Home 2020

Archives

Ke Koho Paloka Hoʻoluhi Hewa ʻia ma Hawaiʻi

Ka Wai Ola
0
Read this article in English Auhea ʻoukou e nā makamaka aloha ʻāina mai ka lā hiki a i ka lā kau; mai ke one wali o Hilo One a i ke one pūpū o Niʻihau. Welina mai ke aloha. Ke neʻe nei ka lā koʻikoʻi o...

Iwi Kūpuna Disturbed by Maui Lani Parkways Project

Protecting kūpuna from the COVID-19 virus has been our community’s shared kuleana. Iwi kūpuna found in Native Hawaiian burial sites across ka pae ʻāina, however, are also in need of our protection. For decades, Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation has provided legal assistance to clients...

Aloha Nō…

Ka Wai Ola
0
Jim Reeves sings a song I first heard forty years ago. One of the lines from the song goes, “There comes a time when we must say ‘goodbye…’” For me that time has come. I came quietly to OHA in 2007 (thirteen years and seven...

Ka Hana Maʻalea a ke Aloha

Ka Wai Ola
0
Read this article in English Unuhi ʻia e Noʻeau Peralto Hui Mālama i nā Kāpuna o Hawaiʻi Nei, Mokuna 6: I Mana i ka Hoʻonaʻauao Ua aʻo ʻia maila mākou i ke ʻano o ka mālama pilikia, me he mea lā, he kūpono kahi noho ma ke...

Depression during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ka Wai Ola
0
Earlier this month, a nationwide study confirmed what many have suspected for some time: the prevalence of depression has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to researchers, symptoms of depression have increased more than three-fold since March. The CDC reported that 40 percent of...

2020 Legislative Session: Discouraging Employment Discrimination and a Successful Defense

0
This year’s unprecedented legislative session featured measures involving employment discrimination, land transfers, the potential alienation of “ceded” lands – and a global pandemic that landed on Hawai‘i’s shores in early spring. After COVID-19 led to an abrupt recess in session, legislators reconvened to focus...

Mākeke | The Marketplace | October 2020

Ka Wai Ola
0
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,...

Our ʻŌpio Speak Out

Michael Wedermeyer Artwork
0
They are on the threshold of adulthood, living at a time when Hawaiʻi, America and the world are facing many daunting challenges. What concerns our ʻōpio today and why? How do they think these problems can be solved? Six high school students offer candid...

Voter Suppression in Hawaiʻi

Ka Wai Ola
0
Read this article in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi Aloha to our friends who love the land from the rising to the setting of the sun, from the fine sands of Hilo One to the shell-filled sands of Niʻihau. Greetings with love. The important day for general voting is...

The Trifecta of Inequality: Income, Wealth, and Opportunity

Ka Wai Ola
0
Welina me ke aloha. The “trifecta of inequality” took hold after the Great Recession in 2008. This country must put forward an intrastructure “overhaul,” and redistributive fiscal policies to reverse this trend. Sharing notes from a 2019 Commonfund (one of OHA’s investments) Conference speaker, Mr. El-Erian,...

Exchange Ave: An Ahupuaʻa Inspired Digital Economy

0
By John Kealoha Garcia Prior to the overthrow, Native Hawaiians lived in a highly organized, self-sufficient, subsistent social system based on communal land tenure. At the core of this system was the ahupuaʻa, an ancient land division that sustained Hawaiians for thousands of years. Resources were...

Public Notice | October 2020

Ka Wai Ola
0
Notice Of Consultation Section 106 Of The National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Pāpaʻaloa Elderly Housing Project PāPaʻAloa, Kaiwilahilahi Ahupuaʻa, North Hilo District, Island Of Hawaiʻi TAX MAP KEY: (3) 3-5-003:049 The County of Hawaiʻi Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) anticipates receiving federal funds from...

Not the Flu: ʻŌiwi Talk About COVID-19

0
The first weekend in August, Maile Alau and her ʻohana were moving into their new home. Saturday was a busy day spent moving boxes and furniture. On Sunday the work continued but as the morning wore on, Alau started to feel unwell; her throat...

Inspiring Young Minds; Transforming Young Lives

Ka Wai Ola
0
Queen Liliʻuokalani dedicated her wealth to the most vulnerable of children. She was acutely aware of the large numbers of orphaned and destitute children across the pae ʻāina. While the Hawaiian population today is rebounding and showing higher rates of connectedness to ʻohana, Hawaiian...

Most Important Election of My Lifetime

Ka Wai Ola
0
In a few days the state of Hawaiʻi will be sending out your mail in ballots for the 2020 general election. This will probably be the most important piece of mail you will receive this year. At stake this election year is a Presidential...

Strategic Aloha

Ka Wai Ola
0
Read this article in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Hui Mālama I Nā Kūpuna O Hawaiʻi Nei Part 6: Empowerment Through Education We were trained to understand that negativity demands a seat at the table and we must make room for it. By acknowledging the negative and putting it...

Manu, The Boy Who Loved Birds

Manu, The Boy Who Loved Birds
0
After a school visit to the Bishop Museum, a young boy is inspired to learn more about the Native Hawaiian birds whose feathers were used to fashion the beautiful feathered garments he saw on display. He is especially intrigued by the tiny ʻōʻō with...

OHA Victory in Ongoing Lawsuit Against State Auditor

0
First Circuit Judge Jeffrey P. Crabtree issued an order in favor of OHA in mid-September, ruling that the redacted portions of the minutes of the executive sessions of OHA Board meetings the State Auditor seeks to review are protected by attorney-client privilege. “While yesterday’s ruling...

News Briefs | October 2020

0
Applications for Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship Now Available First Nations Development Institute and The Henry Luce Foundation have opened applications for the 2021 Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship, a 12-month, self-directed program designed to support the growth, development, knowledge and networks of Indigenous knowledge holders and knowledge...