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Harm Reduction Toolkit for Native Hawaiian Communities

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Papa Ola Lōkahi and Hawaiʻi Health & Harm Reduction Center (H3RC) are releasing a harm reduction toolkit for our Native Hawaiian communities in October.

Remy Kapua ʻOkamakahala Akana Keliihoomalu

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Office of Hawaiian Affairs Staff Profile - Remy Kapua ʻOkamakahala Akana Keliihoomalu

Delivering Culture-Based Learning

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An OHA grant is helping INPEACE bring its Kupu Ola program to Waiʻanae Intermediate School

Keep da Locals, Local

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By Naomi Yoshida, NHCC Marketing Director I bet you or someone close to you have thought about moving away. And we can’t blame you, as our local salaries cannot keep up with the high cost of living. But… what if you can stay in Hawaiʻi...

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In short: no. You are not required to name your co-signor as your successor or co-lessee, and they do not automatically become a successor or co-lessee just from co-signing your loan.

Striking Silhouettes ʻOhe Ma Kai (ʻOhe Kukuluaeʻo)

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A tree we see growing on arid leeward lowlands of our islands, except for Kauaʻi and Kahoʻolawe, ʻohe ma kai (Polyscias sandwicenis) is distinctive.

What’s Going on at OHA – II

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We ended last month with the Board of Trustees violating its own by-laws to form a Permitted Interaction Group to investigate the development of Kakaʻako Makai.

What is an expert?

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Greetings from the rising of the sun at Haʻehaʻe to the setting of the same at the base of Lehua.

Kaupe: The ʻŌlohe Dog-Man of Nu‘uanu

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One night each month, it is said that an eerie white mist appears along the highest peak of the Koʻolau mountains.

A Season for Change

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In our ʻohana, October is a month of birthdays. It’s funny how many of us, in both my immediate and extended family, share October as our birthday month. I am one of them.

No Bones About It

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Many of us were taught that you need to drink milk or eat dairy foods to get the calcium needed for strong bones.

OHA Awards More Than $750,000 in Grants to Support ʻOhana, Moʻomeheu and ʻĀina Initiatives

Photo: Board and stone class with Uncle Earl Kawaʻa
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Ten community nonprofits will be receiving a total of $754,840 in grant awards from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) to help support their efforts in strengthening the Native Hawaiian community.

Koʻolaupoko’s “Distinguished Kamaʻāina”

Photo: 2022 Distinguished Kamaʻaina
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Three hard-working community leaders have been recognized by the Koʻolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club as Distinguished Kamaʻāina of Koʻolaupoko during an awards presentation on September 5.

He Aha ka ʻŌlohe?

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Mai ka piʻina a ka lā i Haʻehaʻe a i ka welona o ka lā i ka mole o Lehua.

ASU Online Graduate Program in Indigenous Education Emphasizes Native Hawaiian Education

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This Indigenous Education program has prepared me to be the best teacher I can be for my Kānaka Maoli students.

ʻŌiwi Resources and Our County Government

Photo: Keoni Kuoha prepares for an ʻawa ceremony
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In the November election, Maui County voters will be asked whether or not to approve the charter amendment to establish a Department of ʻŌiwi Resources.

Kapaemahu Exhibit Prompts Call to Update Signage at Waikīkī

Photo: Kapaemahu Stones in Waikīkī
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An exhibit at Bishop Museum is bringing attention to the once-forgotten story about four māhū (people of dual male and female spirit) who brought healing arts from Tahiti to Hawaiʻi.

Planning for an Anahola Sports Complex

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The Anahola Hawaiian Homestead Association (AHHA), founded in 1982 and a member of the Sovereign Council of Hawaiian Homestead Associations (SCHHA) recently held a project meeting on the status of its Anahola Sports Complex initiative on Hawaiian Home Lands.

New Bivalent COVID-19 Boosters Offer Enhanced Protection

COVID-19 Vaccine available for Keiki 6 months and older
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The first bivalent booster vaccines designed specifically to protect against original COVID-19 and the most common forms of COVID-19 in Hawai‘i, the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron subvariants, is now available.

Centuries of Connections Through Royal Transition

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Our Hawaiian Monarchy has exemplified its royal connection to the British Monarchy. Our flag, our dress and style, regalia, names, music, the fashioning of our palaces and grounds, and our Queen Kapiʻolani and Queen Liliʻuokalani attending Queen Victoria’s Jubilee in England. The kaumaha, the heaviness...