August 19, 2014 was the final day to submit testimony regarding the Department of Interior Advance Notice of Proposed Rule-Making to create a Hawaiian tribe and give it federal recognition by an administrative procedure or executive order without Congressional action.

At least 2069 written comments were submitted during the 60 day comment period. A large majority were opposed to the Department of Interior proposal. The following seven testimonies are especially valuable in opposition because they explicitly rely upon the fundamental principles of racial equality and the unity of all Hawaii’s people under the undivided sovereignty of the State of Hawaii:

(1) Kenneth R. Conklin of the Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies!documentDetail;D=DOI-2014-0002-0887

(2) Keli’i Akina, President, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

(3) Hans A. von Spakovsky of The Heritage Foundation

(4) Paul M. Sullivan

(5) H.W. Burgess

(6) Sandra Puanani Burgess

(7) Jack Miller