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A Hawaiian Lament, a poem by Ed Ciliberti

Like many new residents to Hawaiʻi, Ed Ciliberti had a surface knowledge of Hawaiʻi history. One day in Waikīkī, he was struck how the...
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Ke Kalaka Polū Nui, kakau ia ʻe Kimberly Reed

Written and narrated in Hawaiian by Kimberly Reed, Ke Kalaka Polū Nui (The Big Blue Truck) is a delightful childrenʻs story. Using illustrations from...
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He Kai Mālie, He Kai Puʻeone, photographs by Ikaika Anderson

The first discoverers of the Hawaiian Archipelago, Native Hawaiians have continued to inhabit these islands for thousands of years prior to Western contact. The...
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He Lehua ʻĀhihi, a mele inoa by Mālia Helelā and Manu Bird

In Hawaiian culture, there is a strong oral tradition called a mele inoa, or name chant. In her beautiful original mele, Mālia Helelā compares...
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Nānākuli, kākau ia e Elsie Moʻi Peters Itutaua

  The name Nānākuli, the West Oʻahu town that many of Leeward Community College students hail from, has been defined as “to look to...
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Naue i Ke Aloha ʻĀina, photographs by Kahoʻolemana Naone

On November 28, 2014, Native Hawaiians and their supporters walked together for Naue i Ke Aloha ʻAina, a march in celebration of Lā Kūʻakoʻa,...
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Mahalo nui! See you in the Spring!

Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa is going on Winter Break with the rest of the campus, but weʻll be back next semester with exciting new...
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Birthright, two poems by Denise ʻAkaloka Rivers

In the early days of Hawaiʻi, personal possessions were few but highly valued.  A personʻs most precious possession was also the most personal: his...
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Olowalu, The Power of Many Voices, photographs by Kahoʻolemana Naone

Two weeks ago, the people of Maui voted in favor of a moratorium on genetically engineered organisms. Native Hawaiians tend to be overwhelmingly against...
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Kā Kamahaʻo Mea Pāʻani, kākau ia e Pōhai Medeiros

Written and narrated in the Hawaiian language by Pōhai Medeiros, Kā Kamahaʻo Mea Pāʻani is a sweet childrenʻs story about a little boy, Kamahaʻo,...