Chairman Alapaki Nahale-a’s statement on Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act

DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2011

Washington, D.C. – Statement of Hawaiian Homes Commission Chairman Alapaki Nahale-a who attended today’s business meeting of the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs which reported out the Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2011:

“Under the leadership of Senator Daniel Akaka as Chairman of the Committee, Native Hawaiians are one step closer to realizing a status that puts them on equal footing with American Indians and Native Alaskans. With the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2011 heading to the full United States Senate for consideration, Native Hawaiians should feel heartened that self-determination is on the horizon.

The Hawaiian Homes Commission continues to support Senator Akaka’s efforts and we congratulate and extend a heartfelt mahalo to him for his tenacity in seeking passage of this important measure for the Hawaiian people.

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