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Interior eyes reestablishing government-to-government Native Hawaiian relationship

MEDIA RELEASE In response to requests from the Native Hawaiian community, Hawaii’s congressional delegation and state leaders, the U.S. Department of the Interior has announced a first step to consider reestablishing a government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Native Hawaiian community. The purpose of such a relationship would be to more effectively implement […]

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Appropriations Committee approves health and education spending

MEDIA RELEASE On July 11, Senator Brian Schatz announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee passed the fiscal year 2014 appropriations bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies. The bill includes funding for several Native Hawaiian programs, including those related to health care and education.  This is a key step for securing […]

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Schatz: ‘It is long past time for the Native Hawaiian people to regain their right to self-governance’

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Brian Schatz has delivered a major address on the floor of the U.S. Senate on the need for the federal government to treat Native Hawaiians fairly, and apply to them the same federal policy of self-determination available to other Native groups in the United States. “The reason that I have chosen to […]

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Abercrombie has 180 days to appoint five-member Native Hawaiian Roll Commission

Governor enacts bill to further self-determination for Native Hawaiians

Abercrombie has 180 days to appoint five-member Native Hawaiian Roll Commission

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Aiona, Finnegan unveil agenda for Native Hawaiian Issues

Aiona, Finnegan unveil agenda for Native Hawaiian Issues

MEDIA RELEASE Duke Aiona and Lynn Finnegan have unveiled their policy agenda for Native Hawaiian issues. First as a judge, and later as Lieutenant Governor, Aiona has been instrumental in advancing Hawaiian causes and tackling issues that disproportionately affect the Hawaiian community. An Aiona-Finnegan Administration will advocate for approval of the Akaka Bill and a […]

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Native Hawaiians over-represented in criminal justice system

Native Hawaiians over-represented in criminal justice system

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) had released a report, The Disparate Treatment of Native Hawaiians in the Criminal Justice System, which examines the impact of the criminal justice system on Native Hawaiians. While detailing how Native Hawaiians are disproportionately impacted at various stages of Hawaii’s criminal justice system, the report also includes […]

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Lawmakers agree on final text of Native Hawaiian government reorganization act

Lawmakers agree on final text of Native Hawaiian government reorganization act

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Congressional Delegation has released the final text of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, which includes clarifications addressing concerns raised by the State of Hawaii and stakeholders in the Native Hawaiian community. The legislation was fine-tuned in consultation between the Delegation and the White House, the U.S. Departments of Justice and […]

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...But, wait, there's more, Hirono announces

…But, wait, there’s more, Hirono announces

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono has announced the awarding of $1,440,002 in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant  funding to support a number of programs on the neighbor islands ranging from the development of healthy agricultural and culinary programs to the supporting of Native Hawaiian language television broadcasts. The federal funding will […]

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UH-Hilo awarded $1.7M Native Hawaiian educational improvement grant

UH-Hilo awarded $1.7M Native Hawaiian educational improvement grant

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has received more than $1.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education to upgrade educational opportunities for Native Hawaiian students. The funding is part of a $6.4 million grant awarded to various Hawaiʻi colleges and universities from the Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions program, which helps schools enhance […]

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