Ali`i Mana`o Nui Lanny Sinkin, 9-28-15… “Past and Future”

lanny_sinkin_alii_manao_nui_shield_22Past and Future
Lanny Sinkin, Ali’i Mana’o Nui, Kingdom of Hawai’i

A journalist from Kansas chronicled the political situation in Hawai’i shortly after the overthrow of Queen Liliu’okalani. His objective observations provide useful insight into what was actually happening.

Meanwhile, there is an active debate on whether those who support the restoration of the Kingdom should participate in the Na’i Aupuni process. This process involves the creation of a roll of people with pre-Cook Hawaiian ancestry who will serve as voters. They will elect delegates to a convention. Those delegates will discuss what form of governance might be pursued by Native Hawaiians, e.g. independence, statehood, or something in between. The funding for the process comes from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), a State agency.

Attached are the views of Moani Akaka, a long time activist and previous Trustee of OHA and my response.


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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