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Peter Apo

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.

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

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.

Peter Apo: How To Manage Hawaii Tourism For The Future Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Peter Apo: How To Manage Hawaii Tourism For The Future

The pandemic gave the public a breather, and residents want a return to some semblance of sanity.

Peter Apo: How To Build A Virtual Hawaiian Nation Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

Peter Apo: How To Build A Virtual Hawaiian Nation

There is a vast network of outstanding Hawaiian organizations. What’s missing is leadership.

Peter Apo: How A Violent Battle In 1819 Still Impacts Hawaii Today Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Peter Apo: How A Violent Battle In 1819 Still Impacts Hawaii Today

The transition to Christianity that happened after the battle of Kuamo‘o left Hawaiians completely vulnerable to colonialism.

Peter Apo: How Should We Define Hawaiian In The 21st Century? Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat/2019

Peter Apo: How Should We Define Hawaiian In The 21st Century?

From bloodline to living aloha, there are many ways for one to be Hawaiian.

Why You Should Bother To Vote In The OHA Trustees Election Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Why You Should Bother To Vote In The OHA Trustees Election

An outgoing trustee reminds voters of the significance of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Peter Apo: Let Me Set The Record Straight Eric Pape/Civil Beat

Peter Apo: Let Me Set The Record Straight

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee responds to Brett Oppegaard’s recent Reader Rep column in Civil Beat.

Peter Apo: Can Hawaiians Keep Their Aloha In A New Global Order? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Peter Apo: Can Hawaiians Keep Their Aloha In A New Global Order?

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.

Peter Apo: Native Hawaiian Or Not, Don’t Ignore OHA Races Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2016

Peter Apo: Native Hawaiian Or Not, Don’t Ignore OHA Races

Some non-voters might think they are showing deference to Native Hawaiians. They are mistaken — we all have a stake in this.