The Living Hawaiian Nation

Events at `Iolani Palace
Jan. 13 - 15, 2006

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
'Ehu Cardwell
(619) 885-4848 Nationwide Cell
freehawaii@earthlink.net

"WE WILL NOT BE DENIED" CRY AS HAWAIIANS PROTEST ILLEGAL OCCUPATION

Health & Wellness Of Hawaiian Nation Focus Of Event

Honolulu, Hawai'i - With the theme, "Hawai`i Loa Kulike Kakou, All Hawai`i Come Together," Native Hawaiians and supporters from near and far will gather this weekend for the 113th observance of the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation in a massive demonstration of unity.

Voicing outrage at the continuing illegal US occupation of Hawai`i, participants will gather to celebrate and promote the continued life of the Hawaiian nation and its people. Everyone, whether of Hawaiian heritage or not, is invited to take part.

"As Hawaiians, we gather in support of our beloved Queen, Lili`uokalani. We maintain her legacy, the dignity and righteousness of our nation, our lands, and our people. We now move toward manifestation of our country. We will not be denied," states Living Nation chair Mel Kalahiki.

The Living Nation campaign kicks off this Friday, January 13th and runs through Sunday, January 15th, at 'Iolani Palace, historic seat of governance and residence of Hawaiian Monarchs.

Special activities include dramatic torchlight walks both Friday and Saturday evenings to honor Hawaiian ali`i, a unique Fallen Warriors ceremony late Saturday night, and an early morning Run For Justice on Sunday.

Continuous events on Sunday will include speakers and hula performances. All events are free and the public is invited.

Wealthy sugar barons, assisted by US agents and military forces, illegally overthrew the internationally recognized Hawaiian Monarchy in 1893. In 1993, President Clinton and Congress formally apologized for that illegal act of war, admitting that Hawaiian nationhood and sovereignty had, in fact, never been relinquished.

For more information, call Mel Kalahiki at (808) 284-8722 or Lynette Cruz at (808) 284-3460.

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