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Native Hawaiians

Johnny Weissmuller, left, and Duke Kahanamoku
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — For some Native Hawaiians, surfing’s Olympic debut is both a celebration of a cultural touchstone invented by their ancestors, and an extension of the racial indignities seared into the history of the game and their homeland. The Tokyo Summer Games, which open July 23,...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs wants the state to improve its data collection for Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. A resolution backed by OHA calls for several public agencies, including county police departments, to release disaggregated data on Native Hawaiian and...
Three members of the Samoan Community Development Center Choir
Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) share a common bond and heritage. But whether they live in Hawaii, on another island or on the mainland of the United States, the NHPI community is also connected through its traditional music. For the last few months, a groundbreaking music video...
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Honolulu, HAWAII — There were nearly 1.6 million Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders living in American  states in 2018, up nearly 19% since 2010, according to U.S. Census estimates released Thursday. The biggest numbers lived in Honolulu and Hawaii counties, but there were more living in...