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Serving all who love Hawai`i

November 2006

Warren Arakaki Inducted into
Pacific University’s Athletic Hall of Fame

A 6.7 Lucky-You-Live-Hawai`i Earthquake!

At 7:07am on Sunday October 15th, a 6.7 earthquake shook the entire chain of Hawaiian Islands, knocking power out on O`ahu, Maui and Hawai`i island.

Hau`oli Lā Hānau e Kalākaua

David La‘amea Kamanakapu‘u Mahinulani Naloia‘ehuokalani Lumialani Kalākaua was born on November 16, 1836 in Honolulu and ascended to the throne at a crucial time in Hawai‘i’s history.

NA HAWAI’I: Hawaiian Culture Awareness & Education

Approximately 15 years ago, a small group of local Hawaiians met in an Aloha, Oregon home to discuss ways in which they might retain their island culture and traditions on the mainland.

Mo`olelo O Na Ali`i

Although the mo‘olelo claim that not much is known about Keali‘iokāloa, snippets of his rule and deeds as ruler have been preserved.





Cyndi Pa Keeps the Tradition of Pā`ū Rider

Cyndi Pa lives in Everett, Washington and just returned from Honolulu, where she was one of the pā`ū riders in the 2006 Aloha Festivals parade with this year’s theme of the Year of the Paniolo.



Beauty and Grace in the Saddle

The next time you attend a parade in Hawai‘i, whether it’s the Aloha Festivals or the King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade, and see the lovely and gracious ladies draped in velvet or satin smiling and waving to the crowd while riding a horse—have pity.

BLUE BRIDGE BASH: From the Garden Isle to the Palm Springs of Washington?

In April 2006, I received an e-mail message asking if any youth were interested in becoming a part of an organization that works to fight against youth using tobacco called the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition against Tobacco (APICAT).

Nā Mana`o Ulu Wale

Just to set the record straight, my regular volunteering in Hālawa Valley came to an end on the 29th of September…close to three months of work punctuated by days off for buying groceries and doing laundry.

A Whole Lotta SHAKING!!

In the last year Hawaii has experienced torrential rains, windstorms, and a heat wave. Well, apparently the earthquake ferry felt a bit left out.

Music: New Releases

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

From the Editor

Like many of you, I spent the Sunday of the 6.7 earthquake in front of my television, watching for news and images following the BIG one.

Da Pidgin Connekshun: “Doktah Fred”

Eighteen pahcent!! Eighteen pahcent ov da undagradz at Pacific University een Foress Grove ah from Hawai’i. Godda have wan story dere. How u figgah?

Living on the eastern seaboard can be a real pain in the `okole.

Kama`aina Profile: A Love Story

This is not a "romance" type love story.........but it is a story about love! It's about love for one's culture, about love for the music of one's culture, about man's love for others!

UH-Hilo to Offer PhD in Hawaiian

The University of Hawai`i at Hilo just announced its new PhD program in Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization.


For years I've been bombarded by comments/questions from many about why the State of Washington did not have a Hawaiian Civic Club. 

Foodstuffs: Guava Season!

Guava, Kuawa (Psidium guajava) is a native of tropical America that was brought to Hawai`i where it grows wild and is considered a pest in some places around the islands.

Hawai`i-Born Punahou HS Grad May Run for
President of the
United States

Even though the U.S. Presidential elections won’t take place until 2008, excitement has been building around the possible candidacy of Illinois Senator Barack Obama (D).

The Events Calendar

Find out about upcoming events in our events calendar!

Old Hawai`i: Pictures from the Past

Maile Jean Elliott (center) at her hula graduation in 1937 from Mossman's Institution of Hawaiian Learning at Lalani Hawaiian Village in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawai`i T.H. (Territory of Hawaii). This photo was sent in by her son Elliott Manning of Yakima, Washington.
Maile now lives in Port Angeles, Washington.

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