House oks Native Hawaiian government

Queen Liliuokalani. Last monarch of the Hawaiian islands. Overthrown by force by a consortium of businesses with tacit support of US government.

[The Akaka Bill] gives Native Hawaiians the same opportunity provided to Alaska Natives and 564 Indian tribes – the chance to govern their own affairs in partnership with their state and the federal government.

They want their country back. Understandably so. Hawaiian Kingdom Independence Blog “Hawaii… an independent country under prolonged illegal occupation” has audio links explaining what the bill means. They note the bill has passed the House before and that passage in the Senate is uncertain. Obama, who is from Hawaii, favors it. Let’s hope he fights for it.

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