Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Honolulu Star-Advertiser - December 25, 2010

Opponents of the Akaka Bill were happy the measure died when the Senate adjourned last week, but supporters remain hopeful Congress will eventually pass a measure that grants federal recognition for native Hawaiians...

...Leon Siu, minister of foreign affairs for an entity calling itself the Hawaiian Kingdom, said he is pleased the bill died.

"It is a totally inadequate remedy for the wrongs committed against the Hawaiian people and taking of the Hawaiian nation. ... If the bill had passed, it would have immersed us further in the U.S. system."

He said the real remedy is to "extricate ourselves from the U.S. system and to restore the sovereignty and independence of the Hawaiian nation."
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