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Native Hawaiian Law: A Treatise

Editors: Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie, Susan K. Serrano, D. Kapuaʻala Sproat

Hardcover, 1,420 pp.

Native Hawaiian Law: A Treatise, discusses and analyzes the critical events, cases, statutes, regulations, and actions that form and give substance to a body of law affecting Kānaka Maoli, the Native Hawaiian people. This highly anticipated follow-up to the 1991 Native Hawaiian Rights Handbook covers a number of important topics including 

    • Native Hawaiians and U.S. Law
    • Public Land Trust
    • Water Rights
    • Traditional and Customary Access and Gathering Rights
    • Hawaiian Home Commission Act
    • Judicial Methods for Securing Land Title
    • Native Hawaiian Health
    • Hawaiian Language and Education, and much more

    Each chapter in this treatise was written by or under the supervision of an attorney, often a leading expert in the field, and comprises the accumulated work and knowledge of many people. The breadth and depth of Native Hawaiian Law offers new pathways for further research and analysis of critical legal issues facing the Native Hawaiian community today.

    Native Hawaiian Law: A Treatise, is a collaborative effort of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law at the William S. Richardson School of Law – University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and Kamehameha Publishing.

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