Akaka bill and Ka Lahui Hawaii position explained

The initial release of a position statement by the Ka Lahui Hawaii Working Group on the H.R. 2314 and S. 1011 Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009, is now posted on the Position Statements page of this website. It begins:

“The Ka Lahui Hawai`i Working Group declares its opposition to H.R. 2314 and S. 1011 – Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009, otherwise known as the Akaka Bill.  Since its inception in 1987, Ka Lahui Hawai`i has continuously advocated for federal recognition, however there are serious concerns with the process and current version of this bill.”

Citizens may familiarize themselves with the position statement. Citizens also may be interested in the following program sponsored by the Native Hawaiian Bar Association to become more informed:

An update on H.R. 2314, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, known as the Akaka bill, and other Native Hawaiian issues will be the topic of The Native Hawaiian Bar Association Luncheon from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., October 20, 2009, at Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, Ali`i Place 20th Floor, 1099 Alakea Street, Honolulu.

Hawaii Congressman Neil Abercrombie will be the speaker. Abercrombie is the sponsor of H.R. 2314 pending in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cost of an optional Hawaiian plate lunch is $10, payable at the door, starting at 11:45 a.m.  Please make reservations by emailing karenjones@hawaii.rr.com by October 15, 2009.

Please make checks for lunch payable to Native Hawaiian Bar Association. Send registration info and payment to: Law Office of Yuklin Aluli, 415-C Uluniu Street, Kailua, HI 96734, Attention: Karen Jones, Secretary. For more information, phone (808) 262-5900 or fax (808) 262-5610.

If you order lunch, you must pay whether or not you attend. As an option, you may bring your own lunch.

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