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The Clock Is Ticking As Native Hawaiians Wait For Homeland Inheritance Reform Cory Lum/Civil /2021

The Clock Is Ticking As Native Hawaiians Wait For Homeland Inheritance Reform

An effort to allow more part-Hawaiian children and grandchildren of Hawaiian homeowners to inherit the properties has stalled in Washington.

Hawaiian Homesteaders Are First To Get Pandemic Relief Funds To Help Pay The Mortgage Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Hawaiian Homesteaders Are First To Get Pandemic Relief Funds To Help Pay The Mortgage

The $5 million mortgage relief program is the latest effort by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to help people struggling to pay their bills.

Here’s How Native Hawaiian Groups Are Using $38 Million In Federal Funds Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s How Native Hawaiian Groups Are Using $38 Million In Federal Funds

Native Hawaiians have been hit hard by the latest surge in the coronavirus and still have among the lowest vaccination rates.

Celebrating Prince Kuhio’s Legacy In Washington With A Call To Do More For Hawaiians Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2021

Celebrating Prince Kuhio’s Legacy In Washington With A Call To Do More For Hawaiians

One hundred years ago Kuhio was instrumental in securing more than 200,000 acres of trust land for Native Hawaiians. Today, much of that land remains uninhabited.

Ewa Beach Land Transfer Could Clear Way For 400 Hawaiian Homesteads Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Ewa Beach Land Transfer Could Clear Way For 400 Hawaiian Homesteads

The 80 acres coming to the Hawaiian Homes Land Trust would be the first suitable for residential homes under a law Congress approved in 1995.

Civil Beat Is Now Translating Some Stories Into Hawaiian PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Is Now Translating Some Stories Into Hawaiian

The special project, Ka Ulana Pilina, aspires to serve the community by creating an inclusive space for Hawaiian language readers.

Report Calls For Better Data About And For Native Hawaiians Courtesy: Hawaii Budget & Policy Center/Papa Ola Lokahi

Report Calls For Better Data About And For Native Hawaiians

Native Hawaiians face disproportionate social and economic problems, but data about them is often incomplete, complicating efforts to improve the situation.

Biden Raises Hopes For Native Hawaiians Seeking Federal Recognition Bryan Berkowitz/Civil Beat

Biden Raises Hopes For Native Hawaiians Seeking Federal Recognition

But the idea is controversial as many don’t think that establishing a nation within a nation is the best option.

How Lending Practices Restrict Hawaiian Homesteaders’ Borrowing Power Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How Lending Practices Restrict Hawaiian Homesteaders’ Borrowing Power

Native Hawaiians cannot take out second mortgages or home equity lines of credit on their homesteads — but not everyone understood that was part of the deal.

Native Hawaiian Issues