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.