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June 3, 2018

A Brief History of Hawaiian Homelands

“The stated aim of the [Hawaiian Homelands] legislation was to enable Hawaiians to escape the tenements and slums in Honolulu; back on the land, they might ʻtill the soil and become self supporting and raise healthy, happy families and become homeowners, new blood would gradually be infused into the race and it would thrive…”   In 2009, a case called Corboy …

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October 7, 2017

Hawaiian Lands; The Kingdom, The Republic and The Annexation

There are questions arising about landownership in Hawaii going back to the transition between the Kingdom of Hawaii and the Republic of Hawaii along with the eventual annexation as a US Territory. There are many of native Hawaiian ancestry who hold that there was a usurpation of property rights held by their families. Such property were lawfully held under the …

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June 20, 2016

For Profit Corporation Vs. Government Control

Hawaiian assets, particularly its land base, is scattered throughout the State. How best to administrate these land and other assets for the benefit of the Hawaiian people and their descendants has been an ongoing debate. Considering how scattered and diverse the resource base which OHA and the Department of Hawaiian Homelands has to deal with, the question arises of what …

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June 19, 2016

The Alaska Native Corporation Example

Q. How were Alaska Native Corporations created? Congress passed the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 in response to a rise in native activism and pressure from oil companies to smooth the path for a trans-Alaska pipeline after oil was discovered in 1968. The act allotted 40 million acres of land for division among 12 regional native corporations and …

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June 18, 2016

A Better Future

These goals may seem too radical to some. And there will be those who say the of goal of a Native Hawaiian Corporation controlled by shareholders cannot be achieved. It would take a re-writing of the State Constitution. And, an act of Congress to change native Hawaiian assets and status.   But can’t be done? Of course it can be …

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