Native Hawaiians to receive 80 Oahu acres for homesteads
By NANCY COOK LAUER West Hawaii Today | Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 12:05 a.m.
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Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland
Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves
In this 2004 file photo, The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center building is shown in Ewa Beach, Oahu. The U.S. is giving Native Hawaiians surplus land as compensation for acres that were meant for homesteading but used instead by the government. Officials on Monday said the transfer attempts to help right wrongs against the Indigenous people of Hawaii. It includes Ewa Beach land and helps fulfill terms of a settlement agreement authorized by Congress in 1995. (AP Photo/Ronen Zilberman, File)
The federal government is transferring 80 acres on Oahu, with the potential to provide homesteads for 200 to 400 Native Hawaiian families, to the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, top Biden administration executives announced Monday.