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YES! Magazine: Canoe journey offers first hand look at climate change
YES! Magazine: Canoe journey offers first hand look at climate change (May 6, 2019)

A voyage around the world offered a new generation of Hawaiians lessons about Earth’s uncertain future.


Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency
Cronkite News: States rush to court to overturn Trump's border wall emergency (February 22, 2019)

Sixteen states have filed suit against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration last week though Arizona and Texas aren’t among them.


Mark Trahant: Indian Country and the 2020 presidential race
Mark Trahant: Indian Country and the 2020 presidential race (February 1, 2019)

Presidential elections are a policy debate, so how about one that includes Native American voices?


How the loss of Native American languages affects our understanding of the natural world
How the loss of Native American languages affects our understanding of the natural world (October 8, 2018)

Many Native American communities are working to save cultural insights and revitalize their languages.


'No reason for any further delay': Key Republican on Brett Kavanaugh
'No reason for any further delay': Key Republican on Brett Kavanaugh (September 19, 2018)

With his Indian law record in doubt, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court is confronting a sexual assault allegation.


'Lack of understanding of tribes': Brett Kavanaugh deemed unfriendly to Indian Country
'Lack of understanding of tribes': Brett Kavanaugh deemed unfriendly to Indian Country (September 19, 2018)

Add Native Americans to the list of groups concerned about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.


American chain threatens Native Hawaiian eatery for using 'Aloha Poke' name
American chain threatens Native Hawaiian eatery for using 'Aloha Poke' name (July 30, 2018)

An American restaurant chain is under fire after threatening a Native business for using the words 'aloha' and 'poke' together.


Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu: I am Kanaka first. I am Native Hawaiian first.
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu: I am Kanaka first. I am Native Hawaiian first. (April 23, 2018)

Aloha allows us to always have a commonality, regardless of our politics or gender expression.


YES! Magazine: Native language schools are taking back education for their people
YES! Magazine: Native language schools are taking back education for their people (April 20, 2018)

The last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away more than a century ago. A school is working to revive the language.


Daniel Akaka, former chairman of Senate Committee of Indian Affairs, walks on
Daniel Akaka, former chairman of Senate Committee of Indian Affairs, walks on (April 6, 2018)

Daniel Akaka, a former U.S. Senator and a champion for self-determination, has passed away at the age of 93.


YES! Magazine: Imagination and the movement for Hawaiian sovereignty
YES! Magazine: Imagination and the movement for Hawaiian sovereignty (January 29, 2018)

Imagination, as Hawaiian Native rights advocate Poka Laenui describes it, is more than an antidote to hopelessness. It is a source of power.


Northern Cree drum group nominated for Grammy award in 'regional roots' category
Northern Cree drum group nominated for Grammy award in 'regional roots' category (November 28, 2017)

Nominations for the 60th annual Grammy awards were released on Tuesday, with indigenous musicians again relegated to a single category.


Trump administration sues Guam over land trust program for indigenous residents
Trump administration sues Guam over land trust program for indigenous residents (October 25, 2017)

The Trump administration is suing the government of Guam, a U.S. territory, over a land trust program that is meant to benefit the indigenous residents of the island.


Anne Keala Kelly: Disney marginalizes indigenous people again
Anne Keala Kelly: Disney marginalizes indigenous people again (October 28, 2016)

'Being culturally poached and misrepresented isn’t flattering, it’s a threat.'


Native Hawaiians fight another telescope project on sacred ground
Native Hawaiians fight another telescope project on sacred ground (October 4, 2016)

The $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope would be located on Mauna Kea, the most sacred peak in Hawaii.


Interior Department finalizes rule for Native Hawaiian relations
Interior Department finalizes rule for Native Hawaiian relations (September 23, 2016)

The United States recognized the Kingdom of Hawaii until it was illegally overthrown in 1893.


NAIHC re-elects Sami Jo Difuntorum as chair during conference
NAIHC re-elects Sami Jo Difuntorum as chair during conference (May 17, 2016)

Renewing the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act remains a top priority in Indian Country.


Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy
Harold Monteau: Lessons from Canada in indigenous law and policy (April 21, 2016)

Are there a class of Native Americans similar to Canada’s Status Indians and/or a class of Indigenous Native Americans, similar to Canada’s Non-Status Indians, to whom the U.S. may owe a fiduciary responsibility which it is now shirking?


Frederich Trenchard: Hawaiian chief reached out to Donald Trump
Frederich Trenchard: Hawaiian chief reached out to Donald Trump (April 5, 2016)

A native Hawaiian Chief, Maui Loa, got in touch with one of the Trump Organization's top executives and convinced him to analyze the Indian land situation in the 50th state.


Bernie Sanders sweeps three states as Native issues stay on agenda
Bernie Sanders sweeps three states as Native issues stay on agenda (March 28, 2016)

Bernie Sanders met with the Yakama Nation in Washington and received a name in the Lushootseed languages while his wife held a long discussion with Native leaders in Alaska.


