The entire month of December 2015 was devoted to constructing a placeholder website for the proposed Hawaiian Patriotic League of Las Vegas, which has evolved into this official website of HAALV.
The initiative to form a District Branch of Hui Aloha ʻĀina crystallized on November 26, 2015 (Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.). Two days later, on November 28, 2015, Lā Kūʻokoa (Hawaiian Independence Day) was celebrated by 24 local Hawaiians and relatives in Downtown Las Vegas, at the Triple 7 Restaurant & Microbrewery, in the Main Street Station Hotel & Casino. It was at this event that Keokani Marciel declared the initiative to form a local chapter of Ka ʻAhahui Hawaiʻi Aloha ʻĀina, the historic Hawaiian patriotic society revered for its role in defeating annexation in 1893 and 1898.
On September 12 and 13, 2015, at the 25th annual Las Vegas Hoʻolauleʻa, an educational table about Hawaiian independence was maintained by Keokani Marciel and his parents, Keonona and Joan Marciel. The banner for the table was ʻAhahui Hoʻihoʻi Aupuni Hawaiʻi o Moku ʻEiwa - Hawaiian Government Restoration Initiative of Las Vegas. The vision was to be a local chapter of an association dedicated to Hawaiian independence, uniting Hawaiian patriots throughout the Hawaiian Islands and abroad. In the months to come, this effort would turn out to be a precursor for the formation of a District Branch of the original Hawaiian Patriotic League.
On April 8, 2015, the Welcome to Las Vegas sign witnessed an historic Aloha ʻĀina turnout of local Hawaiians. This came in the form of two waves, one during the morning, and the other during the evening, to accommodate work schedules in this 24-hour city. The gatherings were organized on social media in solidarity with the global movement opposed to the proposed construction of a multinational Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea.
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