hand out self-rule leaflets
"Bumpy" Kanahele and his
group work to educate tourists
Hawaiian group began distributing leaflets in Waikiki yesterday
to educate tourists about the sovereignty of the Hawaiian people.
Activist Dennis "Bumpy" Kanahele and about 15 members of The Nation
of Hawaii distributed their message near the Duke Kahanamoku statue
from beneath a banner proclaiming: "We are not Americans, Free Hawai'i."
The handout includes a copy of the 1993 Apology Resolution that former
President Bill Clinton signed in the 100th year after American businessmen
overthrew Queen Liliuokalani.
It's not a Yankee-go-home message, said Kanahele.
want to get support from tourists and give them a basic political
education that everyone needs, including people who live in Hawaii.
Even though you're here for a vacation, at least understand there
was an overthrow, understand why you see the Hawaiian flag being flown
Kanahele said the leafleting will continue and the next step will
be "opening communication and discussion with the tourist industry."
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