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

  • It is especially true that, in the current era of tribal self-determination, formal government-to-government relationships between tribes and the United States are enormously beneficial not only to Native Americans but to all Americans. 43 CFR Part 50 NPRM (DOI 2015)
  • Over many decades, Congress enacted more than 150 statutes recognizing and implementing a special political and trust relationship with the Native Hawaiian community. 43 CFR Part 50 NPRM (DOI 2015)