ERIC Number: ED254608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-23
Reference Count: 0
Native Hawaiians Study Commission: Report on the Culture, Needs and Concerns of Native Hawaiians, Pursuant to Public Law 96-565, Title III. Final Report. Volume I.
Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.
The findings and recommendations of a 21-month study of the culture, needs, and concerns of native Hawaiians are presented in this final report, the first volume of a report commissioned by the United States Congress. Following a brief description of the approach and methodology used and the executive summary, part I deals with socioeconomic and cultural factors affecting the past and present lives of native Hawaiians. The following topics are covered: (1) demography; (2) the historical and cultural background of native Hawaiian health and government health programs, both those covering all residents and those specifically for natives; (3) the education system; (4) housing costs and characteristics for native Hawaiians and other ethnic groups; (5) the history of Hawaii from ancient times through the adoption of the Reciprocity Treaty of 1875; (6) an explanation and description of the Hawaiian language and a discussion of historic preservation in Hawaii; and (7) an analysis of the native Hawaiian religion. Part II covers the following aspects of land-related claims and interests: (1) land laws and relationships; (2) diplomatic and congressional history, from monarchy to statehood; (3) existing law, native Hawaiians, and compensation; (4) the Hawaii Home Lands program; (5) Federal responses to the unique needs of native Hawaiians; (6) State responses to native Hawaiians' unique needs; and (7) private and local responses to the special needs of native Hawaiians. An appendix contains: Title III of Public Law 96-565, the Act that created the Native Hawaiians Study Commission; the substitute "Summary of Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations" prepared by three dissenting Commissioners; a summary of the written comments received by the Commission during the public comment on the Draft Report of Findings; and the written comments themselves. (KH)
Descriptors: Demography, Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Federal Government, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Hawaiian, Hawaiians, Health Services, Housing, Legal Problems, Needs Assessment, Religious Factors, Sociocultural Patterns, State Government, State History
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Hawaii; Land Rights
Note: Written comments received by the Commission (pages 498-747) will not reproduce well due to small print; For Volume II, the dissenting report, see UD 024 136.