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Native Hawaiians Are Losing Out On Millions Of COVID-19 Dollars Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Native Hawaiians Are Losing Out On Millions Of COVID-19 Dollars

Native Hawaiians do not have a centralized government formally recognized by the federal government.

DOH Says Native Hawaiians Have A High COVID-19 Rate. But How High? Blaze Lovell/Civil Beat

DOH Says Native Hawaiians Have A High COVID-19 Rate. But How High?

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.

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 Courtesy: DHHL

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.

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