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
- I strongly believe that the development of a federal rule will be a significant achievement that will help us protect our trust assets and essential programs, and ultimately advance our ability to exercise true self-determination through self-governance. Daniel K. Akaka, U.S. Senator, Retired (2014)
- When we claim our kuleana, as kanaka, to malama Hawaii and our people, we are exercising the most powerful parts of self-determination. Imua Hawaii (2015)