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E Heluhelu I Nā Pukana o Kauakūkalahale & Ke Aolama :
Kauakūkalahale English Synopsis: Kauakūkalahale is a newspaper column written in the Hawaiian language that comes out every Saturday. It was published in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin from 10/27/2002 to June of 2010, at which point the Honolulu Star-Bulletin merged with the Honolulu Advertiser. From that time to the present, it has been known as the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Kekeha Solis and Laiana Wong are its overseers, and its most frequent authors. This column was established primarily to rectify the removal of documents written in our beloved Hawaiian language from the public spere, and to rejuvenate capacity to engage in discussion relating to the numerous current topics of interest in our communities. It is for this reason that fellow Hawaiian language writers have an open invitation to send in their own articles on any topic that might suit their fancy.
We are currently experiencing a decline in the number of people who receive their news via traditional newspapers. Younger people are more likely to receive their news via the internet, and therefore, the Kauakukalahale columns are being uploaded onto the Instagram platform. The avenue by which it reaches the eyes of the reader will likely have to evolve further as time passes and technology advances. Perhaps an information receptor in the form of a computerized chip will have to be implanted in the brain. Who is to know? At this time, Hawaiian is being made available online, and Kauakukalahale is available to anyone who wishes to read about or express opinions through our mother tongue, without translation. Translation would ultimately make Hawaiian dependent on English for its meaning. It is important for our native language to be able to survive without interference from English.
Ke Aolama English Synopsis: Ke Aolama is news bits written in Hawaiian. They are used by a variety of University of Hawaiʻi faculty and members of the broader community. Ke Aolama is used in a variety of ways, assignments, casual reading, etc. Ke Aolama is disseminated to any who request and it is also uploaded as a blog, and is searchable in its google site. Many thanks and admiration to Kahele Dukelow and Kaleikoa Kaeo for building the Ke Aolama google site and creating its blog site on the Bloglovin app. They have also been instrumental in supporting Ke Aolama, especially in spreading the word about it.
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