OHA to make case for Akaka bill during live television broadcasts
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs will present two live television broadcasts — the first on Thursday — to provide information on the Akaka bill, the agency said today.
The broadcasts will be carried by KITV at 8 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Jan. 14.
The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2008 “is a complicated bill,” OHA chief executive officer Clyde Namuo said in a statement.
“We want to help both Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians alike understand what this bill means, answer people’s questions, and help prepare for what we believe will be successful passage of this landmark legislation.”
The first broadcast will include panelists professor Lilikala Kameeleihiwa of the University of Hawaii-Manoa’s Kamakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies; Michael Kahikina, legislative chair with the Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homelands Assembly; Robin Danner, chief executive officer of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement; and Bruss Keppeler, a member of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs.
The second broadcast will cover the legal implications of the bill, OHA said.
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