The Pacific Remote Islands (PRI), is an area of approximately 495,189 square miles of ocean that includes seven islands and atolls.
For Denise Kekuna, treasurer of the Friends of Hōkūleʻa & Hawaiʻiloa (FHH), the canoe, Hawaiʻiloa, represents the “continuum of our shared cultures and the deep Indigenous intelligence that sustained and continues to sustain us.”
Names are special to Hawaiians. When we give birth to our children, we seek out kūpuna to find a name.
Fred Keakaokalani Cachola Nov. 24, 1935 – Feb. 20, 2023 By Kēhaunani Abad “Lele o Kohala me he lupe lā. Kohala soars as a kite.” An expression of admiration for Kohala, a district that has been a leader in doing good work. Amidst the bustle of the Kohala Plantation...
Kai (not his real name) did not have a typical childhood. He started going in and out of foster homes from the age of five, suffered severe abuse and neglect, and was diagnosed with a myriad of emotional challenges and learning disabilities.
Now that this landmark class action case has settled, the next phases are to provide notice of claims and to disburse the settlement funds.
As many of you now know, OHA’s plans for Hakuone include a Hawaiian Cultural Center.
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