OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA: Office of Hawaiian Affairs

OHA wins seven National Native Media Awards

HONOLULU (Sept. 30, 2020) – Ka Wai Ola newspaper, the monthly publication of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, recently received seven National Native Media Awards from the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA). Since 1980, Ka Wai Ola has covered the people, issues and events making news…

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Hundreds protest Aloha Poke Company

CHICAGO (August 13, 2018) – Two hundred protestors rallied today against Aloha Poke Company’s aggressive efforts to assert ownership over the Native Hawaiian word “aloha.” Protestors marched from the Millennium Monument to the Aloha Poke Company on Clark Street, where…

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Ka Wai Ola: Hawaii's Pride Returns

A Historic Homecoming

July 2017 Ka Wai Ola Cover Story By Lurline McGregor View the complete July 2017 Ka Wai Ola online here  A double rainbow appeared off the end of Magic Island as Namahoe, the first wa‘a to arrive, turned into Ala Moana…

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Transforming the health of our kāne

Looking for solutions from within, Native Hawaiians and health professionals are sharing mo‘olelo about kāne health to help uplift males across the pae ‘āina. June 2017 Ka Wai Ola Cover Story By Treena Shapiro View the complete June 2017 Ka Wai…

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Ka Wai Ola Cover: Where have all the May days gone?

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…

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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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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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Ka Wai Ola: Lei Hulu

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…

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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…

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