Past Awardees

Nā ‘Ōnohikaumaka, Beloved Ones

The Ka‘ōnohi Award is presented to individuals that have made significant contributions to improving the health and well-being of Hawaiians.  Honorees represent many areas of excellence—health care, traditional healing, education, activism, advocacy, workforce development, health promotion and education.

1994

  • Charman J. Akina, MD
  • Noa Emmett Aluli, MD
  • Papa Henry Allen Auwae
  • Ralph K. Beddow, MD
  • Kekuni Blaisdell, MD
  • Kalua Kaiahua
  • Margaret Machado
  • George Mills, MD (posthumous)

1996

  • Kenneth F. Brown
  • Claire K. Hughes
  • Sen. Daniel K. Inouye
  • Lyons Kapi‘iohookalani Naone III
  • Myron B. “Pinky” Thompson
  • Sister Beatrice Tom
  • Terry Shintani, MD
  • Sister Marianne Kopp (posthumous)
  • Father Damien Deveuster (posthumous)

1998

  • Rev. David Kaalakea
  • Leighton Ka‘ōnohi
  • Alice Kuloloio
  • Emalia Licayan
  • Abbie Napeahi
  • Marie Place

2000

  • Patrick Aiu, MD
  • Gladys K. Brandt
  • Herbert Campos, Jr.
  • Agnes Cope
  • Malia Craver
  • Frances Frazier
  • Gabriel I
  • Tom K. Kaulukukui, Sr.
  • J. Ka‘upena Wong

2005 (bios)

  • Sen. Daniel K. Akaka
  • Anita Arce
  • Mary Fragas
  • Patrick DeLeon
  • Father Joseph Hendriks
  • Betty Jenkins
  • Levon Ohai
  • Henry Nalaielua
  • Mahilani Poepoe (posthumous)
  • Bernard Punikaia
  • Marie Leimomi Ruane
  • Maka‘ala Yates, DC
  • Benjamin B.C. Young, MD
  • Patricia Zell
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