After the thumping defeat of the Akaka Bill in the United States Senate, the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is debating “Plan B” methods to create a Hawaiian tribe.

While Senators Dan Inouye (D-HI) and Dan Akaka (D-HI) pledge to bring the Akaka Bill back for a vote next session, a “Nation Building Proposal to the Trustees” published in the ”’”’ on June 28th indicates that after 6 years of attempts, OHA is no longer going to continue waiting for the Akaka Bill.

Instead, the document,