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Singing lightens another fiery hearing

By Nanea Kalani

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 06, 2014

~~<p>HANA, Maui &raquo; Testimony often turned confrontational Saturday as East Maui residents voiced strong opposition to the possibility of federal recognition for Native Hawaiians at the first of three U.S. Department of the Interior meetings scheduled on the Valley Isle.</p>
<p>Many of the roughly 100 people who signed up to speak during the hearing at Hana High and Elementary School said they still feel wronged by the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom and demanded the United States deoccupy the islands rather than attempt to facilitate re-establishing a government-to-government relationship with Native Hawaiians.</p>
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HANA, Maui » Testimony often turned confrontational Saturday as East Maui residents voiced strong opposition to the possibility of federal recognition for Native Hawaiians at the first of three U.S. Department of the Interior meetings scheduled on the Valley Isle.

Many of the roughly 100 people who signed up to speak during the hearing at Hana High and Elementary School said they still feel wronged by the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom and demanded the United States deoccupy the islands rather than attempt to facilitate re-establishing a government-to-government relationship with Native Hawaiians. Login for more...



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