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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Quotables

  • This incorporation of new cultures and practices over the years has strengthened and unified the community. And as the child of a black father and a white mother, I know firsthand how important Native Hawaiian efforts are to foster a culture of acceptance and of tolerance. Barack Obama, U.S. Senator (2006)
  • The resolution would also provide the proper foundation for reconciliation between the United States and the native Hawaiians. Daniel K. Akaka, U.S. Senator (1993)
    Senate floor debate on P.L. 103-150, the Apology Resolution