Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin, 4-10-15… “Letter to the First Lady”

lanny_sinkin_alii_manao_nui_shield_6Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin wrote this letter to First Lady Michelle Obama, noting her remarks about “how the United States stripped Native Americans of their culture and religion.” He points out:

“…we are in the middle of a major controversy in Hawai’i over the construction of a huge telescope on the sacred mountain of Mauna Kea. This controversy surfaced a long-standing issue of religious and cultural suppression in Hawai’i.

Included in the package sent to First Lady Obama were the Temple of Lono document, and related AMN cover letter.


About Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin

I am Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin. Ali`i Mana`o Nui was a position created by Queen Liliu'okalani that was not filled before she was overthrown. The kuleana (sacred path) of that position is to speak the truth to the monarch without any fear of punishment. The position is one of trusted advisor and friend. I always thought that the position was a really good one for a monarch to create because people tend to be so deferential that the monarch might not always be told the full truth for fear of offending. I have no such restrictions placed on me. The King and I have worked closely together for eight or nine years now. When the King agreed to assume the position of King, he immediately set about to achieve the goal of full independence. Over the years, he and I have produced numerous documents addressing a broad range of issues (found at The most important is the one that the King wrote which records the vision and plan for the restored nation. I consider myself to have a sacred responsibility to provide my best advice to the King at all times.
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