Senator Daniel Akaka happens to be oiwi (that is, "Hawaiian" in Hawaiian.) Note his statement on his website:
"we agreed to language which states that claims cannot be brought in a court of law but instead must be negotiated in the negotiations process in section 8 of the bill.”
In other words... if Hawaiians feel as though their rights are violated it must satisfy the requirements of the Akaka Bill and we Hawaiians have to jump through hoops unlike other Americans. Other Americans do not live with this Double Standard.
In other words he is selling our bones and ancestors' bones and by doing so he is selling our children's future which I do not appreciate! He fucking pisses me off. He is UNCOOL.
The Akaka Bill: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s109-147
Stop the Akaka Bill: http://www.stopakaka.com
Senator Akaka's Official Website: http://akaka.senate.gov/
If possible please write to him at email@example.com and tell him how fucking uncool he is.
Cross-posted to hawaiians, indigenousam, and to nativeamerican