The Akaka bill, the long standing attempt to turn Hawaiians with 50% Hawaiian blood or more into a US Indian tribe, has come back to life in the form of a short paragraph inserted into proposed US legislation 103-454.
On October 14, 2011, the Senate Appropriations Committee released a proposed draft of its Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which includes legislation to recognize Native Hawaiians as a US federal Indian tribe.
Native Hawaiians have never been in a tribe, or even indigenous to the United States so the proposal, which has been floated in the past, has angered Hawaiians and other opponents of the legislation who found it insulting.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and other US puppet organizations support the concept, which allows the US Secretary of Interior to recognize Native Hawaiians as a US federal Indian tribe.
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