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Makahiki

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Makahiki Ceremonies at Waiawa always include “Hukihuki” (tug of war), a traditional Makahiki game that teaches pa‘ahao how to find center, balance, and harmony - individually and as a group. - Photos: Kai Markell

OHA-IT-Certifications

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Some of the in-person participants of the first IT certification cohort along with IT professionals from Microsoft and OHA, and OHA leadership at the launch event at OHA headquarters in Honolulu. - Photo: Joshua Koh

Melanie Hao

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Melanie Hao

H-3

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NaHHA Board of Directors

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(L-R) John Aeto, Jace McQuivey, Keali‘i Haverly, Mālia Sanders, Douglas Chang, Monte McComber II. Missing from picture: Phil Sammer. - Photo Courtesy

Endemic Plants – Puapilo

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Tucked into kiawe shade at Paniau, puapilo thrives. - Photo: Bobby Camara

Wind&theReckoning 3

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A new feature length film, The Wind & The Reckoning, is based on the true story of a Native Hawaiian family at the time of the overthrow who refused to be separated by leprosy after the father and son contracted the disease. Together, the family was able to evade capture and banishment to Kalaupapa by hiding in Kalalau Valley. The film premiered Sept. 24 at the Boston Film Festival where it garnered nine awards, including Best Film. - All Photos: Courtesy The Wind

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Waipi‘o Kūpuna are asking all to enjoy the beauty of the valley from the Koa‘ekea Lookout while Waipi‘o rests. - Photo: Courtesy

Tj Joseph

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TJ Joseph

Protecting-Halawa Sweets and Boots

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Clara “Sweet” Matthews with her husband, the late Robert “Boots” Matthews, in Hālawa Valley in October 2009. Sweet and Boots emerged as leaders in the decades-long struggle to protect the archaeological, cultural and natural resources of the valley before and after construction of the H-3 Freeway. Today, Sweet Matthews is the project manager for Nā Kūpuna a me Nā Kāko‘o o Hālawa, Inc., which promotes cultural stewardship and education in the valley. - Photo: Jan Becket

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In this 2006 photo taken in Hālawa Valley the pueo rockface is clearly visible. Pueo is the ‘aumakua (guardian) of the valley and pueo can often be seen flying in Hālawa Valley in the afternoons. Due to overgrowth of foliage, today the rockface is difficult to see and hard to get to. - Photo: Jan Becket

Oiwi Resources – Hula Alter

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Hula altar erected for the 2022 Kupukalālā Convention, primarily held online, to ensure continued guidance of akua over the discussions and decisions of kumu hula. - Photo: Pueo Pata

Nalani Fujihara

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Nalani Fujihara