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Hawaiians at a crossroads


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

~~<p>The two-week series of hearings aimed at giving the federal government guidance on the issue of Hawaiian sovereignty have ended, stirring many emotional, largely thoughtful responses to the questions posed by a panel of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI).</p>
<p>The department's primary error was to convene these hearings with so little advance notice, which compounded the general sense of suspicion with which many in the Hawaiian community view the federal government. Ultimately, Interior needs to do a better job of communication, now and following the comment period that concludes Aug. 19.</p>
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The two-week series of hearings aimed at giving the federal government guidance on the issue of Hawaiian sovereignty have ended, stirring many emotional, largely thoughtful responses to the questions posed by a panel of the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI).

The department's primary error was to convene these hearings with so little advance notice, which compounded the general sense of suspicion with which many in the Hawaiian community view the federal government. Ultimately, Interior needs to do a better job of communication, now and following the comment period that concludes Aug. 19. Login for more...



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