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More Propaganda About the Akaka Bill Lingers

By , September 27, 2012 7:07 pm

More Propaganda About the Akaka Bill Lingers

Photo Credit: Pono Kealoha

Stop the Akaka Bill

The editors of the Star Advertiser to be complicit with government to push for more government intervention through the Akaka Bill which strips people of their property rights. Whether Hawaiian or American, we need less government not more.

 

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An excerpt of their nonsense:

“According to his staff, Akaka realizes that better than anyone: What he wants above all is to leave a “legacy” bill he believes has the best chance of passing at some point. So the Hawaii delegation is right, despite those long odds, in its move to keep the worthy notion alive in a more realistically scaled-down form.

Akaka has decided to pare legislation down to a 14-page version, S. 675. The principal difference between this and previous iterations of the measure is the elimination of the section that defines how a Native Hawaiian roll would be created — the membership of the nation-within-a-nation political entity for Native Hawaiians.

Seen at http://www.staradvertiser.com/editorialspremium/20120925_Even_pared_down_Akaka_Bill_fulfills_goal_of_Hawaiians.html?id=171098341&c=n

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Akaka Bill is a tool that would STRIP Hawaiians and their legal heirs of their property rights.

GovernorAbercrombie and other Democrats voted for the Akaka Bill in the House on February 23, 2010

http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2010/roll059.xml

 

 

Fortunately Republicans shut it down. I hope they continue to do so.

The Akaka Bill would strip Hawaiians and their legal heirs  of their property rights which is problematic for non-Hawaiians: When the U.S. government does it to us Hawaiians… THEY WILL DO IT TO YOU TOO.

 

 

 

Akaka Bill: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

By , August 11, 2010 1:08 pm

Akaka Bill: Office of Hawaiian Affairs — Reposted

There’s more to beware from the Office Of Hawaiian Affairs. Hawai`i’s cultural sites that they’re supposed to maintain where the US Army trains. But instead of protect, it’s something else OHA neglects. Want the details of where OHA fails? Watch this video to see what OHA’s doing that’s got everyone stewing:

www.youtube.com/v/pMPK6HWKxH4&hl=en_US&fs=1?rel=0

You can also read the Hawaii Independent’s article, “OHA ‘drops the ball’ in protecting cultural sites from Stryker brigade” here:

http://thehawaiiindependent.com/story/oha-stryker/

Independently contracted archaeologist Christopher Monahan, comments on the Army’s numerous shortcomings in its attempts at documenting cultural sites, which, if included on the National Register of Historic Places, offers them various protections from being disturbed.

His report can be seen here:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/35479329/Monahan-Report

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: 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