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Volunteers sought to increase Native Hawaiian roll

By Associated Press


The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is canvassing communities in an effort to expand a roll of qualified Native Hawaiians interested in participating in their own government.

The office is recruiting volunteers to knock on doors and make phone calls to register people for the roll.

The roll initiative launched in 2012 after enactment of a state law recognizing Native Hawaiians as the only indigenous people of the islands.

OHA will be holding a town-hall meeting Wednesday at the Waimanalo Homestead Association Halau. Other meetings in Nanakuli, Papakolea and Kapolei are scheduled for later this month.

More than 120,000 names are already on the roll. The deadline to sign up is May 1.

Nearly 290,000 Native Hawaiians live in the state.

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buttery wrote:
290,000 native hawaiian 50% or more? don't knock on my door!
on April 7,2014 | 08:24AM
8082062424 wrote:
It a goo idea.If you have a computer it easy to do. my family state side all did via computer. lot of our Kūpuna do not use computers. and will welcome a person face to face more
on April 7,2014 | 10:59AM
JPC wrote:
How will it work ? Will there be one king or chief for each island ? Is there any future revenue for the newly formed "nation" and their new intricate lifestyle ? As it is now there are many who want to be the leader. Will this divide our communities ?
on April 7,2014 | 11:19AM
Ronin006 wrote:
Exactly how does one qualify to be classified as a Native Hawaiian?
on April 7,2014 | 01:29PM
8082062424 wrote:
your birth certificate is a good start
on April 7,2014 | 06:25PM
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