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Serving all who love Hawai`i

June 2006


Nā Haumāna O Hawai`i Class of 2006
Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon
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Go Hawks...Go Hawai`i

Thanks to Hawai`i islander Ivan Kealoha, sailors and their families at the Everett Naval Station recently had an opportunity to meet four Seattle Seahwaks: Lofa Tatupu, Craig Terrill, Grant Wistrom and Michael Boulware.Photo Courtesy of `Imiloa.  No unauthorized reproductions.

Voyage of the Navigator at `Imiloa

`Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai`i in Hilo, Hawai`i explores the relationship between the science of astronomy and the sacredness of Maunakea and is destined to become a magnet for residents and visitors alike.

Kūkulu Kumuhana

Kūkulu Kumuhana is a return to our cultural practice where, whether physically together or separated by physical distance, we collectively focus for the success of an effort, for the successful surmounting of challenge that will bring good to the people and positive action for the future -- with the focus on positive and future.

Nā Mana`o Ulu Wale

After last month's saga of Waimea Valley on O`ahu, I want to tell you about another valley, Moloka`i's Hālawa Valley.

The Golf High Road

Sometimes I realize that having a column means you can make a small story much bigger just by pointing it out to your readers.

OHA Holds West Coast Meetings to Discuss Akaka Bill and Kau Inoa

A team from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) recently held meetings with former Hawai`i residents living on the West Coast.

From the Editor

June is the month of celebrations and we have quite a few to report.

PNW-ORCA Returns to the World Outrigger Spring Championships in Aotearoa

Members of Pacific Northwest Outrigger Racing Canoe Association returned to the World Champion Outrigger Sprints on March 21, 2006 for five exciting days of racing in New Zealand (Aotearoa) on Lake Karapiro.

Kama`aina Profile: Reidar Smith

My Profile guest this month is very tall and soft spoken, a gentlemen in every sense of the word!  

Mo`olelo O Na Ali`i

The island of Moloka`i, at this time, presented no historical evidence of importance except for the downfall of Kahokuohua from the invasion by Kalaunuiohua, ali`i nui of Hawai`i Island, whose goal was territorial expansion and total subjugation of all the islands.

Music: New Releases

Every month Gregg reviews newly released Hawaiian CDs. Read about your favorite artist or explore the Hawaiian music scene.


The tall, handsome Polynesian young man physically towered over everyone else in the HUB room at the University of Washington......

Foodstuffs: Bamboo, Fern and Shoots

Vinnie Shishido from Hilo shared ukupile-a recipes last month and mentioned the flowering bamboo. I was intrigued and asked her if she could find out more and maybe write a story. Here's her answer: 

Kamehameha Appeals Case Rehearing Set for June 20th

The case against Kamehameha Schools' preference to Native Hawaiians will be reheard on June 20th by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

I was 14 years old when we moved to Seattle. We had lived the prior four years in Hawai`i and during that time my perspective on time, travel and the destination had been greatly influenced.

The Events Calendar

Find out about upcoming events in our events calendar!

Old Hawai`i: Pictures from the Past

Mrs. Leong Wong Kit and her daughter Gnit Wah Watson get ready to board
Pan American (PAA) in Honolulu for their first trip to the Mainland in 1950.
Photo courtesy of the Wong Kit Collection


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