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The Shark Keepers: How One Hawaiian Family Is Reclaiming Its Legacy Kaikea Nakachi

The Shark Keepers: How One Hawaiian Family Is Reclaiming Its Legacy

This father-and-son duo are pushing for more culturally sensitive methods for academic shark research. Will the University of Hawaii listen?

Mauna Kea Provides ‘Wake-Up Call’ For Candidates To Run For OHA

Mauna Kea Provides ‘Wake-Up Call’ For Candidates To Run For OHA

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.

Here’s What You Should Know About The OHA Elections This Year Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s What You Should Know About The OHA Elections This Year

A surge in Native Hawaiian activism has led to a packed field in the race for seats on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.

Court: Hawaiians Deserve Compensation For State’s Poor Oversight Of Homelands Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Court: Hawaiians Deserve Compensation For State’s Poor Oversight Of Homelands

The state Supreme Court decision came more than two decades after the original suit was first filed. Nearly 400 original plaintiffs have died since then.

Native Hawaiian Activists Turn Into Candidates For The 2020 Elections Courtesy

Native Hawaiian Activists Turn Into Candidates For The 2020 Elections

An apparent increase in the number of Native Hawaiian candidates in 2020 features many young people involved with resistance movements like the Mauna Kea protests. 

How This Hawaiian Homestead’s Swift Response To COVID-19 Paid Off Cory Lum/Civil Beat

How This Hawaiian Homestead’s Swift Response To COVID-19 Paid Off

When the virus spread, a nonprofit in Papakolea Hawaiian Homestead quickly shifted gears to ensuring  kupuna got food, supplies and necessary health care.

Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders Confront High Rates Of COVID-19 In Many States Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders Confront High Rates Of COVID-19 In Many States

In many Western states, as well as Arkansas which has a large Marshallese population, these communities have virus rates that far exceed their share of the population.

Native Hawaiians Are Losing Out On Millions Of COVID-19 Dollars Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Native Hawaiians Are Losing Out On Millions Of COVID-19 Dollars

Native Hawaiians do not have a centralized government formally recognized by the federal government.

DOH Says Native Hawaiians Have A High COVID-19 Rate. But How High? Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

DOH Says Native Hawaiians Have A High COVID-19 Rate. But How High?

The state health director said Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders have the highest rate of COVID-19 in the state, but that’s not apparent from data posted on the state’s website.

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