Papa Ola Lōkahi presents "Your Neighborhoods by the Numbers," a free interactive workshop on May 3, 2017 taught by Mr. Eric Coyle of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Census Workshop Neighborhoods by Numbers POL 2017 0503

Papa Ola Lōkahi is a Census Information Center, designated by the U.S. Census Bureau, specializing in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities..

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JOB POL Project Assistant 2015 0107Papa Ola Lokahi is seeking a part-time Project Assistant.  If you want to contribute to raising the health status of Native Hawaiians and their families, and you keep an office organized, please consider joining the Papa Ola Lokahi 'ohana.

 

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Pule Hoola

This Pule Ho‘ōla, Healing Prayer, poetically compares the restoration of a house to the healing of a sick patient.  Slowly, under the care of a kahuna, the patient regains strength.  She is healed!

As February is Hawaiian Language Month, Papa Ola Lōkahi will be featuring excerpts and essays throughout the month.  This Pule Ho‘ōla comes from Fornander via Gutmanis (p. 90).

E ola mau!

 

Masthead Niu Maka 2016 Makalii

The Makahiki 2016 issue of Niu Maka, our newsletter, recaps the highlights of 2016.

Inside:

  • Message from the Executive Director, Sheri Daniels
  • Meet Gayle
  • Native Hawaiian Health Scholarship Program
  • Hookele i ke Ola - Patient Navigator Training Program
  • Imi Hale wraps us
  • E Ola Mau a Mau - Native Hawaiian Health Study update
  • Pulse of the Community
  • Ke Ala Ola - Native Hawaiian Health Resource Map
  • Health Award to Aunty Betty
  • Halia Aloha
  • Ai Pono

BOARD OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES

TESTIMONY IN OPPOSITION TO

HOLDOVER OF REVOCABLE PERMITS TO

ALEXANDER & BALDWIN and EAST MAUI IRRIGATION CO. for

WATER USE ON THE ISLAND OF MAUI

Friday, December 9, 2016, 9:00 AM

Department of Land and Natural Resources

1151 Punchbowl St, Room 132

Dr. Sheri-Ann Daniels, Executive Director

Papa Ola Lōkahi, the Native Hawaiian Board of Health, opposes the holdover of revocable permits to Alexander & Baldwin and East Maui Irrigation Company.

Recommendations from the E Ola Mau Native Hawaiian Health Needs Assessment in 1985 include increasing access to and engagement among Native Hawaiians to traditional and/or subsistence fishing and farming practices to improve community health. More recently, the 2013 publication Assessment & Priorities for Health & Well-Being in Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Peoples asserts improved health behaviors and outcomes among Hawaiians involved in activities of land, food and health.

From Governor David Ige’s goal to reduce the State’s dependence on imported foods, to the World Health Organization’s look at policies and measures for increasing access to healthy diets, to Article 20 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which states: Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain and develop their political, economic and social systems or institutions, to be secure in the enjoyment of their own means of subsistence and development, and to engage freely in all their traditional and other economic activities, it is well documented that access to land, food and cultural practice will improve health and economic outcomes.

POL promotes policy and practices in Hawai‘i tying together land, food and health, activities that would be critically impacted if healthy stream waters are diverted away from lo‘i, family and community farms, and downstream fishing grounds.

Further, we urge the State of Hawai‘i Board of Land &Natural Resources to compel the applicants to bear the burden of proving why, having harvested the last of the sugar cane on Maui for which these waters were diverted, they deserve to continue diverting the life-giving waters of Nā Wai Eha.

Mahalo nui for the opportunity to offer testimony in opposition to extended water permits to Alexander & Baldwin and East Maui Irrigation Co.

Ka Wai I ke Ola! Water is Life! Water is Well-Being!

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