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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

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

Akaka Bill aka Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act

Akaka Bill aka Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act

 

Akaka Bill

Akaka Bill Photo Courtesy of Pono Kealoha