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Hawaiian Self-Determination: One View of the Hawaiian Nation

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  The U.S. Department of the Interior is holding meetings around Hawai’i, asking how the federal government should be involved in creating a Hawaiian nation.   Should the interior secretary propose establishing a government to government relationship with Hawaiians and help set it up? Or should the DOI leave it to the state, with possible federal requirements?  Some who have been studying the issue say, neither.  HPR’sNoeTanigawa reports.

For a look at the Department of the Interior's plans and a schedule of meetings, click here.

Several programs on 'Olelo community television address Hawaiian self-determination issues in different ways.  A panel discussion featuring Governor John Waihee and Robin Danner of the Kan’iolowaluCoimmission, Leon Siu and PokaLaenui is among the offerings this month.  It was organized by this group: 


Noe Tanigawa covered art, culture and ideas for two decades at Hawaiʻi Public Radio.
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