No, this isn’t a blog only for Native Hawaiians. Â Nor is it only for people fortunate enough to be living in Hawaii. Â Our title is just our way of letting people know what kind of grants and resources are available to people of Native Hawaiian ancestry. Â See, we have a theory that the light of transparency does great things. Â Like letting people evaluate how their tax dollars are spent. Â So we set out to find out how much help was available to Native Hawaiians. Â After all the claims and posturing of this political climate, we thought a little truth could be a great thing.
And our research has led to this website . . . an ongoing research project, if you will. Â In it we explore the different grants available to Native Hawaiians (and hopefully, how effective they are). Â We’re not here to pass judgment or make claims about what people need or don’t need. Â We just thought that knowing is half the battle. Â And that (if we’re going to making important political decisions about money and ethnicity and such) a little knowledge might be a pretty handy thing.
So make yourself at home. Â Poke around in our database, take a look at the grants, and consider becoming a fellow researcher and adding to our Wiki of grant information. Â And come back frequently–we’ll be updating regularly to let you know about what we’re doing, what we’ve found, and other fun stuff.
Aloha. Â (And a Happy New Year.)