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“Lost Kingdom” author Siler on KPCC

Most people know that Hawaii was the last region in North America to enter the union, but many don’t know the elaborate history of the islands prior to being annexed. In her book “Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure,” author Julia Flynn Siler sheds light on the influential […]

Hawaiian recognition language left out of House budget bill

Star-Advertiser reports

Enabling language that would have been the first step toward federal recognition for native Hawaiians was left out of the $1 trillion-plus budget bill approved today by the U.S. House of Representatives.

The provision would have recognized native Hawaiians as an indigenous people of the United States and began a process of self-determination […]

OHA/State “settlement” hearings

Passing along this information from Leon Siu…

The OHA/State “settlement” hearings are on ‘Oahu this week, Lana’i and Molokai next week. Below is the list of the remaining hearings. McKinley HS is tonight.

O‘AHU McKinley High School (site is pending confirmation), 1039 S. King St., Dec. 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Waimanalo “Ka Ho‘oilina Na […]

Maui meeting critical of OHA settled deal

Maui News reports:

Office of Hawaiian Affairs officials presented a proposed settlement to Native Hawaiians on Friday night in which the agency would receive $200 million in Honolulu real estate for revenue generated on Hawaiian monarchy lands.

But some of the approximately 50 people who attended the meeting at Maui Waena Intermediate School reacted with […]