Answers to FAQs

What is Kana'iolowalu?
Kanaʻiolowalu is a project of the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission. It is a campaign to reunify Native Hawaiians in the self-recognition of our unrelinquished...
Fri, 3 Oct, 2014 at 7:51 PM
Who may be registered?
Any Native Hawaiian who declares their cultural, civic or social connection as demonstrated in their unrelinquished sovereignty. (A guardian or parent’s si...
Wed, 29 Jul, 2015 at 10:51 AM
There is a petition that affirms the unrelinquished and inherent sovereignty of the indigenous people of Hawaiʻi. Who can sign the petition?
Anyone can sign the petition – Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians, kamaʻāina and malihini, locals and our families and friends who live afar. Click here to...
Sun, 30 Mar, 2014 at 9:31 PM
Where can I register?
The registration will commence on July 20, 2012, and end on January 19, 2014. A special extension from March 17 to May 1, 2014 was approved by the Commissi...
Sat, 14 Jun, 2014 at 6:32 AM
Can a Native Hawaiian who lives outside of the State of Hawaii register?
Yes.  Any Native Hawaiian who affirms the unrelinquished sovereignty of the people, affirms her/his intent to participate in the process of self-governance, ...
Sat, 19 Jul, 2014 at 6:51 AM
If I live outside the State of Hawaii, will I be eligible to participate in the process of self-governance?
Anyone who has been certified on the Kanaʻiolowalu registry who is 18 years of age or older at the time of an election will be eligible to participate in the...
Mon, 9 Jun, 2014 at 9:54 AM
Does Kana`iolowalu predetermine what the form or structure of the Nation is going to be?
No. The form and structure of the Nation is up to the people who come together to create it.  The people on the Kana`iolowalu registry will be the peo...
Wed, 30 Apr, 2014 at 3:18 PM
Who determines who will get to be the citizens of the Nation?
The people who come together to decide the form and structure of the Nation.
Sat, 3 May, 2014 at 10:19 PM
Are the people on the Kana`iolowalu registry automatically citizens of the Nation, and are they the only people who will be able to be citizens of the Nation?
No.  The people on the Kanaʻiolowalu registry get to vote for the people who will come together to create the Nation.   Part of the work of the convention w...
Sat, 25 Jan, 2014 at 11:48 AM
Is my information confidential?
Yes. Any documents or information regarding your ancestry is confidential by Commission policy and by State law (Act 84, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012).
Mon, 9 Jun, 2014 at 9:43 AM