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Lānaʻi of Kāneʻāpua

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“Lānaʻi of Kaululāʻau” is a famous saying of Lānaʻi. This columnist previously wrote about this story telling of the time Kaululāʻau killed all of the ghosts of that land.

ʻO Lānaʻi a Kāneʻāpua

Ka Wai Ola
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Kaulana ʻo Lānaʻi i ka ʻōlelo noʻeau, “Lānaʻi a Lanikāula.” Ua kākau ʻia ma kēia wahi kolamu ma mua ka moʻolelo e pili ana i kā Lanikāula pepehi ʻana i nā lapu a me nā kuakua o kēlā ʻāina.

Seeking Insight in an Age of Disinformation

Ka Wai Ola
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As I pondered what to write about this month, my thoughts returned time and again to the related concepts of insight, wisdom and discernment.

Hāhā and Kaunaʻoa

Photo: Hāhā
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Collectively, hāhā (Cyanea gibsonii) are members of the Lobelioid family, mind-bogglingly diverse, with at least 52 endemic species in Hawaiʻi nei.

Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea – Restoring a Nation

Photo: Prtestors raise the Hawaiian Flag over Mauna Kea
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For the past few years, there has been an effort at the Hawaiʻi State Legislature to designate Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea a recognized state holiday in Hawaiʻi.

Civic Communion: Forms of our Advocacy and ʻĀina Identity

Ka Wai Ola
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Our relationship with ʻāina teaches us that the abundance of life can manifest in many forms.

Mahalo Ke Akua!

Ka Wai Ola
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I humbly mahalo Ke Akua for the blessing of being able to continue to serve our kānaka.

Public Notice | August 2022

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Public Notice | August 2022 Issue of Ka Wai Ola

E NHLC…

I’m seeing election ads on TV and am wondering if the elections this year are important. Does it matter if I vote?

Healing Psoriasis Naturally

Ka Wai Ola
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Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease that can affect both males and females at any age. It is characterized by raised patches of itchy or burning scales on the skin.

In the Footsteps of Ke Aliʻi Makaʻāinana

Photo: Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole
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The legacies of our aliʻi are an important part of the health and wellbeing of our lāhui today.

Empowering Native Hawaiians to Own Homes

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OHA has a constitutional responsibility to advocate for the overall wellbeing of Native Hawaiians. This responsibility includes ensuring that beneficiaries have a pathway to become homeowners and the ability to build generational wealth.

E Hū e nā Kawowo: The Renaissance of Kānaka Civic Engagement

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Contemporary kānaka civic movements in the 1970s, or the “Hawaiian Renaissance,” reflected a rise in kānaka consciousness.

Pursuing Energy Independence on Molokaʻi

Photo: Hoʻāhu Energy Cooperative Instructor and Graduates
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Hawaiʻi residents pay more for electricity than the rest of the country. And within Hawaiʻi, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi residents pay the most.

Jason Lees

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Office of Hawaiian Affairs Staff Profile - Jason Lees

Mākeke | The Marketplace | August 2022

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The Marketplace | August 2022 Issue of Ka Wai Ola

Eddie Kamae Songbook: A Musical Journey

The Eddie Kamae Songbook
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In an obituary published by the New York Times in 2017, writer Nate Chinen called Eddie Kamae “one of the most important musicians of the second half of the 20th century.”

$600 Million for New Homesteads and Housing

Photo: DHHL Bill Signing Ceremony
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On July 11, a measure to allocate a historic one-time infusion of funding to address the housing needs of Native Hawaiian beneficiaries of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act was signed into law by Gov. David Ige.

Ka Wai Ola | Vol. 39 No. 8 | August 2022

Ka Wai Ola August 2022 Issue Cover
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August 2022 Issue of Ka Wai Ola

2022 Legislative Session Summary: Outcomes for Bills Impacting Native Hawaiians

2022 Legislative Session
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The 2022 legislative session was a historic one for Native Hawaiians.