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Film on Kalaniʻōpuʻu’s treasures will be screened for free in Kapolei on Saturday

HONOLULU (March 10, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) will host a free public screening of its film on the historic return of Chief Kalaniʻōpuʻu’s sacred cloak and helmet this Saturday at Ka Makana Aliʻi in Kapolei. In 1779,…

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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…

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Inmates find healing and spiritual strength with Makahiki events

Star Advertiser article (Feb. 25, 2017) by Pat Gee The Makahiki season is primarily a time to celebrate the harvest and pay homage to Lono, the Hawaiian god of fertility and rain, but for about 100 inmates at the Halawa…

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OHA begins posting board agendas in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

HONOLULU (Feb. 23, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) posted its first board agenda in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and English, marking the beginning of a new pilot project to publish board agendas in both co-official languages of the state….

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OHA statement on Maui Mayor Arakawa’s comments

Pōhaku (rocks) are a cornerstone of Native Hawaiian material and living culture, providing not only a vast array of utilitarian uses such as tools, vessels, weights, and building materials, but also immense spiritual and political importance for the Native Hawaiian…

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OHA donates musical instruments to Stevenson Middle to replace stolen items

Hawaiʻi State Department of Education News Release  HONOLULU (Feb. 16, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) donated four musical instruments to Stevenson Middle School, which serves a large Native Hawaiian community, to replace those that were stolen last week….

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Film shares the inspirational journey home of Kalaniʻōpuʻu’s treasures

HONOLULU (February 14, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) will host a series of free public screenings throughout the state in February and March for its film documenting the historic return of Chief Kalaniʻōpuʻu’s sacred cloak and helmet,…

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OHA trustees select new chair and leadership

HONOLULU (February 9, 2017) – The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees selected Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi Trustee Colette Y. Machado as its new chair today. Chair Machado succeeds At-Large Trustee Leinaʻala Ahu Isa, Ph.D., who was installed as acting chair…

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OHA Board moves to re-organize leadership

HONOLULU – (February 2, 2017) At-Large Trustee Leinaʻala Ahu Isa, Ph.D., became the acting chair of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) after trustees voted to re-organize board leadership today. Trustee Ahu Isa was named acting OHA chair after a…

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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…

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