August 26, 2008 – Kawaʻa, Hawaii
VIDEO by David Corrigan
(BIVN) – The County of Hawaiʻi, in an attempt to survey property in Kawaʻa, is stopped by native subjects of the Hawaiian Kingdom, who say the ʻaina belongs to their families. A standoff ensues between to the governments, and ends peacefully, as the county elects to leave without entering the property. Kawaʻa has been the home to the legendary local Hawaiian figure, Uncle Abel, for years.