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Native hui back Hawaiian rights

Indigenous Alaskans and American Indians meet with lawmakers in Washington, D.C.

By B.J. Reyes

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 06, 2013

~~<p>Alaska natives and American Indians, groups recognized by the federal government as indigenous people with the right to self-determination, reaffirmed support for Hawaii officials' efforts to gain similar status for Native Hawaiians as congressional delegations from both states met Tuesday to discuss ways to continue working together for the mutual benefit of the only two noncontiguous states.</p>
<p>Federal recognition, effects of sequestration and continued congressional support for programs that benefit native people were issues raised at the inaugural roundtable meeting in Washington, D.C., by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and the Alaska Federation of Natives.</p>
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Alaska natives and American Indians, groups recognized by the federal government as indigenous people with the right to self-determination, reaffirmed support for Hawaii officials' efforts to gain similar status for Native Hawaiians as congressional delegations from both states met Tuesday to discuss ways to continue working together for the mutual benefit of the only two noncontiguous states.

Federal recognition, effects of sequestration and continued congressional support for programs that benefit native people were issues raised at the inaugural roundtable meeting in Washington, D.C., by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement and the Alaska Federation of Natives. Login for more...



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