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Apology still weighs on activists

Congress has not offered reconciliation after admitting fault in overthrowing the isles, advocates say

By Ken Kobayashi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 23, 2013

~~<p>It has been 20 years since Congress apologized on behalf of the United States for the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaii kingdom, but some Native Hawaiian activists are still waiting for the reconciliation promised along with the conciliatory words.</p>
<p>The so-called &quot;apology resolution&quot; has been considered a significant milestone for Native Hawaiians in seeking redress and reconciliation with the federal government. It was passed to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of what the resolution described as the &quot;illegal overthrow&quot; of the Hawaiian government.</p>
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It has been 20 years since Congress apologized on behalf of the United States for the 1893 overthrow of the Hawaii kingdom, but some Native Hawaiian activists are still waiting for the reconciliation promised along with the conciliatory words.

The so-called "apology resolution" has been considered a significant milestone for Native Hawaiians in seeking redress and reconciliation with the federal government. It was passed to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of what the resolution described as the "illegal overthrow" of the Hawaiian government. Login for more...



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