Accession Number : ADA553453


Title :   Strategic Implications of the Native Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement


Descriptive Note : Strategy research project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Jenkins, Bruce D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a553453.pdf


Report Date : 09 Nov 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 42


Abstract : There is a vocal undercurrent of supporters that endorse Native Hawaiian Sovereignty as specified in the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act (known as the Akaka Bill). This proposal could create a Native Hawaiian governing entity that would provide everything from special privileges for persons of Native Hawaiian ancestry to potentially an outright full secession of the State of Hawaii as an independent nation. There are significant implications domestically and regionally that weigh heavily on the political support expected for the passing of this bill. Further, there are daunting challenges and opportunities that must be explored in order to levy a focused strategic argument to test the bill's validity, and ensure decision makers understand the associated consequences. This paper will provide a historical background, analyze associated implications, review potential opportunities for exploiting the current movement to precipitate change, and make suggestions for overcoming challenges and roadblocks that threaten political support of the bill.


Descriptors :   *HAWAII , ETHNIC GROUPS , HISTORY , INDIGENOUS POPULATION , LEGISLATION , LOCAL GOVERNMENT , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE