Bound by Ropes
This is a sad story about those persecuted for their faith. This story is about Helio Koaʻeloa of Wailua, East Maui. He converted from Protestant Calvinism to Catholicism. Shortly after his conversion, he went to Honolulu to study his new religion.
Public Notice | May 2023
Public Notice | May 2023 Issue of Ka Wai Ola
Project Ho‘omana to Accelerate Small Business Growth
It is well documented that 50% of micro and small businesses will go out of business after five years. Native Hawaiian business stats are even worse.
Why OHA Should Fully Open Its Records to the State Auditor
On April 5, 2023, the Hawai‘i Supreme Court denied Hawai‘i State Auditor Leslie Kondo full access to minutes of closed executive sessions of the OHA Board of Trustees.
Maui’s Hālau of ʻŌiwi Arts: The First of its Kind
When Maui County planners reached out to Maui kumu hula in late 2021 and invited them to discuss building a center for hula and Hawaiian culture on county property in the heart of Wailuku, the kumu were surprised...and skeptical.
Protecting Iwi Kūpuna From Development in Central Maui
Central Maui is home to several important burial sites. It is also where mass development is desecrating a number of these burial sites.
Update for Kalima v. DHHL Class Action
The deadline to submit claim corrections or opt out of the lawsuit was April 3, 2023.
Push Back Against Misinformation About Hakuone
If you saw me in one of the 30-second TV spots that have been airing about Hakuone, I hope you understood why I begin by calling out the shameless lying we have been subjected to.
He moʻolelo kaumaha kēia e pili ana i nā kānaka Hawaiʻi i hoʻomaʻau ʻia ma muli o ko lākou ʻano hoʻomana. Ua pili ia moʻolelo iā Helio Koaʻeloa no Wailua, Maui Hikina. Ua hoʻololi ʻo ia i kona hoʻomana ʻana i ke Akua mai ka hoʻomana Kalawina i ka hoʻomana Katolika.
Kīkaha ka ʻUaʻu
Of all the seabirds common to Hawaiʻi, few have received as much notoriety as ʻuʻau or Hawaiian Petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis).
An Exceptional Athlete and Two-Time Olympian
Two time Olympic athlete Pedro “Pete” Velasco, Jr., passed away at his home in Pāhoa, Hawaiʻi, on March 21, 2023 at the age of 85.
HTA Announces Kūkulu Ola and Aloha ʻĀina Programs
The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority (HTA) has announced funding opportunities for its Kūkulu Ola and Aloha ʻĀina programs.
Register to Vote. You Have Power. Use it!
My heart is heavy because we, the Indigenous people of these islands have been gravely disrespected yet again. You know from the media reports that the Speaker of House has steadfastly refused to allow OHA’s bills to be heard in the House. He is so...
OHA Rejects Saiki Proposal for Hakuone
On April 6, 2023, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Board of Trustees (BOT), recognizing both the significance and time sensitivity of Hawaiʻi House Speaker Scott Saiki’s proposal regarding development plans for OHA’s land in Kakaʻako Makai, convened a special meeting at its headquarters at Nā Lama Kukui in Honolulu.
A Clearinghouse of Behavioral Health Resources
Papa Ola Lōkahi is excited to announce the upcoming launch of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander (AANHPI) ʻOhana Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health (ʻOhana CoE).
UH Maui College: A Perfect Blend of Hawaiian Values and Academics
University of Hawaiʻi Maui College (UHMC) Chancellor Lui Hokoana knows one thing for sure: learning does not necessarily require students to sit behind desks or hunch over laboratory tables.
Appreciating ʻOhana Values
ʻOhana values are a rare thing these days as many of my peers seem to value social media over the things that truly matter.
News Briefs | May 2023
News Briefs | May 2023 Issue of Ka Wai Ola
A New Governor! A New State DHHL Director!
Gov. Josh Green has homelessness and housing as his top priorities and wants over $1 billion of investments in housing.
“Au i ke Kai me he Manu Ala: Cross the Sea as a Bird”
Polynesian explorers traveled from Tahiti and Bora Bora to Hawaiʻi over 1,000 years ago in ocean-voyaging waʻa (canoes) guided by traditional navigation.
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