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He Leo Aloha: A Beloved Voice of Comfort and Rest for the Kupa ʻĀina

Photo: Protestor lies in the road in Kalaeloa
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We have experienced deep grief for the loss of our land, language and cultural identity.

A School Without Walls: A Partnership With Kealakehe High School

Photo: Students transplanting Pāʻū o Hiʻiaka
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This past fall, Kealakehe High School (KHS) and the Hawaiʻi Department of Education partnered with Liliʻuokalani Trust (LT) to offer an ʻāina-based Alternative Learning Opportunity (ALO).

From Within the Night

Ka Wai Ola
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Night represents birth as in the birth of Hawaiʻinuiākea and all of his sibling islands unto and past the borders of Kaʻula to the atolls and shoals of what is known today as Papahānaumokuākea, whose name itself recalls the birth of islands.

Ea Mai ka Lāhui

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By Imaikalani Winchester In Hawaiʻi, the month of July is an important time to celebrate justice and independence for Hawaiians, not Americans. This month commemorates a critical moment in our national history: ka Lā Hoʻihoʻi Ea, or Sovereignty Restoration Day, our first Hawaiian national holiday. Ka Lā...

President Biden Selects Kaʻai to Lead White House Initiative

Earlier this year Native Hawaiians welcomed word from Washington D.C., that President Joe Biden would restore the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Mai Loko o ka Pō

Ka Wai Ola
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ʻO ka Pō he hōʻilona ia o ka hānau ʻana o Hawaiʻinuiākea me kona mau hanauna mokupuni ā hiki i ka palena ʻo Kaʻula ā hiki aku i nā moku pāpapa o Papanuihānaumoku, a ma kēlā inoa hanohano e hoʻomanao ʻia mau ana ka hānau ʻana o nā mokupuni a pau o Hawaiʻi.

E Naʻi Wale nō ʻOukou; Conquer You Must

Leading the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce (NHCC) during a pandemic has been an interesting yet deeply humbling and rewarding experience.

Haliʻa Aloha | July 2021

Ka Wai Ola
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Haliʻa Aloha - obituaries and mele kanikau

Discovering Papakilo

Photo: Kawaikapu Hewett
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The following is an excerpt of an interview with Kawaikapuokalani Hewett, esteemed kupuna, haku mele and loea hula, by OHA Digital Archive Specialist Kale Hannahs.

The Life of Kalo

Ka Wai Ola
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Kalo was not always present throughout the history of the Hawaiian Islands. It is a canoe plant that came with the first Polynesian voyagers.