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September 26, 2005

Hawaii's Akaka Bill

Topics: National News

Here's an article from the Honolulu Advertiser, that's a harbinger that things are not looking too good for Native Hawaiian recognition. It seems the Justice Department's latest missile has gotten their attention. Interestingly, the article mentions the 50% bloodline requirement in order to qualify for these Native Hawaiian benefits ... a percentage of bloodline essentially ignored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) and most other Native Hawaiian programs.

This article hints at a backup plan. In my opinion, nothing short of an Amendment, delicately worded, to the US Constitution will save the "true" Native Hawaiian programs.

In a related news story, despite the verbiage of the Hawaiian Congressional delegation, this article reveals the true essence of the Akaka Bill ... redress extravaganza, euphemistically describe as "negotiations," unto full sovereignty from the United States!

From the article: "Most importantly, Native Hawaiians will be able to present a compelling case. The leadership is strong and native people on all the islands are determined to achieve real self-determination, real justice."

Posted for Harry Owens

Posted by Richard at September 26, 2005 9:19 PM

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