Ministries of The Nation

Nation of Hawaii Fact Book


This article defines the basic responsibilities and aims of each ministry of the Nation.

The ministers which I appoint shall work to develop charters and assist the Legislative General Assembly in developing appropriate provisions through law making to organize and maintain the Business of the Nation in the advancement of Transition & Independence.


The Ministry of Agriculture benefits all Citizens daily. It works to improve and maintain farm income and to develop and expand markets abroad for agricultural products. The Ministry helps to curb and to cure poverty, hunger, and malnutrition. It works to enhance the environment and to maintain our production capacity by helping landowners protect the soil, water, forests, and other natural resources. Rural development, credit and conservation programs are key resources for carrying out national growth policies. Ministry research findings directly or indirectly benefit all Citizens of the Nation. The Ministry, through inspection and grading services, safeguards and ensures standards of quality in the daily food supply.

The Administration shall be responsible for establishing rules and regulations that will promulgate laws established by the Nation.

The Administration shall be responsible for establishing the divisions and for implementing the rules and regulations for the divisions as specified for agriculture. They are:

  1. Small Community and Rural Development:

• Provides for the development of agriculture programs that will increase agriculture activities in small and rural communities.

• Identify all farming activities that will allow for participants to develop an economic base for the community.

• Provides for the educational/training process for agricultural development in 

rural communities;

• Provide for hands on training in rural communities to further develop sound and sustainable agricultural activities, while maintaining the existing soil and environment.

• Assist in the development of a long range plan for future agricultural activities

  1. Farmers Financial Assistance Program: (FmHA)

• Provides for financial assistance for existing and developing farmers who would otherwise not qualify for conventional financial aid.

• Identify financial need, and work with the individual to develop a business plan that will allow for re-payment;

• Activities that funds can be used for include:

– Purchase of farm equipment

– Purchase of seeds and other agricultural crop starters (i.e. huli for kalo);

– Building materials to protect and secure farm equipment, educational materials, manuals, etc.

– Labor;

– Consulting fee’s;

– Other

   • Develop economic programs to assist the community in establishing markets      

   and other economic incentives;

  1. Chemical and Organic Farming:

Provides for the certification of organic products, regulates the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, and any other chemical additives for cultivation and production use. The Executive ministry shall develop a list of all known chemical additives and determine use and non-use to ensure the safety and well being of the community and consumer. The Executive Ministry shall also develop the criteria for determination and certification of “Organically Grown” products, including and not limited to the development and cultivation methods.

  1. Endangered Species:

Provides for the protection of all agricultural and pastoral products from pests and other insect species, internal and external disease that may result in the decimation of crops and animals. The Executive Ministry shall develop rules and regulations, and procedures to identify and promote the eradication of these pests and insects, internal and external diseases, to provide for the safety and well being of the community.

  1. Meat and Market Inspection Service:

• Provide services that will ensure the safety and marketability of agricultural products.

• Inspection Services include:





Imported food products


– Certification of  Slaughterhouses

– Certification of  Storage Facilities for the above mentioned items

– Certification of  Retail Markets

• The Meat and Market Inspection Services shall also be responsible for the establishment and monitoring of quality products, and for establishing a process to grade quality of products.


Agricultural Activities shall be defined as any activity that will result in the cultivation and production of food items to be consumed by humans and animals.

Those lands designated as 109.03.000 under the recommendation of the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources shall be transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture and further designated for agricultural use as specified below:

102.01.000 Traditional Use:

001. Kalo / Taro

002. Mai’a  / Banana

003. Ulu / Breadfruit

004. ‘Uala / Sweet potato

005. Niu / Coconut

006. Cultivation of traditional use products; ipu, gourds, etc.

102.02.000 Farming:

001. Vegetables

002. Grain / feed

003. Flowers and other decorative / tropical plants

004. Fruit

102.03.000 Animal:

001. Ungulates

beef (cattle)



pigs (pork)


002. Poultry





cornish hens

003. Dogs and Cats

102.04.000 Commercial / Business Use


Storage / Warehouses


Each island, in conjunction with the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources, shall develop a comprehensive list of all small and rural communities whose activities are largely based on agricultural activities, according to the recognized districts of each island.

Each island, with the assistance of the Executive Ministry, shall develop and implement each division of the Ministry of Agriculture.

Each island, shall establish within each district, an office for the Ministry of Agriculture, and select its representative to that Ministry according to its charter.


