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Jayna Omaye

Jayna Omaye

Jayna Omaye covered ethnic and cultural affairs at the Star-Advertiser as a corps member of Report for America, a national serv­ice organization that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on under­covered issues and communities.
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Hokuleʻa and Hikianalia embark on voyage to Tahiti

The Polynesian voyaging canoes Hokule‘a and Hikianalia departed from Sand Island at about 11:15 a.m. Monday on the first leg of their sail to Tahiti. The Kealaikahiki Voyage is focused on preparing the next generation of crew members for the momentous Moananuiakea Voyage, a five-year circumnavigation of the Pacific set to launch in 2023. Read more

Community celebrates Hawaiian Language Month

February is Hawaiian Language Month, or Mahina ‘Olelo Hawai‘i. Several community leaders — including Naehu, who is part of a more recent movement of people and organizations continuing to grow ‘olelo Hawai‘i — say that while it’s important to bring more awareness during February, Hawaiian should be celebrated and spoken beyond that. Read more

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