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.
He Hawaii Kakou
- We have no other direction left to pursue, except this unrestricted right [to vote], given by the U.S. to you the lāhui, grasp it and hold on to it. It is up to you to make things right for all of us in the future. Ke Aliʻi Liliʻuokalani (1900)
- Given Hawaii’s history, I have a small group of constituents who advocate for independence. Why? Because there hasn’t been a structured process to deal with the longstanding issues resulting from the overthrow. The absence of a process to resolve the issue has led to frustration and desperation. Daniel K. Akaka, U.S. Senator (2006)