Posts tagged: Republicans and the Akaka Bill

Akaka Bill: Hawaiians, Hawaiian Nationals, and Non-Hawaiians Who Are Against the Akaka Bill

By , August 11, 2010 9:24 am

Akaka Bill: Hawaiians, Hawaiian Nationals, and Non-Hawaiians Who Are Against the Akaka Bill

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Akaka Bill // Photo Credit: Pono Kealoha

Leon Siu wrote a piece about the Akaka Bill which recently appeared in the Hawai’i Reporter on August 3, 2010. Here is another excerpt:

“We, the people of Hawai`i, declare our opposition to the 2010 version of the Akaka bill, and strongly object to being excluded from this legislative process,” stated Leon Siu representing the Koani Foundation, part of a coalition of Native Hawaiian groups.

“We have long been told that open, public debates in matters that affect the citizenry are part of the US democratic process. But it has not been so with the Akaka bill.”

“We, the people of Hawai`i, insist the US Senate Indian Affairs Committee hold public hearings on S.1011 in Hawai`i as soon as possible. We demand to be heard.”

The only time public hearings were held in Hawai`i on the [Akaka] bill was ten years ago.

At that hearing, people turned out in record numbers to oppose the legislation.

Since then, the only hearings held on the Akaka bill were in Washington, DC in the dead of winter, 5,000 miles from Hawai`i, and no opposing testimony from Hawaiians or anyone else was allowed.

Seen here: http://boss.hawaiireporter.com/hawaiians-demand-akaka-bill-hearings-in-hawaii-petition-shows-broad-anti-akaka-bill-sentiment/

Akaka Bill: Also Known As the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act

By , August 3, 2010 1:01 pm

Akaka Bill: Known As the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act

From three years ago. From 2007: Who will profit from the Akaka Bill? Watch to find out:

http://www.youtube.com/v/IXbjUT9g8dE&hl=en_US&fs=1?rel=0&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0x999999

MAHALO for your support!

Akaka Bill: Office of Hawaiian Affairs OHA Trustees Vote Unanimously to Support Recent Changes to Hawaiian Recognition Bill

By , July 15, 2010 8:49 pm

Akaka Bill: Office of Hawaiian Affairs OHA Trustees Vote Unanimously to Support Recent Changes to Hawaiian Recognition Bill

Stop the Akaka Bill

Hawaiians overwhelmingly oppose the Akaka Bill aka the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act (NHGRA) yet the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Trustees ignore the will of the Hawaiian people.

On July 15, 2010 the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) posted a press release that details their unanimous decision supporting the Akaka Bill which was made without the input of Hawaiians:

An excerpt:

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Board of Trustees voted unanimously today to support the changes to the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act (NHGRA), which were recently agreed to by Senator Daniel Akaka, Senator Daniel Inouye, Governor Linda Lingle and Attorney General Mark Bennett.

“This timely and unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees places OHA, the Constitutional entity representing Hawaiians, at the lead position in supporting these important changes, which will allow all of us to move forward with this landmark bill,” said Haunani Apoliona, Chairperson, Office of Hawaiian Affairs. “This bill is good for Hawaiians and will bring beneficial outcomes to all residents of Hawai‘i. This is an opportunity for Native Hawaiians to unite and move forward together with a collective voice. I encourage ALL Hawaiians, wherever they may reside, to participate in the process for it will take all of us working together to make a difference for years to come,” Apoliona said.

You can view the press release by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs supporting the Akaka Bill unanonymously while ignoring the will of the Hawaiian people here:

http://www.oha.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1151&Itemid=227

This is the will of Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians who do not want the Akaka Bill:

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Akaka Bill. Photo of peaceful protest on December 14, 2009 Photo courtesy of Pono Kealoha

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Akaka Bill aka Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act

Akaka Bill aka Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act

 

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Akaka Bill Photo Courtesy of Pono Kealoha