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We are Who We Thought We Were: Congress' Authority to Recognize a Native Hawaiian Polity United by Common Descent


Derek Hoohauoli Kauanoe


University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law

Breann Swann Nuuhiwa


affiliation not provided to SSRN

May 11, 2012

Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2012

Abstract:     
In an attempt to fulfill the federal government’s moral imperative, the United States Congress has spent more than a decade considering several proposed versions of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act (colloquially referred to as the “Akaka Bill”), which seeks to restore a small measure of Native Hawaiian self-governing authority by providing a process for the formal federal acknowledgment of a reorganized Native Hawaiian governing entity. The proposed Act changes significantly with each new Congress, but from its initial introduction in 2000 to the present, the Act has consistently required that the initial reorganization of the Native Hawaiian polity be carried out by the Native Hawaiian community, united by common Native Hawaiian descent without regard to blood quantum.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 47

Keywords: Sovereignty, Native Hawaiian, Congress, federal recognition, Akaka Bill

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Date posted: August 9, 2012  

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Kauanoe, Derek Hoohauoli and Swann Nuuhiwa, Breann, We are Who We Thought We Were: Congress' Authority to Recognize a Native Hawaiian Polity United by Common Descent (May 11, 2012). Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2126441

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Derek Hoohauoli Kauanoe (Contact Author)
University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law ( email )
2515 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822
United States
HOME PAGE: http://law.hawaii.edu/personnel/kauanoe/derek
Breann Swann Nuuhiwa
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