Peter Apo is a former trustee of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and legislator. He is the president of the Peter Apo Company, a cultural tourism consulting company to the visitor industry. He has also been the arts and culture director for Honolulu, the city’s director of Waikiki Development and served as special assistant on Hawaiian affairs to Gov. Ben Cayetano.
From bloodline to living aloha, there are many ways for one to be Hawaiian.
An outgoing trustee reminds voters of the significance of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
The election proved we live in unpredictable times, and that stereotyping certain groups of people is no way to figure out what’s going on.
Some non-voters might think they are showing deference to Native Hawaiians. They are mistaken — we all have a stake in this.