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Kamehameha Publishing releases ‘Native Hawaiian Law’ in print and e-reader formats

“Native Hawaiian Law” provides a definitive resource for understanding critical legal issues affecting Native Hawaiians.

Edited by Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie, with Susan K. Serrano and D. Kapua‘ala Sproat, “Native Hawaiian Law” provides a definitive resource for understanding critical legal issues affecting Native Hawaiians.

This extensively revised and updated edition of the groundbreaking 1991 “Native Hawaiian Rights Handbook” offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of the events, cases, statutes, regulations and actions that make up this important and evolving area of law.  

“’Native Hawaiian Law’ is a brilliant compendium of Kānaka Maoli scholars, and their supporters, discussing the most important legal issues of our time,” says Lilikalā Kame‘eleihiwa, Senior Professor and Director of the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

“Every law addressing Native Hawaiian rights is in this 1,400-page tome, from Hawaiian trust lands and sovereignty, to Hawaiian management of water, Konohiki fishing, fishponds, and ocean resources.  It includes traditional and customary access and gathering rights, religious practices, burials, international law, Hawaiian language, education, and health.

“No doubt this book will rapidly become the key resource for Native Hawaiian advocates everywhere, empowering Hawaiian identity and ancestral wisdom….Simply riveting!”

The book 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.

“Every lawyer who represents clients in Hawai‘i must have this book,” added Paul Alston, Director of Alston Hunt Floyd & In Lawyers, a Law Corporation. “’Native Hawaiian Law’ is pervasive in our lives, and this extraordinary book is an invaluable resource. The editors and authors have done a great service to the people of Hawai‘i by creating this treatise. Maika‘i ka hana.”

“Native Hawaiian Law: A Treatise” can be purchased at kamehamehapublishing.org or your favorite bookseller, $50 for the soft cover edition and $100 for the hardcover edition. Also available for your e-reader at Amazon.com or the iTunes bookstore.