Akaka Bill: The Akaka Bill In the News Again

By , August 7, 2009 8:48 pm
Stop the Akaka Bill. Photo credit: FreeHawaii.info

Stop the Akaka Bill. Photo credit: FreeHawaii.info

Akaka Bill: The Akaka Bill In the News Again

Today KGMB9.com covered the Akaka Bill posting in part:

“The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, a.k.a. the Akaka Bill, got the official endorsement it had been waiting for from the Obama administration Thursday.

Senate Bill 1011 would allow the creation of a Native Hawaiian governing body to work with the United States and the State of Hawaii. That group can negotiate over transfer of lands, civil and criminal items and grievances by the Native Hawaiian community.

It will not change existing laws and will not allow gambling. Senator Akaka says it will not allow private lands or businesses to be taken, create a reservation, or give land back to the Native Hawaiian group without the legislature’s approval.

Today before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian affairs the Obama administration spoke up.

“The Department of Justice strongly supports the core policy goals of this bill and I am very pleased to testify on this historic legislation today,” said Sam Hirsch, Deputy Associate Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice. “Despite numerous obstacles, Native Hawaiians have a sustained history of acting collectively and creating institutions to preserve Native Hawaiian forms of social organization, religious practice, family and cultural identity and other distinctive cultural practices.”

Seen at http://kgmb9.com/main/content/view/19880/40/

However the Akaka Bill must be stopped.

 

Under former President Bush’s leadership the Department of Justice advised him to veto the Akaka Bill… and rightfully so.

 

Unfortunately President Obama supports the Akaka Bill.

 

However the Akaka Bill must be stopped.