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Inouye: Native Hawaiian bill won't pass
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 8, 2002

A bill to recognize a Native Hawaiian government probably won't pass the Senate this year, Sen Dan Inouye (D-Hawaii) said.

Inouye, who is chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, told The Honolulu Advertiser that there are other pressing priorities, including the budget bills. He also said there is opposition in the Senate.

There is also some debate within the Native Hawaiian community, he added. In response, The Advertiser in an editorial says there should be "consensus from the Hawaiian community on how it wishes to proceed both with its own self-determination."

Get the Story:
Inouye sees Hawaiian bill delay (The Honolulu Advertise 8/7)
Editorial: Time for regrouping on federal 'Akaka Bill' (The Honolulu Advertise 8/8)

Get the Bill:
A bill to express the policy of the United States regarding the United States relationship with Native Hawaiians (S.81)

Relevant Links:
Native Hawaiian Sovereignty Site - http://www.hawaii-nation.org
Native Hawaiians, Department of Interior - http://www.doi.gov/nativehawaiians
Native Hawaiian Federal Recognition Site - http://www.nativehawaiians.com

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