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the native Hawaiian people. 30/ (The Commission also received other comments on restoring sovereignty. 31/)
  • There be no monetary payment but that a "Hawaii Integrated Fleet Support Industry" program be created that would help native Hawaiians financially by creating new jobs. 32/
  • That native Hawaiians be given an unencumbered land base from which revenues could be generated for deposit in a treasury; this treasury would then determine priorities for addressing native Hawaiian deficiencies. 33/
  • Using monetary reparations payments to create educational, training, and cultural programs. 34/

The Commission also received comments criticizing the Federal Government for: pursuing a policy of genocide against native Hawaiians; 35/ using the island of Kahoolawe for bombing target practice; 36/ occupation by the U.S. military of land in Hawaii without paying rent; 37/ and, not exploring a possible breach of trust against the State of Hawaii relating to the Hawaiian Home Lands program and the Hawaii Admissions Act. 38/

On the Hawaiian Home Lands program, one writer stated that a further discussion beyond the Inspector General's report was necessary. 39/ Another writer disagreed with the suggestion in the Draft Report (page 314) that homestead applicants who reject homestead sites be assigned a lower preference priority on the list of applicants and that they be dropped from the listings after a reasonable number of rejections. This writer suggested instead that a family be notified one year in advance of the homestead site availability in order to make the necessary arrangements to move to another island or find other employment, if necessary. 40/

Commenters also sent to the Commission several articles and publications. Among them are:

  • The Sandalwood Trees; Politics and Hope, by Louis Agard; 41/
  • Hawaiian Reparations: Nothing Lost, Nothing Owed, by Patrick W. Hanifin; 42/
  • Sovereignty and Land: Honoring the Hawaiian Native Claim, by Melody K. MacKenzie; 43/
  • The Crown Lands of Hawaii, by Thomas Marshall Spaulding;
  • A three-part capsulized history on U.S. involvement in the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy by Wayne K. Westlake; 44/
  • Three magazine articles written in 1893 on the prcs and cons of annexation of Hawaii to the United States; 45/ and
  • Six papers written at the direction of, funded and submitted by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs:
Health Section of Native Hawaiians Study Commission Report, by Richard Kekuni Blaisdell, M.D.; 46/
Religion Section of Native Hawaiians Study Commission Report, by Rubellite K. Johnson; 47/
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