Fort Shafter Elementary School

72 4th graders with 10 chaperones for Oni v. Meek tour. Students will split into two groups but will tour at the same time, swapping between the video and the courtroom. Students must be finished by 10:30 am to attend a play.

International Mid Pac College

14 Korean students (ESL) will tour with one chaperone. They will do the Oni v. Meek tour (4-6). They are pre-med students studying English.

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Ua Mau ke Kuleana? On the Endurance of Native Tenant Rights

Kuleana constituted both a right to and responsibility for, land for Hawaiians. Perkins argues that by debating the extent of gathering rights, the courts may be obscuring profound rights of Hawaiians’ embedded in the land tenure system. Central to the debate over kuleana lands is the notion of a deadline, which is problematic and poses challenges to the continued existence of kuleana in the present day. What legal implications does the western construct of time have on Hawaiians’ inherent rights to their land and geopolitical sovereignty?

ʻUmi Perkins, Ph.D., teaches Hawaiian history at the Kamehameha Schools and is a lecturer in political science at Windward Community College and the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa. He has written for The Nation, Hawaiʻi Review, Summit magazine and other publications.

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In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors

King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center Courtroom Speaker Series presents a talk by Moana Rowland, Na Ala Hele Program, Division of Forestry and Wildlife of the DLNR.

Laws passed down from the time of the Kingdom have provided rights-of-way for all.  This talk will include a discussion of those laws and the challenges the government faces in exercising its claim to trails and accesses.

Moana’s love of hiking began in the late 1980’s during her college days, but little did she know that it would lead to a 20-year career with DLNR to research and document ancient and historic trails and accesses.  Her work with the Division of Forestry and Wildlife has taken her to places throughout Hawaiʻi that leave her in awe and wonder of the engineering abilities of our ancestors.

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