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Posted on Feb 24, 2012 in Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

Alapaki Nahale-a

The Hawaiian Homes Commission chairman is eager to help Hawaiians achieve self-determination

By Mark Coleman 

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 24, 2012

Alapaki Nahale-a became chairman of the Hawaiian Home Lands Commission in January 2011, and says it was “kind of shocking” to learn that he was the first chairman in its 100-year history to have been born and raised on Hawaiian Home lands — in Keaukaha and Panaewa, in Hilo.

Besides being chairman of the nine-member commission, Nahale-a also is director of the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, which executes the directives of the commission regarding the 200,000 acres of trust lands set aside by Congress in 1921 to help Native Hawaiians return to their ancestral lands and attain self-reliance and self-determination. Login for more…

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