Akaka Bill: Senator Akaka is Trying to Push the Akaka Bill Through Without the Consent of Hawaiians

By , July 31, 2009 2:40 pm

Akaka Bill: Senator Akaka is Trying to Push the Akaka Bill Through Without the Consent of Hawaiians which can be seen in the press release announcing a scheduled hearing on the Akaka Bill but without the presence of the vast majority of Hawaiians:

Committee Schedules Hearing on “Akaka Bill” for August 6
July 30, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has announced a hearing to consider the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009 (S.1011), sponsored by Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii). The hearing is scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 6 in room 628 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, immediately following a standard committee business meeting which begins at 2:15 p.m. The Committee is chaired by Senator Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota).

“With the 50th anniversary of statehood less than a month away, we are reminded of our sacred trust relationship with the indigenous people of Hawaii that today remains unfulfilled,” Senator Akaka said. “Both Congress and the people of Hawaii have recognized our responsibility to help Native Hawaiians perpetuate their culture and traditions. Thursday’s hearing will be an important next step forward towards providing Native Hawaiians parity with the other indigenous people of the United States.”

More information about the hearing will be posted on the committee’s website: http://indian.senate.gov/

Seen here.