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Hawaii to Host Symposium on Indigenous Language Revitalization

Three decades ago, less than 50 children spoke Hawaiian, experts say. Today, Hilo alone is home to the highest…

Waihee Advocates for Native Hawaiian Roll Commission Process

Our media partner KITV has this report in which Lara Yamada interviews former Gov. John Waihee,…
New Head of Cultural Preservation in Hawaii Pledges Transparency

New Head of Cultural Preservation in Hawaii Pledges Transparency

The former director of Navajo Nation is known for his calm demeanor and extensive experience.

Want to Visit an Ancient Hawaiian Fish Pond? Now There’s An iPhone App

University of Hawaii uses high-tech to teach about ancient technology.
CDC Health Survey for Hawaiians ‘A Huge Step Forward’

CDC Health Survey for Hawaiians ‘A Huge Step Forward’

“A huge step forward” is how John A. Burns School of Medicine Dean Jerris Hedges is describing today’s announcement…

Where Do We Go From Here? The Future of Native Hawaiian Self-Determination

Maybe Hawaiians don’t want to be Native American Indians, squeezed awkwardly into the mold of American Indian tribes.

Niihau to Kauai: Don’t Take Our Fish

The owners of Niihau, its residents and Hawaii senators are urging state officials to enact a fishing ban around Niihau…
Learning Hilo — Defending Hawaii PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Learning Hilo — Defending Hawaii

Where "failure" is a source of local pride — and a political weapon.
Learning Hilo — School’s In PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Learning Hilo — School’s In

Connecting with students in downtown Hilo.
Learning Hilo — The Turnaround PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Learning Hilo — The Turnaround

A military vet resuscitates a dying school.

Mainstream Media Perpetuate Belief That Racism in Hawaii No Longer Exists

ESPN documentary about Eddie Aikau exemplifies misguided view of Hawaiian people and issues.

Hawaiian Sovereignty’s Connection to the Aina

Making the islands sustainable once again is the message Native Hawaiians are sharing, despite the obstacles.
Native Hawaiian Issues