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Vocal Opposition Rings Loud at First Feds Meeting

Molly Solomon
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Over 200 people packed the Hawaii State Capitol in the first of a series of meetings that could lead to federal recognition for Native Hawaiians. Officials from the federal government heard three and a half hours of testimony. And as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, most of it was largely in opposition to the department’s plan.

Meetings will be held on Oahu all week:

• Monday, June 23 — Honolulu— 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium

•  Monday, June 23 — Waimanalo — 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School

 • Tuesday, June 24 — Waianae Coast — 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Nanaikapono Elementary School

•  Wednesday, June 25 — Kaneohe — 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Heeia Elementary School

• Thursday, June 26 — Kapolei – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Makakilo Elementary School

Public meetings will also be held across the islands on Lanai, Molokai, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island. Click here for the full list of public meetings.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon joined HPR in May 2012 as an intern for the morning talk show The Conversation. She has since worn a variety of hats around the station, doing everything from board operator to producer.
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