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New law upholds Hawaiian identity

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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / crussell@staradvertiser.com

@Caption1:Gov. Neil Abercrombie, seated, joined in as supporters applauded his signing of a Native Hawaiian recognition bill. Behind the governor at Wednesday's ceremony were Sen. Malama Solomon, left, former Gov. John Waihee, Sen. Clayton Hee, Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz and Rep. Faye Hanohano.

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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / crussell@staradvertiser.com

Hawaiian sovereignty advocates marched toward Washington Place from the state Capitol Wednesday to protest the signing of Senate Bill 1520. They maintain that the new law "is not the proper remedy for the theft of a nation."