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Obama gives Akaka ‘props’ at Tribal Nations Conference

MEDIA RELEASE At Wednesday’s closing session of the 2012 Tribal Nations Conference, President Barack Obama gave a “shout out” to U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka who was attending the conference as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. “I want to give a special shout-out to Sen. Danny Akaka, who has been such a tireless […]

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Colleagues praise Akaka at Indian Affairs hearing

MEDIA RELEASE Several members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs offered kind words Thursday for departing Chairman Daniel K. Akaka at what could be the final hearing he leads as he nears the end of his 36 year career in Congress. “You, Mr. Chairman, have been a champion for Native Americans during your […]

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Senate committee passes five bills

MEDIA RELEASE The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, chaired by Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), approved five bills by voice vote and favorably reported the bills to the Senate floor on Thursday. “Each bill that we considered today will have a positive impact on the lives of tribes, individual Natives and surrounding communities,” said Akaka. […]

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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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Senate committee approves Stand Against Violence

Senate committee approves Stand Against Violence

MEDIA RELEASE The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, chaired by Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), has approved S.1763, the Stand Against Violence and Empower Native Women (SAVE Native Women) Act. “I would like to offer my sincerest appreciation to Senators Franken, Udall, Inouye, Johnson, and Tester, who co-sponsored this bill, to Senator Murkowski who was […]

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Akaka holds hearing on domestic violence, sex trafficking

Akaka holds hearing on domestic violence, sex trafficking

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, held a hearing Thursday examining impact of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking issues on Native women and reviewing the effectiveness of current federal agency efforts to address the problem. “For Native peoples, women are sacred,” Akaka said. […]

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Akaka to chair Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Akaka to chair Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) has been selected to lead the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs as Chairman in the 112th Congress. He was elected, unanimously, by members of the committee at its organizational meeting. He is the first Native Hawaiian to chair the committee. Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) was elected, also […]

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