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NATIVE HAWAIIANS STUDY COMMISSION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
18TH & C STS., N.W. - ROOM 5156
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240

June 23, 1893

Honorable James A. McClure, Chairman
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20515

Honorable Morris K. Udall, Chairman
Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs
United States House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Sirs:

It is my privilege respectfully to submit the Final Report of the Native Hawaiians Study Commission to the Committees on Energy and Natural Resources and Interior and Insular Affairs.

This Final Report is presented in two volumes and, as mandated by Public Law 96-565, Title III (adopted December 22, 1980), reflects the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of a 21-month study of the culture, needs, and concerns of native Hawaiians by the Native Hawaiians Study Commission.

The Commission's Final Report, including conclusions and recommendations, is contained in Volume I. Three Commissioners dissented from portions of the Report and their conclusions and recommendations are contained in Volume II.

It is our sincere hope that these volumes will provide a well-considered and detailed basis for further review and consideration by your Committees.

A unanimous final report was desired and sought by all. While this did not prove possible, we believe the Native Hawaiians Study Commission has attempted to satisfy the requirements of Public Law 96-565 to "conduct a study of the culture, needs and concerns of Native Hawaiians," and to "make recommendations to the Congress based on its findings and conclusions." This final report offers a comprehensive and thoughtful range of possible responses by the Congress to issues and concerns that are complex and difficult.

On behalf of the entire Native Hawaiians Study Commission, I would like to express our appreciation for this opportunity to serve the United States Congress and the nation.

Sincerely,

Kina'u Boyd Kamali'i
Chairperson

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