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Embattled Bishop Museum chief quits
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Thursday, November 2, 2006

Reburied cave items finally back at museum
Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, September 8, 2006

Kona man is charged in grave robbery case
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Saturday, March 18, 2006

Man charged in artifact trafficking
Honolulu Advertiser, Saturday, March 18, 2006

Court refuses to dismiss Hawaiian artifacts case
Groups continue to meet to resolve the repatriation dispute
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Hui Malama: But we also answer to our consciences
Letter to the Editor, Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, February 2, 2006

Dispute holds up reburial of skull
The Maui News, Friday, January 27, 2006

Artifacts case tests isle tradition
A federal judge orders Hawaiian litigants to resolve their dispute through hooponopono
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Judge sets Ayau free to participate in talks
Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Ayau out of prison as groups agree to start mediation
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Ayau released from federal prison
The Hui Malama leader is instead confined to his home
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Hui Malama leader released from jail
Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Letter from Hui Malama board member Pualani Kanaka'ole Kanahele (PDF)

Silence ordered in artifacts mediation
Honolulu Advertiser, Saturday, January 14, 2006

Hui Malama: Ayau set no conditions on ho'oponopono
Letter to the Editor, Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, January 15, 2006

VIDEO: Documents may shed new light on buried artifacts
KHON 2 News, January 11, 2006

Documents may shed new light on buried artifacts
KHON 2, January 11, 2006

One of the central issues is what constituted a 'loan'
Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, January 13, 2006

Dispute delivers praise and scorn to Hui Malama
Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, January 13, 2006

Edward Halealoha Ayau's letter from Federal Detention Center
Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, January 12, 2006

Hui leader calls mediation promising
Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, January 12, 2006

It's up to Hawaiians to decide on artifacts
Letters to the Editor, Honolulu Advertiser, January 11, 2006

Basic Facts relating to Hui Malama and the Kawaihae Burial Caves Complex (PDF)
January 10, 2006

Response to Nanette Napoleon (PDF)
Comments Submitted to the Honolulu Advertiser by the Hui Malama I Na Kupuna Board of Directors

TE TUPUNA, TE TURA letter of support for Hui Malama I Na Kupuna 'o Hawai'i Nei (PDF)
January 9, 2006

Parties in artifacts suit agree to try mediation
Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Major shift in resolving dispute over artifacts
Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, January 8, 2006

Artifacts litigants consider old ways
Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, January 6, 2006

Judge says Hawaiians must settle artifact fight
Tradition, not court action, would be preferable, Ezra says
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Friday, January 6, 2006

Cave Moepu: Judge Ezra Vs. Hawaiian Beliefs
Letters to the Editor, Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, January 5, 2006

Why Eddie Ayau must be released
Honolulu Advertiser, Commentary, Sunday, January 1, 2006

Burial Group Resists Court Order
Ka Wai Ola O OHA, January 2006

Group key in fight for repatriation
Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, December 30, 2005

Group defies artifacts order
Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Keep artifacts safe until court hearing
Honolulu Advertiser, Editorial, Saturday, December 24, 2005

Explanation sought for Hui Malama acts
Members of its board must appear in court or face fines and jail
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Friday, December 23, 2005

Hui Malama gets new court date
Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, December 23, 2005

Judge to weigh Hui Malama contempt issue
Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, December 22, 2005

Haole items: since we're opening graves, open them all
Letters to the Editor, Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, December 22, 2005

Hawaiian group to disobey judge
Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, December 22, 2005

Hui Malama leader stays firm on defiance
A deadline passes without the group revealing artifact sites
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Thursday, December 22, 2005

Punishment threatened if artifacts not returned
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Hui Malama leader vows to defy judge
Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Judge wants no more delays in return of artifacts
Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Displaced artifacts generate legal heat
The fate of rare items occupies a judge and three native groups
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Rethink order to return artifacts, group asks judge
Honolulu Advertiser, Saturday, December 17, 2005

Hawaiian group says court fails in dispute
Hui Malama believes federal judges do not understand traditions and cannot rule fairly
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005

Group wants disclosure of artifacts site under seal
Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, December 16, 2005

Group spurns ruling on Hawaiian artifacts
Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Moepu are not for our eyes to see
Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Honor Thy Ancestors' Possessions (PDF)
By Edward Halealoha Ayau, Public Archaeology (2005) Vol. 4

Kawaihae moepu case is misunderstood
Commentary by U'i Pauole and Alan Murakami
Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, November 6, 2005

Hawaiian skull auctioned on eBay returns to Maui
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Friday, November 4, 2005

Skull offered on eBay back on Maui
Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, November 4, 2005

State Historic Preservation Division

Retrieval of artifacts blocked
Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Court halts removal of Hawaiian items
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Showdown over artifacts unearths spiritual divide
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Monday, September 19, 2005

Artifacts dispute resolution elusive
Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, September 15, 2005

Hui Malama says complying with ruling is not an option
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Reopening artifact cave may cause collapse, mason says
Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Group challenges court order on artifacts
Hui Malama says the federal ruling violates its right to freedom of religion
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Friday, September 9, 2005

Sept. 23 deadline for artifacts
Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, September 8, 2005

HAWAII: Indigenous artefacts dispute drags on
Pacific Beat - ABC Radio Australia, March 23, 2005 (text and audio)

Artifact negotiations urged
The Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Burial return plan is flawed
A federal review says that the process did not include other claimants
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Decision today on Hawaiian artifacts
The Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Battle lines of belief drawn in artifact war
Claimants clash over whether reburial was justice, theft or a loan
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Battle begins over burial artifacts
The Honolulu Advertiser, Monday, March 14, 2005

