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Federal Recognition Pros and Cons?

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posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 11:55 PM
As many of you may not know. Some Native Hawaiians have just drafted a Constitution that will be voted upon to then if approved by Native Hawaiians will be sent to the DOI for finalization for federal recognition. The DOI has already approved the process for this.

As a Native Hawaiian, I am not for federal recognition since it seems that many (Native) Americans have gotten a bad deal, Bernie Sanders said so himself, it even seems that although (Native) Americans have certain rights and control of their land the federal government can go in and still take whatever they want even if their is opposition, and other factors also like the political elite will only financially benefit. But, I may be wrong.

This process for Native Hawaiians is happening fast and information is being kept secret, we really don't know what will happen, there's no transparency.

What are the pros and cons for federal recognition?
edit on 22516 by ckhk3 because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 25 2016 @ 11:59 PM
a reply to: ckhk3
Well, I know that people who's nations didn't go for IRA (Indian Reorganization Act) or the Dawes act got screwed. Not that the ones who did were much better off.

posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 01:42 AM
I found a link on this;

Native Americans warn Native Hawaiians of the dangers of Federal Recognition

In 2001, the late Russell Means of the Oglala Sioux nation visited Hawaiʻi where he shared his grandfather’s words regarding the impact federal recognition has had on indigenous peoples.

“Grandson, all of this land someday will not be yours. That’s the reality of federal recognition. Someday, none of this will be yours. Welcome to America.”

In the summer of 2014, the U.S. Department of the Interior or DOI held a series of 15 public hearings throughout the Hawaiian islands to discuss the reestablishment of a “formal government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Native Hawaiian community.” By and large, the U.S. government is persuading the Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians) to accept a process by which they will be federally recognized as Indigenous Peoples in the U.S.

Lots more to read... see here

Thanks for sharing. I'm concerned who brought that idea to the table, what are the proposed reasons for it, more. There has been discussion by people heavily affiliated with Native tribes who describe the corruption to take advantage of people within the tribes as well as the neighboring towns to them.

I see a lot of cons with it such as the big issue of pre crime determination.

posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 03:27 AM
a reply to: dreamingawake

That's a really good article that I approve of to make people are of what's going on.
The rabbit hole goes deep and has been going on for a while now. From Robin Danner who is an individual that lived with tribes in Alaska, to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, to Governor Neil Abercrombie, up to John Kerry. They say the proposed reasons for it are to protect the Hawaiians, others are saying it's to funnel the money and land to certain individuals and organizations because they are greedy.
I got a leaked final draft of the Constitution and it basically is no different than the laws of the United States and what we as Hawaiians are currently afforded. Thanks for your input.

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