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Peter Apo

Peter Apo is a former state legislator, Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee, and state and county government administrator. He is president of the Peter Apo Company, a Hawaiian cultural consulting service. He volunteers to serve on numerous community-based boards and commissions. Peter also pursues a serious avocation as a singer-
songwriter.

Peter Apo: Native Hawaiians May Finally Get Millions Owed Since Statehood Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Peter Apo: Native Hawaiians May Finally Get Millions Owed Since Statehood

The Legislature is considering three key bills aimed at bridging gaps in trust between the state and the Hawaiian community.

Peter Apo: The Real Aquaman Has Always Been At Makaha Beach Courtesy: Keaulana family

Peter Apo: The Real Aquaman Has Always Been At Makaha Beach

At 88, the legendary Buffalo Keaulana is still celebrating the ocean and life as his 45th annual surfing classic looms on Oahu’s West Side.

Peter Apo: Let’s Hope For A Respectful Dialogue About Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Peter Apo: Let’s Hope For A Respectful Dialogue About Mauna Kea

Hawaiians are not unanimous in their opposition to the telescope and there is no religious authority to make decisions.

Peter Apo: ‘Tis The Season For Makahiki Courtesy: Miki‘ala Lidstone

Peter Apo: ‘Tis The Season For Makahiki

The convergence of celebrations at this time of year springs forward with its overarching sense of goodness, human dignity, respect for all life and making the world a better place.

Peter Apo: Money For Digital Equity For Indigenous Groups Is Just A Start Tim Wright/Civil Beat/2021

Peter Apo: Money For Digital Equity For Indigenous Groups Is Just A Start

Billions of dollars for connectivity will help break down the digital divide, but Congress should resist creating new regulatory hurdles.

 

Peter Apo: A Different Model For Hawaii Tourism Based On Community Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Peter Apo: A Different Model For Hawaii Tourism Based On Community

What if tourism benefited not just the tourists, but the people and places that hosted them?

Peter Apo: Hawaiians Must Agree On The Meaning Of Sovereignty To Achieve It Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Peter Apo: Hawaiians Must Agree On The Meaning Of Sovereignty To Achieve It

The successful pursuit of Hawaiian sovereignty will take extraordinary leadership and considerable financial resources.

Peter Apo: Aloha Is Hawaii Law, A Global Brand And A System Of Positive Behavior Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Peter Apo: Aloha Is Hawaii Law, A Global Brand And A System Of Positive Behavior

In a world sorely in need of more aloha, maybe start with a small act of kindness.