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Akaka calls for passage of Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, has urged his colleagues to pass the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, which he co-authored with the late Sen. Daniel Inouye. Akaka’s remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, I rise today as my friend, my colleague, my brother, Dan […]

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Akaka gives final speech to Native Hawaiian Convention

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, chairman of the Indian Affairs Committee, spoke Thursday at the annual Native Hawaiian Convention at the Hawaii Convention Center. Akaka has spoken at every Native Hawaiian Convention since its inception in 2001, and this was his last one as a sitting U.S. Senator, as he retires in January. […]

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Senate committee reaffirms support for Akaka Amendment

MEDIA RELEASE The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, chaired by Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), amended the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2011 (S. 675) by voice vote and favorably reported it to the Senate floor. Earlier this year, the State of Hawaii’s Native Hawaiian Roll Commission began developing a roll of Native Hawaiian […]

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Native Hawaiian, Carcieri bills move forward

Native Hawaiian, Carcieri bills move forward

MEDIA RELEASE Two bills have been approved by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs: the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2011 (S. 675) and a bill to address problems created by Supreme Court ruling Carcieri v. Salazar (S. 676). Both pieces of legislation will be placed on the Senate Calendar for consideration by the […]

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Holder, Salazar support Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act

Holder, Salazar support Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar sent letters to Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell this week urging the Senate to pass the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act and send it to the President for his signature. The letter notes that “Of the Nation’s three major indigenous […]

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ABA urges support for Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act

ABA urges support for Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act

MEDIA RELEASE The American Bar Association (ABA) sent a letter this week to every United States Senator urging support for the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act. The letter outlines the bill’s constitutionality and its precedent within U.S. law, and details benefits of the U.S. providing parity to Native Hawaiians as indigenous people. “The American Bar […]

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Akaka: Sovereign immunity key for Hawaiians

Akaka: Sovereign immunity key for Hawaiians

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by Daniel K. Akaka I introduced the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act to provide a structured process for all Hawaii residents to come together to begin to resolve the many issues which remain from the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani, because simply ignoring them is not acceptable. This long-awaited reconciliation is a […]

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Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act moving to Senate

Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act moving to Senate

MEDIA RELEASE The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009 (S. 1011) was approved by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs today, clearing the way for consideration by the full Senate. “The bill provides for a structured process of reconciliation for both Native Hawaiians and non-Native Hawaiians to finally address and resolve longstanding issues resulting […]

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