Papa Ola Lokahi

Sara Perry byline80We enjoyed a wonderful informational briefing this afternoon from a native Hawaiian health advocacy group, Papa Ola Lokahi. Below is the slide show link from their presentation today. There is a lot of wonderful information — if you ever have questions regarding traditional healing practices, programs for teaching health care workers, etc., visit:

Sharlene Chun-Lum, Papa Ola Lokahi Executive Director; Sen. Maile Shimabukuro; Sen. Lorraine Inouye; and Tercia Ku of Papa Ola Lokahi.

Papa Ola Lokahi

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Power Point


Remembering Senator Gilbert Kahele


Kaena Point Bill to Protect Albatrosses (SB 3065) Hearing 2/8/16 10am

Tori McCann color byline 80Senator Gil Riviere had a meeting February 3 to discuss his Kaena Point Bill SB 3065 to reinforce protection to the Albatrosses that are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Hawaii state wildlife rules after heinous crimes were committed to the birds. In late December 2015 a group of minors killed and dismembered four adult Albatrosses.

The birds were killed with a stick while they were sitting on their nest. After they were killed their legs were cut off using a knife to remove the identification bands. The minors also destroyed 17 nets and stole $3,100 worth of equipment that included: cameras to monitor the birds and car batteries to power them. Along with the 4 birds killed, 13 birds are missing. They are suspected to have been killed as well. The bodies of the birds were scattered across the estuary with bloody piles of feathers.

Kaena Point is a special place because it gives the public a window into what Midway Island looks like. From this tragic story of the Albatrosses comes a call to action to protect and enforce the safety of the birds so that everyone can enjoy them. Senator Riviere’s Bill SB 3065 goes beyond the death of a few birds.  Senator Shimabukuro and others co-introduced the bill, which hopes to have full-time enforcement officers assigned to the area from the Department of Land and Natural Resources along with on-site educational staff to inform people about preserving the natural beauty of the place.


                       Protect Kaena Point — Support SB 3065


Senate Hearing for SB 3065 Monday February 8, 2016 10am Room 224


ʻAha 2016 Broadcasts for Feb 3, 4, 5

Sara Perry byline80Aloha e nā hoa,

Today marks Day 3 of the ʻAha where 154 Native Hawaiians from across Hawaiʻi and the continental U.S. are gathering to discuss the future of Hawaiian self-governance. This week consists of presentations by experts in various subject matters including international law, American Indian law, and Native Hawaiian law and history. Presenters have made their resources available for your information at Watch portions of the proceedings live via ʻŌlelo television channel 53 or at (you must have Silverlight installed on your computer,

Here is the schedule of the remaining broadcasts:

Today, February 3 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Thursday, February 4 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Friday, February 5 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Programs will also be posted on ʻŌleloNet and YouTube.

West Oahu Career Fair 2016: Feb 26 & 27

Sara Perry byline80Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, in Partnership with Hire Leeward Initiative, to host West Oahu Career Fair this February 26-27, 2016.

•Friday, February 26; from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
•Saturday, February 27; from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

University of Hawaii – West Oahu Campus, 91-1001 Farrington Hwy, Kapolei, HI 96707

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online for posted openings at in order to be scheduled for an interview. Positions related to the Job Fair will be posted in early February. Job postings will be updated continuously based on anticipated Resort needs.

Candidates should bring with them a current resume and a list of work-related references to their interview at the career fair. Following the career fair, follow-up interviews will be extended to a pool of selected candidates.

About Hire Leeward
The Hire Leeward initiative supports the Kapolei Chamber of Commerce’s goal of building Kapolei into a major job center. Oahu’s ‘Second City’ continues to grow into its role and many West Oahu residents are motivated to find work closer to where they live, spend less time in traffic and more time with their families.

For More Information
Visit Hire Leeward or visit Applicants are encouraged to follow the Resort’s social media platforms for the latest updates and postings related to our Resort’s recruitment at using the group name Careers @ Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina.…/hotel-news/2016/career-fair/


Weight Management Program: Kulana Hawaii, FREE for Native Hawaiians

Sara Perry byline80 Kulana Hawaii is a weight management program offered to Native Hawaiians for FREE.  Those that do not have Native Hawaiian ancestry may also participate but may have to pay the “Co-pay” that you would pay if you were seeing your primary care-physician.

Here’s a brief write up about the program:

Kulana_Hawaii_Green_Logo_1_-175x225About the Program: Kūlana Hawai‘i uses evidence-based behavioral health interventions for obesity management.  The program involves your patient’s participation in obesity management and lifestyle modification treatment interventions, including motivational interviewing, psychoeducation, physical activity, and stress management. It will consist of an individual assessment, three ninety-minute treatment sessions conducted by a licensed clinical psychologist. Following completion of treatment, your patient will have the opportunity to engage in 2 support groups per month for 10.5 months.  Additionally, physical activity will be incorporated into each of the three intervention sessions and offered as part of the support group meetings.

Physical Activities will include:

Lomilomi, Yoga, Strength Training, Walking or Jogging on a Treadmill, Zumba, Aerobics, Stretching, Dancing

For more information visit:

I hope this helps you live a happier healthy lifestyle!