The Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution has published “Hawaiian Land Disputes: How the Uncertainty of the Native Hawaiian Indigenous Tribal Status Exacerbates the Need for Mediation,” a student note (PDF).
From the intro:
Many people see the Hawaiian Islands as a paradise in the Pacific Ocean.1 However, most are unaware that history has left an unpleasant and permanent scar on the original inhabitants of the islands, the Native Hawaiians. It is often forgotten that the islands were once ruled by its monarchy. In fact, the Hawaiian Kingdom was not overthrown until 1893,2 and the islands did not reach statehood until 1959.3 Despite this however, Native Hawaiians have never officially been considered an indigenous tribe.4 This lack ofrecognition from the federal government has caused a strong sense of injustice that is prevalent throughout the Native Hawaiian community.5