Aloha Mai Kakou,
My kuleana is to participate and contribute to the nation building process of the Kanaka Maoili and the restoration of the sovereign nation of Hawai'i. In the spirit of Onipa'a and in acknowledgement of our unlawfully deposed queen and sovereign, Lili'uokalani, I pledge my mind, body, and spirit to the restoration of the Hawaiian Nation as a pono nation among nations and a guiding light in sustainability and respect for our precious 'Aina.
My Kupuna signed the Kue petition, voted against Statehood, and have emphatically supported the restoration of Hawaiian Sovereignty since 1893. I wish to continue in that determination with the support of my fellow Kanaka. It is with great pride and excitement, that I might be a representative delegate and participant in our upcoming 'Aha and help create a positive and respectful environment in which to build consensus and move our nation forward.
I believe my experience, historical perspective, and aloha for our people and ‘aina will contribute to the thoughtful deliberations required to succeed at this monumental task that lies before us. I humbly ask for your vote.
He mea pau 'ole ke aloha,
James Kimo Stowell