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Hawaiian Language Makes A Comeback In Hana’s Schools — And Homes April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Hawaiian Language Makes A Comeback In Hana’s Schools — And Homes

The establishment of a popular Hawaiian immersion program several years ago has had an impact on the broader community, says the Hana High & Elementary principal.

Building A Hawaiian Language Curriculum Classroom By Classroom April Estrellon/Civil Beat

Building A Hawaiian Language Curriculum Classroom By Classroom

As Hawaiian immersion programs soar in popularity, the lack of a common curriculum remains a big challenge.

Kauai: Hawaiians Use Shuttle To Drop Knowledge On Tourists Allan Parachini/Civil Beat

Kauai: Hawaiians Use Shuttle To Drop Knowledge On Tourists

A company worked with scholars to develop a message that educates visitors en route to the North Shore about the place and its people.

Lawmakers Limit Scope Of Bill Banning AG’s Probe Of Hawaiian Nonprofit ronitphoto

Lawmakers Limit Scope Of Bill Banning AG’s Probe Of Hawaiian Nonprofit

Amendments would prohibit the attorney general from investigating KAHEA and other nonprofits if the investigation would create a conflict of interest.

A Proposed Native Hawaiian Commission Is Already Getting Pushback Cory Lum/Civil Beat

A Proposed Native Hawaiian Commission Is Already Getting Pushback

UPDATED: Critics say Native Hawaiians, not the governor, should pick the members and the issues it considers.

State Lawmakers Are Weighing A Slate Of Bills That Affect Native Hawaiians DHHL via Facebook

State Lawmakers Are Weighing A Slate Of Bills That Affect Native Hawaiians

But DHHL reforms and measures that cover cultural practitioners have a long way to go this session.

Mauna Kea Ignited A New Wave Of Hawaiian Pride. Where Does It Go From Here? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Mauna Kea Ignited A New Wave Of Hawaiian Pride. Where Does It Go From Here?

The protests are seen as part of a long push toward more self-determination for Native Hawaiians, but there is little consensus on how best to achieve that.

Hawaii Lawmakers Want State To Reconcile With Native Hawaiians Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Want State To Reconcile With Native Hawaiians

Resolution would create a “blue ribbon commission” to establish a new relationship based on trust.

Hawaii AG Is Seeking Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii AG Is Seeking Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group

The AG argues the Native Hawaiian nonprofit is illegally using donations to fund civil disobedience; the organization says the request is intimidation.

Hawaii County, TMT Protesters Agree To Clear The Road To Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii County, TMT Protesters Agree To Clear The Road To Mauna Kea

UPDATED: Activists will move their encampment off the mountain’s access road in exchange for a county promise not to start more work on the telescope until February.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: No Reason For A Mauna Kea Showdown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: No Reason For A Mauna Kea Showdown

The Thursday deadline set by law enforcement for protesters to leave the mountain or get arrested is unnecessary — and counterproductive.

New Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Report Flags $7.8M In Questionable Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Report Flags $7.8M In Questionable Spending

Some OHA trustees contend the agency has made significant strides toward cleaning up its oversight since the 2012-2016 time period covered by the report.

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