Jacob Bryan Aki

Jacob Bryan K. Aki received his B.A. in Hawaiian Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and is currently pursuing an M.A. in political management at George Washington University. He is an active member of the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs and the Democratic Party of Hawaii.
No Matter Their Stand On Sovereignty, Native Hawaiians Must Vote Cory Lum/Civil Beat

No Matter Their Stand On Sovereignty, Native Hawaiians Must Vote

The third-largest ethnic group in the islands is not wielding the power that it should.

From The Eyes Of A Millennial: Election 2016 Benjamin Kerensa via Wikimedia Commons

From The Eyes Of A Millennial: Election 2016

Young voters’ voices matter, even though some may not think so in the wake of Tuesday’s election results.

Scalia’s Death Rekindles Student’s Memory Of Encounter With The Justice Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Scalia’s Death Rekindles Student’s Memory Of Encounter With The Justice

Many UH students remember Scalia's 2014 campus visit, but this writer still recalls a trip to D.C. and a frustrating exchange about U.S. annexation of Hawaii.
Naʻi Aupuni Election: A Voice of the Newest Generation

Naʻi Aupuni Election: A Voice of the Newest Generation

A young candidate for one of 40 delegate seats in the upcoming 'aha or constitutional convention makes a case for his election.
Aloha Aina Unity March: A Kahea to the Next Generation Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Aloha Aina Unity March: A Kahea to the Next Generation

Sunday's event was a form of activism that has not been seen in Hawaii for many years.
Washington, D.C., Needs More Native Hawaiian Voices Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Washington, D.C., Needs More Native Hawaiian Voices

It is vital to the success of our lāhui that more Native Hawaiians step up to become leaders and represent our interest in this current political state.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Hawaii and Annexation Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Hawaii and Annexation

A student from Hawaii queried the judicial firebrand about the way the U.S. took formal control of the Islands. He got an answer.
Indigenous Knowledge Could Help in Times of Crisis PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Indigenous Knowledge Could Help in Times of Crisis

World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education allows native people to share stories and discuss common issues.

The People Should Be the Real Power Behind the Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Our elected leaders — including OHA trustees — must serve the best interests of those who elect them.

Are They Intentionally Offensive or Just Uneducated?

From the Hula app for sexually transmitted diseases to the mockery of Maori traditions, insensitivity is in the air.

Should Kamehameha Schools Be the Answer?

The trust fulfills the crucial role it was created for, but it can't solve all Native Hawaiian problems.