Our work ensures that Native Hawaiians can maintain their integrity and their values as an independent native people. Going to court, though only one means of engaging in that pursuit, is how NHLC strives to achieve that vision.
We focus on helping Native Hawaiians to navigate, and prevail in, the legal system. Although this system is often hostile to Native Hawaiian values, it has shown great promise in restoring justice.
Learn more about how NHLC represents Hawai`i’s indigenous people in their quest to preserve their traditional lifestyle and to exert meaningful control over their resources and their future.
“The legal system has been historically used to oppress and dispossess Hawaiians and so Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation is about changing that very sad history.”
“At its core, the work of NHLC seeks to protect and perpetuate the Native Hawaiian identity, the very essence of Hawai`i.”