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In this part:
(1) NATIVE HAWAIIAN- The term Native Hawaiian means any individual who is —

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(A) a citizen of the United States; and

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(B) a descendant of the aboriginal people who, prior to 1778, occupied and exercised sovereignty in the area that now comprises the State of Hawaii, as evidenced by —

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(i) genealogical records;

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(ii) Kupuna (elders) or Kamaaina (long-term community residents) verification; or
(iii) certified birth records.

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(2) NATIVE HAWAIIAN COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION- The term Native Hawaiian community-based organization means any organization that is composed primarily of Native Hawaiians from a specific community and that assists in the social, cultural, and educational development of Native Hawaiians in that community.

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(3) NATIVE HAWAIIAN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION- The term Native Hawaiian educational organization means a private nonprofit organization that —

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(A) serves the interests of Native Hawaiians;

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(B) has Native Hawaiians in substantive and policymaking positions within the organization;

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(C) incorporates Native Hawaiian perspective, values, language, culture, and traditions into the core function of the organization;

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(D) has demonstrated expertise in the education of Native Hawaiian youth; and

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(E) has demonstrated expertise in research and program development.

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(4) NATIVE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE- The term Native Hawaiian language means the single Native American language indigenous to the original inhabitants of the State of Hawaii.

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(5) NATIVE HAWAIIAN ORGANIZATION- The term Native Hawaiian organization means a private nonprofit organization that —

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(A) serves the interests of Native Hawaiians;

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(B) has Native Hawaiians in substantive and policymaking positions within the organization; and

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(C) is recognized by the Governor of Hawaii for the purpose of planning, conducting, or administering programs (or portions of programs) for the benefit of Native Hawaiians.

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(6) OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS- The term Office of Hawaiian Affairs means the Office of Hawaiian Affairs established by the Constitution of the State of Hawaii.

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