“no ke aha eʻoluʻolu ai nā mea nūpepa’eneke”

To all of you who love our Hawai’i, greetings of aloha. Here we are sailing on two esteemed double-hulled canoes from the island of Oʻahu (referred to as “Oʻahu child of Lua”) – Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia. We have left the Kanilehua rains of verdant Hawaiʻi island headed for Rangiroa in the Tuamotu islands, and from there we will forge ahead to Papeʻete in Tahiti, the same place where Hōkūleʻa first made landfall back in 1976.
My own scholarship belongs to the discipline of Cultural Anthropology, with a specific interest in the peoples of the island Pacific. I am biologically male with a masculine gender I am not myself an indigenous person, nor a native speaker of any language other than American English. As such, my experiential and epistemological biases may be different from any indigenous people, individuals with other gender identities or sexual orientations, biological females, Sociologists, Psychologists, or Linguists among you. I invite your thoughtful and authentic participation in any of the conversations you find here, and I encourage you to add your wisdom to the discourse.
was established at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo in 1989 for the purpose of increasing educational enrichment opportunities for Hawaiian children in grades Kindergarten – 12th. Outreach centers were later established on the islands of Maui, Kaua’i, O’ahu and Moloka’i, Lana’i and the West side of the Island of Hawai’i to expand activities throughout the State of
LUOVA, TEMOTU PROVINCE: For the first time in over thirty years, a Taumako voyaging canoe arrived at Santa Cruz Island…’s northwestern tip on Sunday, June 4. Captain Ambrose Miki and his gallant crew, James Mapua, Jonathan Mengo, Willie Lohia, and Harry Vanosi, sailed the tepuke from their home in the Duff Islands to demonstrate their Vaka Valo organization’s achievements and to celebrate Temotu Province’s Second Appointed Day on June 8.
Do this for your business, and you will get in arm’s reach of Pono, the value of rightness and balance. Not only does Nānā i ke kumu encompass source and explain culture: It describes your full capacity moving forward.
2506 ʻO Mahoehope ke kāne, ʻo Lanihua ka wahine, hānau ke keiki he kōkua nui a waiū nunui. Mahoehope is the husband, Lanihua (Productive-heavenly-one) is the wife; a child born to them is either thick-shouldered or large-busted.
The food was good, but nothing to write home about—I got the macadamia nut chicken salad stuffed papaya with side salad (had a nice lilikoi vinaigrette, but the salad was meh), and my fiancée got the …bbq pork plate. The service was really slow, despite the restaurant being maybe half full. The desserts were tasty, though! See More
(Part 2) Ho‘okahi e pō‘ino, pau pu i ka pō‘ino. One meets misfortune, all meet misfortune. (Said of those who are important to the community—…”). The health and well-being of our Hawai‘i is dependent upon the quality of leaders that we produce. Learn about the unique dedication that Hawaiian leaders have in the political arena in Hawai‘i and how their pursuit of fortune favors us all.
• Hawaiʻi Community College • University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo • County of Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and Arts • Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority • Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani  • Nā Pua Noʻeau Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Children
She C. said “Good quality food but expect to wait a veryyy long time. I ordered spring rolls and it took 30 minutes until I got my order and I was the ONLY person there! I give it a three star because its in the middle of…” read more
The holiday season is here and so is our December/January issue. In its pages you’ll find a visit to the remote Austral Islands of Tahiti, the largest single collection of Pacific artifacts from the voyages of Captain James Cook, how the Schmidt Ocean Institute is illuminating Earth’s deepest, darkest frontier and much, much more. As always we look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Call ahead to ask if Paulette, Mary Lou’s daughter has any openings to give a lesson. It’s no-nonsense, and she’ll make sure you understand that if your work isn’t up to standards, you’ll be disowned as a student. 😉

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