Washington Law Review


I met Maivân Clech Lâm at a conference on Hawaiian Native Sovereignty in May 1987. At that time we discussed her research on Native Hawaiian land rights and discovered many parallels to the land rights of Native Americans. At the request of the editors of the Washington Law Review, I am very pleased to write this introduction to Ms. Lâm's important work, which deals at once with the unique situation in Hawai'i and with the overriding issues relating to aboriginal peoples the world over.

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