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A Journey to Repatriate Iwi Kūpuna and Mea Makamae Pili Aliʻi from the United Kingdom

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Following successful repatriation efforts in Germany and Austria earlier this year, Hui Iwi Kuamoʻo and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) conducted additional efforts in the United Kingdom in May to return more iwi kūpuna and several mea makamae pili aliʻi (treasures associated with aliʻi) from three museums.

He Huakaʻi Hoʻihoʻi Iwi Kupuna a me nā Mea Makamae Pili Aliʻi i ke Aupuni Mōʻī Hui Pū ʻia

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Ma hope o ka hoʻokō ʻia ʻana o nā hoʻihoʻi iwi kupuna mai Kelemānia a me ʻAukekulia mai i ka mahele mua o nēia makahiki, ua hoʻomau akula ʻo Hui Iwi Kuamoʻo i ke ala o ka hoʻihoʻi iwi kūpuna a hiki aku i ke Aupuni Mōʻī Hui Pū ʻia (ʻo ka UK hoʻi).

Nā Menehune: He Lāhui ʻIʻo nō

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He lāhui ʻiʻo nō ka poʻe Menehune. Ma kekahi hana helu kanaka i ka makahiki 1820, ua hōʻike ʻia i ka luna helu kānaka aia he 65 mau kānaka Menehune e noho ana ma Wainiha, Kauaʻi.

The Menehune: A true race of people

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The Menehune are a true race of people. During a census in 1820, 65 Menehune identified themselves as living at Wainiha, Kauaʻi.

Broadband Connectivity and Digital Equity

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Nestled within the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that President Biden signed off on are billions of dollars set aside to ramp up broadband connectivity and increase digital equity for Native American tribes, Alaska native entities, and Native Hawaiian organizations.

Celebration of Life for Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask set for July 9, 2022

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I am posting this notice to all of the ʻohana who loved and knew my sister, Haunani-Kay, who died on July 3, 2021.

He Kino Hou o ka Waihona Puke Uila Hawaiʻi ʻo ka Ulukau

Ka Wai Ola
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O ka Waihona Puke Uila Hawaiʻi ʻo ka Ulukau kekahi o nā kahuapaʻa ʻōlelo ʻōiwi kele nui loa ʻia o ka poepoe honua e ʻeʻe ai ka poʻe mai Hawaiʻi, nā mokuʻāina he 50 pau pū me ka ʻĀpana ʻo Kolumepia, a me ka 122 kaumokuʻāina ma ka liʻiliʻi loa.

Ka Wai Ola | Vol. 39 No. 6 | June 2022

Ka Wai Ola June 2022 Cover
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June 2022 Issue of Ka Wai Ola

Donna Kaliko Santos

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OHA Staff Profile - Donna Kaliko Santos

Kauaʻi’s Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leināʻala Brings Home Top Merrie Monarch Awards

Photo: Performers at 2022 Merrie Monarch Festival
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When Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leināʻala emerged from the jetway at Līhuʻe Airport the afternoon of April 24, they were greeted with smiles, cheers and applause from passengers waiting at the gate to board their flight.

156th Anniversary of the Royal Order of Kamehameha

Ka Wai Ola
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I was honored to attend the last Jubilee celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Royal Order of Kamehameha in Wailea, Maui, in 2016.

Mākeke | The Marketplace | June 2022

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Mākeke | The Marketplace | June 2022 Issue of Ka Wai Ola

As King Kamehameha I Commanded…

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The ingenuity, resourcefulness and grit of the Hawaiian people is well-known – perhaps, no more so personified, than in the works of King Kamehamehama I.

Congratulations to the Class of 2022 at Hawaiʻi Community College

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On May 13, 2022, I had the honor of delivering the commencement address to the Class of 2022 at Hawaiʻi Community College on the island of Hawaiʻi.

$600M Appropriation to DHHL Passes Legislature

Ka Wai Ola
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Congratulations to the Hawaiʻi State Legislature and to Hawaiian Home Land beneficiaries on the waitlist and on the land!

Naʻauao…Insights from a Trip to Dubai

Photo: Kaʻahumanu sister Aulani Ahmad
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Presented with an opportunity to visit Dubai, I was apprehensive at first given all the turmoil in the Middle East but am glad I went as I received an education that one could only experience by visiting there and speaking with the people.

Haliʻa Aloha | June 2022

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Richard Nelson, III, (88) passed away on February 27 in North Kona, Hawaiʻi. Known as “Dickie” to ʻohana and friends, he was born in Kālia, Oʻahu, to Richard Nelson, Jr., and Pearl Kaimookalani (Harbottle) Nelson.

There is Honor in Hard Work

Ka Wai Ola
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Dad was the oldest of eight children and his parents died young. He attended school through the eighth grade and then went to work on the sugar plantation in order to provide for his younger siblings.

E Hōʻike mai ana ka Lāʻau ke Kia Manu

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E hōʻike mai ana ka lāʻau ke kia manu; The stick of the birdcatcher will tell.

Treat Your Migraines by Eating More Greens

Ka Wai Ola
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Anyone who has suffered a migraine knows how crippling it can be. Native Hawaiians, and women in general, are among those at higher risk of having migraines.