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How does the FestPAC advance justice across Moananuiākea?

By Angela Correa-Pei, Of Counsel Attorney, NHLC As Hawaiʻi proudly hosted the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) in June, it was empowering to witness the celebration of Native Hawaiian culture and those of the 27 other participating nations – an exceptional collective of Indigenous peoples. A ...

July 8, 2024|Categories: Ask NHLC|Tags: |

Launch of Resolution 108 Native Hawaiian Intellectual Property Working Group

In May 2023, the Hawaii Legislature passed House Concurrent Resolution No. 108, HD 1, SD 1. This resolution established a Native Hawaiian Intellectual Property (NH IP) Working Group. The group’s task is to create a report on the policies and legislation needed to better protect Native Hawaiian culture and ...

June 26, 2024|Categories: Intellectual and Cultural Property|Tags: |

What is a Ka Paʻakai analysis?

By Ashley K. Obrey, Senior Staff Attorney The “Ka Paʻakai” analysis is a legal framework that government agencies must follow when considering proposals that may impact the exercise of Native Hawaiian traditional and customary rights. Developed by the Hawaiʻi Supreme Court in Ka Paʻakai O Ka ʻĀina v. Land Use ...

June 10, 2024|Categories: Access Rights, Ask NHLC, Traditional Practices|Tags: |

HI Supreme Court Concludes that State DOT, DHHL, and the Hawaiian Homes Commission Breached Trust Duties on Mauna Kea when DOT Seized Control of Access Road

DOT did not have the authority to unilaterally designate the [Mauna Kea Access Road] as a state highway. And although the record is unclear as to DHHL’s actions in 2018, it certainly should not have relinquished “control and jurisdiction” without consulting with the beneficiaries as required by 43 ...

May 31, 2024|Categories: Access Rights, Hawaiian Home Lands, Mālama ʻĀina, Mauna Kea|Tags: |

NHLC welcomes its summer intern class of 2024

The Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation welcomes its 2024 Summer Students! NHLC’s experiential learning program welcomes undergraduate, law, and other graduate students throughout the year. Most are with NHLC during the summer. NHLC’s program is a unique opportunity for students to learn in an Indigenous-lead, Indigenous rights legal practice. ...

May 29, 2024|Categories: Intern Program, NHLC News|

I lost my home in the August wildfires, and I haven’t been able to pay the mortgage since then. Could I lose my property to foreclosure?

By Sharla Manley, Of Counsel Attorney, Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation (NHLC) started as an anti-eviction law firm aimed at addressing the crisis of Native Hawaiians increasingly being evicted from rural areas to make way for residential and industrial developments. Originally named the “Hawaiian Coalition of ...

May 15, 2024|Categories: Ask NHLC, Disaster Recovery|Tags: |
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