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Climate Change Experts Are Taking Lessons From Indigenous Knowledge Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Climate Change Experts Are Taking Lessons From Indigenous Knowledge

The updated report will also discuss climate change’s impacts on human health, including mental health.

A Historic Day For Honolulu: Preservation Commission Gets Green Light Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

A Historic Day For Honolulu: Preservation Commission Gets Green Light

A combined effort between Mayor Rick Blangiardi and City Council member Esther Kiaaina is making the commission a reality after 30 years.

State, Feds At Odds Over Extension Of Hawaiian Homeland Leases Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2017

State, Feds At Odds Over Extension Of Hawaiian Homeland Leases

The Legislature may need to resolve an ongoing dispute between the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and the federal Department of the Interior over commercial leases.

The Interior Department Is Developing A New Policy For Native Hawaiian Consultation Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

The Interior Department Is Developing A New Policy For Native Hawaiian Consultation

Native Hawaiians are not federally recognized as having a government-to-government relationship with the U.S. similar to American Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

Innovations In Ancient Aquaculture Could Bring Striped Mullet Back To The Dinner Table Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

Innovations In Ancient Aquaculture Could Bring Striped Mullet Back To The Dinner Table

Recent developments in growing striped mullet could help conserve Hawaii’s oceans, establish food security and perpetuate Hawaiian culture — but can they overcome new challenges?

A Tale Of 2 Monarchies: Queen Elizabeth’s Death Stirs Up Mixed Feelings In Hawaii AP/2022

A Tale Of 2 Monarchies: Queen Elizabeth’s Death Stirs Up Mixed Feelings In Hawaii

While millions mourned the death of the longest reigning British monarch, others have criticized that monarchy’s colonial past.

New Mauna Kea Stewards Will Need To Balance Astronomy And Cultural Values Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

New Mauna Kea Stewards Will Need To Balance Astronomy And Cultural Values

Some members of the new panel, including former TMT protesters, may find their values challenged now that they have a vote over what happens to Hawaii’s tallest mountain.

Maui Voters To Decide If County Should Operate As A Bilingual Government Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Maui Voters To Decide If County Should Operate As A Bilingual Government

While some support the charter amendment’s sharper focus on Hawaiian cultural preservation, others say it’s too vague and not worth the taxpayer investment.

Protesters Block Access To County Road Leading To Waipio Valley Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Protesters Block Access To County Road Leading To Waipio Valley

The group objects to Mayor Mitch Roth’s decision to start allowing limited access again to the famous Big Island valley.