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Mākeke | The Marketplace | April 2024

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Mākeke | The Marketplace | April 2024 Issue of Ka Wai Ola

Will Changes in the Leadership at University of Hawaiʻi Address the Outstanding Cultural Problems on Maunakea and Kumukahi?

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Ever since the Overthrow of our Monarchy, Hawaiians have had to fight to protect our “Wahi Pana,” Sacred Places. Mauna Kea is a good example.

Ka Wai Ola | Vol. 41 No. 4 | April 2024

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April 2024 Issue of Ka Wai Ola

Kalima Lawsuit Settlement Update

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Settlement paychecks sent to approximately 1,300 Living Class Members

Family Reunions: April 2024

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Family Reunions - April 2024 Issue of Ka Wai Ola

Hawaiʻi to Host Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture for the First Time in Its History

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What could be the most consequential gathering of Pacific Islanders in Hawaiʽi’s history will occur this summer.

Waiakeakua Forest Restoration Project

Photo: Volunteer places a plant in the ground
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The Living Life Source Foundation was awarded an ʽAhahui Grant from OHA for its Waiakeakua Reforestion project to continue the work to restore native koa and ʻōhiʻa, which once grew tall in Mānoa Valley.

Hoahānau ʻEhā – Four Cousins

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For those who arenʻt particularly botanically inclined, weʻll try Go Outside and Pay Attention (Noho i waho a maliu).

Public Notice | April 2024

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Public Notice | April 2024 Issue of Ka Wai Ola

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Fills Four Key Executive Positions

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs today announced the recent appointments of four leaders who will serve as directors on its executive leadership team.

Faces of the Diaspora Series: A Keʻanae Girl “Left Hawaiʻi for Good”

Photo: Megan Ulu-Lani Boyanton, her tūtū Daisy Akuna Goodall and her makuahine Heidi Ululani Goodall Boyanton
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In her living room in Port Orchard, Wash., Daisy Ann Young-Kiu Akuna Goodall, 83, still strums the strings of the ʻukulele she first learned to play as a teenager in Hawaiʻi.

Nā Leo O Ka Lāhui

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Nā leo o ka lāhui – the many voices of our people – represent the differing views and lived experiences that comprise our lāhui.

Māmaki, An Essential Farmaceutical

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Māmaki is one of the most well-known endemic plants of Hawaiʻi. Its increasing popularity can be attributed to a desire for more natural approaches to health with holistic benefits that extend far beyond what conventional medicine can provide.

OHA to Celebrate King Kalākaua’s Legacy and Advocacy at the 61st Merrie Monarch Hula Festival

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During the week of the 61st Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) will present Nā Hanana o OHA, a community engagement series honoring the enduring legacy of King Kalākaua and his advocacy for the restoration of traditional Hawaiian knowledge and practices.

Puakala Argemone glauca

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While most literature tells us it favors dry leeward regions, Noʻeau Peralto knows it well at Koholālele, Hāmākua, Island of Hawaiʻi.

Assessing the Economic Impact on Hawaiʻi’s Indigenous Community

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A recent study conducted by Pacific Resource Partnership (PRP) and highlighted in Pacific Business News sheds light on the economic sentiments of 900 residents across Hawaiʻi.

Hālau honors Kipu Kai Ranch’s Old-time Paniolo Wilfred “Willy” Kuali’i III

Photo: Wilfred “Willy” Kualiʻi III
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At Merrie Monarch this year, the ladies of Hālau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leinā'ala from Kalāheo, Kaua'i, will perform their ‘auana hula to Mary Kawena Pukui’s “Kipu Kai” honoring an old-time paniolo who worked for Mr. John “Jack” Waterhouse on Kipu Kai Ranch back in the 50s and 60s.

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Every spring, the week-long Merrie Monarch Festival celebrates King David Kalākaua and his legacy of reinstating the public practice of hula after it had been outlawed in the 1830s.

How OHA Benefits All People!

Photo: Chinese Chamber of Commerce with Trustee Akina
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As a Trustee-At-Large for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, my primary responsibility is to ensure that OHA works toward the betterment of the conditions of the Hawaiian people.

Live and Virtual Grant Workshops Benefit the Community

Photo: Trustees meet Sophia the Robot
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I’m happy to announce that good changes are happening here at OHA! Finally, live and virtual grant application workshops were held throughout Hawaiʻi after my numerous requests to our administration since 2021.