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Jonathan Okamura: Remembering Kekuni Blaisdell For His Aloha To Others Provided by Jonathan Okamura

Jonathan Okamura: Remembering Kekuni Blaisdell For His Aloha To Others

Blaisdell staunchly advocated for the health needs of Native Hawaiians and was an early and strong supporter of their independence.

Hawaiian Homelands Chair Embarks On ‘Aggressive’ Agenda At Legislature David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Hawaiian Homelands Chair Embarks On ‘Aggressive’ Agenda At Legislature

Kali Watson is asking lawmakers for more time to spend $600 million for Native Hawaiian homesteads as well as more influence.

OHA Challenges Constitutionality Of New Mauna Kea Oversight Authority David Croxford/Civil Beat/2022

OHA Challenges Constitutionality Of New Mauna Kea Oversight Authority

A lawsuit is the latest salvo in a yearslong legal battle over future of the Big Island mountain.

Denby Fawcett: OHA Backs Off On Its Push To Develop Kakaako Makai, At Least For Now Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Denby Fawcett: OHA Backs Off On Its Push To Develop Kakaako Makai, At Least For Now

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs says it lacks the support in the Legislature to lift a ban on development and appears to be repositioning itself.

Denby Fawcett: Voices From The Private Island Of Niihau Are Brought Back To Life In New Book Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat/2019

Denby Fawcett: Voices From The Private Island Of Niihau Are Brought Back To Life In New Book

The rich lives and traditions of the "Forbidden Isle" were captured in the Hawaiian language newspapers that flourished for more than a century.

Hawaii Mayors Discuss Housing Crisis At Native Hawaiian Convention Kevin Fujii/Civil Beat/2023

Hawaii Mayors Discuss Housing Crisis At Native Hawaiian Convention

Mayor Richard Bissen says Maui is exploring options to convert short-term vacation rentals for tourists into long-term housing options for displaced locals.

Nascent Lahaina Land Trust Starts Building A Base Of Support David Croxford/Civil Beat/2023

Nascent Lahaina Land Trust Starts Building A Base Of Support

A panel discussion on opening day of the Native Hawaiian Convention on Maui explored ways to provide affordable housing by purchasing properties burned in the Aug. 8 wildfire.

Naka Nathaniel: It’s All About The Story Naka Nathaniel/Civil Beat/2023

Naka Nathaniel: It’s All About The Story

If we’re going to overcome the challenges in Hawaii, we need to save and share the stories of our kupuna.

Millions Can Finally Flow To Native Hawaiian Homestead Beneficiaries Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Millions Can Finally Flow To Native Hawaiian Homestead Beneficiaries

A decision by the Hawaii Supreme Court removes a final obstacle blocking release of $286 million to class action plaintiffs

Army Engineers Push Forward With WWII Bomb Survey On Big Island Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Army Engineers Push Forward With WWII Bomb Survey On Big Island

The bullets and bombs were left on the range there 80 years ago, but the U.S. military is still cleaning up the mess.