The Ministry of Commerce encourages, serves and promotes the Nation’s international trade, economic growth, and technological advancement. Within this framework and together with a policy of promoting the national interest through the encouragement of the competitive free enterprise system, the Ministry provides a wide variety of programs. It offers assistance and information to increase Citizen’s competitiveness in the world economy; administers programs to prevent unfair foreign trade competition; provides social and economic statistics and analysis for business and government planners; provides research and support for the increased use of scientific, engineering, and technological development; works to improve our understanding and benefits of the Earth’s physical environment and oceanic resources; grants patents and registers trademarks; develops policies and conducts research on telecommunications; provides assistance to promote domestic economic development; promotes travel to the Nation of Hawai`i by residents of foreign countries; & assists in the growth of minority businesses.

Level of Authority:

1. Minister of Commerce and Business Development:

Shall be appointed by the Head of State;

Shall be responsible to the Head of State;

Shall attend all Executive Cabinet Meetings;

Shall convene meetings with division administrators and Deputy Ministers;

Shall uphold the laws of the Nation;

Shall, with the assistance of the Deputy Ministers and division administrators, develop rules and regulations, policies and procedures consistent with the laws of the Nation.

The Ministers shall hold no other office and shall have no other administrative duties of the District, Island and Nation.

2. Deputy Minister of Commerce and Business Development

Shall be appointed, upon approval of the Island Kupuna Council, by the Executive Minister.

Shall be responsible to the Minister of Commerce and Business Development;

Shall  attend all meetings convened by the Minister of Commerce and Business Development;

Shall uphold the Laws of the Nation;

Shall provide for the administration of the island Ministry of Commerce and Business Development office for the implementation of policies, rules and regulations;

Shall be responsible for oversight of all district representatives of the Ministry;

Shall be a member of the island administration;

Shall report all meetings with the Executive Ministry, and update reports to the island Kupuna Council and the island administration;

Shall convene meetings with the District Representatives;

Shall determine, with the assistance of the Kupuna Council and the District Representatives, all manners of implementation of rules, regulations and policies;

There shall be one person from each island appointed to this position for the islands of Maui, Moloka’i, Lana’i, Kaho’olawe, Oahu, Kaua’i and Ni’ihau. There shall be two people appointed to this position for the island of Hawai’i;

The Deputy Ministers shall hold no other office and shall have no other administrative duties of the District, Island and Nation.

3. Division Administrators:

Shall be responsible to the Executive Minister;

Shall be appointed by the Minister of Commerce and Business Development, and approved by the Head of State.

Shall be responsible for assisting the Minister of Commerce and Business Development in promulgation of laws, and for publication of rules pursuant to the Hawai’i Constitution;

Shall be responsible for attending all meetings of the Executive Ministry;

Shall develop recommendations for laws for the Legislative General Assembly and the Nation.

There shall be one person appointed to each division of the Ministry.

The Division Administrator shall hold no other office and no other administrative duties of the District, Island and Nation.

4. District Representative:

Shall be responsible to the Deputy Minister of Commerce and Business Development;

Shall be appointed, upon approval of the Island Kupuna Council, by the Deputy minister;

Shall uphold the laws of the Nation;

Shall be responsible for implementing rules and regulations established by the Ministry;

There shall be no limit to the number of people as district representatives.

The District Representatives shall hold no other office and no other administrative duties of the District, Island and Nation.


The Ministry of Defense is responsible for providing the military and para-military forces needed to deter war as well as to protect and maintain the peace & security of the country.


The Ministry of Education is the Cabinet-level Ministry that establishes policy for, administers, and coordinates most Federal assistance to education.


The Ministry of Energy provides the framework for a comprehensive and balanced national energy plan through the coordination and administration of the energy functions of the National Government. The Ministry is responsible for long-term, high-risk research and development of energy technology; the marketing of national power; energy conservation; the nuclear weapons programs; energy regulatory programs; and a central energy data collection and analysis program.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises the Head of State in the formulation and execution of foreign policy. As Chief Executive, the Head of State has overall responsibility for the foreign policy of the Nation. The Ministry’s primary objective in the conduct of foreign relations is to promote the long-range security and

well-being of the Nation.

The Ministry determines and analyzes the facts relating to Citizens overseas interests, makes recommendations on policy and future action, and takes the necessary steps to carry out established policy. In so doing, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs engages in continuous consultations with the Hawaiian public, the Legislative General Assembly, other Ministries and Agencies, and foreign governments; negotiates treaties and agreements with foreign nations; speaks for the Nation in the United Nations and other international organizations in which the Nation participates.



The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is the principal National agency responsible for programs concerned with the Nation’s housing needs, fair housing opportunities, and improvement and development of the Nation’s communities.

