Hawaiian long time residents of Mana’e (East Molokai) are PROTESTING proposed Short-Term Rental Home (STRH) permit applications for the following REASONS:
- Mana’e (East Molokai) is rural area with only a two lane road where long-time residents still practice traditional Hawaiian subsistence and traditional lifestyles. This unique way of life and sense of Hawaiian place is being threatened by the inundation of Short Term Rental Home permits.
- There are very few STRH’s in the permit application process or in operation that lists an owner with a Hawaii residency. Because the current zoning code affords owners the option of utilizing their properties as “income vacation rentals” there is no desire by the owners to be a part of our community.
Submit a letter to the OHA Trustees Requesting
- No Funding for Failed State Initiated So Called “Nationbuilding” Activities
- Repealing of DOI Rule Support
- A Forensic Audit
- Strong Opposition to TMT
OUR ʻĀINA, OUR KULEANA
Submit Your Form Testimony
In 1993, the U.S., through Public Law 103-150 acknowledged that the Hawaiian people never gave up their rights to their national lands(aka “ceded lands”) to the U.S. government.
Now, the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) proposed rule would unethically terminate Native Hawaiian rights to millions of acres of HAWAIIAN ‘ĀINA.
The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) is proposing to re-establish a formal government-to-government relationship with the Native Hawaiian community that will not affect the title, jurisdiction, or status of Federal lands and property in Hawaii. In effect, the U.S. would continue to control nearly 900,000 acres of land in the main Hawaiian Islands and over 88 million acres of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. The absence of any reference to Hawaiian lands controlled by the State of Hawai`i in the proposed rule is of grave concern. With this much at stake, we must submit testimony in opposition to the DOI’s proposed rule before December 30.
SUBMIT TESTIMONY HERE:
For DHHL Beneficiaries>> FORM Letter
Deadline: DECEMBER 30, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Interior Proposed Rule: Procedures for Reestablishing a Formal Government-to-Government Relationship with the Native Hawaiian Community