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Mākeke: Marketplace | April 2018

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Classified ads only $12.50 - Type or clearly write your ad of no more than 175 characters (including spaces and punctuation) and mail, along with a check for $12.50, to: Ka Wai Ola Classifieds, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, 560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Suite 200,...

WAITING OVER A YEAR: Where is OHA’s Internal Audit?

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‘Ano‘ai kākou… Way, way back on February 8, 2017 – before the recent State Audit was completed – the Board of Trustees approved Action Item RM 17-02, which authorized a Request for Statement of Qualification from an independent CPA firm, for the purpose of...

Poke Nūhou: News Briefs | April 2018

‘Imiloa announces Merrie Monarch programs During the first week of April, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai‘i will host a cultural enrichment program series in celebration of the 55th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival. The programs complement Merrie Monarch’s mission of using education to perpetuate, preserve and promote...

OHA grantees provide housing help for Hawaiians

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OHA grantees are affecting positive change in our strategic priority areas of health, housing, education, culture, and economic self-sufficiency throughout the pae ʻāina. A total of $6 million in OHA funding will support 23 projects to benefit Native Hawaiians in fiscal years 2018 and...

Hula’s history in Hawai‘i

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The term “hula” is applied to all types of Hawaiian folk dances. There were hula found in only a single locality or known throughout a particular island. Others were danced throughout the islands using the same mele but might have been choreographed differently from...

Law library unveils Jon Van Dyke Collection

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William S. Richardson School of Law Library Archive’s new Jon Van Dyke Collection hosts hundreds of the late professor’s papers in a searchable database. Law professor Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie’s remarks at the March 4 unveiling reveal the richness of Van Dyke’s research: I am honored...

Producing food for the people

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In the early 1980s, Kamehameha Schools considered selling land on Kaua‘i’s north shore to resort developers but area kūpuna and ‘ohana protested, convincing Kamehameha to save the space as a living learning center. Today Waipā ahupua‘a, a valley spanning 1,600 acres from the high peak...

Play How You Feel – The Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila

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Paying homage to his late father, Cyril Pahinui initiated the Gabby Pahinui Waimānalo Kanikapila, designed after gatherings from Cyril’s childhood days when weekends at the family’s home on Bell Street in Waimānalo were a continuous kanikapila. As in those days, the festival attracts more...

He Ali‘i Ka ‘āina…

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I recently visited Keaukaha, Hawai‘i Island to meet with a group of young Kānaka Maoli who are taking steps to ensure our people return to the ‘āina. An important topic came up in this meeting. Since 2008, OHA has made annual payments of $3 million...