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.
Billions of dollars for connectivity will help break down the digital divide, but Congress should resist creating new regulatory hurdles.
What if tourism benefited not just the tourists, but the people and places that hosted them?
The successful pursuit of Hawaiian sovereignty will take extraordinary leadership and considerable financial resources.
In a world sorely in need of more aloha, maybe start with a small act of kindness.
The pandemic gave the public a breather, and residents want a return to some semblance of sanity.
The transition to Christianity that happened after the battle of Kuamo‘o left Hawaiians completely vulnerable to colonialism.
From bloodline to living aloha, there are many ways for one to be Hawaiian.