STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1670
RE: S.C.R. No. 174
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 174 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING A STUDY ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN PRACTICES, INCLUDING THE MAKAHIKI, AND THEIR EFFECT ON THE PERPETUATION OF NATIVE HAWAIIAN CULTURE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to conduct a study on the significance of traditional Hawaiian practices, including the Makahiki, and their effect on the perpetuation of Native Hawaiian culture.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from one individual.
Your Committee finds that Makahiki games, including ulu maika, oo ihe, hukihuki, pa uma, and haka moa, show the strength of Hawaiian warriors and keep Native Hawaiians connected to their roots. Your Committee further finds that many Native Hawaiians have an interest in maintaining their traditional cultural practices. This measure requests the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to conduct a study on the significance of traditional Hawaiian practices, including the significance of the Makahiki and the need for the continuation of all Makahiki practices, and their effect on the perpetuation of Native Hawaiian culture for the purpose of preserving and perpetuating the Native Hawaiian culture for future generations.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 174 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Hawaiian Affairs,
MAILE S.L. SHIMABUKURO, Chair