Presently there is a lawsuit pending filed on behalf of a non-Hawaiian child whose parent(s) think that Kamehameha Schools is violating their child's rights because s/he is not Hawaiian.
I ask this:
If there were only 400,000 Hawaiians left... then what do you think is just?
Do you think that Hawaiians are a dying breed that has much to offer Hawai'i OR do you think that one can love the plant (Hawai'i) yet not its roots (Hawaiians) which is a terrible lesson to teach kids?
Also these kids of Hawaiian descent as well as myself had to pay $5 just to see our ancestors' belongings and our ancestors' property. Let me charge you $5 to access your great great grandmother's home. Let me charge you $5 to look at her comb and brush.
*Cross-posted in oiwi