NHC GLOBAL NETWORK CONTRACTING
NHC JOB FAIR SCHEDULES
NATIVE HAWAIIAN HOUSING START UPS
END NATIVE HAWAIIAN HOMELESS TARGETS REACHED
NHC PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP GRANTS
NATIVE HAWAII SHAREHOLDERS MEETING SCHEDULE STATE WIDE
NATIVE HAWAIIAN HOMELANDS CULTURAL EVENTS
AKAMAI GUEST ACCESS
The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act is a good starting point for analyzing the mission of Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Department of Hawaiian Homelands.
Though the ANC (Alaska Native Corporations) have challenges and struggles unique to the Alaskan people, it demonstrates that native people can operate a modern corporate organization tasked with overseeing their own interest and goals.
As a private corporations they can restrict their base of shareholders and keep voting rights within that base.
They can work with other native corporations to develop economic and strategic partnerships.
They can pursue goals and interest according to shareholders instructions and develop their assets as needed to achieve those goals.
Map Showing Doyon Corporation Lands
Map Showing Hawaiian Homelands
Those of Native Hawaiian ancestry can and should control the assets that belong to them via a Native Hawaiian Corporation.
Hawaii has 25% of the population that identifies as Hawaiian/Polynesian.
Those of native Hawaiians ancestry are stymied when it comes to the full benefit of the assets they can use to enrich themselves and the Hawaiian culture. Native Hawaiians, (through a federally recognized Native Hawaiian Corporation) need to have direct control of the 200,000+ acres controlled by the Department of Hawaiian Homelands and the $600,000,000 controlled by Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
The federal process of creating a Native Hawaiian Corporation has clear precedent with the ANC (Alaska Native Corporations) and is doable given a popular base of support.
Having state programs that control land and financial assets for a particular ethnic group (native Hawaiians) is not only inefficient but leaves those assets open to lawsuits questioning the legitimacy of the state (as in Rice vs Cayetano) operating “racially” based set-aside programs.
As well, no elected or appointed state official can match the attention and concern the actual shareholders of a NHC (Native Hawaiian Corporation) would have towards overseeing the assets now controlled by the Department of Hawaiian Homelands and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
In the end the question must be asked; “What indigenous culture can survive and thrive without a common economic self-interest”.
Securing Economic Sovereignty through a Native Hawaiian Corporation works to adjudicate previous injustice. It helps those of Hawaiian ancestry build and perpetuate a vibrant Hawaiian culture. It is a solution that would be of lasting benefit to all people of the state of Hawaii.