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Sovereignty issue needs clarity


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 21, 2013

~~<p>When a commission was created to identify and count indigenous Native Hawaiians as a starting pool toward some form of sovereignty, the goal was ambitious. A year into the effort, the result has been disappointing.</p>
<p>The commission faces both a short-term climb and a long-term hard truth: First, as a January registration deadline looms, it must redouble outreach to emphasize that signing up is a key step toward sovereignty for Hawaiians; but second, that the means and goals of Hawaiian sovereignty are muddled and need much more clarity for participants before progress can be made.</p>
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When a commission was created to identify and count indigenous Native Hawaiians as a starting pool toward some form of sovereignty, the goal was ambitious. A year into the effort, the result has been disappointing.

The commission faces both a short-term climb and a long-term hard truth: First, as a January registration deadline looms, it must redouble outreach to emphasize that signing up is a key step toward sovereignty for Hawaiians; but second, that the means and goals of Hawaiian sovereignty are muddled and need much more clarity for participants before progress can be made. Login for more...



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