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Celebrating Prince Kuhio’s Legacy In Washington With A Call To Do More For Hawaiians Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2021

Celebrating Prince Kuhio’s Legacy In Washington With A Call To Do More For Hawaiians

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.

Ewa Beach Land Transfer Could Clear Way For 400 Hawaiian Homesteads Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Ewa Beach Land Transfer Could Clear Way For 400 Hawaiian Homesteads

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.

Civil Beat Is Now Translating Some Stories Into Hawaiian PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Civil Beat Is Now Translating Some Stories Into Hawaiian

The special project, Ka Ulana Pilina, aspires to serve the community by creating an inclusive space for Hawaiian language readers.

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 Courtesy: 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.

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