Ka Poʻe Kiaʻi, The Guardians of Mauna Kea, Photographs by Kai Markell
Protests about the building of huge astronomical telescopes at the summit Mauna Kea have been going on for decades. They’ve only recently been brought into focus because of the planned Thirty Meter Telescope. As descendants of the earliest Polynesian voyagers, the kanaka ʻoiwi have always understood the importance of astronomy. But for a people who have long suffered the loss of their country and autonomy, desecration of their sacred mountain and the natural environment must end. As seen through the lens of Kai Markell,
March On, a Short Film by Courtney Takabayashi
Come along with Joe and Mara as they hunt for the night marchers in March On, the hilariously spooky video by my friend, the writer and storyteller Courtney Takabayashi. Be sure to watch through the credits for the lovable eccentric, Uncle Kimo. Courtneyʻs video is a past winner of the Halloween Video Contest sponsored by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Hawaii News Now.
Interview with Native Hawaiian Writer Adam Keawe Manalo-Camp
Our ongoing series on Native Hawaiian and local Hawaiʻi writers continues this week with Adam Keawe, the talented Native Hawaiian writer and blogger. If you’re a regular reader of Ka Wai Ola O OHA, then you’ve no doubt read Adam’s wonderfully interesting, well-researched articles about the history and culture of our people.
Moke Action, by Award-Winning Native Hawaiian Filmmaker ʻĀina Paikai
One of the most popular videos we published at Pūpū was this little gem, Moke Action, an early film directed by the talented Native Hawaiian filmmaker ʻĀina Paikai. Not surprisingly, ʻĀina would go on to make many award-winning short films, including the wonderful Hawaiian Soul in
Interview with Author Dani Hickman
Welcome to our latest interview with Native Hawaiian and local Hawaiʻi writers! Author Dani Hickman is the author of four delightful children’s books published by Island Heritage. Hi, Dani. For those who haven’t met you, could you please tell us a little about yourself? I’m a married local girl with four adult children. My youngest, who co-authored
Fishing for Grandma by David Manu Bird
Some of my favorite popular posts when I published Pūpū A ‘O ‘Ewa Native Hawaiian Writing and Arts at Leeward Community College were personal essays by students and faculty. Fishing for Grandma, by my colleague and longtime friend, Dave Kaʻapuwai “Manu” Bird, was first published in 2014. About this essay, one of our readers wrote, “I especially loved reading Manu’s