Since 1993 the Hawaiian movement for sovereignty and self-
determination has gained much strength and attention. As non-
Hawaiians in Hawai'i comprise approximately 80 percent of the
total population, many have become concerned as to where they
might fit into the sovereignty picture and how Hawaiian sovereignty
will affect them. This thesis examines roles and impacts of sovereignty
on non-Hawaiians in four models of Hawaiian self-government. The
models have been proposed by the Hawaiian community in an effort
to relieve the plight of the Kanaka Maoli people. The work presents
the views of fifteen sovereignty leaders interviewed on roles of
non-Hawaiians in seven major areas. The effects of the movement on
non-Hawaiians, particularly in the area of property, are analyzed.
The results indicate there are definitely roles for non-Hawaiians
to play, and the progress of the Hawaiian sovereignty movement may
likely affect all residents of Hawai'i.