E Heluhelu Kākou: No ke Anilā
The Hawaiian language — ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi — is a beautiful, rich language. Thanks to the internet, ʻōlelo can now be heard across the globe. Read-aloud versions of childrenʻs books in English are readily available online. And now thanks to Kamehameha Publishing, books in ōlelo are, too.
Interview with Writer Brandi-Ann Uyemura
Our ongoing series on Native Hawaiian and local Hawaiʻi writers continues this week with my friend, author Brandi-Ann Uyemura. Writing coach, blogger, coach and author, Brandi does it all. Her articles and essays inspire hope, courage and compassion. An Asian American
A Nation of Our Own, Spoken Poetry by Chris Oliveira
Native Hawaiians have a rich oral tradition that spans over a thousand years. Our stories are told in many forms: songs, chants, hula, legends, ʻōlelo noʻeau, and word play. Modern Hawaiians continue our ancient tradition by weaving their stories into beautiful spoken poetry. Chris Oliveira is
Interview with Native Hawaiian Author Tammy Paikai
Welcome to the next post in a series of interviews with Native Hawaiian and local Hawaiʻi writers! I am delighted to feature my friend, the talented Native Hawaiian author Tammy Paikai. Her five picture books cover subjects that teach children important life lessons but do so in a fun and approachable way that kids — and their grown-ups — love.
Ka Maile, a Mele Aloha by Kahaulahilahi Vegas
Native Hawaiians look to our kūpuna — our elders — to help us find our pathways through life. They guide us by their spiritual wisdom through personal, familial or community difficulties. Kahaulahilahi Vegas is a fluent Hawaiian language speaker pursuing her PhD degree in Public Health. To honor her beloved kūpuna, Lahi Vegas, composed her mele aloha, Ka Maile. She says she will always be inspired by her kūpuna: He aloha pau ʻole — a love without end.
Interview with Award-Winning Author Ilima Loomis
Welcome to the first in a new series of interviews with Native Hawaiian and local Hawaiʻi writers! I am very pleased to introduce award-winning author Ilima Loomis. She has an extensive background in writing for children but in journalism as well as content marketing, science and technology. Her award-winning books include ʻOhana is Family and Eclipse Chaser.