In carrying out its responsibilities, the Ministry administers a wide variety of programs, including; National Housing Administration mortgage insurance programs that help families become homeowners and facilitate the construction and rehabilitation of rental units; rental assistance programs for lower-income families who otherwise could not afford decent housing; the national mortgage securities to ensure adequate assistance;

programs to combat housing discrimination and affirmatively advance fair housing; programs that aid community and neighborhood development and preservation; and programs to help protect the home buyer in the marketplace. The Ministry also takes steps to encourage a strong private sector initiative, public/private sector partnerships, and public entrepreneurship.


The Ministry of Land and Natural Resources is the Nation’s principal conservation agency, the Ministry has the responsibility for most of our nationally owned public lands and natural resources. This includes fostering sound use of our land and water resources; protecting our fish, wildlife, and biological diversity; preserving the environmental and cultural values of our national parks and historical places; and providing for the enjoyment of life through outdoor recreation.

The Ministry assesses our mineral resources and works to ensure that their development is in their best interests of all our people by encouraging stewardship and citizen participation in their care. The Ministry also has a major responsibility for Hawaiian communities and for people who live in island territories under Hawaiian Administration.

The administration shall be responsible for establishing rules and regulations that will promulgate laws established by the Nation

The administration shall also be responsible for establishing the divisions and for implementing the rules and regulations for the protection and conservation of our Land and Natural Resources. They are:

(a) Fish and Wildlife:

• Establish measures that will protect and propagate ocean species for the perpetuation of ocean and shoreline activities.

(b) Archaeological and Sacred Sites:

• Establish policies that will identify sites;

• Establish policies that will protect sites;

• Establish policies that will provide for community use;

Heiau: Luakini, Hale o Papa, Fishing, Pu’uhonua, Agricultural Navigational, Astronomy, Hula

Village Sites: Lo’i fields and terraces, Halau Kalai Wa’a, Hale/ Village sites, burials

(c) Environmental Protection:

• Develop policies that will protect and enhance the eco system and protect the environment;

• Establish policies that will promote environmental harmony and awareness;

• Develop policies that will provide the protection of the environment and its habitat;

(d) Water Management and Conservation:

• Establish policies that will protect area’s for water development;

• Establish policies that will conservation measurement;

(e) Forestry and Soil Conservation:

• Develop policies that will establish native forest and soil conservation

• Develop policies that will protect and enhance native forest and soil conservation;

(f) Coastal Management and Ocean Resources:

• Establish policies to develop management techniques for coastal management;

• Develop policies that will provide for the protection and preservation of Ocean Resources;

• Establish policies that will provide for use and development of shoreline;

(g) Conservation Enforcement:

• Develop policies and procedures that will provide for the Enforcement of conservation measures;

• Establishes programs that will enhance the environment and promote appropriate land use;

(h) Parks and Recreation:

• Develop and maintain parks and open areas designated for recreational purposes;

• Identify areas for potential development for parks and recreational areas;

(i) Land Repository:

There shall be established within the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources a Repository of land. The purpose of this repository will be to secure and acquire land holdings from individuals and organizations wanting to deposit in the repository to be held in trust, such a time the organization is willing. The Ministry shall promulgate rules for the repository consistent with the Hawaii Constitution and shall also include the will and wishes of the individual organization.

Secured in the Land Repository shall be division for land. They are:

1. Archeological and Sacred lands and land resources

2. Residential Home

3. Coastal lands

4. Agriculture lands

5. Conservation lands

(j) Mineral Resources:

There shall be a division that shall identify the available minerals and compile information regarding their location, amount and use.

There shall be established within the administration of the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources a system of land codes that shall be used to signify land use for all lands of the Nation.

§109.01.000 shall be designated for open space areas. These areas are:

001. Parks

002. Picnic areas


§109.02.000 shall be designated for pastoral use.

§109.03.000 shall be designated for agricultural use.

§109.04.000 shall be designated for single residential lots

§109.05.000 shall be designated for multipurpose residential lots

001. apartments

002. condominiums – residential

003. duplex homes

§109.06.000 shall be designated for Commercial use

001. hotels

002. condominiums – visitors

003. bed and breakfasts

§109.07.000 shall be designated for Commercial Business use

§109.08.000 shall be designated for healthcare facilities / purposes

§109.09.000 shall be used for conservation purposes:

001. forests

002. shoreline

003. watersheds

004. other

§109.10.000 shall be used for identifying sacred sites and other archeological areas.

§109.11.000 shall be for government use.

