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Cultural Patrimony and a Case of Theft

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In 2002 and 2003, there were a total of nine repatriation cases. The first case, in January 2002, involved four iwi kūpuna repatriated from the U.S. Air Force and ceremonially reburied at an established reburial site in Waimānalo, Oʻahu.

News Briefs | September 2021

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News Briefs for September 2021 - Ka Wai Ola

Nā Palapala ʻĀina a Henry Kekahuna

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Inā kipa ʻoe iā Kahaluʻu ma Kona ma ka mokupuni ʻo Hawaiʻi Kuauli, e ʻike ana ʻoe i kekahi hana kupanaha, ʻo ia nō ke kūkulu hou o ʻelua wahi pana kapu, nā heiau ʻo Hāpaialiʻi me Keʻekū. Mahalo i Nā Kulaʻo Kamehameha no kēlā hana.

Ka Lani Alii Hope o Hawaii

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Ike kakou e pili ana ka Hale o Kamehameha, oia hoi, o Kamehameha I, KalanikuaLiholiho, Kalanikauikeaouli, Alexander Liholiho, a me Lota Kapuaiwa.

Helping Fellow Kānaka to Stay in Hawaiʻi

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Is there anything sadder than a Hawaiian who has to move away or can’t return home because they can’t afford to live in Hawaiʻi?

Reconnecting to Our Kūpuna Through Papakilo

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OHA’s Digital Archive Specialist Kale Hannahs talks with Hina Puamohala Kneubuhl to learn how she uses Papakilo to research designs for Hawaiian fashion company Kealopiko.

University of Hawai‘i Public Apology to Dr. Trask

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The Department of Philosophy at Mānoa is saddened by the news of the passing of Dr. Haunani-Kay Trask, Professor Emerita and co-founder of the Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge.

Public Notice | September 2021

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Public Notice | September 2021 - Ka Wai Ola
Photo: Aloha Lau

Growing with Opportunity

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Kuʻualohapauʻole Lau interned at OHA for four years while attending UH Mānoa.

Aunty Hulu’s Beef Stew

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As many may know, I am from a large extended Hawaiian family where music, hula, and food is something we enjoy and take special pride in.

Ka Wai Ola | Vol. 38 No. 9 | September 2021

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September 2021 Issue of Ka Wai Ola

He inoa nō Liliʻuokalani!

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The gift of grace is an “undeserved love, favor, or blessing.”

Water Allocation Years in the Making

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There are very few subjects within the Hawaiian community that elicit universal agreement. Equitable access to water is one of them, and it is a topic that is central to the implementation of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act.

The Right to Surf Under the Hae Hawaiʻi

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A new short film, MOHO, helps make the case for sending a Hawai‘i Surf Team to the 2024 Olympics
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Ka Wai Ola Honored with Four Native American Journalists Association Awards

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ monthly publication Ka Wai Ola News has received four 2021 National Native Media Awards from the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA), the association announced recently.

Hoʻohui ʻOhana | Family Reunions: September 2021

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Family Reunions: September 2021 - Ka Wai Ola

OHA is Becoming More Accountable in How It Gives Out Money

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When I was first elected to the OHA Board back in 2016, one of my top concerns was the way the agency had been managing its grants.

Planning for Next Generation Advocacy

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The ʻAha ʻŌpio Steering Committee has been working, since June 2021, on a plan to inspire ʻōpio to create and lead the next generation of policy makers and community advocates.

Protecting Pololū

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Famously known as one of the most prominent childhood homes of Kamehameha Paiʻea, Pololū remains one of Hawaiʻi’s most pristine and unchanged places inhabited by our kūpuna for generations.

E Hoʻohanohano kō Mākou Mōʻī Wahine Liliʻuokalani

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Queen Liliʻuokalani’s 183rd birthday is on Sept. 2, 2021. Lydia Liliʻu Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamakaʻeha was

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