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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...
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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,...