Akaka: Hawaiian roll is key to federal recognition
Ka Wai Ola April, 2013 (pg14, excerpts)
“It’s very important in identifying and classifying all those who want to be known as Hawaiian. We need this step,” he said. “When the state Legislature passed this bill in 2011, it showed that lawmakers are focused on this issue.”
The Kana‘iolowalu project aims to create a base roll of Native Hawaiians – a registry of individuals who may then participate in the formation of a sovereign government….
More than 9,300 people have signed up since July 2012, far short of the campaign’s yearlong goal of 200,000. At an OHA board meeting in February, the commission attributed this in part to people wondering why they need to register again if they had already signed the Kau Inoa registry, and the lack of imminent threats to Native Hawaiian programs, such as lawsuits, which creates a lesser sense of urgency. Registration has been extended until Jan. 19, 2014, the commission said.
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