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OHA Advocacy Recap of the 32nd Legislature Part 2

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Aloha mai kākou, last month, we provided a brief introduction to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ (OHA) advocacy kuleana and the work that OHA’s public policy advocates do during the legislative session.

Memories of Miloliʻi

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Miloliʻi is a wonderful place. Miloliʻi is known as the last fishing village. I would like to share my relationship with Miloliʻi with you.

To Supplement or Not

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Should you take calcium supplements for bone health? This is a discussion that has recently revived between medical professionals and researchers.

OHA Trustees Should Not Micromanage Employees

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When it comes to decision-making in an organization, it is not just the decision itself that matters, but who is responsible for making the decision.

Kamehameha was Committed to Justice

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This month’s column is adapted from my remarks at the Kamehameha Day lei draping ceremony in Washington, D.C., on June 11, 2023.

Faces of the Diaspora Series: Straddling Two Worlds

Photo: Tammy Goodall
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Throughout her life, Tammy Goodall has straddled separate worlds: the islands and the continent.

July 2023 Update for Kalima v. DHHL Class Action

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Notices have been sent to Class Members that state the estimated amount of settlement payment for each Class Member.

OHA Announces Leadership Transition

Colin Kippen and Sylvia Hussey
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Office of Hawaiian Affairs Ka Pouhana/CEO Dr. Sylvia Hussey has announced she will be leaving the organization at the end of the fiscal year to focus on her personal and ‘ohana health.

A House for Aunty Pua

Photo: Photo: Habitat for Humanity home buyers
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A grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is helping Honolulu Habitat for Humanity construct nine homes on homestead lots in Waimānalo and one more in Waiāhole

Public Notice | July 2023

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Public Notice | July 2023 Issue of Ka Wai Ola

Interview with NHCC Board President Timmy Wailehua

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Interview with Timmy Wailehua, president of the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce.

Seeking Participants for Public Policy Framework Development

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We need your kōkua to make amazing changes in governance and to vastly improve the quality of our lives here in Ka Pae ʻĀina o Hawaiʻi Nei (The Hawaiian Islands).

Ka Huina 2023 Event Award

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The Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association (NaHHA) has been awarded a $50,000 contract from the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority (HTA) to hold NaHHA’s annual event, “Ka Huina.”

Hui o Kuapā: Restoring People and Loko Iʻa

Photo: Punohu Kekaualua, Hanohano Naehu and Kahale Naehu-Ramos
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Prior to Western contact in 1778, there were well over 400 seaside loko iʻa throughout Hawaiʻi ranging from half an acre to 500 acres in size.

ACP Finally Reaches Kūpuna on Hawaiian Homelands

Photo: Kupuna using a laptop to connect to the internet
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As the past three years of the pandemic have made clear, the importance of digital connectivity is a human right and here to stay.

Kanaka can Destroy, Kanaka can Heal

Photo: Moaʻula Iki Kahoʻolawe
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Hawaiian music plays softly in the background. I can smell grandma’s beef stew cooking. The sun warms my back as I strip the scales off an ʻō‘io (bonefish) with my dad on Molokaʻi.

Haliʻa Aloha | July 2023

Photo: Monette Yagodich
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Monette Ululani (Souza) Yagodich, 70, of Waiehu, Maui, passed away peacefully at Hospice Maui Hale on May 23, 2023, after four days of prayers, visits, and expressions of aloha surrounded by family and friends.

News Briefs | July 2023

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News Briefs | July 2023 Issue of Ka Wai Ola