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The Problem With Hawaiian Homestead Land? Much Of It Can’t Be Developed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Problem With Hawaiian Homestead Land? Much Of It Can’t Be Developed

Some senators question why the agency charged with providing homes for Native Hawaiian beneficiaries must also manage so much land where building can’t occur.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: What Crabbe’s Departure Means For OHA Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: What Crabbe’s Departure Means For OHA

The CEO of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs never really found the right administrator to back him up. Now the board of trustees must take advantage of the chance for a fresh start.

Disappearance Of A Whale Tooth Necklace Spawns A Big Island Lawsuit Alika Tejada

Disappearance Of A Whale Tooth Necklace Spawns A Big Island Lawsuit

A Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner is suing Hilo Medical Center, where he says a technician removed his sacred necklace that had been in his family for generations.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Glorious But Functional Art Of Indigenous Cultures Honolulu Biennial 2019

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Glorious But Functional Art Of Indigenous Cultures

Honolulu Biennial 2019 weaves cultures from many generations, emphasizing the cords that connect them.

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.

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