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Asian Settler ColonialismFrom Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii$
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Candace Fujikane and Jonathan Y. Okamura

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780824830151

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824830151.001.0001

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Hawai‘i and the United Nations

Hawai‘i and the United Nations

(p.67) Hawai‘i and the United Nations
Asian Settler Colonialism

Mililani B. Trask

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter recounts the history of U.S. violations of its international trust obligations to Native peoples mandated in the Charter of the United Nations. Among its other trust responsibilities, the United States was to ensure that Hawaiians would be able to develop self-government. Instead, the United States imposed statehood on Hawai‘i without providing political alternatives such as independence, thus violating Native Hawaiians' rights to self-government. Furthermore, the United Nations never inquired into the statehood plebiscite, nor did the United Nations monitor the process. As a matter of fact, the U.N. record reveals that the United States was a permanent member of the U.N. committee that received and acted upon America's report on statehood.

Keywords:   self-government, self-determination, statehood, independence, political alternatives, United Nations, Resolution 742, U.S. violations, trust responsibilities

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