Civil Beat also owes its readers more transparency about why the OHA trustee is no longer a columnist at the news organization.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee admitted using his position to benefit his private company.
Four other trusts, derived from the wealth of Native Hawaiian royalty, support a wide range of philanthropies and hold vast business interests.
UPDATED: Trustee Rowena Akana, who’s in a legal battle with other board members, disclosed the money in a recent ethics report.
The Native Hawaiian agency claims it’s becoming more open all the time, but a national study says otherwise.
Lei Ahu Isa takes over as the acting chair. She is the third trustee to lead the troubled board in three months.
Rowena Akana speaks to reporters and confronts a critic while her fellow trustees meet secretly to discuss accusations against her.
As she seeks to oust the CEO, new Chair Rowena Akana is the subject of numerous staff complaints.