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Alapaki Nahale-a

The Hawaiian Home Lands Commission chairman is eager to help Hawaiians achieve self-determination

By Mark Coleman

~~<p>Alapaki Nahale-a became chairman of the Hawaiian Home Lands Commission in January 2011, and says it was &quot;kind of shocking&quot; to learn that he was the first chairman in its 100-year history to have been born and raised on Hawaiian Home lands, near Hilo.</p>
<p>Besides being chairman of the nine-member commission, Nahale-a also is director of the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, which executes the directives of the commission regarding the 200,000 acres of trust lands set aside by Congress in 1921 to help Native Hawaiians return to their ancestral lands and attain self-reliance and self-determination.</p>
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Alapaki Nahale-a became chairman of the Hawaiian Home Lands Commission in January 2011, and says it was "kind of shocking" to learn that he was the first chairman in its 100-year history to have been born and raised on Hawaiian Home lands, near Hilo.

Besides being chairman of the nine-member commission, Nahale-a also is director of the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, which executes the directives of the commission regarding the 200,000 acres of trust lands set aside by Congress in 1921 to help Native Hawaiians return to their ancestral lands and attain self-reliance and self-determination. Login for more...



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