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Kamalani Hurley

Interview with Author/Illustrator Caren Loebel-Fried 

Our ongo­ing series with Native Hawai­ian and local Hawaiʻi writ­ers con­tin­ues this week with Caren Loebel-Fried, the tal­ent­ed, award-win­n­ing author/illustrator from Vol­cano, Hawaiʻi. Her beau­ti­ful block-print­­ing focus­es on con­ser­va­tion and the nat­ur­al world.

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Carrying the future
Kamalani Hurley

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,

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March On
Kamalani Hurley

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.

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Adam Keawe
Kamalani Hurley

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.

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How About a Pineapple?
Kamalani Hurley

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

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