Native Hawaiian Conference to begin Wednesday at Convention Center

Published: Aug. 24, 2011 at 9:21 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A big meeting is taking place at the Convention Center on Wednesday.

The 10th Native Hawaiian Conference is scheduled to take place.

More than 1,000 people are expected to be in attendance including Gov. Neil Abercrombie, Sen. Daniel Akaka, Sen. Daniel Inouye and Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.

They'll be making announcements regarding funding for Native Hawaiian projects.

About $1.5 million will go to organizations supporting Native Hawaiians.

President Obama's sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, will also address the crowd with a special announcement from her brother.

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