadband networks at Puʻuhonua O Waiʻanae Mauka and Makai on Oʻahu, Kipahulu on Maui, and Miloli‘i on Hawai‘i Island, bringing digital literacy and WISP capabilities to rural Native communities that need it most.

On November 28, 2021, the Nation of Hawai‘i declared economic independence with the signing of the Nation of Hawaii Bank Act, enacted in September 2021, and establishment of Nation of Hawai‘i Central Bank to regulate credit and digital currency in the best interests of the economic life of the Nation. 

Economically, the bank and digital currency will help the Nation of Hawai‘i capitalize on the advantages of our unique position in the center of the Pacific Rim and opportunities to become a center for ethical investment and financial services. At the same time, investments in national security will facilitate the diversification of our local economy with profitable and innovative community based projects, producing meaningful employment and furthering local and national self-sufficiency.

In 2022, Nation of Hawai‘i established a presence and office space at Honolulu’s Foreign-Trade Zone 9, introducing International trade and commerce opportunities to the Nation’s economic development efforts, including a business center for Nation of Hawai‘i Central Bank and Nation of Hawai‘i University.

Together with local and international partners, The Nation of Hawai‘i is leveraging its financial foundation and traditional knowledge to develop sustainable, practical solutions to significant issues.

Historical Chronology

1810 – Kamehameha establishes a Unified Monarchial Government for the Hawaiian Islands.
1826 – Treaty w/ USA Peace, Friendship & Commerce.
1836 – Treaty w/ Great Britain, Lord E. Russell’s Treaty.
1839 – Hawaiian Bill of Rights, Magna Charta of Hawai’i
1839 – Treaty w/ France, Captain La Place’s Convention.

1840 – Hawaiian Kingdom Constitution
Though all the land belonged to King Kamehameha I, “it was Not his own private property.” It belonged to the chiefs & the people in communal, of whom Kamehameha I was the head & had management of the landed property.

1842 – Recognition, by USA no formal Treaty was necessary.
1846 – Recognition by Britain & France Hawaii’s Independence
1846 – Treaty w/ Great Britain
1846 – Treaty w/ Denmark
1848 – Treaty w/ Hamburg

1848 – The Great (Overthrow of the Land) Mahele
Communal Land Tenure is divided into pieces of royal patent deeds, land commission awards; private ownership prevails “Subject to Native Tenant Rights.”

1848 – Consular Notices Danish & Hamburg Treaties
1849 – Treaty w/ USA Friendship, Commerce, & Navigation.
1852 – Hawaiian Kingdom Constitution
1852 – Treaty w/ Sweden & Norway
1853 – Treaty w/ Tahiti
1854 – Treaty w/ Bremen
1854 – Proclamation of Neutrality
1858 – Treaty w/France
1859 – Trust – Queen’s Hospital – Free Health for Hawaiians
1862 – Treaty w/ Belgium
1862 – Treaty w/ Netherlands
1863 – Treaty w/ Italy
1863 – Treaty w/ Spain
1864 – Treaty w/ Swiss Confederation
1864 – Hawaiian Kingdom Confederation
1869 – Treaty w/ Russia
1871 – Treaty w/ Japan
1874 – Postal convention w/ New South Wales
1875 – Treaty w/ USA Reciprocity Treaty
1877 – Trust – Lunalilo Home for the aged Hawaiian
1879 – Treaty w/ German Empire
1881 – Trust – Kapiolani Maternity Hospital free maternity
1882 – Provisional Convention w/ Portugal
1884 – Supplemental Convention w/USA
1884 – Money Order regulation w/ Hong Kong
1884 – Trust – Kamehameha Schools, for education
1885 – Universal Postal Union additional Act of Lisbon
1886 – Convention w/ Japan
1886 – Universal Postal Union Ratification
1887 – Treaty w/ USA additional to reciprocity treaty
1887 – Treaty w/ Samoa
1893 – Draft Constitution of Queen Lili’uokalani failed

January 17, 1893 – Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom
U.S. Minister John L. Stevens, a Committee of Safety of American & European sugar planters, missionary descendants & financiers who deposed the Hawaiian monarchy and proclaimed a provisional government.

1893 – Provisional Government
1894 – Republic of Hawaii

1898 – Ku’e Petition Stops U.S. Treaty of Annexation.
The Newlands Joint Resolution, an Act of U.S. Congress to Annex (republic) Hawaii and create the Territory of Hawaii in its place. There was NO Treaty of Annexation.

1900 – Organic Act – a Government for the Territory
1909 Trust – Queen Lili’uokalani’s Children Center
1921 Trust – Hawaiian Homes Commission Act

1945 – United Nations Decolonization
Sacred trust obligation & political process (FAILS). National Identity of Hawaiian people stolen by a multi-cultural society.

1959 – 50th State Admissions Act – creates DHHL
1978 – Hawaii State Con Con creates OHA
1980 – Trust – First Office of Hawaiian Affairs elections
1988 – Native Hawaiian Health Care Act – Papa O la Lokahi
1993 – Act 359 2nd Political Process (FAILED)

November 23, 1993 – U.S. Public Law 103-150
Apology for the Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom Legal Opinion by Francis A. Boyle, International Law Professor.
“After 100 years, the United States government, has finally and officially conceded, that Native Hawaiian people have the right to restore the independent nation state that you had in 1893 when the U.S. came and destroyed it. The Native Hawaiian people have the right to now go out proclaim the restoration of that state.”

1994 – Proclamation: Restoring Hawai’i’s Independence
1994 – President Clinton letter to The Head of State
1995 – Hawai’i Constitution 1995
1995 – Declaration of National State of Emergency
1995 – Executive Order 95-001 – The Refuge Act
1995 – Executive Order 95-002 – The Passport Act
1996 – PU’A Foundation / UCC settlement for Overthrow
2001 – DLNR G.L. #S5368 – Recognition of Nation of Hawaii
2002 – Executive Order 95-003 – The Tribunal Act
2011 – Act 195 3rd Political Process (FAILED)
2015 – E.O. 95-004 – The National Monetary System Act
2015 – Japan Patent Office Registration of ALOHACOIN

2015 – Trip to Tokyo, Japan
To promote the ALOHACOIN crypto currency with Japanese businesses and government representatives, mainly from Shizuoka prefecture. We then flew to Yamagata prefecture at Haguro shrine and participated in a ceremony with Nashimoto Denka and the 3 legged Crow.

2016 – ALOHACOIN Registration Date & #5852538
2016 – First ALOHACOIN received by the Head of State
2016 – ALOHACOIN Crypto Currency TN filed with DCCA
2017 – Japan legalizes crypto-currencies in their Country
January 1, 2018 – first AlohaCoin draft white paper released
January 15, 2018 – AlohaCoin draft white paper update
January 17, 2018 – 125 Years since the Overthrow the AlohaCoin draft white paper updated
February 28, 2018 – latest update on AlohaCoin draft white paper.
October 2019 – Launch of Hawaii’s first community managed broadband network, in partnership with DBEDT and Internet Society.
November 2021 – Launch of Nation of Hawaii Central Bank, banking and digital currency acts.

Nation of Hawaii’s mission is to restore, maintain and preserve the sophisticated religion, language and culture of the Native Hawaiian people, who prior to the overthrow, lived in a highly organized, self-sufficient, subsistent social system based on Communal Land Tenure. (pre-mahele)