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Poke Nūhou: News Briefs | September 2017

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Federal funds support ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i The Mānoa Heritage Center has been awarded a $90,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities for activities to revitalizethe Hawaiian language, history and culture, U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono announced in August. The donation will be matched by The First...

New Kamehameha Schools Trustee

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Elliot Mills, vice president of operations for Disney’s Aulani Resort and Spa, has been named to the Kamehameha Schools Board of Trustees. Mills’ five-year term begins Oct. 1. The state Probate Court committee selected Mills from three finalists, including Kathryn Matayoshi, former Department of Education...

Moloka‘i teens look to the future

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For many students, college and career fairs are common enough to be taken for granted. But on Molokaʻi, where high school enrollment hovers around 350, the remote Hoʻolehua campus is often passed over by college, job and military recruiters looking for a larger pool of...

Nourishing bodies, nurturing minds

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Six days into the new school year, Kualapuʻu Public Conversion Charter School students gleefully chased Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees across a grassy field. Punctuated by peals of laughter and capped off with hugs and high fives, the exercise was an energetic mahalo to the...

Ho‘ohui ‘Ohana: Family Reunions | September 2017

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E nā ʻohana Hawaiʻi: If you are planning a reunion or looking for genealogical information, Ka Wai Ola will print your listing at no charge on a space-available basis. Listings should not exceed 200 words. OHA reserves the right to edit all submissions for...

OHA urges DOI to maintain monument’s protections

Photo: Hikers on Nihoa
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Native Hawaiian and environmental groups continued to call for the preservation of existing protections for the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, amid media reports that the White House was considering lifting fishing prohibitions in several marine monuments. On Aug. 24, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan...

Opening doors to educational opportunities

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Aloha mai kākou, Post-secondary education opens doors to skilled jobs and better pay, which is why the Office of Hawaiian Affairs makes broadening access to college, vocational and trade programs a priority. This month, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs will be soliciting bids for its scholarship...

Workshop for scientists and community blends culture, environment and technology

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Scientists and community members representing 18 fishponds came together for a three-day workshop last month, blending cultural and environmental resilience with contemporary technology. Loko iʻa, or Hawaiian fishponds, are unique aquaculture systems that continue to feed and connect communities around the islands. Many of the...

The Thousand-Kanaka Kanikapila

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Mana Maoli unites students and musicians with new Song Across Hawai‘i video debut Mana Maoli’s first Song Across Hawaiʻi video collaboration in 2016, “Hawaiʻi Aloha,” transcended expectations by garnering over 5 million views, engaging viewers at The Smithsonian and on Hawaiian Airlines flights, and winning...

OHA loan helps Bella Pietra expand inventory

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Layla Dedrick and her husband Andrew knew as newlyweds that they eventually wanted to own their own business. In 2001, they made that a reality, opening Bella Pietra Design, a natural stone company that offers premium stone, like marble and travertine, as well as glass...

Restoration work attracts native species

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When William “Billy” Akutagawa hunted deer in Mokio back in the 1970s, he didn’t realize what else the land had to offer, aside from a pasture for Molokaʻi’s grazing cattle. Now, as a founding member of the 11-year-old Molokaʻi Land Trust (MLT), Akutagawa wants today’s...

ʻAlemanaka: Calendar | September 2017

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MOLOKA‘I CANOE FESTIVALS 4TH ANNUAL KULĀIA CELEBRATION Sept. 22, 5 to 10 p.m. In conjunction with Nā Wahine o Ke Kai Molokaʻi to Oʻahu outrigger canoe races on Sept. 24, downtown Kaunakakai will be transformed into a block festival featuring performances by Keauhou, Henry Kapono &...

Ka Wai Ola | Vol. 34 No. 09 | September 2017

Ka Wai Ola: September 2017 Cover
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Archive | Vol. 34 2017