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Repatriation in Hawaii : its complexities and challenges

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Title: Repatriation in Hawaii : its complexities and challenges
Authors: Awong, Lesly Keolanui
Keywords: Hawaiian
native rights
Issue Date: Dec 2011
Publisher: [Honolulu] : [University of Hawaii at Manoa], [December 2011]
Abstract: The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) passed in 1990 by an act of the U.S. Congress. It provides a process for museums and federal agencies to return human remains, funerary objects, sacred objects and/or objects of cultural patrimony to Native Americans. This law is an important tool for indigenous peoples in the United States. By empowering them to reclaim the bones of their ancestors and some of their mea kapu (forbidden things) housed in museums across the country, NAGPRA allows native peoples to address the problems of American hegemony and begins the process of righting a series of historical wrongs. But what appears to be a good resolution to the unjust treatment of indigenous peoples has created a problem for Native Hawaiian communities.
Description: M.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2011.
Includes bibliographical references.
Appears in Collections:M.A. - American Studies

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