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Hawaii may soon undergo -- radical change.
Course probably much and that's reports on a proposal to give native hawaiians many of the same rights and privileges previously granted to native Americans.
Today we are considering a measure which seeks to rectify -- wrong.
That occurred a 117 years ago.
In 111 US military presence contributor to the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy.
On Wednesday the house voted to give part of the state back.
It will be -- -- major significant first step in the reconciliation process.
Under the bill proposed by the State's junior senator Daniel Akaka up to 28000 square miles of the state.
Could be turned over to a new sovereign native Hawaiian government.
And up to 400008.
Of life including a fifth of the State's residents.
We'll be eligible for tribal membership.
Based on their Polynesian here it promises to create a race based nation.
Where none has ever existed in -- before.
Critics charge the bill would create chaos -- neighbors literally living under separate laws -- paying different taxes but there is no more effective way.
To destroy a nation.
-- to divide its people by race and record -- different rights in different government.
Based upon their race if it still fails in the sense the state offices -- affairs and hundreds of millions of dollars and agency programs.
Exclusive to native hawaiians and home loans and -- support.
Faced legal challenges.
Nonetheless statewide polls show a majority of island residents oppose the idea.
-- sovereign and since first being introduced in 2000 the Akaka bill has passed the house three times only to die in the Senate.
But now with the president's clear support.
Advocates claim they have the votes to pass it and transfer up to 25%.
Of the land mass of a Hawaii to a new and separate nation.
In Los Angeles we -- ask.
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