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.
Resolution would create a “blue ribbon commission” to establish a new relationship based on trust.
The AG argues the Native Hawaiian nonprofit is illegally using donations to fund civil disobedience; the organization says the request is intimidation.
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.
The Thursday deadline set by law enforcement for protesters to leave the mountain or get arrested is unnecessary — and counterproductive.
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.
There’s a new effort to restore the sacred Pahukini Heiau and increase public access.