I recently complained that media coverage of the proposed settlement between OHA and the state over the so-called “ceded lands” revenue claim failed to include any voices of opposition. So I wrote a cover piece for Honolulu Weekly that does, while also providing quite a bit more information about the agreement and how it fits into the guv's grand schemes for Kaka`ako.
It's related to another issue — the work of the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission to identify Hawaiians for the purpose of forming a government, a politically hot process I write about here.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, a state agency, is a key player in both initiatives, which is precisely what has some kanaka concerned. This is a key time for Hawaiian issues. Stay tuned!