Legal Services to Protect Native Hawaiian Traditional and Customary Practices
In November 1978, state voters approved an amendment to the Hawai‘i Constitution reaffirming “all rights, customarily and traditionally exercised for subsistence, cultural and religious purposes and possessed by ahupua‘a tenants who are descendants of native Hawaiians who inhabited the Hawaiian islands prior to 1778, subject to the right of the State to regulate such rights.”
Since then, state laws and state court decisions have further clarified the government’s responsibilities and duties in protecting the reasonable exercise of traditional and customary rights of Native Hawaiians in this state to the extent feasible.
If you believe that the government has failed in protecting your ability to exercise your traditional and customary rights, do not hesitate to contact Kaneohe Lawyer. We will provide you with a free consultation to assist you in making an informed decision on your legal rights and options.