Native push for Bernie Sanders fails to translate into more votes
Native push for Bernie Sanders fails to translate into more votes (March 24, 2016)

The visit by the Democratic presidential candidate to the Navajo Nation, though, helped focus attention to issues facing Indian Country.


Donald Trump racks up 3 more victories as Clinton and Sanders split wins in 2 states
Donald Trump racks up 3 more victories as Clinton and Sanders split wins in 2 states (March 9, 2016)

Republicans voted in Hawaii, Idaho, Michigan and Mississippi while Democrats went to the polls in Michigan and Mississippi.


Hillary Clinton affirms support of 'nationhood' for Native Hawaiians
Hillary Clinton affirms support of 'nationhood' for Native Hawaiians (March 8, 2016)

Federal recognition is an issue that will likely resonate for Democratic voters at the party's caucuses on March 26.


Mālia Chun: Native Hawaiians launch movement against pesticides
Mālia Chun: Native Hawaiians launch movement against pesticides (March 7, 2016)

Over the last few years, many people—Native and non-Native—have risen up in opposition to the pesticide/GE companies and their harmful practices.


Supreme Court blocks Native Hawaiian self-governance vote
Supreme Court blocks Native Hawaiian self-governance vote (December 3, 2015)

Native Hawaiians who are trying to form their own government were dealt another setback by the nation's highest court.


Hawaii's top court halts construction on sacred Native mountain
Hawaii's top court halts construction on sacred Native mountain (December 3, 2015)

Native Hawaiian activists believe the $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope will desecrate Mauna Kea, the most sacred peak on the big island.


Supreme Court throws wrench into Native Hawaiian election
Supreme Court throws wrench into Native Hawaiian election (November 30, 2015)

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy issued an order that blocks the counting of votes in an election that's restricted to Native Hawaiians.


Anne Keala Kelly: US government wants to steal Hawaii again
Anne Keala Kelly: US government wants to steal Hawaii again (November 24, 2015)

Simply put, President Obama wants to invoke Executive Order privileges to recognize a group of Hawaiians who will sell our national lands.


Opinion: Native Hawaiian group does not represent the people
Opinion: Native Hawaiian group does not represent the people (November 23, 2015)

Our process and path to nationhood, whether via Federal recognition or Independence, is ours alone.


Native Hawaiian canoe circles globe in climate change mission
Native Hawaiian canoe circles globe in climate change mission (November 3, 2015)

The Hokule’a, which means Star of Gladness in Hawaiian, will travel more than 60,000 nautical miles around the globe, relying primarily on Native methods of navigation.


Mike Myers: A love/hate relationship with settler governments
Mike Myers: A love/hate relationship with settler governments (October 28, 2015)

I’ve heard all of the rationales that Indigenous folks come up with for working in the settler governments as well as getting involved in their politics and political parties.


Native Hawaiians take another step towards federal recognition
Native Hawaiians take another step towards federal recognition (September 29, 2015)

Congress has enacted more than 150 laws to address Native Hawaiian housing, land and education but the lack of a formal government-to-government relationship has posed problems


USDA grants help Native communities address costs of energy
USDA grants help Native communities address costs of energy (September 17, 2015)

Native communities in Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii and South Dakota will benefit from $5.6 million in grants.


Another suggestion for Indian woman on $20 bill -- Sakakawea
Another suggestion for Indian woman on $20 bill -- Sakakawea (March 25, 2015)

A group called Women on 20s has selected 15 candidates to replace Andrew Jackson but none represent Indian Country.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Sacred sites destroyed for observatories
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Sacred sites destroyed for observatories (December 2, 2014)

Native Hawaiians are fighting a telescope project atop a sacred mountain.


Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native Hawaiians work toward sovereignty
Dina Gilio-Whitaker: Native Hawaiians work toward sovereignty (November 28, 2014)

Explores the fight for Native Hawaiian sovereignty.


Map: Most common Native languages include Navajo and Crow
Map: Most common Native languages include Navajo and Crow (November 18, 2014)

The highest percentages are from counties where Navajo, Crow and Cheyenne are spoken.


Opinion: Native Americans get stake in Native Hawaiian status
Opinion: Native Americans get stake in Native Hawaiian status (July 16, 2014)

Writer connects Interior Department effort to revise the federal recognition process with discussions about Native Hawaiian sovereignty.


Comment period opens on Native Hawaiian recognition proposal
Comment period opens on Native Hawaiian recognition proposal (June 20, 2014)

Officials say it would be up to the island's first inhabitants to determine how they want to organize their own government.


DOI considers process to recognize  Native Hawaiian government
DOI considers process to recognize Native Hawaiian government (June 18, 2014)

Public meetings start next week and tribal consultation will take place later this summer.


Keli'i Akina: Recognition for Native Hawaiians just a power grab
Keli'i Akina: Recognition for Native Hawaiians just a power grab (June 4, 2014)

Keli'i Akina of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii claims Native Hawaiians don't support federal recognition.


DOI considers regulation to address status of Native Hawaiians
DOI considers regulation to address status of Native Hawaiians (May 28, 2014)

Media reports about a proposed rule are inaccurate.


