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Mākeke | The Marketplace | September 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,...

Public Notice | September 2020

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Cultural Impact Assessment - Mālamalamaiki Ahupuaʻa, South Hilo District, Island Of Hawaiʻi ASM Affiliates is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) for a single-family residence being proposed for a roughly 6.48-acre parcel (TMK: (3) 2-5-012:028) situated in Mālamalamaiki Ahupuaʻa (located south of Honomū Ahupuaʻa), South...

Kūpuna Resource Guide

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AARP Hawaiʻi | All Islands Variety of services and resources including COVID-19 information and food assistance. W: https://states.aarp.org/hawaii/ Ph: 866-295-7282 (toll free) Aging and Disability Resource Center | All Islands Information and resources on healthy aging programs, alzheimers support, medicare help, fraud assistance, listing of service providers. W: https://www.hawaiiadrc.org/ Ph: 808-643-2372 Aloha...

Honoring Our Kūpuna

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kupuna (n. 1. Grandparent, ancestor. 2. Starting point, source) kapu (nvs. Taboo, prohibition; sacredness; prohibited, forbidden) Aloha mai kākou, “I ulu no ka lālā i ke kumu; the branches grow because of the trunk.” Without our elders we would not be here. In traditional Hawaiian families, as beloved kūpuna...

Lunalilo Home: The Legacy of a King

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Since 1883, Lunalilo Home has provided care for kūpuna with aloha; hōʻihi (respect, dignity); laulima (collaboration, teamwork); mālama (caring); hoʻomanawanui (patience); kūlia i ka pono (striving for the right); and lokomaikaʻi (benevolence, grace). The residential care home was established in accordance with the will...

HCF Selects Nonprofits to Receive OHA-Funded Grants to Support Food Security

Photo: Kumana I Ke Ala O Makaweli
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Hawaiʻi Community Foundation (HCF) has selected 30+ nonprofits to receive a total of $721,739 in grants, funded by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, to support community-based food security efforts in Native Hawaiian communities statewide. The grants support HCF Strong Funds for each county, including Kauaʻi...

Caring For Our Kūpuna: An Act of Aloha

Photo: Kūpuna wih her Daughter
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“Ua ʻai au i kana loaʻa; I have eaten of his gain." Said with pride and affection by a parent who is being cared for by the child they reared Most people hope to grow old in their own homes. No one dreams of someday going...

Hoʻohui ʻOhana | Family Reunions: September 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...

Kūpuna Urge Community Vigilance as Hawaiʻi Coronavirus Cases Surge

Graph of COVID-19 Cases by Age Group
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Age of COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths - Long Description As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in Hawaiʻi, concern is growing for the most respected - and most vulnerable - portion of the Hawaiian population: our kūpuna. With roughly 3,000 new infections in Hawaiʻi during the...

The Importance of Naming a Successor

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our everyday lives, and with the recent surge in fatalities, it has brought to light the fragility of our respective time with our loved ones. It is easy to talk about the importance of having an end-of-life plan in...

OHA Joins Advocates Warning of Consequences for Illegal Eviction of Renters

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs joined a group of advocates for Hawaiʻi renters at a press conference on August 4th to warn landlords that they may face serious legal consequences, including possible liability for substantial monetary damages, if they evict tenants during the emergency...

Shine On – The Legacy of the Hawaiian Moon Calendar

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By Kuni Agard Culture and business - the two can be partners in a way that is authentic, lucrative and pono. Nānā i ke kumu (look to the source)! From the inception of man, as told in the Kumulipo, kānaka maoli have relied on the...

We are a Spiritual People

Photo: Earl Kawaʻa
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Read this article in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Our elders of long ago were a spiritual people. They prayed and gave offerings for the protection of the family. At this time of the pandemic, people are searching for help to ward off troubles. These are some spiritual...

We’re Living in Unprecedented Times

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It has become popular lately to talk about unprecedented times. And while it’s true that many challenges we face today are unfamiliar to us, there’s also comfort in knowing that similar challenges have been faced—and overcome—in the past. As the expression goes, “a light bulb...

Hui of Kumu Hula Declare a Kapu to Combat COVID-19

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At a press conference livestreamed on Facebook on August 21st, a hui of Kumu Hula from acrosss the pae ʻāina announced a 30-day Lāhui Kānaka, a kapu intended to help stop the spread of the coronavirus in Hawaiʻi. Video of the press conference is...

A Lifetime of Commitment

Photo: Dr. Noa Emmett Aluli and educator Lynette Kaopuiki Paglinawan
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Age is just a number for Hawaiian cultural icons Dr. Noa Emmett Aluli and educator Lynette Kaopuiki Paglinawan “He mau makana nāu kēia na kō mākou kūpuna; These are gifts for you from our elders.” They may have found the secret to youth, hidden in the midst...

I Ola Lāhui’s ‘Ōlinolino Program Shines for Kūpuna and Their Caregivers

Photo: ‘Ōlinolino program participants work in Lunalilo Home's
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Too many kūpuna believe that their lives are only meaningful when they’re productive; that they are only useful when they are physically working. So, when they can no longer do the things they used to do, some kūpuna begin to think that they are...

Kūpuna Power!

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It all began in 2011, when Brickwood Galuteria’s mom asked him to check on his aunt, then in her eighties. When he entered Auntie’s house, Galuteria was shocked to find her electricity had been turned off, and she was burning candles for light. “If any...

Hawaiian History Month Pivots to Virtual Events in September

Hawaiian History Month Flyer
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Download Hawaiian History Month Flyer - PDF Format In honor of the 182nd birthday of Hawaiʻi’s last reigning monarch, Queen Liliʻuokalani, on September 2nd, the 14th annual ʻOnipaʻa Celebration, organized by the Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī Foundation/Coalition, is launching a five-week series of virtual events to celebrate...