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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.

Here’s Why Hawaiian Homesteaders May Never Fully Profit From Their Own Land Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Here’s Why Hawaiian Homesteaders May Never Fully Profit From Their Own Land

Those fortunate enough to secure a DHHL lot — often after waiting years or decades — find themselves unable to access the property’s market value.

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. 

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