Lawsuit: Should state allow DNA to prove native Hawaiian ancestry

A man who says he’s at least half Native Hawaiian but doesn’t have the records to prove it is suing the state for not accepting DNA test results as evidence of his ancestry.

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL), under the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, provides government-sponsored homesteads to people who can prove they are at least 50 percent Native Hawaiian.

View the original article here: Lawsuit: State Should Allow DNA To Prove Native Hawaiian Ancestry – Honolulu Civil Beat

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