“pehea lā e hōʻikeʻia ai nāʻano o nāʻano”

Nā Pono Lawaiʻa—Hoʻomanaʻo ʻoukou i nā pono lawaiʻa i nānā ʻia ma ka Hale Hōʻikeʻike Iʻa o Waikīkī? He aha nā mea e pono ai ka hana ʻana i nā pono lawaiʻa? Pono nā lāʻau o ka ʻāina a me nā iʻa o ke kai (ke kīholo, ka ʻupena, a pēlā aku). No laila, pili ka ʻāina a me ka kai, ʻeā? Ma hea e ulu ai nā lāʻau e laʻa ka ʻōhiʻa lehua a me ke kauila? I uka nei. E ʻikemaka ʻoukou i kēia mau lāʻau ma ʻaneʻi i kēia lā.
Carrying nets were essential items for storing, protecting and transporting clothing, lei, food and various household items in ancient times. Students will learn to make the basic piko (base/naval), hānai (body of the net), ʻalihi (cords that attach the hānai to the handles) and pū (handles).  Participants will also learn a simple Mele Pule (prayer chant) specific to this art form.
Since my first feather lei making experience, I have visited Aunty Paulette And Mele almost every time I go back home to Honolulu. I always learn something new, and both are always willing to share their no’eau (knowledge) with me. I just wish one day I could have a small percentage of their talents. They are not only knowledgeable on making lei hulu, but they know a LOT about Hawaiian history, the protocol Hawaiian culture, and people who have influenced the development of the Hawaiian culture.
One of the most important and profound challenges faced by the Hawaiian community is the telling of our own history.  So much of what abounds in historical accounts of Hawaiian history has been written by third party historians whose research, references, and methodologies, although well meaning, are sometimes challenging to substantiate as accurately capturing the essence of the events, conditions, and circumstances of what is being reported.
Ma ka lā i kuhi ʻia ai ka ʻike maka ʻia ʻana o ka mahina puāhilo, inā kuhi ʻia nō naʻe ʻo Muku nō no ka ʻike maka ʻole ʻana ma muli o ka lani ʻōmalu, ma ka lā aʻe, e ʻokoʻa loa ana nō ke ʻano o ka mahina o ia Hilo no ka nui a hewa o kona kiʻekiʻe a me kona mānoanoa! ʻO ka mahina o Hilo he puāhilo nō (ua kākau ʻo Malo, 12.12: “no ka puahilo ana o ka mahina kela inoa”), ʻo ia hoʻi, wīwī kona ʻano. 
Spring has sprung and our new issue has arrived! In the April/May issue you’ll find a tour of Beijing’s burgeoning jazz scene, what it’s like to deep-sea fish with the help of a nine-hundred-pound metal buoy, how University of Hawai‘i’s Plant Extinction Prevention Program is saving some of the Islands’ rarest plants and much, much more! As always we look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Aloha Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia! Everyone in Hawai‘i is proud to welcome you home from your three-year journey circumnavigating the globe, bearing a message of peace and mālama honua–caring for the Earth–from Polynesia to eighty-five ports in twenty-six countries. We at Hana Hou! have been honored to follow the wa‘a on this and other voyages. Mahalo for the opportunity to participate in your amazing achievement and share your story. May there be many more journeys to come.
Hū ka leʻalea o nā kānaka a pau i ke aʻo ʻana i ka lawena kūpono ma ka ʻai ʻana i laila, keu aku ka ʻike ʻana no ka paʻa ʻana o ke pola laiki ma ka lima i ka wā ʻai holoʻokoʻa.  Ma ka huakaʻi ʻana, he mea paʻakikī nō paha ke kani ʻole o ka waha ke ʻai, ʻoiai he mea maʻamau nā ʻano kani like ʻole o ka waha ma ka ʻai ʻana ma Hawaiʻi nei, keu aku ke ʻono ka meaʻai.
Robert was raised in a musical family. Robert and Roland both played with their parents, with sister, Kanoe, as a featured hula dancer. Robert and Roland joined Peter Moon in 1969 as “Sunday Mānoa,” and the pair formed as the award-winning “The Brothers Cazimero” in 1977.
We have temporary closed the Na Pua No’eau offices on Molokai, Lanai, and West Hawaii. Personnel still volunteer and support community events at these sites. Some programs will be run in partnerships and collaboration with other organizations and agencies. Contact Kinohi Gomes (808-956-9410) for any concerns and information.
E like me ka wehe ʻana o ka hālāwai, pēlā nō ke pani ʻana, ma ke mele, alu lākou ma ka hula ʻauana ʻana i kekahi hula no ka Mōʻī Kāwika Kalākaua, kekahi meʻe nui ma ka hoʻōla ʻana i nā ʻano pāhiahia like ʻole o Hawaiʻi.  ʻOi aʻela ka pīhoihoi o nā haumāna i kēia hui ʻana no nā hanana e hiki mai ana!

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