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Interior Considers Procedures to Reestablish a Government-to-Government Relationship With the Native Hawaiian Community

Interior Considers Procedures to Reestablish a Government-to-Government Relationship With the Native Hawaiian Community

In response to requests from the Native Hawaiian community, Hawaii’s congressional delegation and state leaders, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced last week a first step to consider reestablishing a government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Native Hawaiian community. The purpose of such a relationship would be to more effectively implement the… Keep reading →

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