Panel hears artifacts dispute
Arguments over who owns historic objects found in caves go to a U.S. review committee
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Monday, March 14, 2005

Meetings to discuss burial artifacts
The Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, March 13, 2005

Panel to hear artifacts dispute
A national advisory committee is in town to help settle thorny repatriation issues
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Sunday, March 13, 2005

Burial councils have staffing problems
The Maui News, Friday, February 18, 2005

Man to plead guilty in sale of skull
Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, January 13, 2005

Hui lays claim to artifact on Moloka'i
Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, December 1, 2004

Groups inspect sacred burial cave
Investigators do not say what was found on the Big Island
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Sunday, October 24, 2004

Bishop Museum ends 'Native' claims
The Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, October 8, 2004

Grading of Maui hill angers Hawaiians
Honolulu Advertiser, Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Bishop Museum proposal opposed
Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, September 19, 2004

Panels to review artifacts case
A federal committee also defers ruling on Bishop Museum's Hawaiian status
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Sunday, September 19, 2004

Sale of Hawaiian skull draws federal charge
Honolulu Advertiser. Thursday, September 9, 2004

O.C. man charged in sale of 200-year-old skull
An undercover agent obtains the relic, which an eBay offer claimed was taken from an excavation site on Maui in 1969.
Orange County Register, Thursday, September 9, 2004

Group opposes museum plan
Hui Malama does not want Bishop Museum defined as a native Hawaiian organization
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Museum's proposal opposed
The Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Bishop Museum doesn't qualify as a claimant to artifacts
Commentary By Edward Halealoha Ayau
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Sunday, August 29, 2004

Items stolen from cave must be retrieved, reburied
Commentary By Edward Halealoha Ayau and Kunani Nihipali
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Sunday, August 29, 2004

Provide secure shelter for Hawaiian artifacts
Honolulu Star-Bulletin Editorial, Sunday, August 29, 2004

Remains traditionally sacred
The Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, August 29, 2004

Bishop Museum could be strong cultural partner
The Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, August 29, 2004
Commentary by A. Van Horn Diamond

Security guards posted at cave
The Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, August 27, 2004

State secures entrance to Big Island burial cave
The move will restrict access as investigators look at how artifacts were put up for sale
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Friday, August 27, 2004

Place of unrest
Artifacts found on the black market hail from this disturbed crypt
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Thursday, August 26, 2004

Inouye against museum claim
The Honolulu Advertiser, Saturday, August 14, 2004

Museum persecutes Hui Malama members
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Letter to the Editor, Sunday, August 15, 2004

Hui Malama 'shocked' over black-market artifacts
Sen. Inouye says he is concerned and his office will gather information
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Friday, August 13, 2004

Mishandling of artifacts denied
The Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, August 13, 2004

Potential sale of artifacts troubling
The Honolulu Advertiser, Editorial, Friday, August 13, 2004

Statement of Hui Malama I Na Kupuna O Hawai'I Nei re: Recent News on NAGPRA issues
Thursday, August 12, 2004

Collector says he was offered artifacts for sale
An antiques store that was later searched secretly showed items
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Thursday, August 12, 2004

Collector's tip leads to artifacts inquiry
The Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, August 12, 2004

Report of artifact sale leads to search
The Honolulu Advertiser, Thursday, August 12, 2004

Group has history of protecting graves
Hui Malama's strict stance on burial traditions has caused some controversy
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Thursday, August 12, 2004

Artifacts' sale investigated
Federal agents say that several items returned to a Hawaiian group were offered to collectors
Honolulu Star-Bulletin Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Collector meticulously catalogued hundreds of artifacts
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Does museum have valid claim to native antiquities?
The Honolulu Advertiser Sunday, August 8, 2004

Reclaiming history: Hawaiian groups decry the Bishop Museum's new "native" status
The Honolulu Advertiser, Monday, August 2, 2004

Bishop Museum leadership must change
COMMENTARY, The Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday, June 13, 2004

Island media should be sensitive to Hawaiian reverence for ancestral bones
Viewpoint by Charles K. Maxwell Sr., The Maui News, Sunday, April 18, 2004

In Las Vegas, Looting Ring Unravels
Native American Artifacts Plundered; Five Convicted After Two-Year Probe
Washington Post, Monday, March 15, 2004; Page A02

Awareness of things Hawaiian
ISLAND VOICES by Charles Maxwell
Honolulu Advertiser, Friday, February 20, 2004

Protecting artifacts from internet plunderering
PACIFIC BEAT radio interview, Monday, 16 February, 2004

Alleged Hawaiian skull taken off eBay
A native group protests the auction of the Maui artifact
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Friday, February 6, 2004

eBay halts auction of skull found on Maui
The Maui News, Thursday, February 05, 2004

Cave artifact dispute 'not over'
The Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Reception on sacred ground draws protest
The Maui News, May 25, 2003

Native Hawaiians halt Maui wedding reception
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, May 25, 2003

Cave law may stir controversy
Measure could pit Native Hawaiians against entrepreneurs
The Maui News, October 23, 2001

Burial Council questions need for fiber optics system
The Maui News, April 27, 2001

IWI INA KUPUNA (Bones of our ancestors) DESECRATED, "AGAIN"
Letter to the Editor, The Maui News, March 2001

Moepu housed in the Bishop Museum

Letter to the Editor, Honolulu Advertiser

IWI INA KUPUNA (Bones of our ancestors) DESECRATED, "AGAIN"
Letter to the Editor, The Maui News, March 2001

Ho`iho`i Mai