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More Than 130,000 Native Hawaiians Sign Up for Nation Building

More Than 130,000 Native Hawaiians Sign Up for Nation Building

The Native Hawaiian community may hold a constitutional convention as soon as this fall.

Denby Fawcett: A Hula Show Devoted to Early Hawaiians’ Love of News

The effort to put decades of Hawaiian newspaper articles online is the subject of a theater production.

Silencing Native Voices

Two centuries after the first foreign contact, efforts to control native lands emerge yet again.

Hawaii AG: DHHL Geothermal Revenue Must Go to Hawaiians

Hawaii Attorney General David Louie says that royalties from geothermal resource development on Hawaiian home lands must be…
Hawaii’s Instaweek: Native Hawaiian Issues, Waikiki Growth and Mardi Gras

Hawaii’s Instaweek: Native Hawaiian Issues, Waikiki Growth and Mardi Gras

Readers were also interested in sensitive racial, ethnic and sovereignty topics.
Hawaii Monitor: Is Part of the Sovereignty Debate Just a Matter of Faith? Civil Beat

Hawaii Monitor: Is Part of the Sovereignty Debate Just a Matter of Faith?

The argument over the islands' incorporation into the U.S. continues.
‘I Don’t Want to Translate’: Rep. Hanohano’s Use of Hawaiian Leads to Tension on House Floor

‘I Don’t Want to Translate’: Rep. Hanohano’s Use of Hawaiian Leads to Tension on House Floor

The Native Hawaiian representative has been under fire from critics who say she made racist remarks.
Native Hawaiian Lobbying Is Paying Dividends at Hawaii’s Legislature

Native Hawaiian Lobbying Is Paying Dividends at Hawaii’s Legislature

A flurry of bills move forward related to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaiian-language education and more.
Hawaii Monitor: Some Laughable Royalty Claims

Hawaii Monitor: Some Laughable Royalty Claims

What do Monty Python's King Arthur and the Wannabe Royals in the islands have in common? More than you think.
Denby Fawcett: 13 Security Breaches in 7 years at Unprotected Iolani Palace

Denby Fawcett: 13 Security Breaches in 7 years at Unprotected Iolani Palace

Why do we accept such disrespect of Hawaii's royal palace?
School Board Approves Long-Awaited Overhaul to Hawaiian Education PF Bentley/Civil Beat

School Board Approves Long-Awaited Overhaul to Hawaiian Education

The board adopted changes to two key policies, including one that governs Hawaiian immersion schools.
Hawaii Monitor: Bill Would Expand Secrecy of DHHL Leases

Hawaii Monitor: Bill Would Expand Secrecy of DHHL Leases

But Senate chair Clayton Hee says: "This is a public trust, public land, public leases."
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