10.11.05


Sovereignty

Facts

Political Contributions
(Lobbying, Investigations, Corruption)

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Does Hawaii Want To Secede From The Union?
Sept. 28, 2005 by Phyllis Schlafly
www.eagleforum.org/column/2005/sept05/05-09-28.html

Does Hawaii want to secede from the Union? That sounds like a preposterous question, but the official Office of Hawaiian Affairs advertises on its website that the legislation scheduled to be voted on soon in the U.S. Senate will give Native Hawaiians "self-determination" to choose "total independence" or any other form of government.

Follow the money to search for motives behind this odd-ball legislation. The clue to the mystery is Section 8(b) of S. 147, which ensures that the new Native Hawaiian government can negotiate gambling rights with the state of Hawaii and the federal government.

It appears that some politically well-connected Hawaiians want to cash in on the profitable casino privileges that have been given to American Indian tribes.

www.eagleforum.org/column/2005/sept05/05-09-28.html


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Focus on the Family
History of American Indian Law and Gambling
March 5, 2004
Data compiled by Chad Hills
www.family.org/cforum/fosi/gambling/gitus/a0030889.cfm


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Focus on the Family Urges Revision of Indian Gaming Act;
Current Law 'Easily Exploited'

10/7/2005
News Release

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Oversight Hearing on "Tribal proposals to acquire land-in-trust for gaming across state lines and how such proposals are affected by the off-reservation discussion draft bill."
PANEL III, Rev. Cynthia J. Abrams and John Warren Kindt
April 27, 2005
http://resourcescommittee.house.gov/archives/109/full/042705.htm
(You can download the two .pdf files by visiting the above link,
or download them directly from this website from the two following links.)


OFF RESERVATION TRIBAL CASINOS
General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church
Rev. Cynthia J. Abrams, Director
Alcohol, Other Addictions, and Health Care Work Area

Download the 52 KB pdf file

John Warren Kindt Professor University of Illinois
Testimony Before the Committee on Resources
United States House of Representatives

Hearing on Tribal proposals to acquire land-in-trust
for gaming across states lines; and how such proposals
are affected by the off-reservation discussion draft bill
April 27, 2005
Download the 1.5 MB pdf file