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Consensus from Hawaiians would end U.S. effort

Feedback remains firmly against a federal process, but a growing number of advocates are emerging

By Rob Perez

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 13, 2014

~~<p>The Interior Department will not pursue a rule creating an administrative mechanism for recognizing a future Native Hawaiian government if the consensus from written and oral testimony is against that path, an agency spokeswoman told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.</p>
<p>The feedback the department has received so far through written comments online and from two weeks of public meetings in Hawaii overwhelmingly rejects that route. But the department is continuing to accept written comments until Aug. 19 and also will hold a series of meetings from July 29 through Aug. 7 in Native American communities on the mainland to get more feedback.</p>
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The Interior Department will not pursue a rule creating an administrative mechanism for recognizing a future Native Hawaiian government if the consensus from written and oral testimony is against that path, an agency spokeswoman told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

The feedback the department has received so far through written comments online and from two weeks of public meetings in Hawaii overwhelmingly rejects that route. But the department is continuing to accept written comments until Aug. 19 and also will hold a series of meetings from July 29 through Aug. 7 in Native American communities on the mainland to get more feedback. Login for more...



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