Big Bad Surprises in the New Akaka Bill

Posted by on Sep 21, 2012 in Better Government |

by Ken Conklin • Tribal casinos in Hawaii even if the state legalizes only church bingo • Grabbing for federal, state, and even private lands in Hawaii • Akaka tribe casinos competing against genuine tribes on mainland • Grabbing federal handouts away from genuine tribes • Pig in a poke — recognizing a tribe before it’s created • Race the only requirement enforced for tribal membership • Balkanize America — any...

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In Pursuit #4: Akaka Bill (Part 2)

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Better Government, Blog | 1 comment

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is proud to announce the release of the fourth research paper in our “In Pursuit” series of policy analysis. The topic of this month’s review is the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, more commonly referred to as the Akaka Bill. This is the second in a two-part release on this topic, as Part 1 was released...

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