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Federal proposals revisit 1920 Native Hawaiian homes act

ANAHOLA, Hawaii (AP) - The federal government is proposing changes to a land trust law passed 95 years ago that was never fully implemented, and Native Hawaiians are being asked to provide input.

The Garden Island reports the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act was intended to give residents who are at least half Native Hawaiian access to a 200-acre land trust. Today, 4,000 people are waiting for that access.

Former lawmaker Colleen Hanabusa will be at a meeting Tuesday night to discuss two federally proposed changes that would clarify and amend the law.

Resident Manulele Clarke helped organize the meeting in Anahola and says this is an opportunity for people to educate themselves about complicated proposals.

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