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TAXED OUT

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Increasing land taxes force Hawaiians off their ancestral lands The Time Before When Ed Chang was a child living in Makena in the 1930s there was only one road to get there, which was through ʻUlupalakua Ranch up mauka. There used to be a school but it closed...

Becoming the Wind

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STORY SERIES POSTPONED - In Ka Wai Ola’s March issue, we ran the first of a three-part series about Kumu Hula Meleana Manuel of Ke ‘Olu Makani O Mauna Loa. This was to be the debut of Kumu Meleana’s hālau at the Merrie Monarch, and...

E ala! E alu! E kuilima!

ʻŌlelo Noʻeau no. 258 Up! Together! Join Hands! A call to come togther to tackle a given task. Mary Kawena Pukui wrote, “Rigorous concern for soundness of body is a primary consideration throughout physical life, especially before and during infancy...Physical breeding as a means of perpetuating...

Camping

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Read this article in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi It was to Keaukaha that the Hawaiian immersion class went with kupuna Elizabeth Kauahipaula because she was raised there. Shortly after they went to Leleiwi because it was where the kupuna also lived in the summer. There were many...

From the Big Island to a Bigger Island

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By Kamaka Dias I first heard about the Peace Corps when I was studying abroad in Spain back in 2014. I overheard my resident director talking to some other students about his time in the Peace Corps. It sounded like everything I wanted – the...

Hoʻohui ʻOhana | Family Reunions: March 2020

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E nā ʻohana Hawaiʻi: 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...

ANALYSIS: Homelessness in Hawai‘i

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By Jon K. Matsuoka As with many of our chronic and seemingly intractable social problems, despite our efforts, homelessness only gets worse with time. As ranking elected officials pledge to solve, or at least put a dent in the problem, Hawai‘i continues to have one...

Kūhiō

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With the month of Malaki upon us we celebrate the birth of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole, born on March 26, 1871, in Kukui‘ula, Kōloa, on the island of Kaua‘i. After the passing of both his parents, the Prince was hānai to Queen Kapi‘olani. At the...

Real Estate Purchase to Provide Added Opportunity

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Department of Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiaries will soon have another housing option in urban Honolulu. New real estate was recently added to the Department’s O‘ahu inventory with the acquisition of three parcels from Kamehameha Schools. The purchase was approved by the Hawaiian Homes Commission...

Service is the path to leadership

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Lahela Williams, 32, is the executive director of Hawaiian Community Assets, a nonprofit that works with individuals and families to help them achieve personal finance and housing goals. Lahela was born and raised in Papakōlea and is the oldest of five children. She graduated...

Letters to the Editor | March 2020

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Mahalo for January’s article on wind turbines in Kahuku - it was very insightful. I advocate for clean energy and also empathize fully with the people living near the turbines. It saddens me that people do not feel heard, and I hope that improves....

Strengthening relationships on the continent

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On February 10, 2020, National Congress of American Indians President Fawn Sharp became the first woman to deliver the NCAI’s 18th State of Indian Nations address. President Sharp, the third woman ever elected as NCAI President, also serves as President of the Quinault Indian...

Public Notice | March 2020

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NOTICE OF CONSULTATION SECTION 106 OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT (NHPA) PUA LOKE AFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECT LĪHU‘E, NAWILIWILIW AHUPUA‘A, LĪHU‘E (PUNA) DISTRICT, ISLAND OF KAUA‘I, TAX MAP KEY (4) 3-8-005:0028, 029 The Kaua‘i County Housing Agency (County) anticipates receiving federal funds from the U.S....

Ka Ho‘ōla ma Honokahua: Mahele II

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Read this article in English Unihi ʻia e Noʻeau Peralto I ka makahiki 1988, kākau ihola ‘o Edward Kanahele i kekahi leka i ka luna ho‘oponopono o ka nūpepa i mea e ho‘omaliu mai ai i ka hu‘e hewa ‘ia ‘ana o nā iwi kūpuna ma...

Where Native Hawaiians are moving and why

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Outside of Hawai‘i, the largest “Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander” populations can be found in California (286,000), Washington (70,000), Texas (48,000), Florida (40,000) and Utah (37,000), according to the 2010 US Census. The majority of Hawaiians are living in Los Angeles, followed by...

OHA asks court to determine whether trustees must turnover attorney-client privileged information to the state auditor

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OHA filed a complaint on February 14th asking the First Circuit Court for a declaratory judgment on whether trustees must provide the State Auditor with attorney-client privileged information, with the hope that a court decision will help clear the way for the completion of...

Living Residentially Challenged in Waimānalo

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He hale kipa no la ho‘i ko ke kōlea ha‘iha‘i ‘e ‘ia na iwi. The house of a plover might have been that of a friend if one hadn’t broken his bones. (A stranger might have been a friend if he hadn’t been treated so shamefully.) According...

Mākeke | The Marketplace: February 2020

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Classified ads only $12.50 - Type or clearly write your ad of no more than 175 characters (including spaces and punctuation) and mail, along with a check for $12.50, to: Ka Wai Ola Classifieds, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, 560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96817. Make check...