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The Transformative Power of Native Hawaiian Arts Dawn Morais

The Transformative Power of Native Hawaiian Arts

Bringing together science and traditional knowledge in Hawaii can inspire and open the world up for students.
How the Hawaiian Language Got to Harvard College Kaipo Matsumoto

How the Hawaiian Language Got to Harvard College

Recognition of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi at Harvard College is setting a precedent for indigenous languages at an Ivy-League institution.
Office of Hawaiian Affairs: Incumbents Fare Well Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Office of Hawaiian Affairs: Incumbents Fare Well

Four seats are up for grabs on the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.
Promised Land: The Navy and the Damage Done PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Promised Land: The Navy and the Damage Done

THIRD OF THREE PARTS: Kahoolawe still bears the scars of decades of bombing, and erosion unearths even more unexploded ordnance. State lawmakers wonder if it's time to try to compel the Navy to finish its cleanup.
Promised Land: ‘Where Beauty Is Alongside the Ugliness’ PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Promised Land: ‘Where Beauty Is Alongside the Ugliness’

SECOND OF THREE PARTS: As they sweat through the monumental task of restoring an island decimated by ranching, goats and bombs, workers' efforts are infused with respect for its history and significance to Native Hawaiians. But at least one activist questions whether it's worth all the effort.
Promised Land: Will Kahoolawe Ever Be Saved? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Promised Land: Will Kahoolawe Ever Be Saved?

FIRST OF THREE PARTS: The state agency tasked with restoring the island for Native Hawaiian cultural uses is running out of money, and the Navy left unfinished the job of removing unexploded ordnance from the former bombing range. But the volunteers keep coming, at least for now.
Voters Statewide to Fill OHA’s Maui Post and 3 At-Large Seats PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Voters Statewide to Fill OHA’s Maui Post and 3 At-Large Seats

At least one new trustee will join the board. Several candidates are aided by geothermal interests.
Kerry’s Visit a Chance to Answer Questions on Native Hawaiian Recognition PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Kerry’s Visit a Chance to Answer Questions on Native Hawaiian Recognition

Will the Secretary of State address the single most important question raised in Hawaii since 1898.
Office of Hawaiian Affairs: Incumbents Fared Well Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Office of Hawaiian Affairs: Incumbents Fared Well

Trustee Peter Apo wins seat outright, with John D. Waihee and Rowena Akana in a runoff with Mililani Trask, Lei Ahu Isa and two other candidates.
Kanaka Maoli to Feds: ‘Get Out of Our House! Go Home!’ PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Kanaka Maoli to Feds: ‘Get Out of Our House! Go Home!’

Interior Department receives a resounding "no" to federal recognition of Native Hawaiians.
The Coming Debate on Federal Recognition for Native Hawaiians PF Bentley/Civil Beat

The Coming Debate on Federal Recognition for Native Hawaiians

The Department of Interior is embarking on a process that supporters say could eventually secure more land and resources for the native community.
So the Interior Department Wants Input on Hawaiian Nation-Building? PF Bentley/Civil Beat

So the Interior Department Wants Input on Hawaiian Nation-Building?

There is no justification for denying Hawaiians an opportunity to become fully educated on their history so they can make informed decisions.
Native Hawaiian Issues