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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.

Hawaii Lawmakers Want State To Reconcile With Native Hawaiians Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Lawmakers Want State To Reconcile With Native Hawaiians

Resolution would create a “blue ribbon commission” to establish a new relationship based on trust.

Hawaii AG Is Seeking Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii AG Is Seeking Bank Records Of Mauna Kea Protest Group

The AG argues the Native Hawaiian nonprofit is illegally using donations to fund civil disobedience; the organization says the request is intimidation.

Hawaii County, TMT Protesters Agree To Clear The Road To Mauna Kea Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii County, TMT Protesters Agree To Clear The Road To Mauna Kea

UPDATED: Activists will move their encampment off the mountain’s access road in exchange for a county promise not to start more work on the telescope until February.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: No Reason For A Mauna Kea Showdown Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: No Reason For A Mauna Kea Showdown

The Thursday deadline set by law enforcement for protesters to leave the mountain or get arrested is unnecessary — and counterproductive.

New Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Report Flags $7.8M In Questionable Spending Cory Lum/Civil Beat

New Office Of Hawaiian Affairs Report Flags $7.8M In Questionable Spending

Some OHA trustees contend the agency has made significant strides toward cleaning up its oversight since the 2012-2016 time period covered by the report.

Denby Fawcett: Rescuing A 12th Century Heiau From A Garbage Dump courtesy shouldbedigging.com

Denby Fawcett: Rescuing A 12th Century Heiau From A Garbage Dump

There’s a new effort to restore the sacred Pahukini Heiau and increase public access.

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