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ERIC Number: ED254608
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-23
Pages: 769
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: 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.