Sunday, July 27, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 3 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Native Hawaiian art goes on display at U.S. Capitol

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 01:47 a.m. HST, Sep 24, 2012

Native Hawaiian artwork is on display in the hearing room of a Senate committee in Washington, D.C.

The Hawaiian Way Fund says this is the first time in the history of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs that art depicting Native Hawaiians is showcased.

The room already features art of American Indian and Alaska Native people and history, some on loan from the Smithsonian.

The committee’s chairman is Hawaii's Sen. Daniel Akaka. The committee has primary jurisdiction over legislation in the Senate addressing American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian issues.

The fund says Native Hawaiian businesses and nonprofits helped purchase the piece, which will be on permanent loan to the committee.

The painting's artist is Brook Kapukuniahi Parker, who was raised in Kahaluu.

 Print   Email   Comment | View 3 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
DiverDave wrote:
Just another attempt to make Polynesian-Hawaiians poor little victims in the eyes of Congress.
on September 24,2012 | 01:21AM
peanutgallery wrote:
Just another effort to move the Akaka bill forward, or we should say another entitlement bill. Hopefully Republicans will end this swiftly.
on September 24,2012 | 04:15AM
allie wrote:
I will check it out if I can bike lover there
on September 24,2012 | 06:27AM
Breaking News
Political Radar
On policy

Warrior Beat
Apple fallout

Wassup Wit Dat!
Can You Spock ‘Em?

Warrior Beat
Meal plan

Volley Shots
Fey, Enriques on MJNT

Political Radar
Wilhelmina Rise, et al.

Court Sense
Cold War