Former Sen. Daniel Kahikina Akaka, first Native Hawaiian in Congress, dies at 93

File - In this Sept. 22, 2006 file photo, U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, waves to commuters in Honolulu. Former U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, the humble and gracious statesman who served in Washington with aloha for more than three and a half decades, died Thursday , April 5, 2018, at the age of 93, sources tell the Star-Advertiser. He had been hospitalized with an illness. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)