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  • Hawaiian Customary and Traditional Rights

    The Public Access Shoreline Hawaii (PASH) case ruling by the Supreme Court ensures that in the future, the permitting process to develop lands in Hawaii will allow the interests of Native Hawaiians to be brought to the table for consideration. Read More

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    Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation
  • Hawaii State Department of Hawaiian Homelands

    The mission of the Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL) is to manage the Hawaiian Home Lands trust effectively, and to develop and deliver land to native Hawaiians. Read More

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    Hawaii State Department of Hawaiian Homelands
  • Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation Services

    The Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation (NHLC) provides families and individuals with affordable and effective legal representation in the unique area of Native Hawaiian Rights. NHLC’s expertise can be categorized into the following areas: Quiet Title Defense, Protection of Trust Lands such as the Ceded Lands and Hawaiian Home Lands, Protection and Expansion of Traditional and Customary Rights, and Sovereignty Education. Read More

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    Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation
  • Native Hawaiian Rights Handbook

    This book discusses and analyzes the rights of Native Hawaiians Read More

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    Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation
  • Owning Land With Others: Your Cotenancy Rights

    This brochure provides a general idea of your rights as a cotenant, concerning the most frequently encountered situations facing cotenants in Hawaii. Read More

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    Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation
  • Protecting Burials and Sacred Sites

    The Burial Sites Program (BSP) was created within the state Department of Land & Natural Resources (DLNR), State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) to ensure the respectful treatment and protection of ancestral native Hawaiian burials and unmarked burials. Read More

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    Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation
  • Summary of Native Hawaiian Burial Laws

    The law in Hawaii with respect to prehistoric and historic Native Hawaiian burials is primarily found in Chapter 6E, Hawaii Revised Statutes and Chapter 13-300, Hawaii Administrative Rules. The process set forth in the statutes and rules does not lend itself to summarization in a traditional western flowchart with orderly progressive steps, but instead contemplates a more collaborative process where the department, burial council, applicant, descendants, and Native Hawaiian groups interact regularly throughout the process with a goal of arriving at a result that is agreeable to all. This procedure is an attempt to combine a traditional Native Hawaiian dispute resolution process with a modern, western bureaucratic system in which each party has defined tasks and responsibilities. Read More

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    State of Hawaii State Historic Preservation
  • What Happens When Others Want to Claim Your Land

    A Quiet Title lawsuit is a judicial method of settling, determining or securing title to real property in Hawaii which results in a confirmation of title (ownership). Learn more about what happens when others want to claim your land. Read More

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    Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation