BC-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, 9:30 am, HI
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OF HAWAII INTEREST
CIVIL RIGHTS-NATIVE AMERICANS
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) _ A new report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights finds that funding levels for Native American tribes are woefully inadequate despite the federal government’s responsibility to provide for education, public safety, health care and other services under treaties, laws and other acts. The report made public Thursday is a follow-up to a 2003 report that described the shortfalls as a quiet crisis. The commission also makes a strong push for Native Hawaiians to receive the same benefits as federally recognized tribes, which reverses a previous stance that Commissioner Karen Narasaki said was erroneous. Native Hawaiians are the last remaining indigenous people in the United States that haven’t been allowed to establish their own government. SENT: 700 words.
HONOLULU _ A Hawaii historian and researcher is looking to preserve an old Quonset hut on Oahu that was possibly part of a segregated encampment for black laborers and enlisted men during World War II. Deloris Guttman, who works with the African American Diversity Council Center Hawaii, is seeking to add the steel structure in Pearl City to the National Register of Historic Sites, Hawaii News Now reported this week. SENT: 250 words.
ENDANGERED CROW DEATH
HILO, Hawaii _ An endangered Hawaiian crow was found dead on the Big Island after it had been released from captivity last year. The male alala was found with severe wounds on its body on Dec. 6, possibly a victim of predation, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Wednesday. SENT: 300 words.
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