What’s New at Ka Huli Ao?
Our new water bottles are in! To show our appreciation for your tax-deductible contribution of $150 or more at www.uhf.hawaii.edu/kahuliao, we will send you one of our new 18 oz. Ka Huli Ao stainless steel water bottles. The Fifty/Fifty double-wall vacuum-insulated bottles feature Ka Huli Ao’s logo, and keep drinks cold or hot all day. The bottle will be sent to the address you provide on the online gift form.
In October 2017, the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation (NHLC) presented Ka Huli Ao Director Melody Kapilialoha MacKenzie with the 2017 Native Hawaiian Advocate Award at the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement’s annual convention. NHLC Executive Director Moses K.N. Haia III noted Melody’s many years of work for the Kānaka Maoli community, in particular her research and writing in the field of Native Hawaiian law.
In September 2017, The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) finalized an agreement with Ka Huli Ao to continue the Aʻo Aku Aʻo Mai Initiative. The Initiative was created to provide access to justice for Native Hawaiians through legal education and direct legal services on issues of importance to the Native Hawaiian community. OHA has committed $150,000 for Ka Huli Ao to hire a Post-Juris Doctor Fellow and to offer a minimum of four legal clinics over the next two years. For more, please see: https://www.law.hawaii.edu/article/oha-and-ka-huli-ao-continue-initiative-serve-native-hawaiian-community
Ka Huli Ao is deeply grateful to Ku‘ulei Arakaki for her kokua as our Administrative and Fiscal Specialist over the last year and a half, and we wish her the best in her new endeavors!