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ʻElima Hoʻihoʻi Iwi Kūpuna mai ʻEnelani

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Mai ka makahiki 2010 a hiki i ka makahiki 2014, ua hoʻokō ʻia nā hoʻihoʻi iwi kupuna me nā hale hōʻikeʻike he ʻelima ma ʻEnelani.

Public Notice | December 2021

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Public Notice | December 2021 Issue of Ka Wai Ola

Native Hawaiian Businesses and the DoD

Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce
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Can Native Hawaiian Businesses be Department of Defense (DoD) contractors? The answer is yes. The DoD in Hawaiʻi is the second, some would argue the first, largest contributor to the state economy.

We Are Not ‘Aʻama Crabs

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When I was a young teenager, I would spend summers with my dad, Henry Kaʻiama Aʻi, in Mahukona, Kohala, Hawaiʻi Island. He was a stevedore and would work shifts at the docks unloading the ships that brought household goods to that part of the island.

A Time to Reflect

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The holiday season is upon us, and as the year marches steadfastly towards its inevitable conclusion, like many people I am prompted to reflect on the past year’s triumphs and challenges.

The Hawaiian Church of Hawaii Nei: Perpetuating and Continuing the Care of Ancestral Remains

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The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) Iwi Kūpuna Repatriation and Reinterment grant is timely and greatly needed.

A Look Back

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As we come to the end of 2021, we look back on the year that has past and start to look forward to the year ahead.

Hauʻoli Makahiki Hou! Aloha Kalikimaka!

Photo: Mac Poepoe preparing fish
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Long before Christmas came to Hawaiʻi, we had our own winter holiday – Makahiki.

Five International Repatriations from England

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From 2010 to 2014, repatriations were conducted from five institutions located in the United Kingdom (England). During that same time period, there was one repatriation from a U.S. institution and one repatriation from a private U.S. citizen.

Military Land Use Plan Reveals Challenges and Opportunities

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The United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) recently unveiled a new Hawaiʻi Military Land Use Master Plan (HMLUMP). This document provides an overview of current military land use in Hawaiʻi and a snapshot of plans for the next 25 years.

ʻĀina Kūpuna Tax Relief: Landmark Bill Approved by Maui County Council

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A groundbreaking tax relief bill that directly impacts Native Hawaiians in Maui County passed its second reading with unanimous approval by the Maui County Council on November 19.

The Hoʻokupu: What Indeed is it?

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This is the season of the Makahiki, a time for giving hoʻokupu. This month of December is also a time of giving gifts.

The Return of Lono

Painting of Makahiki Games in 1779
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While the United States celebrated its bicentennial in 1976, Native Hawaiians were reasserting our rights and dignity as a people.

UNESCO’s International Decade of Indigenous Languages Includes ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

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On Dec. 18, 2019, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly passed a resolution proclaiming 2022-2032 as the “International Decade of Indigenous Languages.”

Welina iā ʻoe, e LONO!

Photo: Members of the Hikiau ʻOhana
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From at least the time of Lonoikamakahiki, son of Keawe-nui-a-ʻUmi (k) and Kaihālāwai (w), the 64th generation from Wākea, Kānaka Hawaiʻi have observed Makahiki as a season dedicated to harvest, bounty, taxation, and Lono.

Mālama i nā Keiki: A Pediatrician Answers Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine for Keiki

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We have been through a lot these last two years. The challenges and tragedies associated with the pandemic have often been unbearable, and especially heartbreaking is the toll that it has taken on our keiki.

Ka Moʻolelo o Kamehameha I

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Kūkulu ihola ‘o Kamehameha he mau ‘aha‘aina makahiki, a ua kapa ‘ia he mau ‘aha‘aina ho‘omaha i ka luhi i ka hana ‘ana i kēlā a me kēia mea i hana ‘ia e ke kanaka; a i mea ho‘i e ho‘oikaika ai i ke kino o kēlā kanaka, kēia kanaka.

Mākeke | The Marketplace | December 2021

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Mākeke | The Marketplace | December 2021 Issue of Ka Wai Ola

“ʻŌheuheu ka Lau o ka ʻĀhinahina”

Photo: ʻāhinahina
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ʻŌheuheu ka lau o ka ʻāhinahina, ua pulu i ke kēhau; The fuzzy leaves of the silversword, moistened by the mist.

Community Health Workforce: Supporting our Lāhui from Within

Photo: Ke Ko‘oko‘o community health workers (CHWs) from Kula No Nā Po‘e Hawai‘i
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Based on the premise that personal relationships and patient engagement are critical to improving access to healthcare, Papa Ola Lōkahi has been identifying, training and deploying community leaders to provide information, share resources and help navigate the healthcare system for patients and their families.