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Conduct at Native Hawaiian meetings bemoaned

Some observers are concerned moderate Hawaiians are not speaking at federal hearings

By Dan Nakaso

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 26, 2014

~~<p>Federal hearings that began this week about a future relationship with a potential Native Hawaiian government have tapped deep emotions &mdash; spurring anger and fury among hundreds who have testified. But the first four sessions have also raised concern that not all Native Hawaiian views are being reflected in the process.</p>
<p>Many of the same speakers have attended each hearing, frequently going well past the two minutes they're allotted to talk, leading some to wonder how well the views of Native Hawaiians are being represented during the three-hour hearings that are being broadcast live.</p>
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Federal hearings that began this week about a future relationship with a potential Native Hawaiian government have tapped deep emotions — spurring anger and fury among hundreds who have testified. But the first four sessions have also raised concern that not all Native Hawaiian views are being reflected in the process.

Many of the same speakers have attended each hearing, frequently going well past the two minutes they're allotted to talk, leading some to wonder how well the views of Native Hawaiians are being represented during the three-hour hearings that are being broadcast live. Login for more...



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