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UPDATED: Opponents are still trying to stop the observatory from being built on Mauna Kea and the state is bracing for protests.
In 2018 there were more Pacific Islanders, including Native Hawaiians, living in Los Angeles County than Maui and Kauai counties combined.
The traditional making of Hawaiian salt used to occur across the islands. Now the last bastion in Hanapepe is threatened by activities at an adjacent airport.
Some senators question why the agency charged with providing homes for Native Hawaiian beneficiaries must also manage so much land where building can’t occur.
The CEO of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs never really found the right administrator to back him up. Now the board of trustees must take advantage of the chance for a fresh start.
A Native Hawaiian cultural practitioner is suing Hilo Medical Center, where he says a technician removed his sacred necklace that had been in his family for generations.
Honolulu Biennial 2019 weaves cultures from many generations, emphasizing the cords that connect them.
Saying it had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke,” a Chicago restaurant chain recently demanded that a Honolulu eatery change its name.
We don’t do enough to protect the abundant historic and sacred sites in the islands.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs hasn’t received an increase in revenues from the ceded trust lands in more than a decade.
The defeat of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 flattened the hopes and the voices of those who were hoping, alternatively, to see progress toward federal recognition.
If he wins approval in the full Senate, he’ll likely serve as interim director of the agency under fire for its long wait list for homes.