Native Hawaiian Legal Defense & Education Fund

Member Type: Native Hawaiian Non-Profit Organizations Location(s): O‘ahu Member Since: 2006

Mission
NHLDEF is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Native Hawaiians by advocating and promoting their civil rights through legal/political efforts, education, and community economic development. NHLDEF understands the unique position of Native Hawaiians in the United States socially, culturally, politically, and economically, and seeks to ensure that the rights and interests of all Native Hawaiians are protected.

NHLDF’s goal is to develop programs, policies, and laws that will protect both present and future generations of Native Hawaiians. Primary focus areas include self-determination, community empowerment and education, and equality in employment, education, health, and housing.

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