Mahalo for Supporting the Proposed Federal Rule!
The period for providing comments to the U.S. Department of the Interior on RIN 1090-AB05, the proposed 43 CFR Part 50, is now closed. The proposed rule would create a procedure for the reestablishment of a government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Native Hawaiian community. This proposed rule creates parity in federal policy and opens a pathway for the Native Hawaiian community to consider as it pursues greater expression of its right of self-determination and self-governance. Mahalo to all who supported the finalization of this important federal rule.
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- We should proceed to make our Native Hawaiian nation and ensure that we survive as a distinct people and culture in the land of our ancestors. We should invite our cousins to move home from the continent, making sure that they have land, too. Lilikalā Kameʻeleihiwa (2015)
- Throughout Hawaii’s history, individuals of all nationalities, races and creeds have found solace in Hawaii. In large part this stems from the culture of Native Hawaiians, who have always acknowledged and celebrated diversity. Barack Obama, U.S. Senator (2006)