Derek Kauanoe

Derek Kauanoe is a lecturer at the William S. Richardson School of Law and a Ph.D. student in political science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  He contributed this editorial to Civil Beat in his personal capacity; it is not representative of any organizations he is affiliated with.

Law Recognizes Native Hawaiians as Indigenous People With Special Rights California Historical Society

Law Recognizes Native Hawaiians as Indigenous People With Special Rights

Legal rulings dating back to 1863 and ongoing global recognition today confirm the appropriateness of laws that apply only to indigenous Native Hawaiians.