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Mana Moment – Hauʻoli Akaka

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“This child of mine knows his place, knows his surroundings, knows his sense of place, and his aloha for his ‘āina.” Hauʻoli Akaka, a community contributor to Mana Lāhui Kānaka, shares a manaful moment when he drives with his son over the Pali every...

OHA Board Actions | May 2018

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The following actions were taken by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees, and are summarized here. For more information on board actions, please see the complete meeting minutes posted online at www.oha.org/BOT Motion to approve a moratorium on the use of Fiscal Reserve...

Hoʻolaha Lehulehu | May 2018

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ASM Affiliates is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) for the proposed East Hawai‘i Organics Facility located in Kea‘au Ahupua‘a, Island of Hawai‘i (TMK: (3) 1-6-003:090 por.). We are seeking consultation with any community members that might have knowledge of traditional cultural uses of...

Supreme Court schedules arguments on 1993 water use permit

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Editor’s Note: For clarity, this article uses ‘Moloka‘i Ranch’ to refer to the current entity, as well as its related entitities Kukui (Moloka‘i), Inc., Moloka‘i Properties Ltd., and Molokai Public Utitlities. Thirty-nine Moloka‘i residents whose service across the pae ‘āina has helped protect Native Hawaiian...

ʻAlemanaka: Calendar | May 2018

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Calendar Listings - To have a local event listed in our monthly calendar, email kwo@oha.org at least six weeks in advance. Make sure to include the location, price, date and time. If available, please attach a high-resolution (300 dpi) photograph with your email. 91st Annual...

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: Bringing connection and healing to our pa‘ahao

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Ashley Soares first fell in love with hula when she was seven years old.“From the time I saw my cousins onstage for Keiki Hula, I knew that’s what I wanted to do,” she remembers. And she did practice hula growing up. Unfortunately, she also grew...

Kōkua needed for Kaua‘i flood relief

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Aloha mai kākou, As everyone knows, Kaua‘i was hit with devastating rains and flooding on April 15th, 2018. The damage done was immense. A portion of Kuhio Highway (the only route for vehicular access to the north shore) was completely washed away by flooding, leaving...

Why the State Audit is Good Medicine for OHA

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A doctor’s diagnosis can be uncomfortable or frightening. The worst thing to do, however, is to ignore or deny the diagnosis. The same is true for organizations being audited, as OHA was recently by the state Auditor. By now, we are all familiar with that...

Habitat puts substance abuse counselor back on her feet

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Varna Nakihei opened a nonprofit residential alcohol and drug treatment program on Moloka‘i in 1996 to give people on her home island a place to recover from addiction. Now 26 years sober and living on Maui, Nakihei spent some of the early 1990s addicted to...

Fiscal stewardship at OHA

Aloha mai kākou, For seven years running, independent certified accountants have looked into the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ books and found them clean. A clean audit isn’t normally something we’d brag about – it just affirms internally that we’re going about our work reliably and responsibly....

Gubernatorial candidates speak on Hawaiian issues

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The deadline to file as a candidate in the 2018 election is still a month away but candidates vying for governor have already hit the campaign trail. Seven made a stop at a Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement gubernatorial forum last month. The candidates didn’t...

OHA provides fuel for Kaua‘i flooding recovery efforts

Flood victims on Kaua‘i were top of mind at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees Resource Management Committee meeting on April 18, days after 28.1 inches of rainfall in a 24-hour period devastated the island’s north shore. Trustee Dan Ahuna (Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau)...

NH Chamber of Commerce recognizes Hawaiian leaders

The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 42nd year as an organization with its 2018 ‘Ō‘ō Awards event on April 27 in the Coral Ballroom of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. This year’s theme was “Celebrating Boat Days,” selected to convey the resiliency of...

Ho‘ohui ‘Ohana: Family Reunions | May 2018

E nā ‘ohana Hawai‘i: If you are planning a reunion or looking for genealogical information, Ka Wai Ola will print your listing at no charge on a space-available basis. Listings should not exceed 200 words. OHA reserves the right to edit all submissions for...

Sen. Akaka embodied Hawaiian values

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I join Hawai‘i in mourning the loss of our greatest statesman, a true ambassador of aloha, U.S. Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka, who passed away last month at the age of 93. Senator Akaka was the first and only Native Hawaiian to serve in the...

Hau‘oli Akaka

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I think in life there are so many manaful moments – just moments filled with memories and filled with so much inspiration. I think a lot of my spiritualness and inspiration is drawn from the mana that is inherited through my own ‘ohana. I was...

The Aloha Spirit of Hawai‘i….

Mahalo nui loa, Senator Daniel Kahikina Akaka! Regarded as a champion of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders during his time in Washington D.C, he was known at the “Ambassador of Aloha.” As son, Dr. Gerard Akaka describes his Dad: “He was ‘wired’...

OHA grantees provide better health and lifestyle for Hawaiians

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OHA grantees are affecting positive change in our strategic priority areas of health, housing, education, culture, and economic self-sufficiency throughout the pae ʻāina. A total of $6 million in OHA funding will support 23 projects to benefit Native Hawaiians in fiscal years 2018 and...

BLNR advances Mo‘omomi fishing rules

The Board of Land and Natural Resources on April 13 unanimously approved holding public hearings on proposed fishing rules for Mo‘omomi on the northwest coast of Moloka‘i. Hui Mālama o Mo‘omomi’s proposed community-based subsistence fishery area (CBFSA) rules would establish new bag limits, size limits,...