Native Hawaiian Coalition

District of Kona (Oahu)


October 26, 2006



The meeting of the Native Hawaiian Coalition, District of Kona was held at Makiki Community Church. District of Kona Chair, Keali`i Makekau presided. The meeting opened at 8:02 p.m.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of September 28, 2006 was reviewed. Milton Ragsdale motioned to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Kau`i Torres. Minutes were approved without opposition.


No Reports.


Unfinished Business

Ř      Oversight Committee is still looking for members.

Ř      Committee on Public Relations will be scheduling a meeting.

Ř      Committee on Rules of the Assembly is in the process of defining “members”. Other issues are also being discussed, for example; when a member transfers to another district, what should be the process.

New Business

Ř      All members are encouraged to update their information.

Ř      The chair advised that the upcoming election may have an impact on the next steps the Native Hawaiian Coalition takes. The Elections may have kept some member’s from participating.

Ř      It was suggested that the Native Hawaiian Coalition endorse certain OHA candidates recognizing that there were some in OHA that supported the Coalition. It was also suggested that the Native Hawaiian Coalition send a congratulatory letter to the elected asking for their support.

Ř      The Native Hawaiian Coalition now has a mailing address:

Native Hawaiian Coalition

PBM 3663

3569 Harding Avenue, Ste A

Honolulu, Hawai`i 96816-2472

Ř      A reading from the Oppenheim’s International Law was shared.


            The Native Hawaiian Bar Association and Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law, William S. Richardson School of Law will be holding a workshop Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, at the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law. It will be held in Classroom 2.


Next Native Hawaiian Coalition District of Kona meeting, November 30, 2006, 7:00 p.m.


Adjournment – 8:45 p.m.


Submitted By,


Kau`i Torres