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A Hawaiian nation?

Efforts to establish sovereignty enter its next phase, but some leaders fear Native Hawaiians will give up too much

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 11, 2014

~~<p>The Native Hawaiian Roll Commission translates Kana'iolowalu, the name of its enrollment project, as a poetic allusion to the act of striving (&quot;na'i&quot;), and to the din of many voices.</p>
<p>The commission has all but completed its work, and some of that din is already being heard. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, immersed in its Native Hawaiian nation-building efforts, erupted late last week in a dramatic conflagration. That's not unusual in the decades-old Hawaiian sovereignty movement, but this time, drama flared in Washington, D.C.</p>
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The Native Hawaiian Roll Commission translates Kana'iolowalu, the name of its enrollment project, as a poetic allusion to the act of striving ("na'i"), and to the din of many voices.

The commission has all but completed its work, and some of that din is already being heard. The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, immersed in its Native Hawaiian nation-building efforts, erupted late last week in a dramatic conflagration. That's not unusual in the decades-old Hawaiian sovereignty movement, but this time, drama flared in Washington, D.C. Login for more...



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