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A Small School With a Big Vision

Photo: Students of Ke Kula ʻo Pi’ilani practice a chant
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Ke Kula ʻo Piʻilani is among Hawaiʻi’s newest, smallest schools; founded in 2015, its student body comprises just 45 keiki in grades kindergarten through 5.

Ka Lei Lanakila a ka Lāhui

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It is my privilege to invite UH Maui professors Kahele Dukelow and Kaleikoa Kaʻeo to share manaʻo about their beautiful kumu, whom they revere and treasure, in my column this month.

Seeking Redress for War Crimes Committed Against the Hawaiian Kingdom

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In July, a Resolution of Witness was submitted to the General Synod 2021 by the Association of Hawaiian Evangelical Churches (AHEC) of the Hawaiʻi Conference United Church of Christ (UCC).

Mākeke | The Marketplace | August 2021

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Leaders Gather to Commemorate HHCA Centennial

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In commemoration of the Centennial anniversary of the signing of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act (HHCA), the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) hosted a socially distanced ceremony at its Hale Kalanianaʻole Office Building in Kapolei on July 9, 2021.

100th Anniversary of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act Commemorated in D.C.

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Message delivered by OHA Chair Carmen “Hulu” Lindsey at the HHCA Press Conference in Washington, D.C., on July 9

Fighting to Learn on Lānaʻi

Photo: Keiki at Kula Kaiapuni Kauwela enjoying in-person Hawaiian language learning
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In 2014, Chelsa-Marie Kealohalani Clarabal sued the Department of Education and the Board of Education for the right to educate her daughters through ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi at Lānaʻi High and Elementary School.

It’s Tea Time!

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The mamaki plant is a staple in any Hawaiian medicine cabinet, as it’s known to help with a variety of health conditions.

Hoʻohui ʻOhana | Family Reunions: August 2021

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ʻIke Kūpuna is a Mea Hoʻōla

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The following is an edited excerpt from an interview with Dr. Kū Hinahinakūikahakai Kahakalau by OHA Digital Archive Specialist Kale Hannahs.

Public Notice | August 2021

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Cultural Impact Assessment For Roughly 17.2-Acre Parcel In Pihā Ahupuaʻa, North Hilo District, Island Of Hawaiʻi ASM Affiliates is preparing a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA) for a single-family residence being proposed on a portion of a roughly 17.2-acre parcel (TMK: (3) 3-2-004:037 located in Pihā...

Let’s Celebrate on Admission Day!

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On Aug. 21, 1959, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared that “the procedural requirements imposed by the Congress on the State of Hawaiʻi to entitle that state to admission to the Union have been complied with in all respects and that the admission of the State of Hawaiʻi into the Union on an equal footing with other states of the Union is now accomplished.”

Miss Aloha Hula Competition Winners

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Hoʻomaikaʻi to Rosemary Kaʻimilei Keamoai-Strickland who won the coveted title of Miss Aloha Hula at the 2021 Merrie Monarch Festival last month.

Too Many Red Flags to Ignore: OHA Must Follow Up on the CLA Report

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The 2019 Clifton Larsen Allen (CLA) report on OHA and OHA’s limited liability companies turned up numerous specific red flags that the Legislature has directed OHA to follow up on.

DOE Maui Canoe Complex Has a New Alakaʻi

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On July 1, Dr. Rebecca Winkie became the Department of Education’s new Maui Canoe Complex area superintendent.