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The U.S. Owes Hawaiians Millions of Dollars Worth of Land but Congress Helped Make Sure the Debt Wasn’t Paid
Rob Perez | ProPublica - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 May 2021

7 May 2021 – Hawaii’s two elder statesmen — U.S. Sens. Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka — were at the forefront of efforts to ensure that the U.S. compensated Native Hawaiians for ancestral lands taken from them over the years. In a 1995 law, the U.S. promised to pay its land debt to Hawaiians, thousands of whom are waiting for homes. But Congress, including the state’s own delegation, voted to give the land to other parties.

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