As the Los Angeles Times reports, the L.A. City Council voted yesterday, August 30th, that Columbus Day should be changed to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Indigenous, Native, and Pacific Islander activists argue that Christopher Columbus brought disease and brutality to the U.S. and greatly harmed the native peoples. But that’s not what’s taught in U.S. history … Read more
American Girl fans everywhere will say ‘Aloha’ as the doll company added a Native Hawaiian doll to its BeForever collection today.
The doll’s character, Nanea Mitchell, is a Hawaiian girl growing up on the island of Oahu … Read more
By Ed Diokno
It was Samoans vs. Samoans. That made it easier for the U.S. Supreme Court to turn down an appeal that would have granted automatic citizenship to residents of American Samoa.
According to NPR, after Captain Cook’s encounter with the native Hawaiian population, he and his crew transmitted many diseases including measles, chicken pox, and tuberculosis.
The decline in … Read more
If this wasn’t true, it would be funny. NFL.com reports that some NFL scouts are questioning whether Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota is “too nice” to be an effective NFL quarterback.
A conference is being held this weekend at the University of Oregon with the goal of uniting the Asian Desi and Pacific Islander communities, reports the Daily Emerald.
The Multicultural Center and Asian Pacific American Student Association are hosting the event.
“For me I kind of struggled with solidarity and this is an opportunity … Read more
A missing 3-year old boy who disappeared in the middle of the night from his aunt’s home in Vancouver, Washington has been found safe, reports KPTV.
The family reported Ajay Sardis missing at 3 a.m. Friday morning.
Vancouver police armed with heat sensors combed the area around the house in the middle of the … Read more
A relative early this morning woke up at 1:15a.m. to discover a three-year old boy missing, reports KOIN.
Ajay Sardis of Vancouver, Washington was reported missing at 3 a.m.and is believed not to be wearing any socks.
He is described as Pacific Islander, thin build wearing a black long sleeve shirt and brown pants.… Read more
Adidas even made that mistake when it announced in a news release that the point guard had been signed an endorsement deal with the company.
The list is impressive, and helps to break the stereotypes that Asian Americans are only doctors, lawyers and even dishwashers.
The list is dominated by those athletes with Northwest connections, most are of national significance.
San Francisco Giant and two … Read more