This ministry shall establish a structure that will allow for the development and restoration of the “Ahupua’a System” to be used as the basis for implementation of rules and procedures for this ministry.

Definition of the ‘Ahupua’a system

Each island shall identify the ahupua’a of their island using the standards as set forth in the Great Mahele.

Each island shall, through their districts, identify all National lands according to its ahupua’a;

Each island shall, through their districts, identify all watershed areas, native plants and it’s location(s), archeological and sacred sites and their location, size and traditional use(s);

Each island shall, through their districts, identify all of the lands currently in use using §109.01 through 109.11 above in map form;

Each island shall, through their districts, implement a “Konohiki system” of monitoring and maintenance of these areas;

Each island shall, through the Island Board, initiate the land use codes as listed above in each ahupua’a, and, shall submit a complete and total list of these lands and natural resources, including current use and amounts available in map and statistical form to the Executive Ministry office.



A National Land Commission shall be established that shall wok with the Minister of Land and Natural Resources in developing policy and administrative rules and regulations for Land Use and Planning. The Minister of Agriculture shall sit on the Land Commission and shall assist in the land use planning and shall assist in identifying those lands for use under the Minister of Agriculture.


There shall be established on each island, an Island Land Board. The Land Board will be responsible to the National Land Commission and shall be responsible for the implementation of al rules and regulations as established by the National Land Commission.

The members of the Land Board shall be comprised of no less than one (1) individual from each identified district of the island.

Members of the Island Land Board shall be selected by the Kupuna Council of the district in which they reside.

The Island Land Board shall, from among themselves select their representative to sit on the National Land Commission.

The Island Land Board shall also determine claims resulting from Quiet Title and Adverse Possession Actions. Upon determination, if the Island Land Board deems it necessary to take action, all information and documents shall be forwarded to the National Attorney General for adjudication in the Supreme Ka Ho’okolokolo Nui Tribunal for legal redress.

§101.10 – Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice is the largest law firm in the Nation and serves as counsel for its citizens. It represents them in enforcing the law in the public interest. Through its thousands of lawyers, investigators, and agents. The Ministry plays the key role in protection against criminals and subversion, in ensuring healthy competition of business in our free enterprise system, in safeguarding the consumer, and in enforcing drug, immigration, and naturalization laws. The Ministry also plays a significant role in protecting citizens through its efforts for effective law enforcement, crime prevention, crime detection, and prosecution and

rehabilitation of offenders.

§101.11 – Ministry of Labor

The purpose of the Ministry of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners of the Nation of Hawai`i, to improve their working conditions, and to advance their opportunities for profitable employment. In carrying out this mission, the Ministry administers a variety of National labor laws guaranteeing workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions, a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay, freedom from employment discrimination, unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation. The Ministry also protects workers’ pension rights; provides for job training programs; helps workers find jobs; works to strengthen free collective bargaining; and keeps track of changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. As the Ministry seeks to assist all Citizens who need and want to work, special efforts are made to meet the unique job market problems of: older workers, women, youths, minority group members, the handicapped, and other groups.

101.12 – Ministry of Transportation

The Ministry of Transportation establishes the Nation’s overall transportation policy. Under its umbrella there are administrators whose jurisdictions include:

highway planning, development, and construction; urban mass transit; railroads; aviation; and the safety of waterways, ports, highways, and oil and gas pipelines. Decisions made by the Ministry in conjunction with the appropriate State and local officials strongly affect other programs such as land planning, energy conservation, scarce resource utilization, and technological change.

§101.13 – Ministry of the Treasury

The Ministry of the Treasury performs four basic functions: formulating and recommending economic, financial, tax, and fiscal policies; serving as financial agent for the Government; enforcing the law; and manufacturing coins and currency.

§101.14 – Ministry of Veteran’s Affairs

The Ministry of Veteran’s Affairs operates programs to benefit veterans and members of their families. Benefits include compensation payments for disabilities or death related to military service; pensions; education and rehabilitation; home loan guaranty; burial; and medical care program incorporating nursing homes, clinics, and medical centers.

Because of our unique situation the Ministry shall oversee the aforementioned affairs to ensure that all due compensation in all forms be administered appropriately and will also be responsible for investigation studies to make determinations of the needs of veteran’s and ensure their betterment.


Nation of Hawaii’s mission is to restore, maintain and preserve the sophisticated religion, language and culture of the Native Hawaiian people, who prior to the overthrow, lived in a highly organized, self-sufficient, subsistent social system based on Communal Land Tenure. (pre-mahele)