Ho`oulu Lāhui Aloha Hawaiian Governance Initiative
Hoʻoulu Lāhui Aloha Hawaiian Governance Initiative
As the aboriginal indigenous peoples of Hawaii, Native Hawaiians have the inherent authority to reorganize themselves into a governing entity if they so choose. Hawaiians’ ability to organize a political body is not necessarily dependent upon the passage of a federal or state law, but on the Hawaiian electorate.
Hoʻoulu Lāhui Aloha (To Raise a Beloved Nation) is the title of OHA's initiative to foster the process of creating a Native Hawaiian Governing Entity representative of all Hawaiians, if Hawaiians choose to create such an entity. The discussion and creation of a Native Hawaiian Governing Entity will provide Native Hawaiians with greater control over their destiny as they move toward self-determination and self-sufficiency.