Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act: An Update

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The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2005 (S. 147) is pending consideration by the Senate.

I introduced S. 147 in January. The bill was heard by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee in March and favorably reported to the full Senate.


S. 147 details a process for Native Hawaiians to reorganize their governing entity for the purposes of a government-to-government relationship with the United States.

I envision this process as one that is inclusive, one that empowers citizens and one that fully utilizes our democratic system.

I am confident this legislation is flexible enough to provide for appropriate participation by all interested parties to move us all forward as we strive to provide a better future for the children of Hawaii.

For further details on the bill, see

”’U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, Democrat, represents the state of Hawaii in the U.S. Senate.”’

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