First Friday : The Unauthorized News : Native Vote '98 (February 1998)
Updates of the renaming of Porteus Hall at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; the stalemate at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs after the death of trustee Billie Beamer; and the Economic Revitalization Task Force. The successful protest of the Autonomy Bill (HB 2340) and the PASH/Gathering Rights Bill (HB 2351) by the Hawaiian community. Also institutional racism in state government against Native Hawaiians. Discussion with Lehua Kinilau, coordinator of Native Vote '98, about the campaign and the importance and power of a Native Hawaiian voting block in the primary and general elections. The focus of Native Vote '98 is to increase voter registration and turnout, and to educate and inform voters so that elected officials can be held accountable for their positions on Hawaiian issues, especially stewardship, gathering rights, ceded lands, education, health, and the environment.
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