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Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo Award Winners for 2015

Announcing the 2015 Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo a Award Winners! Hoʻomaikaʻi ana! Congratulations to these talented writers and artists from our very own Leeward Community...
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Ka Poʻe Kiaʻi, photographs by Kai Markell

Protests about the building of huge astronomical telescopes at the summit Mauna Kea have been going on for decades. Theyʻve only recently been brought...
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Her Name Was Violet, a personal history by Stephanie Namahoe Launiu

In her beautiful personal history first published at Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa last spring 2014, Stephanie Namahoe Launiu describes writing about her grandmother, Violet...
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Contradictions, spoken poetry by Chris Kaʻimilawakualiʻi Oliveira

Leeward CC graduate Christophor Oliveira is a thoughtful, well-spoken young man who stands up for the things that mean most to him – peace,...
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Ola Ka Hā, Hula Photographs by Kai Markell

  Native Hawaiian attorney Kai Markell is a man who truly loves his job. In his work at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kai...
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Hattieʻs Passing, a short story by Umialiloa Harding

“I still don’t know why your mother chose that name for you,” Hattie had told the young boy. “It was an arrogant thing to...
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Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo Achievement Awards now through May 1, 2015

Leeward Community College students! You are invited to submit your Hawaiian-themed writing and arts to this yearʻs Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo Native Hawaiian Writing and...
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Kuhiawaho, Photographs by ʻIokepa Badis

In addition of being the Hawaiian language professor at Leeward Community College, Kumu ʻIokepa Badis is an avid photographer whose photos have a distinct...
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Kuhiawaho, a video by Mauna Burgess and Dariq Murray

Located just steps away from Leeward Community College is Kuhiawaho, a lo’i talo (taro patch.) Using their resources, including a carefully calibrated irrigation system,...
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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...