Indigenous Hawaiians seek Federal Recognition and Sovereignty

hawaiianIt’s a fascinating twist of history that they don’t have it already, but Native Hawaiians are now taking steps toward federal recognition and sovereignty.

Culturally, this is no doubt important.  In the legal realm, however, “sovereignty” as defined by the US Supreme Court and Congress, is not all it’s cracked up to be.  See this discussion on the limits and erosion of tribal sovereignty.

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