Nearly 100 years since the passage of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, a total of 9,700 leases have been granted. And yet, more than 27,000 qualified Hawaiians are still on a lease waiting list at the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. 

State Rep. Gene Ward talks with Pod Squad host Chad Blair about a study group to look into why there has been so little progress and what can be done to fulfill the promise of the U.S. Congress and Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole to resettle Hawaiians on 203,000 acres of land.

Rep. Gene Ward holds up a copy of “Broken Promises.”

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