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Native Hawaiian recognition bill being revived

Honolulu, Hawaii (AP) April 2011

Legislation granting Native Hawaiians federally recognized self-government rights is being reintroduced in Congress.

U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka and U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, both Democrats representing Hawaii, planned to reintroduce versions of the measure in the Senate and House.

The bill is a renewed effort to give Native Hawaiians the same rights already extended to many Native Americans and Alaska Natives.

The measure failed to get a vote in the Senate last year following 11 years of efforts by Akaka to get it passed.

The legislation, known as the Akaka Bill, comes as state lawmakers also are considering proposals to form a Native Hawaiian governing body themselves.


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