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Akaka Bill  __ An encyclopedic article about this controversial legislation.  "The bill proposes to establish a process for indigenous Native Hawaiians to gain federal recognition similar to an Indian tribe. However, the bill prohibits indigenous Native Hawaiians from gaming and other benefits available to federally recognized Indian tribes." - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akaka_Bill

Are kanaka maoli indigenous to Hawai'i? Would the status of being indigenous give them special rights? __ You will find an interesting and controversial paper. - From Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D. - http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/indigenous.html 

AUMAKUA - Hawaiian protective deity __ "Eons before the missionaries introduced their concept of one God to Hawai'i in 1820, Polynesians had an intricate nature-oriented belief system. A host of deities called 'aumakua could be called upon for protection, comfort and spiritual support. The first 'aumakua were thought to be the offspring of mortals who had mated with the akua (primary gods). Among the most important of the primary gods were Ku, Kane, Lono and Kanaloa, but it was the 'aumakua that commoners could call on in an easy, less ritualistic way." Some still do. - From Coffee Times - http://www.coffeetimes.com/aumakua.htm 

Hawaii Native American Tribes ___"Native Hawaiians call themselves Kanaka Maoli." This page provides some statistics. - Text only - From 500 Nations Native American SuperSite - http://www.500nations.com/Hawaii_Tribes.asp

Hawaii Tribes __ You will find general background and history of Hawaii Native Americans. - From aaanativearts.com - http://www.aaanativearts.com/tribes-by-states/hawaii_tribes.htm

Hawaiian Legends of Ghosts and Ghost-Gods __ You will find click-to-read texts of several Hawaiian tales along with an introduction and pronunciation guide. - From sacred-texts.com - http://www.sacred-texts.com/pac/hlog/index.htm 

Hawaiian Legends of Volcanoes __ You will find click-to-read texts of several Hawaiian legends along with an introduction and pronunciation guide. - From sacred-texts.com - http://www.sacred-texts.com/pac/hlov/ 

The Kumulipo, A Hawaiian Creation Chant __ "THE Kalakaua text of the Hawaiian genealogical prayer chant called the "Kumulipo" covers sixty-six pages of a small pamphlet printed in Honolulu in 1889 after a manuscript copy at that time in the possession of the ruling King Kalakaua but now the property of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, to which it passed in 1922 from the estate of Prince Kalanianaole, nephew of the former rulers." You will find an online translated text. - from sacred-texts.com - http://www.sacred-texts.com/pac/ku/ 

Legends of Maui __ Several click-to-read myths and legends. - From sacred-texts.com - http://www.sacred-texts.com/pac/maui/index.htm

Native Hawaiians Maintain Their Inherent Sovereignty __ "Why should Native Hawaiians who have never relinquished their inherent sovereignty settle for the lesser status of federal recognition that is being put forward in the ''Akaka Bill''?  Read a good paper about this controversy. - From hawaiialoha.tribe.net - http://hawaiialoha.tribe.net/thread/ed476a4a-42e6-4cac-9b16-ed60fe0bfc21

Native Hawaiian Culture __ "During the past 2 centuries, the Native Hawaiian culture has gone through a rollercoaster ride of changes, both positive and negative, emotional and physical. Here is a general history of the Hawaiian Islands and how the Native Hawaiian Culture has devolved and resurged back to what it is today, ..."  An overview of Native Hawaiian history and the cultural evolution that went with it. - From waiolachurch.org - http://www.waiolachurch.org/Culture.htm

Native Hawaiian Healthcare: A Brief History __ "The traditional Hawaiian subsistence way of life was a physically active lifestyle with a simple nutritious diet that maintained a robust and healthy population. In addition, the extreme isolation of Hawaii (the most isolated archipelago in the world) meant that Hawaii was free of most diseases and scourges that affected other parts of the world."  Learn how this existence effected their later history. - illustrated - From nativehawaiianhealth.net - http://www.nativehawaiianhealth.net/history.cfm


Native Hawaiian History __ A short list of valuable resources for Native Hawaiian history. - From cds.hawaii.edu - http://www.cds.hawaii.edu/heupena/resources/history/

Native Hawaiians __ An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Hawaiians 

Native Hawaiians say tourism industry distorts their culture __ A news article.  "But there was less contentment among just Native Hawaiians, who have long complained that the industry contorts their culture and uses it as a moneymaking device."  Some controversy here. - From usatoday.com - http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2010-02-15-hawaii-tourism-survey_N.htm

Office of Hawaiian Affairs __ "For the Betterment of Native Hawaiians"  Learn about the organization, goals and accomplishments.  News, history, events and more. - illustrated - From oha.org - http://www.oha.org/   



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