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Stories pertaining to the very land we live on, its importance to culture and identity and the ways in which people interact with it.

Wailua homesteads, hi 96746, usa - panoramio (8) Everything you need to know about the Coco Palms eviction, part 2
  • Feature

Competing claims to the land at Wailua are rooted in an historic fraud perpetrated by a notorious swindler and facilitated by the president of the Provisional Republic, presenting challenges to the legality of the deed held by the Coco Palms Hui. Read More »

Wailua river, kauai, hawaii Everything you need to know about the Coco Palms eviction, part 1
  • Feature

A group of Hawaiian konohiki—stewards or caretakers—works to restore the ecosystem at the mouth of the Wailua River even after a judge ordered their eviction to make way for a proposed development with problematic funding sources and a dubious claim to the land. Read More »

Tapestries orange rouge  large  large Improper charcoal dumping blamed for destruction of shower tree
  • News Report
Iao needle maui With all due respect
  • Essay

Mayor Arakawa’s recent, disparaging remarks regarding the rocks of ʻĪao Valley is part of a larger pattern of belittlement toward non-Western, indigenous culture that can be felt around the globe. Read More »

Supreme Court to decide constitutionality of lawmakers’ Superferry actions
  • News Report

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