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Self-Quarantine Homestead Units!

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First and foremost, the entire SCHHA team and leaders statewide pray for the health and safety of all of Hawai‘i’s people during this global pandemic. As the oldest and largest organization dedicated to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (HHCA) serving the interests of native Hawaiian...

The Voices of the Kūpuna

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Read this article in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Aloha friends, those who love this land. As I am tucked in my humble home perhaps, like you, I remember my education at UH Mānoa and the assigment to go and listen to the tapes of the “Ka Leo...

We Find Ourselves in Unprecedented Times

Aloha mai kākou, During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ priority is to maintain safe and healthy community and work environments for OHA staff and beneficiaries, while limiting disruptions in our services to the lāhui. Following federal and state mandates, OHA closed all of...

Not in Anyone’s Backyard

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By Anthony Makana Paris, MA, JD and Kamuela Werner, MPH Protect Nānākuli and Hawai‘i Communities from Future Landfills The Nānākuli community was already facing a massive, ongoing public health crisis -- and now COVID-19 is making it much, much worse. In the heart of Nānākuli lies the...

Leo o Nā Kūpuna

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Read this article in English Aloha mai e nā makamaka, e nā aloha ‘āina. Ia‘u e pa‘a ana ma kauwahi hale nei, e like paha me ‘oukou, ua ho‘omana‘o au i ku‘u kula ‘ana ma ke kula nui ma Mānoa a me ka ha‘awina ho‘iho‘i...

Empowering Ourselves in the Fight Against COVID-19

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By Dr. Jodi Leslie Matsuo and Dr. Leon Matsuo Perspectives on COVID-19 have evolved rapidly since it was first introduced to the public’s mind a few months ago. Initially people were divided. At one end of the spectrum sat a small percentage who practiced caution...

Mākeke | The Marketplace: May 2020

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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, Honolulu, HI 96817. Make check...

Be safe. Stay healthy.

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Aloha, my aides and I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone well. This pandemic that is turning our world upside down and inside out has forced us to alter our ways. But technology is helping us to continue with life as best...

Lessons Learned

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Much has been said over the last two months about what we should do, or what we should have done, in response to the coronavirus outbreak we are now facing. Many have suggested that we should have just shut down the airports and not...

Hoʻohui ʻOhana | Family Reunions: May 2020

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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...

A Time of Reflection… or Having the Time to Reflect!

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When I think about the monetary phenomenon of economics and of the complex interaction of individual actions that lead to unintended patterns of predictable and orderly outcomes of wealth and prosperity as Adam Smith states in his book, Wealth of Nations, I feel that...

COVID-19 and the Road to Recovery

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The COVID-19 crisis is affecting Native Hawaiians by posing health challenges, economic harship and legal issues. While we know that our state has limited resources, medical supplies, and capacity for those infected with the virus, we also know that Native Hawaiians suffer from increased...