Hawaii Settler & Tourist Pledge

Hawaii Settler & Tourist Pledge

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Jason Mizula started this petition to Hawaii State Senate and

In an effort to keep both tourists & settlers in Hawaii accountable & respectful, elected officials in Hawaii should require both groups to pledge to do far better than they/we have been doing since 1778. The following is the pledge that I personally take as a settler; elected officials in Hawaii should look to the countless native Hawaiian leaders for an appropriate pledge to both the land and people of Hawaii. 

 

My pledge:

I acknowledge that I am a settler here in Hawaii and as such I pledge to conduct myself with the utmost respect for the Hawaiian people whose land I am on, and for the land itself.

I pledge my allegiance to this land, these waters, and this community.

I pledge to not exploit the resources or people of Hawaii. 

I pledge to not forget that I am a guest of the Hawaiian people.

I pledge to learn about the true history of Hawaii and it’s present from the Hawaiian people themselves and not from American books.

I pledge to use my privilege and the resources at my disposal because of that privilege to help uplift those around me.

I pledge to give in ways that are asked of me, to not expect anything in return, and not accept any more than I need to sustain myself. 

I pledge to stand up for what is right but only behind or alongside the Hawaiian people, never in front or on top of them. 

I pledge to learn from those who have cared for these islands for countless generations.

I pledge to only go where I am invited and have permission to be, to tread lightly wherever I go, and to leave nothing behind but footprints in the sand.

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