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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- When people all across the country didn’t know about this issue, Senator Akaka was the one who made sure we did. He has been a champion for the people of Hawaii. He is always working hard and thinking big to realize this ideal for the native population of his State. They are truly fortunate to have Senator Akaka as their Senator. Barack Obama, U.S. Senator (2006)
Mr. President, the Federal Government must also begin the healing process. Not until our Nation understands the significance of the events surrounding the 1893 overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i will American people appreciate the meaning of the Native Hawaiian rights movement, which grows each day.
Daniel K. Akaka, U.S. Senator (1993)
Senate floor debate on P.L. 103-150, the Apology Resolution