Lawrence Gora
Hawaiian ancestry:
I have Hawaiian on both sides of my family. Kaluakini was pure Hawaiian on my father's side and on my mother's side Makini was pure Hawaiian while Aiu was half-Hawaiian, making me 62.5% Hawaiian.
Educational background:
Graduated from Chaminade University with a BA Majoring in Business Administration, with minors in Management and Marketing. Attended United Nations conferences in Geneva, New York, and globally.
Employment history:
1993- Present: Lecturer, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. 2006 - Present: Administrator, Pūkoʻa and Kūaliʻi Councils, University of Hawaiʻi.
Criminal record:
No criminal record.
Personal statement:
As a Kanaka Maoli whose ancestors have lived and exercised sovereignty in the Hawaiian islands since time immemorial, I am committed and dedicated to the right of self-determination, the right of Native Hawaiians to determine our political status and to freely pursue our social, economic and cultural development. The time for action is now for Kanaka Maoli to form a Native Hawaiian government of our choosing that promotes and ensures that our Hawaiian language, culture, values, economic base, lands and natural resources, and education is respected, honored, maintained, implemented, and perpetuated. This will ensure that our people will truly have a place to call home with land and housing, rather than having to move to the US continent. In addition, the government-to-government relationship with the United States, in accordance with US Public Law 103-150, is a first step in nation building and by no means the last and final measure of our quest for sovereignty, as Kanaka Maoli never directly relinquished our claims to our inherent sovereignty as a people of over our national lands to the United States. Your support of my candidacy will be greatly appreciated.
The delegate candidate represent these 10 people are eligible voters who have nominated them
  • Lilikala Kameeleihiwa
  • Kaiwipuni Lipe
  • Naalehu Anthony
  • Francine Gora
  • Marie Gertrude Nohea Leopoldo
  • Mary Lisbeth Imiola Gora-Aina
  • Joe Kuhio Lewis
  • Davis Price
  • Cynthia Mapuana Lum
  • Leatrice Maluhia Kauahi

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