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.
Amendments would prohibit the attorney general from investigating KAHEA and other nonprofits if the investigation would create a conflict of interest.
UPDATED: Critics say Native Hawaiians, not the governor, should pick the members and the issues it considers.
But DHHL reforms and measures that cover cultural practitioners have a long way to go this session.
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.