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What do you think about Sen. Daniel Akaka’s Federal Recognition Bill for native Hawaiians.

Gary Claunch, Lihu‘e

I don’t approve. He didn’t do it right, because it won’t benefit Hawaiians, and it won’t benefit sovereignty.

Sol Kolomana, Anahola

Whenever it becomes a federal thing, Hawaiians have no control.

Mitchell Alapa, North Shore

I was born on Kaua‘i before it became a state. I grew up in village huts, not a community, but I don’t get involved with sovereignty.

Billy Taboniar, Lihu‘e

I don’t fully understand, but the Hawaiians do need recognition, and it’s only fair if we get some of the land back.

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