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Akaka’s Indian Affairs Panel Displays Native Hawaiian Art

·By civilbeat

Native Hawaiians still don’t have the full federal recognition and rights that Native Americans and Alaska Natives have, but now they have a semi-permanent presence in the halls of Congress.

Native Hawaiian groups have purchased art showcasing Native Hawaiians and loaned it to be displayed in the Indian Affairs Committee room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. It was hung on the wall Thursday, before the panel, chaired by Sen. Daniel Akaka, met.

“This is such a tremendous endeavor,” Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement President Robin Puanani Danner said in a press