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Ige: Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Will Start Next Week Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Ige: Thirty Meter Telescope Construction Will Start Next Week

UPDATED: Opponents are still trying to stop the observatory from being built on Mauna Kea and the state is bracing for protests.

Where Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islander Communities Are Growing Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Where Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islander Communities Are Growing

In 2018 there were more Pacific Islanders, including Native Hawaiians, living in Los Angeles County than Maui and Kauai counties combined.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Saving The Last Hawaiian Salt Ponds Courtesy of Santos Family

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Saving The Last Hawaiian Salt Ponds

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.

The Problem With Hawaiian Homestead Land? Much Of It Can’t Be Developed Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Problem With Hawaiian Homestead Land? Much Of It Can’t Be Developed

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.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: What Crabbe’s Departure Means For OHA Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: What Crabbe’s Departure Means For OHA

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.

Disappearance Of A Whale Tooth Necklace Spawns A Big Island Lawsuit Alika Tejada

Disappearance Of A Whale Tooth Necklace Spawns A Big Island Lawsuit

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.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Glorious But Functional Art Of Indigenous Cultures Honolulu Biennial 2019

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: The Glorious But Functional Art Of Indigenous Cultures

Honolulu Biennial 2019 weaves cultures from many generations, emphasizing the cords that connect them.

Who Owns Aloha? Hawaii Considers Protections For Native Culture AP

Who Owns Aloha? Hawaii Considers Protections For Native Culture

Saying it had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke,” a Chicago restaurant chain recently demanded that a Honolulu eatery change its name.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Thinking Of Hawaii’s Treasures As Notre Dame Burned Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Thinking Of Hawaii’s Treasures As Notre Dame Burned

We don’t do enough to protect the abundant historic and sacred sites in the islands.

OHA Presses For A Bigger Share Of Money From Hawaii’s Trust Lands Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Presses For A Bigger Share Of Money From Hawaii’s Trust Lands

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs hasn’t received an increase in revenues from the ceded trust lands in more than a decade.

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Pursuing Hawaiian Sovereignty In The Time of Trump Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Trisha Kehaulani Watson: Pursuing Hawaiian Sovereignty In The Time of Trump

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.

Panel Narrowly Recommends Keeping William Aila In Hawaiian Home Lands Post Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Panel Narrowly Recommends Keeping William Aila In Hawaiian Home Lands Post

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.

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