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Nā ipo liʻiliʻi hoʻokuʻi i ka puʻuwai

Updated on  July 21, 2017 at 8:03 pm
A type of vegetation that grows only in Hawaiʻi, particularly on the North facing side of Moku o Loʻe, has been called Halophila hawaiiana by the scientific community, and is commonly referred to as seagrass. What can we call it in Hawaiian? Some high school science students have an idea. Read More

Mai hoʻonui wale i ka ʻino

Updated on  July 14, 2017 at 7:37 pm
Synopsis: So much negative press has surrounded this presidency, much of which predates the election. The negative reports should be curtailed so that truly egregious acts will be recognized as such, and not seen as normal behavior. This is not an issue of accuracy. It is about avoiding apathy. Read More

Lei Kaʻapuni Honua: He ʻaha ʻawa

Updated on  July 7, 2017 at 6:46 pm
Synopsis: The triumphant return of Hōkūleʻa on June 17 was celebrated with an æawa ceremony to honor and signify the completion of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. Here is an account of this unique ceremony. Read More

He lāʻau ʻino a hōʻea mai i o kākou nei

Updated on  June 30, 2017 at 7:59 pm
Hawaiʻi has not escaped the opioid epidemic that is devastating communities all over the world. Over the past 10 years, opioid-related deaths in Hawaiʻi have increased by 83 percent. Something needs to be done and we all need to be part of the solution. Read More

Pūhā hewa ka honu i ka lā makani

Updated on  June 24, 2017 at 12:14 am
Got a problem with the traffic at Laniākea and want to move the turtles? Let’s not blame it on them. In what way is it their fault? It is a human problem requiring a solution respectful of nature. Read More

Hōkūleʻa, ka waʻa kaʻapuni honua

Updated on  June 17, 2017 at 3:01 pm
Synopsis: On its maiden voyage to Tahiti in 1976, Höküleæa was captained by Käwika Kapahulehua. He was a Hawaiian language speakers who in his later years taught language students at the University of Hawaii. Höküleæa has just returned from a voyage around the world and will anchor off Ala Moana Park on Saturday. Read More

Mauiakama: Aloha ʻāina ʻoiaʻiʻo

Updated on  June 9, 2017 at 7:31 pm
Synopsis: Valuable lessons are available at language immersion camps such as Mauiakama but language learning is not the most important. Caring for the land because the land takes care of us, is a basic obligation. Language only supports the process. Read More

Mō ke kī lā make

Updated on  June 2, 2017 at 6:20 pm
Synopsis: Similarities of the story of Kalapana with what’s going on in America. Read More

Nā Hōkū ʻōlinolino o kawaihuelani

Updated on  May 26, 2017 at 7:54 pm
Synopsis: Congratulations to the group Keauhou for the Nä Hökü Hanohano awards it has received. Read More

Mahalo ka mea loa‘a o hoka auane‘i

Updated on  May 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm
Synopsis: I have recently begun to worry that Donald Trump might actually be impeached. That would be very, very bad. Trump offers the best chance for the resurgence of a liberal agenda. Besides, who would step in and provide the entertainment? Read More

He mea pahū ke kamepiula

Updated on  May 12, 2017 at 7:37 pm
Synopsis: In the name of safety, the Department of Homeland Security is banning laptop computers and other small electronic items from being carried onto aircraft. Is this about safety or repression? Read More

Ho‘omana‘o ‘ia ke Alamo?

Updated on  May 5, 2017 at 7:18 pm
Synopsis: The story of what happened at the Alamo glorifies land-grabbing slave owners while treating native peoples as if they were nonexistent. Read More

Ku‘ia nā hoa makalauna o ka lewa

Updated on  April 28, 2017 at 11:49 pm
Synopsis: The scandal involving the overbooked United Airlines flight and the passenger who was dragged off the plane created quite a public relations stir. It is clear that United has alternative ways of handling the situation but chose a path that would make it pay. Read More

Aia ka ‘ai ma mua o ka i’a

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 7:33 pm
As we engage in the regenesis of Hawaiian, it is important to preserve whatever we can. Because most speakers today are first-language speakers of English, English word order tends to inform the new Hawaiian. We should attend to this lest it be said that we speak English in Hawaiian. Read More

Ua Lele Kohala

Updated on  April 14, 2017 at 7:19 pm
With great love and remembrance for a dearly loved Kohala who recently left this life on Earth. Read More

Eia a’e kahi makani ‘ino ke pā mai nei

Updated on  April 7, 2017 at 8:36 pm
Synopsis: We should all be concerned that Donald Trump has chosen to respond to violence with violence. The attack on Syria could easily escalate into something more serious, especially if Russia enters the fray. Read More

Pila pilo: ‘A’ohe heluna kālā e ‘a’ala ai

Updated on  March 31, 2017 at 6:49 pm
Synopsis: North Carolina, reeling from lost revenues because of fallout from its “bathroom bill,” has just passed a new version. Both the proponents of the original bill and its opponents find themselves aligned in opposition to the new version. Read More

Ka mohala ‘ana mai o ka ‘ōlelo kanaka

Updated on  March 24, 2017 at 6:20 pm
Synopsis: The Hawaiian language is making a comeback from the brink of death. The initial shift away from a thriving history, however, should serve to remind us of its fragile nature. Just one generation of neglect, and it could be gone. Read More

Hōlapu ke ahi, koe iho ka lehu

Updated on  March 17, 2017 at 8:15 pm
Road rage is something probably everybody experiences, but we should find ways to curb it because the consequences may be permanent. Getting angry does not solve anything. Let’s heed some of the words from our küpuna. Read More

E kauka‘i paha ka DHHL i ka DNA?

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 1:23 am
What are the limits of DNA testing for ancestry, and can it be utilized fairly? Read More

He aha ia mea he pākeneka koko Hawai’i?

Updated on  March 3, 2017 at 6:25 pm
Synopsis: Hawaiian Home Lands is a misnomer. They should really be Hawaiian lands. By buying into the blood quantum requirements, we are complicit in our own colonization. Until such time that we are able to exercise our sovereignty, we should probably honor the 1/32 quantum espoused by Kühiö. Read More