Gubernatorial Candidates (2022)
Gubernatorial Candidate Survey - Ka Wai Ola August 2022 Issue
Aloha ʻĀina Kākou!!
Molokaʻi’s south shore once flourished with this delicacy, but human impact has stifled its growth, and it’s now hard to find.
Kaulana Nā Wai ʻEhā o Maui
Read this article in English O wai hoʻi Nā Wai ʻEhā o Maui? I loko o ke mele a Alice Nāmakelua i haku ai, ʻo “Nā Wai Kaulana,” ʻo lākou nō ʻo Waikapū, ʻo Wailuku, ʻo Waiehu, a me Waiheʻe. He mau kahawai nō lākou...
Famous are The Four Waters of Maui
Who are The Four Waters of Maui? Within the song that Alice Nāmakelua wrote, “The Famous Waters,” are Waikapū, Wailuku, Waiehu, and Waiheʻe.
He Hoʻopaʻahao i ka Hoʻihoʻi Iwi Kupuna
I ka makahiki 2000, ua hoʻokō ʻia nā hoʻihoʻi iwi kupuna he ʻekolu, a pēlā nō i ka makahiki 2001 me nā hoʻihoʻi iwi kupuna he ʻehā.
Honoring a Woman Warrior
Remembering Haunani-Kay Trask By Shane Pale and Healani Sonoda-Pale Much of our ancient Hawaiian lore recounts tales of leaders who are kupaianaha, individuals born with marvelous intellect and charisma who, by their words and actions, change the course of history for our people. Their stories are...
A Controversial Repatriation Case Results in Prison Time
In 2000, there were three repatriation cases and four more in 2001. The first case, in October 2000, was an international case involving 49 iwi poʻo housed at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
News Briefs | August 2021
OHA in the Community Take a virtual huakaʻi with the OHA Trustees and staff around Molokaʻi. Watch a video of the Molokaʻi site visits at https://vimeo.com/575989114 Laʻiʻōpua 2020 Hosts Waʻa Community Day On the grounds of Laʻiʻōpua 2020 in the ahupuaʻa of Kealakehe, a double-hull waʻa is...
Helping ʻOhana Progress Toward Economic Stability
OHA’s 15-year Mana i Mauli Ola Strategic Plan calls for strengthening the capability of ʻohana to meet their living needs, including housing, and cultivating economic development in and for Hawaiian communities. It’s not easy to get by or make ends meet in Hawaiʻi. For many...
He Aha Kau Hana?
Reinventing OHA and where are we going from here…
A Vision for the Future Part 3
A Vision for the Future Part 3: Kakaʻako Makai
Kalei’s Lunch Box Serves Aloha and Hope
You can smell the ʻono grinds coming from Kalei’s Lunch Box before you even get to the counter.
OHA Awards $1.77 Million to Help Communities Recover From the Pandemic
Another $700,000 will go to Kūlia and Native Hawaiian Teacher Education grant awardees Programs helping to mitigate learning struggles endured by young learners during the pandemic, provide psychiatric services to Native Hawaiians, and provide food to vulnerable Native Hawaiian communities are among the most recent...
Holding on to a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle
The residents of Kīpahulu live off the grid. They generate their own power, obtain water through catchment systems and streams, and grow, gather, raise and catch their own food.
5,000 Homes in Five Years
A new initiative has the potential to shift the paradigm for residents needing affordable housing in Maui County.
When Resistance is Required
Kū‘ē (nvt. To oppose, resist, protest.) Aloha mai kākou, When I was small, I spent one wonderful weekend in Happy Valley on Maui. My dad played softball in a community league, and when there was an interisland tournament on Maui, he took our family with him. I...
A Big Step Forward and a Half Step Back
Questions Remain After Water Commission Issues Long-Awaited Decision on Nā Wai ʻEhā
Haliʻa Aloha | August 2021
To create a space for our readers to honor their loved ones, Ka Wai Ola will print Haliʻa Aloha - obituaries and mele kanikau (mourning chants). Haliʻa Aloha appearing in the print version of Ka Wai Ola should be recent (within six months of...
Sex Trafficking of Kamaliʻi in Hawaiʻi
Child sex trafficking is a very real problem in Hawaiʻi. Hawaiʻi law defines child sex trafficking as the commercial sexual exploitation of anyone under 18 years old for the exchange or promise of anything of value including cash, shelter, and food.
A Small School With a Big Vision
Ke Kula ʻo Piʻilani is among Hawaiʻi’s newest, smallest schools; founded in 2015, its student body comprises just 45 keiki in grades kindergarten through 5.
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