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Kamehameha III and the Transformation of Hawaiian Land Tenure

Puana Ka ‘Ike Lecture Series
Dr. Keanu Sai
Friday, March 12, 2010
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Bayview Meeting Rooms, Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa

Dr. Keanu Sai will recount the events that transformed Hawai`i’s land tenure system during the reign of His Hawaiian Majesty King Kamehameha III. Topics to be covered include the establishment of the Board of Commissioners to Quiet Land Titles; the Great Mahele (Division) between the Government, Chiefs/Konohikis, and the Native Tenants; and the meaning of the clause reserving the rights of native tenants. A special viewing of the documentary Ua mau Ke Ea: Sovereignty Maintained, is included along with time for audience questions and answers.

For more information on the lecture, contact Natalie Deisroth at 808-322-0088, ext. 100 or email At 170, seating is limited; light refreshments will be available.

Download the flyer (PDF) for more details.

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