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Why Brett Kavanaugh Scares Native Rights Advocates Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Why Brett Kavanaugh Scares Native Rights Advocates

Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono is just one of those who worries the Supreme Court nominee could upend hard-fought policy and funding gains.

Judge Appoints New Trustee For Kawananakoa Fortune Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Judge Appoints New Trustee For Kawananakoa Fortune

The judge ruled Abigail Kawananakoa can make simple decisions but not complex ones such as altering her 2001 trust.

Foundation Calls For Protection Of Hawaiian Heiress’ Millions Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Foundation Calls For Protection Of Hawaiian Heiress’ Millions

Judge is asked to appoint a guardian for Abigail Kawananakoa to ensure her trust goes to Native Hawaiians

Hirono To Kavanaugh: ‘I Think You Have A Problem Here’ Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Hirono To Kavanaugh: ‘I Think You Have A Problem Here’

The Hawaii senator thinks the Supreme Court nominee’s views on Native Hawaiian voting rights could threaten other federal programs for indigenous populations, including in Alaska.

Hollywood’s King Kamehameha Concoction Flickr: Disney | ABC Television Group

Hollywood’s King Kamehameha Concoction

The planned Dwayne Johnson movie continues a colonial legacy of exploiting and marginalizing Native Hawaiians.

Brett Kavanaugh No Friend Of Special Rights For Native Hawaiians AP

Brett Kavanaugh No Friend Of Special Rights For Native Hawaiians

Trump’s Supreme Court nominee once called the Office of Hawaiian Affairs a “naked racial spoils system.”

Big Island: Am I A Criminal? Puna Councilwoman Questions Her Legitimacy Courtesy of Jen Ruggles

Big Island: Am I A Criminal? Puna Councilwoman Questions Her Legitimacy

Pointing to the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Jen Ruggles says functioning as a County Council member may violate U.S. and international laws.

Trustee: Hawaii’s Royal Princess Needs A Legal Guardian Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Trustee: Hawaii’s Royal Princess Needs A Legal Guardian

Her former lawyer questions whether the heiress’ current legal team is acting in her best interests in the fight over her $215 million trust.

What If 10 Million Tourists Could Speak Hawaiian? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What If 10 Million Tourists Could Speak Hawaiian?

Developers of a free Hawaiian language course want to hear Hawaiian used more frequently by visitors and residents alike.

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

OHA Candidates Headed To General Election Runoff

Kalei Akaka and Esther Kia‘aina will face off for the Oahu trustee seat while three incumbents advance with three challengers to November.

For Many Native Hawaiians, Owning ‘Aloha’ Is Not Very Aloha Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

For Many Native Hawaiians, Owning ‘Aloha’ Is Not Very Aloha

There are more than 1,000 trademarks using the term, raising broader questions about protecting Native Hawaiian intellectual property.

Army Agrees To Restore Access To Makua Valley Cultural Sites Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Army Agrees To Restore Access To Makua Valley Cultural Sites

Waianae Coast cultural practitioners have long battled for the public’s right to visit parts of a military reservation.

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