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Forum Presents Both Sides in Akaka Bill Debate

February 16, 2010, 9:40 AM HST
* Updated February 17, 8:56 AM
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A Forum on the Akaka Bill will be held tonight, Tuesday, February 16, 2010, with speakers presenting both sides of the debate.  The bill was crafted to establish a process for Native Hawaiians to gain federal recognition.

Flyer Courtesy: MCC Hawaiian Studies Dept.

Speakers in support include Boyd Mossman, Robin Danner, and Blossom Feiteira; those against include Kaleikoa Ka’eo, Henry Noa and Leon Siu.

The Akaka Bill forum runs from 6 to 8 tonight at the Student Lounge, Pilina Building at Maui Community College.  The event is sponsored by the MCC Hawaiian Studies and Hawaiian Language Departments, as well as the Ho’okahua Project.

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