The decision by certain graduating Kamehameha seniors to remain seated during the "Star-Spangled Banner" should be celebrated as an act of independent thought deserving of praise, not condemnation. Read More »
As OHA and Na‘i Aupuni push forward toward the election of delegates to a Hawaiian government convention, the U.S. government is paving the way for Hawaiians to become federally recognized as a tribe.
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In recognizing that neoliberalism oppresses us all, and connecting the ways in which it does, we can learn to break free of its destructive hold over our society, both here in Hawaii, and globally as well.
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Despite vocal opposition and community concerns raised at OHA board meetings in late April, 2015, the board has decided to go forward with a nation building process spearheaded by a new organization: Na‘i Aupuni. Read More »
How science and time are each used as tools to promote Western notions of progress like the TMT, while suppressing indigenous viewpoints and concealing a history of capitalist-colonialist violence. Read More »
Multiple generations of campaigners are rallying around Mauna Kea as a symbol for the larger issues of self-determination and Aloha ʻĀina in what is becoming one of, if not the, largest mobilizations of Hawaiian activism in decades. Read More »
We talk with Kanaka Maoli David Maile about indigenous coalition The Red Nation's efforts to unite different native people in radical resistance to colonialism, and how Native Hawaiians can stand in solidarity with other native peoples. Read More »
Community members on the north shore led by anthropologist Malia Evans are claiming that a Waimea area land owner has damaged an ancient Hawaiian fishing heiau by stacking boulders up against it. Read More »
Subsistence fishers, lineal descendants of Hāʻena and community members from across Kaua‘i and the rest of the state testified in support of the Hāʻena Community Based Subsistence Fishing Area rules. Read More »
A recent UN committee session provided an opportunity for social justice advocates to help shape future policy toward ending ongoing racial discrimination and human rights violations in the United States. Read More »
After the U.S. Human Rights Network presented information on continuing racial discrimination and human rights violations, the committee submitted a report with recommendations for the U.S. government. Read More »
"A lot of us were there to show our aloha to the family and let them know that even though the verdict and media portrayal of their beloved son might not seem like it, the community is here for them and supports them." Read More »
With a bold vision backed by strong science and important cultural leaders in the Pacific, President Obama could create a unique cultural and conservation legacy at the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Read More »
Fishermen, primarily from Kauai, have been fishing in Niihau waters for decades, steadily depleting its residents of their primary food-source. The senate's Native Hawaiian caucus, along with the DLNR, intend to put a stop to that. Read More »