Native Hawaiians move ahead with nation building


Native Hawaiian leaders plan to start forming their own new but unrecognized government following the failure of federal legislation to do so. Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee Haunani Apoliona on Tuesday called for the state-funded agency to sign people up to enroll as participants in the formation of a future Hawaiian government. A previous effort, called Kau Inoa, gathered 108,000 signatures of people showing interest in a Hawaiian governing entity, but this new process will go a step further by creating the structure of the Hawaiian government.