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"A Report on the Native Hawaiian Constitutional Convention"

  • The Willows Restaurant 901 Hausten Street Honolulu, HI, 96826 United States (map)

"A Report on the Native Hawaiian Constitutional Convention"

We have a timely and informative meeting scheduled for our March 17 luncheon.  Much is being said about the Native Hawaiian Constitutional Convention (`aha) and there are probably more questions than answers about where Native Hawaiians stand at this point but the convention did successfully complete its mission and produce a draft constitution.  So what now?

Our guest speakers are three members of the Native Hawaiian Constitutional Convention. Our panel will discuss their experiences at the `aha, the proposed constitution and the next steps in the process.  Come hear from these young Native Hawaiians who were involved at the core of the convention.


Brendon Kaleiaina Lee was the Chair of the `Aha. He is a Kamehameha Schools graduate and attended Leeward and Kapiolani Community Colleges. Kaleiaina has been a delegate with the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs for over 15 years. He is a skilled and experienced parliamentarian and currently the President of the Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association’s O’ahu Region and the Policy and Planning chair for the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs.


Makana Paris was a Vice-Chair of the `Aha and the Chair of the Judicial Committee. A member of Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club he is Parliamentarian for the club and the Oʻahu Council of Hawaiian Civic Clubs. He attends the UH Law School, and is President emeritus of the Student Bar Association. He has an MA in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from Jesuit School of Theology at Santa Clara, BS in Environmental Science and Engineering from MIT. He is a Kamehameha graduate. 


Zuri Aki was the Chair of the Drafting Committee. He has a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies from UH Manoa and is a J.D. candidate at Richardson School of Law focusing on International Law and Environmental Law. He is the founder of the political watchdog organization, Makawalu, and the environmental conservation organization, The Aina Project. A self-described political creature, Zuri has his sights firmly fixed on enhancing local government policy. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Willows Restaurant

12:00 - Lunch and Presentation

Non-Members: $35

11:30 - Registration and Networking

Members: $27

You may pay in advance by mailing a check payable to:


P.O. Box 597
Honolulu, HI 96809

or you may pay at the luncheon

RSVP by March 11, 2016 or phone (808)265-3975


Please note: We are required to pay for confirmed attendance. If you are unable to attend, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the luncheon date. We reserve the right to bill no-shows.