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Photo: Akoni Mika me Mary Kekuewa Ahiena Kenao
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Here, below, is a letter that was published in Ka Nupepa Ka Oiaio (28 Dec., 1894) by someone by the name of A.K. Mika, a native of Kōloa, Kauaʻi.

ʻOliʻoli Hape Nūia

Photo: Akoni Mika me Mary Kekuewa Ahiena Kenao
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Eia kekahi leka o lalo nei i paʻi ʻia ma Ka Nupepa Ka Oiaio (28 Dek., 1894) na kekahi kanaka ma ka inoa ʻo A. K. Mika, kekahi kupa no Kōloa, Kauaʻi.

642 Acres at Mahukona Protected in Perpetuity

After a decades-long collaborative effort, nonprofit Hawai‘i Land Trust (HILT), in partnership with nonprofit Nā Kālai Waʻa, federal, state and county agencies, and the Kohala community announced in December that they successfully closed on its largest purchase, permanently protecting 642 acres at Mahukona on the Kohala coast of Hawai‘i Island.

25 Pastoral Lots Awarded in Kahikinui, Maui

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The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) awarded 25 pastoral lots on December 2, as part of the Department’s Kuleana Program.

Public Notice | January 2024

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Public Notice | January 2024 Issue of Ka Wai Ola

DOI Announces Revised NAGPRA Regulations

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The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has unveiled revised federal regulations for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).

Maʻo Hau Hele – Hawaiʻi’s State Flower

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An endemic member of the hibiscus family, maʻo hau hele (Hibiscus brackenridgei and Hibiscus mokuleianus) – the green traveling hau – only occurs naturally in Hawaiʻi Nei.

Ka Wai Ola | Vol. 41 No. 1 | January 2024

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Ka Wai Ola | Vol. 41 No. 1 | January 2024 Issue of Ka Wai Ola

E NHLC…

I missed some mortgage payments for my DHHL homestead and got a letter saying my lease might be canceled.

Mākeke | The Marketplace | January 2024

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

May Their Songs Fill our Forests Forever

Photo: ʻAkikiki
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ʻAkikiki are one of the most critically endangered bird species in the entire world.

Family Reunions: January 2024

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Family Reunions: January 2024 Issue of Ka Wai Ola

Hoʻokipa Hawaiʻi is Next Month!

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As the anticipation builds, we are thrilled to share that Hoʻokipa Hawaiʻi Weekend is just a month away.

Radio Personalities Collaborate on a New Local Lifestyle Show

Photo: Mele Apana, Lina Girl Langi, and Davey D share music and laughs
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Popular radio personalities and best friends Davey D (David Daniels), Lina Girl (Lina Langi) and Mele Apana are transitioning to broadcast TV.

The Annual ʻOnipaʻa Peace March: Observing the Overthrow

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The story of the Indigenous people of Hawaiʻi is one of resilience.

I Mua Kākou Āpau i kēia Makahiki Hou o 2024!

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Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou! As we move forward to this new year, I continue to advocate for our beneficiaries at the county, state, and federal levels of government as your chair of the OHA Committee on Beneficiary Advocacy and Empowerment.

A 76-Year Legacy of Serving Hawaiian Food

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Longevity in the restaurant industry is no easy feat. It requires a deep understanding of customer desires, dedication to quality, and an unwavering commitment to a brand’s values.

Reelitz Named OHA Director of Advocacy

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) recently named Keʻōpū Reelitz as the agency’s new director of Advocacy (chief advocate). She began her new role on December 1.

In His World, Science and Culture Were Strands of the Same Cord

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Remembering Jim Kauahikaua, the First Native Hawaiian to Lead the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

He Kalakupua i ka Pō

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‘Alalā (Corvus hawaiiensis), the Hawaiian crow, embodies immense cultural and biological significance in Hawaiʻi.