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.
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.
The special project, Ka Ulana Pilina, aspires to serve the community by creating an inclusive space for Hawaiian language readers.
Native Hawaiians face disproportionate social and economic problems, but data about them is often incomplete, complicating efforts to improve the situation.
But the idea is controversial as many don’t think that establishing a nation within a nation is the best option.
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.
Those fortunate enough to secure a DHHL lot — often after waiting years or decades — find themselves unable to access the property’s market value.
This father-and-son duo are pushing for more culturally sensitive methods for academic shark research. Will the University of Hawaii listen?
Buoyed by the activism around TMT and a rare open seat, nearly a dozen people have entered the Hawaii island race to serve on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.