About

Ka Wai Ola

Ka Wai Ola News’ print edition has been serving up news for the lāhui since 1980, covering the people, issues and events important to the Native Hawaiian community.

In January 2020, OHA launched KaWaiOla.news, an accompanying digital version of the publication that includes bonus videos, photo albums and an archival section that contains digitized versions of Ka Wai Ola News since its 1980 inception. The digital platform makes 41 years of contemporary Hawaiian history available to the world. 

The publication has a large following, counting 51,000 print subscribers and 20,000 digital subscribers from across the country and an average 16,000 online readers visiting the site each month.  

Ka Wai Ola News is a multi-award winning Indigenous media source funded by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Ka Wai Ola

Sylvia M. Hussey, Ed.D.
Ka Pouhana/ Chief Executive Officer

COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION

Alice Malepeai Silbanuz
Communications Director

COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM

Amy SchwabCommunications Manager

Puanani Fernandez-Akamine
Editor-in-Chief

Kaleena Patcho
Multi-Media Designer

Ed Kalama
Communications Strategist

Jason Lees
Multi-Media Designer

Joshua Koh
Multi-Media Designer

Kelli SoileauCommunications Strategist

EMAIL
kwo@OHA.org

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