Summary: S.1783 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (12/07/2001)

Establishes the U.S. Office for Native Hawaiian Relations (Office) within the Office of the Secretary of the Interior.

Recognizes the right of the Native Hawaiian people to adopt organic governing documents. Provides that following the organization and election of a Native Hawaiian government and the adoption of such documents, the duly elected Native Hawaiian government shall submit those documents to the Secretary and to the State of Hawaii for purposes of advising the State that such government has been reorganized. Extends Federal recognition to the Native Hawaiian government as the representative governing body of the Native Hawaiian people upon election of officers and certification by the Secretary.

Permits the United States, upon Federal recognition of the Native Hawaiian government, to enter into an agreement with Hawaii and such government regarding the transfer of lands, resources, and assets dedicated to Native Hawaiian use.