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Where have all the May Days gone?

May Day once had an enduring presence in Hawai‘i’s schools, but today we see signs of its demise. Still, we can often catch a glimpse of children rehearsing hula in the fields during early spring months, or school marquees announcing…


West Side Warrior Max Holloway

Wai‘anae’s First UFC Champion Max “Blessed” Holloway is Living Proof That Fortune Favors the Bold March 2017 Ka Wai Ola Cover Story By Lindsey Kesel Anyone who’s ever seen a Max Holloway fight knows where he comes from. On his way…


OHA celebrates ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi month

By Treena Shapiro You may have noticed Ka Wai Ola’s cover looks different this month – more like a pre-statehood ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i nūpepa than OHA’s regular monthly offering. It’s OHA’s way of marking ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i month, as February was officially…


Investiture charts a new course for OHA

Story by Lindsey Kesel appears in the Jan. 2017 Ka Wai Ola The hopeful spirit of the Investiture Ceremony, as well as the overarching mission of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, was beautifully captured in this year’s theme: “Inā ua…


OHA puts fiscal sustainability plans in motion

December Ka Wai Ola cover story by Francine Kananionapua Murray As Hawaiians cared for and managed natural resources in the past, OHA plans to manage its financial resources for the future Around the 15th century, the Hawaiian population was growing…