2021

  • March 4, 2021 – The Current Re-Emergence: Recent Challenges to Implementing the HHCA. This second panel will explore current challenges to implementing the HHCA by sharing updates on state judicial and legislative actions, and potential Congressional approval of earlier state-passed amendments to the HHCA. Speakers Lehua Kinilau-Cano and Dr. Jonathan Likeke Scheuer will frame these efforts in the historical struggles over many of the same issues, as well as the systemic challenges to fulfilling the promise of the HHCA. Moderated by Ka Huli Ao Post-JD Fellow Sabrina Kamakakaulani Gramberg.

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  • February 4, 2021 – Land, Race, and Restorative Justice: 100 Years of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (HHCA). Ka Huli Ao’s first Maoli Thursday of the Spring 2021 semester featured a conversation with Former Governor John D. Waiheʻe, attorney Carl Varady, and Professor Troy Andrade on “Land, Race, and Restorative Justice: 100 Years of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act.” Through a restorative/reparative justice lens, our Spring 2021 Maoli Thursdays will explore the Act’s history, its current challenges, and future opportunities for fulfilling Prince Kūhiō’s vision. Part I examined the state’s trust responsibility under the HHCA, the claims process, and the recent Hawaiʻi Supreme Court decision in Kalima v. State
Feb. 2021 Maoli Thursday flyer