Hawaiian Self-Determination: A Spectrum of Options and Opinions

Jul 1, 2014

Over a hundred people turned out for the Waimanalo meeting sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
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OHA Trustee Oswald Stender, Grassroot Institute CEO/President Keli'i Akina, former State Attorney General Michael Lilly at the Pacific Club forum organized by the Grassroot institute.
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The federal Department of Interior continues public meetings this week, gathering testimony on whether they should propose establishing a government to government relationship with Native Hawaiians.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa found conversations on that topic are rippling through the community.

Tomorrow, HPR will look at one view of the “independent nation” option favored by some Hawaiians.  Department of the Interior Meetings continue tonight on Kaua’i, then on Hawai’i Island and Maui.  

For information on the Department of Interior's intentions and a complete schedule of meetings including on Native American land, check here.