Opinion: Colleen Hanabusa fights for Native Hawaiian rights
Opinion: Colleen Hanabusa fights for Native Hawaiian rights (January 21, 2014)

Former Sen. Daniel Akaka (D) and Michael Chun, a former president of Kamehameha Schools, endorse Democrat Colleen Hanabusa for U.S. Senate.


Opinion: Recognizing Native Hawaiians without act of Congress
Opinion: Recognizing Native Hawaiians without act of Congress (May 2, 2013)

Writer wonders whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs can recognize a Native Hawaiian governing entity without an act of Congress: A newly published report from the Office of Inspector General...


Washburn says Native Hawaiians can't follow   BIA regulations
Washburn says Native Hawaiians can't follow BIA regulations (March 20, 2013)

Native Hawaiians can't seek federal recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn said on Tuesday. In 1978, the BIA established a process to determine which tribes...


Tribal groups participate in Obama's inaugural parade in DC
Tribal groups participate in Obama's inaugural parade in DC (January 14, 2013)

Tribal and Native groups from across the country will be marching with President Barack Obama for his inaugural parade on January 21, 2013. This year's participants include the Navajo Nation...


Kawika Riley: Dan Inouye aided era  of tribal self-determination
Kawika Riley: Dan Inouye aided era of tribal self-determination (December 20, 2012)

"The United States, and all of its indigenous peoples, lost a hero and a champion this week, with the passing of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii). Senator Inouye’s life...


Brian Paterson: Indian Country mourning loss of Daniel Inouye
Brian Paterson: Indian Country mourning loss of Daniel Inouye (December 19, 2012)

Honor. Brave. Patriotic. Those three words come to mind as Indian Country pauses to remember and pay respect to the passing of an honored, brave and patriotic warrior, Hawaii Senator,...


Sen. Daniel Inouye, Democrat from Hawaii, passes   at age 88
Sen. Daniel Inouye, Democrat from Hawaii, passes at age 88 (December 18, 2012)

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HawaiI), a former chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, died on Monday. He was 88.


President Obama statement on the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye
President Obama statement on the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye (December 17, 2012)

The following statement was issued today by President Barack Obama. Tonight, our country has lost a true American hero with the passing of Senator Daniel Inouye. The second-longest serving Senator...


Opinion: Native Hawaiian recognition bill resurfaces in Senate
Opinion: Native Hawaiian recognition bill resurfaces in Senate (July 19, 2012)

"Congress is approaching its annual 5-week August recess (returning September 10). With election distractions and little time left in the 112th Congress, the Akaka bill probably cannot come to the...


Rep. Cole supports Native Hawaiian recognition in campaign trip
Rep. Cole supports Native Hawaiian recognition in campaign trip (May 25, 2012)

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), the only American Indian in Congress, said Native Hawaiians deserve to be treated the same as federally recognized tribes. Cole was in Hawaii to campaign for...


Man who claims to be Seminole wins decision in NAC case
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Man who claims to be Seminole wins decision in NAC case (April 10, 2012)

A man who claims Seminole descent and who runs a "Native American Church" will be allowed to pursue his religious rights claims thanks to a decision from the 9th Circuit...


State commission developing  a base roll of Native Hawaiians
State commission developing a base roll of Native Hawaiians (December 8, 2011)

The state-created Native Hawaiian Roll Commission is developing a base roll of Native Hawaiians. To qualify, a person must be at least 18 years old and must demonstrate “a significant...


Opinion: Racial politics behind recognition of Native Hawaiians
Opinion: Racial politics behind recognition of Native Hawaiians (November 8, 2011)

"In 2000, the Supreme Court held that Hawaii violated the 15th Amendment by allowing only those that it defined as being of Hawaiian "ancestry" to vote for the trustees of...


Opinion: Media reports falsehoods on Native Hawaiians
Opinion: Media reports falsehoods on Native Hawaiians (October 31, 2011)

"Sometimes newspapers publish falsehoods by accident. They might use press releases from trusted sources without checking the facts; or they might repeat commonly believed myths. But sometimes a newspaper knowingly...


Opinion: Oppose        Native Hawaiian  'backdoor'  recognition
Opinion: Oppose Native Hawaiian 'backdoor' recognition (October 27, 2011)

"Rumors of the death of the Akaka Bill have been highly exaggerated. Of course, in Hawaii, where the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is proceeding with its plan to create a...


Native Hawaiian provision added to Interior appropriations
Native Hawaiian provision added to Interior appropriations (October 25, 2011)

A provision in the draft fiscal year 2012 Interior appropriations bill would put Native Hawaiians in the same category as federally recognized tribes. The draft was released on October 14....


Sen. Akaka touts self-determination at Native Hawaiian meet
Sen. Akaka touts self-determination at Native Hawaiian meet (August 26, 2011)

Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, spoke at the 10th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention in Hawaii on Thursday. Akaka said indigenous people have a...


Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules two events in Hawaii
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedules two events in Hawaii (August 12, 2011)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has scheduled two events in Hawaii. The committee is hosting an oversight hearing on economic development next Thursday, August 17. The hearing will take place...