A State-Recognized Indian Tribe for Hawaii? -Special from Hawaii Free Press


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 ”’HawaiiReporter.com”’ 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,