Colin Kippen Jr.
Hawaiian ancestry:
Father's (Colin Crowell Kippen Sr.) mother is Elsie Kawena Crowell of Maui and my mother's (Jean Healani Burgess) father is James Burgess of Kauai. Both of my parents are of Hawaiian ancestry.
Educational background:
Juris Doctor of Law, MA in Urban and Regional Planning, Univ of Iowa BA Political Science, Univ of Hawaii
Employment history:
Lawyer, Advocate, Trial and Applellate Judge, Policy Analyst, on behalf of Indigenous and Native People, past ED of Native Hawaiian Education Council and National Indian Education Association
Criminal record:
i have no criminal record.
Personal statement:
I believe in the process of Native Hawaiian self determination and that the best path forward is for all of us to come together in an 'aha to decide these issues. I am experienced in both law and policy issues as relates to the indigenous people domiciled within the confines of the United States having worked as a trial and appellate judge for sovereign Indian tribes in Washington State and Oregon, as the former chair of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Commission, as Senior Counsel to the US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, as the director of Hawaiian Rights at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, as the executive director of the Native Hawaiian Education Council, as the executive director of the National Indian Education Association, as a national expert on the impact of climate change on indigenous communities, and as a national expert on preventing and ending homelessness within our community. My work and involvement on these issues in venues across the United States and in Hawaii has broadened my understanding of how to craft solutions, remedies, and structures that work and which improve the well being of the Native Hawaiian community in the process.
The delegate candidate represent these 10 people are eligible voters who have nominated them
  • Rowena Marjorie Noelani Akana
  • Samuel Lucas Kippen
  • Douglas Kimo Kippen
  • Colin Crowell Kippen jr
  • John Kalanialiiloa Aeto
  • Toni-Ann Akana Nickens
  • Anne Marie K Tomisato
  • Brickwood Maikaaloa Galuteria
  • John David Waihee
  • Daniel Kahikina Akaka

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