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.
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.
When the virus spread, a nonprofit in Papakolea Hawaiian Homestead quickly shifted gears to ensuring kupuna got food, supplies and necessary health care.
In many Western states, as well as Arkansas which has a large Marshallese population, these communities have virus rates that far exceed their share of the population.
Native Hawaiians do not have a centralized government formally recognized by the federal government.
The state health director said Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders have the highest rate of COVID-19 in the state, but that’s not apparent from data posted on the state’s website.
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.
As Hawaiian immersion programs soar in popularity, the lack of a common curriculum remains a big challenge.
A company worked with scholars to develop a message that educates visitors en route to the North Shore about the place and its people.