GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:savetheturtles wrote:GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:savetheturtles wrote:Assuming the OP means native Hawaiian, wouldn't this fall under Native American?
That's right! A native Texan would also fall under Native American, as Texans and Hawaiians are both Americans.
There were indigenous peoples in Hawaii before it became a part of America.
*sigh*....Hawaiian =/= Native American. I don't really know what else to say without sounding like a condescending enema.
Maybe you can say something substantial to back up your assertions. It's not as clear cut as lay perception might have it.
This historical and unique legal relationship has been consistently recognized and affirmed by the Congress through the enactment of Federal laws which extend to the Hawaiian people the same rights and privileges accorded to American Indian, Alaska Native, Eskimo, and Aleut communities, including the Native American Programs Act of 1974 [42 U.S.C. 2991 et seq.]; the American Indian Religious Freedom Act [42 U.S.C. 1996, 1996a]; the National Museum of the American Indian Act [20 U.S.C. 80q et seq.]; and the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act [25 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.].
http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/42/us ... -000-.html