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Ka hana a ka mākua, o ka hana no ia a keiki

“What parents do, children will do” (ʻŌlelo Noʻeau #1295) Our title is an ʻōlelo noʻeau describing a child’s behavior as a reflection of his or her family’s behaviors and practices. Our Hawaiian ancestors knew this phenomenon. Thus, much family time was spent teaching keiki appropriate...

Restoring our Lifeline in Waiʻoli

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For generations of mahiʻai from Waiʻoli, Kauaʻi, kalo farming is a way of life. Each successive generation learns about the flow of the ʻauwai, the right texture and temperature of the soil, the taste of each kalo species, when to harvest, and when to...

Step up and take control of the narrative

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A new generation of Hawaiian leaders are rising to the challenges facing our islands and our planet. E Hoʻokanaka features these important new voices. Koa Hewahewa is a native son of Maui, born and raised in Wailuku. He is a small business owner of Kanu...

Redefining ʻOhana

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ʻohana1. nvs. Family, relative, kin group; related. Aloha mai kākou, This is the time of year when our hearts turn towards ʻohana; the anticipation of gathering with family and friends to celebrate the holidays, and of sharing food, music, laughter and love. Here in Hawaiʻi, for many of...