Native Hawaiian


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Native Hawaiian

n.
A member or descendant of the indigenous Polynesian people of the Hawaiian Islands.
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Noun1.Native Hawaiian - a member or descendant of the indigenous Polynesian people who lived in the Hawaiian IslandsNative Hawaiian - a member or descendant of the indigenous Polynesian people who lived in the Hawaiian Islands
Hawaiian - a native or resident of Hawaii
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The Native Hawaiian Hollywood actor wore green leaf lei around his neck and the crown of his head as he attended a ceremony at the protest site on Wednesday.
This is human beings who are hurting." Johnson continued, talking about the Native Hawaiian men, women, children and elderly "kapuna" protesting on the mountain.
Long-vacant space soon will be taken over by a restaurant serving Native Hawaiian cuisine in a Buffalo Grove shopping center on the southwest corner of Arlington Heights and Dundee roads.
"Furthermore, in general, astronomy and Native Hawaiian uses on Mauna Kea have co-existed for many years and the TMT Project will not curtail or restrict Native Hawaiian uses," observed the court.
But the intensely private native Hawaiian, whose $215 million fortune includes race horses and real estate, is no longer in a position to fund her pet charities, including the palace and various Native Hawaiian causes.
The broad purpose of the Puni Ke Ola proj ect is to improve health in Native Hawaiian communities through the prevention of substance use.
Chapter eight is devoted to native Hawaiian sovereignty issues, and there have been some important developments on this front.
A native Hawaiian, Benham was previously the inaugural dean of the Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at University of Hawai'i Manoa, the only college of indigenous knowledge at a Research I institution in the U.S.
A study found that native Hawaiian birds like the 'I'iwi are close to extinction due to climate change, mosquitoes and rats.
For race, respondents were asked, "Which of these groups best describes you?" Response selections were "white"; "black or African American"; "American Indian or Alaska Native"; "Native Hawaiian"; "other Pacific Islander"; "Asian"; and "other." Persons who indicated that they were Asian were also asked to select the specific subgroup (Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Asian Indian, Korean, or Vietnamese) that best described them.
Those supporting the proposed merger comprise a statewide coalition including multiple chambers of commerce, labor unions, small and large businesses, Native Hawaiian and non-profit organisations.

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