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Could it be Alzheimer’s?

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Alzheimer’s disease is a public health crisis.

Ka Wai Ola | Vol. 38 No. 11 | November 2021

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November 2021 Issue of Ka Wai Ola

New Digitization of Ka Hoku o Hawaii Microfilms: 1906–1917

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Over the last 10 years, the Papakilo Database has formed many partnerships with various community archive organizations, including the Bishop Museum, in an effort to increase access to various historic collections.

News Briefs | November 2021

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Kīlauea Hawaiʻi’s 2020 Census Campaign Wins a Gold Effie Award The Kālaimoku Group, a Native Hawaiian-owned marketing agency based in Honolulu has earned another award for its contribution to the 2020 Census campaign. The 2020 Census Campaign orchestrated by The Kālaimoku Group, in conjunction with VMLY&R marketing...

Hawaiians: Diverse and Dispersed Yet Bound Together in Aloha!

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In July of this year, I participated in a Hawaiʻi Island Economic Development Board (HIEDB) panel discussion moderated by HIEDB Executive Director Jacqui Hoover.

Hele no ka wai, hele no ka ʻāla, ola ke kalo

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The makawai is the outlet from which the water flows from the ‘auwai into the lo‘i to nourish the entire patch of kalo which, in turn, sustains the community it feeds.

OHA Delivers “Meals & Mahalo” to Healthcare Workers on Hawaiʻi Island

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In late September, as part of the effort to expand its “Meals & Mahalo” program statewide, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) delivered 150 meals to frontline healthcare workers at Hilo Medical Center as an act of aloha and appreciation.

The University’s Plan for Maunakea Comes up Short

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I was raised by my parents and grandparents in Waimea, Hawaiʻi, literally on the slopes of Maunakea.

Keeping Healthy and Safe During the Holidays

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The Makahiki – considered by some to be a traditional Hawaiian Thanksgiving – started around mid-October and lasted for the next four months.

A Glimpse into 19th and 20th Century Hawaiian Life

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Malu ʻUlu o Lele, the debut book from two Maui-born authors, provides a glimpse into the everyday lives of Kānaka in Maui Komohana (West Maui) during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Proposing Sufficient Sums, Independent Counsel and More

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With a little more than 12 weeks until the opening of the 2022 legislative session, the Hawaiian Homes Commission has approved 16 legislative proposals and a $312 million Sufficient Sums supplemental budget request.

Homestead Agriculture Youth Council Launched

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Congratulations are in order to the Anahola Hawaiian Homestead Association (AHHA) on Kauaʻi and the Hoʻolehua Hawaiian Agriculture Association (HHAA) on Molokaʻi.

New Online Directory of Hawaiian-Owned Businesses

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Hawaiʻi’s Native Hawaiian Chambers of Commerce and the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association (NaHHA) recently launched Kuhikuhi.com, a project to help direct more customers to Native Hawaiian-owned businesses.

A Haku Lei of Stories from our Lāhui

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I admire those who are able to weave exquisite lei in the haku and wili styles, fashioned with flowers, ferns or leaves they gather from their gardens or their communities.

Pursuing Recognition of Hawaiian Independence

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The journey to have Western powers recognize our long-independent Hawaiian Nation began in the 1800s.

Hoʻolewa for Haunani-Kay Trask

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The ʻohana of Haunani-Kay Trask extends their mahalo to the lāhui for the outpouring of aloha and support.

The Coral Heads of Native Hawaiian Education

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“He pūkoʻa kani ʻāina; A coral reef that grows into an island.” A person beginning in a small way gains steadily until they become firmly established. - ʻŌlelo Noʻeau This ʻōlelo noʻeau reflects the travels of our ancestors across the Pacific that would pass many coralheads which...

Planning and Vision Coming to Fruition

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As those of you who have been following my column may remember, in my August column, “A Vision of the Future Part 3,” I wrote about a broader vision for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ properties and the possibilities for Nā Lama Kukui in Iwilei, given that it sits within the City and County of Honolulu’s Transportation Oriented Development corridor.

Miloliʻi Family Ties and Traditions of Care Run Deep and Wide

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Miloliʻi families have ties all along the South Kona coast of Hawaiʻi. Historically referred to as the Kapalilua area – the area of the two pali (cliffs) – and in some oral history accounts as the region all the way to South Point.

The Kalanianaʻole Community Hall at Kiowea Beach Park is in serious need of repair.

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My trustee journey in September took me to parks and beaches on Molokaʻi. We have fewer than the larger islands. When our beaches and parks fall into disrepair, we don’t have a broad range of options.