KĀMAU A EA
is a series of governance summits aimed at bringing together leaders of Hawaiian self-governance initiatives. The first summit, Summit I, which was held on November 28th and 29th, 2012,
was a large-group orientation, planning, and visioning session for the purpose of educating and informing OHA, Hawaiʻi communities, and the lāhui about ongoing Hawaiian governance and self-determination initiatives. Summit II was held on May 13, 2013, and Summit III was held on March 14th and 15th, 2014. Summit IV is scheduled for April 11th and 12th, 2014. The group presentations and Q/A panel session will be livestreamed here at oha.org/nationbuilding.
Presentations will be posted shortly after the livestream broadcast.
April 11th, 2014 Recordings:
- Morning Session Presentations by Soulee Stroud, Pōkā Laenui, Keoni Agard, Russell Stewart, Henry Noa.
- Afternoon Session Presentations by: Jon Osorio, Andre Perez, Walter Ritte, Bumpy Kanahele, Michelle Kauhane, Davianna McGregor, Kaleikoa Kaeo.
- Afternoon Q/A Panel Discussion
The name of the series, Kāmau a Ea, holds significant meaning. First, Ea is translated here as “life” but also means sovereignty, rule, and independence as embodied in the words that Kauikeaouli uttered on Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, Restoration Day and that has become our state motto: Ua mau ke ea o ka ʻāina i ka pono. Second, Kāmau means “to keep on, continue, persevere, last, add a little more” and speaks to the efforts of those who have endeavored and persevered since 1893 to restore Ea to Hawaiians.
2014 MAR - MAY 1
NATIVE HAWAIIANS are encouraged to register with the Official Roll during this special open enrollment period if they have not already done so
MAY - SEP
NATIVE HAWAIIANS who have signed up on the Official Roll will elect delegates
OCT - NOV
DELEGATES convene at an ‘Aha with the purpose of drafting a governing document
2015 DEC - JAN
THE GOVERNING DOCUMENT goes back to those on the Official Roll to approve or disapprove of the governing document
OHA will facilitate a process to rebuild a Hawaiian nation. While OHA facilitates the process, the outcomes will reflect the collective will of the Native Hawaiian people. OHA will work with an array of Hawaiian leaders from Hawaiian organizations and the community who will help shape the process of nation building and develop educational materials to inform people about the process and options involved in nation building. OHA will remain neutral throughout the process.