Native Hawaiian Rights
Law School Description
This course examines the evolution of the rights of Native Hawaiians to land and resources and the important statutes and laws affecting Native Hawaiians. Areas of study include the Hawaiian land tenure system, the Mahele and conversion to fee-simple land system, traditional and customary rights, the public land trust (Government & Crown Lands), the Hawaiian Home Lands trust, and the charitable trusts established by ali‘i to benefit Native Hawaiians. The course will look particularly at current cases and legislation relating to the political status of Native Hawaiians.
Uh Mānoa Catalog Description
Status and evolution of rights of native Hawaiians to the land and its usufructs. Potential of utilizing native rights based on statute, custom, and use to fashion new and expanded rights.