DENNIS "BUMPY" KANAHELE PLATFORM
POLITICAL PROGRAMS: Self-Determination & Self Governance
Any Legislation, without the Full consent of the Native Hawaiian people at the city, state, and/or federal level with regards to a Full Measure of Self Governance usurps the Intent, the Spirit, and the foundation of Self-Determination.
- Education and Debate Among Native Hawaiian People
- Native Hawaiian People need a substantial period of time in which they can engage freely and without fear of threat or intimidation in the processes of educating and publicly debating among themselves, with meaningful access to the mainstream news media in Hawai`i, regarding the various options available to them including but not limited to:
- Free Association
- Genuine Plebiscite Under International Law
- A genuine plebiscite must be supervised by the United Nations Organization in order to guarantee a free, fair, impartial, and objective electoral process in accordance with historically recognized international standards and procedures.
- Call for a Native Hawaiian Constitutional Convention
- It must be guaranteed, before the process begins, that the will of the Native Hawaiian people is determinative (has the power to determine) and will be honored and respected whatever the results might be, including restoration and independence.
ECONOMIC PROGRAMS: Economic Dependency to Independence
- Limited Capacity to Manage Assets economic dependency
OHA assigns the following responsibilities to financial institutions and experts:
- Monitor: Cop or Enforcement of the Assets
- Custodian: Safe Keeper of the Assets
- Broker of the Record: Clearinghouse of the Securities
- Money Managers: Experts who Manage the Money
- Maturing Capacity to Manage Assets education, learning period
Educational Outreach Program
- Financial Literacy Training Program
- Socially Responsible Investments (SRI)
- Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)
- High Capacity to Manage Assets (economic independence)
Manage and Control Hawaiian Cash & Assets
- Community Development Financial Institution (Native Hawaiian Bank)
- Native Hawaiian Ownership -- beneficiary shareholders
- Capital Leverage Formula -- 10 to 1 leverage
(every $1 deposited in the Bank = $10 for the Bank to lend and invest in the community)
- Native Hawaiian Trusts and Foundations:
- Lunalilo Home
- Kamehameha Schools
- Queen Emma
- Queen Kapiolani
- Queen Liliuokalani Childrens Center
SOCIAL PROGRAMS: Improve the Quality of Life & Conditions
- Alternative health and wellness modalities
- Improve nutritional education
- Preserve the traditions of la`au lapa`au, old-fashioned lomilomi and ho`oponopono
- Utilize the latest technology in bio-energy, specifically the I-Health system
- TOP PRIORITY: Homeless and houseless solutions
Example: Pu`uhonua `o Waimanalo Village built by residents from unimproved land now housing a community of 80 residents.
- Affordable housing projects and programs
- OHA must provide more Primary & Higher Education scholarships.
- Higher Education funds should be made available after scholarship searches and sources are completed. This will help balance educational disparity and future economic potential among our children.
- Vocational Training must become a high priority. Practical marketable skills are mandatory for economic security.
- Hawai`i will remain a competitive tourism destination only as long as the experience remains Hawaiian.
CULTURAL CONDITIONS Cultural sensitivity
- Olelo Hawai`i - Hawaiian Language
- Language should be a way of life and not a business.
- Preservation and Cultural Sensitivity
- The continuity of traditions, culture, and arts must be preserved. This knowledge is specific to our heritage and geography.