tag: native hawaiian

Havasu Falls
Tourism is big money for many tribes and individual entrepreneurs. But it also has the potential to diminish people’s quality of life.
Halena Kapuni-Reynolds
Halena Kapuni-Reynolds opens the Smithsonian Folklife Festival with a Native Hawaiian welcome on June 26, 2024.
Hawaii
After a report on disparities in Hawaii’s criminal justice system, that state has been working on ways to provide more equitable treatment of Native Hawaiians.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Examining Public Safety and Justice Resources in Native Communities
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on public safety in Native communities.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a roundtable discussion on May 8, 2024.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a roundtable discussion on May 8, 2024.
The Way Forward: Report of the Commission on Native Children
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hosting a roundtable discussion on a recent federal report about Native children.
Aloha
“Aloha” is a more than a word for Native Hawaiians.
Dolly Tatofi
Dolly Tatofi performs a Native Hawaiian oli, or chant, in Washington, D.C.
NAGPRA
Museums and educational institutions are facing new pressures to comply with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act amid high-level attention to the decades-old law.
NAGPRA
Read a transcript of remarks from Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) about the Native American Graves Protection Act and Repatriation Act.
Many Farms, Arizona
Tribes and Native entities have more time to submit applications for the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, a national initiative to improve high-speed internet access on Native lands.
Raven Chacon, Dyani White Hawk and Patrick Makuakāne
This year’s class of MacArthur Fellows includes three creative leaders from Native America.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts an oversight hearing titled, “Fentanyl in Native Communities: Native Perspectives on Addressing the Growing Crisis” on November 8, 2023.
Native Women
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s also the 29th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.
NAGPRA
It’s been more than 30 years since the passage of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and federal agencies and museums are still far behind in complying with NAGPRA.
Sariel Sandoval at Held v. Montana Trial
Young climate activists are zeroing in on environmental protections built into a handful of state constitutions as the basis for lawsuits to combat climate change.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on water in Native communities on September 27, 2023.
Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii
Native America Calling checks in with the rebuilding effort in Hawaii following disastrous fires on Maui.
Wildfire Damage on Maui, Hawaii
As the hottest summer on record winds down, join Native America Calling to get an assessment of what Native emergency management officials view as the path ahead.
Maui Wildfire
The unprecedented fires on Maui have impacted Native Hawaiian history, language and culture.
Obama Foundation Leaders USA
Several Native advocates have been named to the inaugural class of the Obama Leaders program at the foundation started by the former U.S. president.
Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes
Efforts to strengthen the Indian Arts and Crafts Act are drawing widespread attention as tribes seek a major — and controversial — change to a law designed to protect Native artists from frauds.
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hosting a roundtable to hear about Native priorities for the upcoming Farm Bill.
Brian Schatz
Efforts to strengthen and improve the Indian Arts and Crafts Act are coming amid criminal cases and renewed claims to Native identities.
James Cook
British explorer James Cook’s colonial exploits were often at odds with the Indigenous peoples of the places he visited.
Kilauea in Hawaii
ICYMI: Catch up on some interesting and engaging topics that are important to Native people.
NAFOA
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Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Kim Teehee
The Cherokee Nation is getting closer to fulfilling a promise made by treaty nearly two centuries ago.
Manoa Valley in Hawaii
Halloween cries out like a banshee for scary stories and there are many traditional and modern Native narratives that fit the bill.
Roselyn Tso and Jonathan Nez
For the first time in nearly two years, the Indian Health Service has a permanent leader.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Roundtable discussion titled “Promoting and Supporting Tribal Access to Spectrum and Related Benefits in Native Communities"
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts a roundtable to address spectrum access for Native communities.
Puu Oo
The volcanic eruptions near Tonga, Japan, and Ecuador are all making headlines and remind us of the role they play in Indigenous cultures.
House Committee on Natural Resources markup of H.R.2021, the Environmental Justice For All Act
The House Committee on Natural Resources meets for a markup on H.R.2021, the Environmental Justice For All Act.
Troop Hula
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is on the road this week, focusing on Native Hawaiian issues.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Business Meeting to consider S.3381, S.3773 & S.3789 and Roundtable discussion on “Public Safety in Native Communities”
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a business meeting and roundtable on May 18, 2022.
Sage Mountainflower
Native America Calling speaks with the artists about the direction of inventive Indigenous fashion.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds an oversight hearing on “Setting New Foundations: Implementing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for Native Communities.”
Raúl Grijalva
A Democratic-led bill to strengthen the policy of tribal consultation has hit a snag on Capitol Hill, leaving some supporters wondering about its future.
Edith Kanakaole
Edith Kanaka’ole was an acclaimed Native Hawaiian composer, chanter, hula dancer and educator.