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Aloha Poke

Monday’s protest was organized by the Aloha Center Chicago, an arts and culture organization, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, and ʻIlioʻulaokalani Coalition, a political advocacy group led by kumu hula Vicky Holt Takamine, as well as the Office of Hawaiian Affairs
CHICAGO — Activists demonstrated again Monday over a controversial restaurant chain headquartered in Chicago. Protesters marched in front of the corporate headquarters of Aloha Poke company following reports that the restaurant company had sent cease and desist letters to Hawaiian-owned shops that...
Aloha Poke at the Century City Mall, in Los Angeles, California
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (HawaiiNewsNow) - A group of Native Hawaiian activists are preparing to march through downtown Chicago on Monday to protest Aloha Poke Co. The Illinois poke shop came under fire recently for sending cease-and-desist letters to poke shops around the world bearing Aloha Poke in...
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HONOLULU, HI - The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA), a Native Hawaiian advocacy organization, began exploring legal options against Chicago-based business Aloha Poke Company for its exploitation of Native Hawaiian language and using legal threats against Native Hawaiian business...
Saul De La Rosa prepares a tray of poke at Aloha Poke Shop in downtown Honolulu
Honolulu, HAWAII — A Chicago-based company that trademarked the name ‘Aloha Poke’ has ignited a social media storm and calls for a boycott after sending cease-and-desist letters to local and mainland businesses with similar names. In two letters obtained by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, a law firm...