Hawaiian Affairs News

Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee Confirms Masagatani & Aila, Jr. 2/23/15 (posted 2/25/15)

Native Hawaiian Roll Commission Status Update 2/6/15 2/12/15

Hearing Notice: Senate Hawaiian Affairs (HWN) Committee 1/31/14 (posted 1/27/14)

UH Manoa: More Than 100 Learn Native Hawaiian Law 1/11/14 (posted 1/15/14)

DHHL Residential Leases, Vacancies & Potential Legislation Discussed at 11/21/13 Briefing (posted 1/4/14)

OHA Moving on 12/18/13 (posted 12/2/13)

Inaugural Gege Kawelo Memorial Golf Tournament Raises $10,000 for the E Ala Voyaging Canoe (posted 11/30/13)

Senate Hawaiian Affairs Hearings Nov. 21, 2013 (posted 11/15/13)

OHA 2013 State Audit & Response (posted 11/15/13)

Hearing to Review Hawaiian Homes Commission Gubernatorial Nominees Ishibashi and Sheehan 10/30/13 (posted 10/28/13)

Kana`iolowalu: Registration & Petition (posted 10/10/13)

Native Hawaiian health careers program wins $500K grant, AP/Star-Advertiser, 9/29/13: The Na Pua Noeau program at the University of Hawaii, Hilo has received a half-million dollar grant in support of its project to increase the number of Native Hawaiian students entering health fields.

Assessment and Priorities for Health & Well-being in Native Hawaiians & Other Pacific Peoples (September 2013)

Health & Hawaiian Affairs Committee Informational Briefing 9/24/13: “Assessment & Priorities for Health and Well-being of Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Peoples”

UPDATE: Participate in the E Ala Voyaging Canoe Golf Tournament & Dinner Banquet on 11/15/13

Rights clash amid dispute over mural
By Susan Essoyan, Star-Advertiser
Sep 16, 2013
Native Hawaiians are entitled to control their identity, while federal law protects artists’ work from alteration
When Hans Ladislaus completed his mural for the Hawai‘i Convention Center 16 years ago, he received a commendation from the governor for artistic excellence and enhancing “appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of the islands.”
The 10-by-25-foot mural pre­sents a panorama of the island chain fashioned from concrete, plaster and bronze, and was designed to reflect the artist’s concern that Hawaii’s people are losing touch with important traditions of their past. The sculptor dubbed it “Forgotten Inheritance.”  Read more

Grant to aid charter school focused on ocean voyaging
By Star-Advertiser staff
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 10, 2013
A planned charter school that will serve the Windward Native Hawaiian community with a ocean voyaging curriculum has been awarded a $125,000 grant from the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation.

Star Advertiser: Language a barrier for tests at Hawaiian charter school 8/26/13

Audit of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and Report on the Implementation of State Auditor’s 2009 OHA Recommendations, Sep. 2013

Hawaiian recognition a key issue for Obama
The path to legislative approval still should go through Congress despite the president’s support, says a top administration official
Rob Perez, Star-Advertiser
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 05, 2013
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday the Obama administration is exploring possible administrative options for pursuing federal recognition of Native Hawaiians. But she stopped short of saying the president supports going that route if it’s doable.

Interior Secretary Assures Hawaiians on Federal Recognition
Chad Blair, Honolulu Civil Beat!
Robin Puanani Danner was just 10 years old the last time a U.S. secretary of the Interior visited Hawaii. So on Wednesday, Danner, who recently retired from the presidency of the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, presented four lei to Secretary Sally Jewell — one for each decade since the last Interior secretary visited — and another nine lei for each of the U.S. presidencies during that time.

Hawaiians split on movement to recognize Native Hawaiians
Valerie Richardson, Washington Times
September 4, 2013
Hawaii Democrats are pushing the White House to give formal tribal recognition to Native Hawaiians, but some Native Hawaiians are pushing back.

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