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Who Owns Aloha? Hawaii Considers Protections For Native Culture AP

Who Owns Aloha? Hawaii Considers Protections For Native Culture

Saying it had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke,” a Chicago restaurant chain recently demanded that a Honolulu eatery change its name.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Thinking Of Hawaii’s Treasures As Notre Dame Burned Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Thinking Of Hawaii’s Treasures As Notre Dame Burned

We don’t do enough to protect the abundant historic and sacred sites in the islands.

OHA Presses For A Bigger Share Of Money From Hawaii’s Trust Lands Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Presses For A Bigger Share Of Money From Hawaii’s Trust Lands

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs hasn’t received an increase in revenues from the ceded trust lands in more than a decade.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Pursuing Hawaiian Sovereignty In The Time of Trump Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Pursuing Hawaiian Sovereignty In The Time of Trump

The defeat of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 flattened the hopes and the voices of those who were hoping, alternatively, to see progress toward federal recognition.

Panel Narrowly Recommends Keeping William Aila In Hawaiian Home Lands Post Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Panel Narrowly Recommends Keeping William Aila In Hawaiian Home Lands Post

If he wins approval in the full Senate, he’ll likely serve as interim director of the agency under fire for its long wait list for homes.

Hawaii Pushes Bank Of America To Resolve Multimillion-Dollar Dispute Mike Mozart/Flickr.com

Hawaii Pushes Bank Of America To Resolve Multimillion-Dollar Dispute

The company left the islands in 1997, but it had already been ordered to make $180 million in loans, partially because of discrimination against Native Hawaiians and Filipinos.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Beauty of Being Satisfied With ‘Enough’ Trisha Kehaulani Watson/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Beauty of Being Satisfied With ‘Enough’

It was a tenet of Native Hawaiians and other indigenous people to use resources in moderation and not overaccumulate wealth.

Denby Fawcett: Hawaiian Princess Is Very Different Now Than In 2007 Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Denby Fawcett: Hawaiian Princess Is Very Different Now Than In 2007

Comparing a new public relations video of the Campbell Estate heiress to an unscripted discussion with her 11 years ago shows she’s not her old sharp self.

Some Question Calls For Tougher Penalties On OHA Takeover Group Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Some Question Calls For Tougher Penalties On OHA Takeover Group

Native Hawaiian activists sharply criticized their actions, but not everyone agrees on how best to respond to members of the obscure “Polynesian Kingdom of Atooi.”

OHA Wants A Lot More Ceded Land Money From The State Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Wants A Lot More Ceded Land Money From The State

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs says the annual cap of $15.1 million is too low and that state agencies should do a better job reporting their revenues.

Civil Rights Panel Backs Federal Recognition For Native Hawaiians Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Civil Rights Panel Backs Federal Recognition For Native Hawaiians

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reversed its 12-year-old opposition, and now supports providing Native Hawaiians similar status to Native American tribes.

Hawaiian Princess Amends Trust To Ensure Wife Gets $40 Million Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Princess Amends Trust To Ensure Wife Gets $40 Million

The action by Abigail Kawananakoa’s legal team comes during a court battle over her capacity to make decisions about her fortune.

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