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Sen. Akaka touts self-determination at Native Hawaiian meet
Posted: Friday, August 26, 2011
Sen. Daniel Akaka
(D-Hawaii), the chairman of the
Senate Indian Affairs Committee
, spoke at the
10th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention
in Hawaii on Thursday.
Akaka said indigenous people have a right to self-determination. Along those lines, he said his top priorities are a fix to the
U.S. Supreme Court
Carcieri v. Salazar
and a bill to recognize a Native Hawaiian government.
"The United States' policy of supporting self-determination and self-governance for indigenous peoples has benefitted Native peoples across the country," Akaka said in his speech, according to a transcript released by his office.
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Transcript: Speech at Annual Native Hawaiian Convention
(Sen. Akaka 8/25)
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