Her Name was Violet, by Stephanie Namahoe Launiu
In her beautiful personal history first published at Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa in 2014, Stephanie Namahoe Launiu describes writing about her grandmother, Violet Wong Hoe, as a spiritual experience.
“Grandma was born only two years after annexation at a time when Hawaiians weren’t free to speak their native language or openly practice their culture. She was so very Hawaiian to the core.”
Monday is National Spam Musubi Day (Thanks, L&L!)
Monday August 8 is National Spam Musubi Day, and that means a free musubi from L&L Hawaiʻi. This quirky it-should-be-a-holiday is just another example of what makes Hawaiʻi, well, Hawaiʻi. And because I love both spam and history, letʻs have a little of both in todayʻs blog post.
I am a Farmer, Revisited, by Sheila Arasato
During my years as a professor at the University of Hawaiʻi — Leeward Community College, one of my contributions to my Native Hawaiian community was founding and publishing Pūpū A ʻO ʻEwa Native Hawaiian Writing and Arts. Everyone, regardless of ethnicity, was invited
Lā Hoʻi Hoʻi ʻEa is July 31
Native Hawaiians everywhere celebrate Sovereignty Restoration Day on July 31. Lā Hoʻi Hoʻi ʻEa is our national holiday when we remember when our kingdom was returned to the rightful native government after being seized by the UK in 1843.
12 Things Native Hawaiian Kids Like
I love children’s author Tara Lazar’s blog. Many years ago she posted “500+ Things That Kids Like.” From 3D movies to zoos, the wonderful list is a reminder of the things that make childhood fun. Let’s add to this list. To start, here are 12 things Native Hawaiian and