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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- Many Native Hawaiians contend that their community’s opportunities to thrive would be significantly bolstered by reorganizing their sovereign Native Hawaiian government to engage the United States in a government-to-government relationship, exercise inherent sovereign powers of self-governance and selfdetermination on par with those exercised by tribes in the continental United States, and facilitate the implementation of programs and services that Congress created specifically to benefit the Native Hawaiian community. 43 CFR Part 50 NPRM (DOI 2015)
- Throughout my Congressional career, I strived to live by and share the spirit of aloha, to do what is pono, and to honor my kūpuna Daniel K. Akaka, U.S. Senator, Retired (2014)