Akaka Bill: How Could One Bill Create Such Varied Emotions, and Conjure Up Such Conflicting Futures?


”’Editor’s note: Hawaii Judge Michael Broderick, who moderated the panel discussion on the Akaka Bill on Aug. 23, 2005, at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, opened with the following prefatory remarks.”’

Formally called the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2005, we know it as “the Akaka Bill.”

In a July 17 article, ”’Honolulu Star Bulletin”’ writer B. J. Reyes wrote “mention the Akaka Bill and you