Category: Community Service


Aloha dear friends,

Please join us on a panel discussion on how to live sust-{AINA}-bility:

The Chaos of sust-{AINA}-bility
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
5 PM to 7:30 PM
Halau o Hamea, Hawaiian Studies, UH Manoa Campus
$6 parking (carpooling or other sustainable transportation means are encouraged)
Mea ai for the kino & soul will be served (bring reusable plates/cups/utensils)

What is sustainability? Why sust-AINA-bility? Is there a point of no return? Are we doing enough? Come with questions and open heart to listen to real people share their sustainability stories on pathways of food sovereignty, energy independence, and zero-waste consumption.

This event is open to the public. Keiki are welcomed.

*Brought to you by Hawaiian Islands Science, East-West Center Participants Association, and Pan-Pacific Association with support from COSEE-IE

RSVP on FaceBook:
Points of contact: Lelemia (HISCI),;
Geejay (PPA),;Ritz (EWCPA),; Jonathan (EWCPA),


HISCI Cafe 10 Dec 2014 Sustainability

Dress For Success Clothing Drive

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Kumuola La Hana Nov 8

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Aloha Family and Friends of Kumuola,

     We invite you and your ‘ohana to Kumuola’s monthly La Hana, Community Work Day Event, scheduled every 2nd saturday of each month. This month: November 8, 2014 from 10am-2pm. Or join us Dec 13, last La Hana of the year 2014. Lunch and water provided. For further info or for directions pls email
     We have been blessed this year, with much fruits of the land, as well as with many of people, Kama’aina and Malihini, who come to learn and grow. We reflect on the year and we give Thanks to Ke Akua for making all things possible. We are humbled and grateful for all the continued support and Aloha. MAHALO NUI!
     If you or anyone else may be interested in visiting Kumuola as an individual or as a group pls call (808)2846798. Please follow us on FB: Kumuola Hawaii. Also, check out our website:
Mahalo nui loa, Kumuola ‘Ohana
Kumuola Foundation
FB: Kumuola Hawaii
Pauline KK Navales (Kuki)
President, Kumuola Foundation

Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies


Hoʻokahe wai, Hoʻoulu ʻāina

Student panel presentation on water and land

Thursday October 10th, 5:15pm to 7:00pm.

You are invited to attend a panel of student presentations called “Hoʻokahe wai, Hoʻoulu ʻāina” (The water flows, the land thrives) on Thursday October 10th from 5:15 pm to 7:00 pm at Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies in the Hālau o Haumea. Traditional Hawaiian water management strategies and food production systems were focus of an intensive four week research and field training program for cultural resource management held this past summer in windward Kohala, Hawaiʻi. The student cohort “Hoʻopiliwaiola” will present their research projects and posters that focus on these resource management themes in series of adjacent ahupuaʻa named Niuliʻi, Waiʻāpuka, Makanikāhio, and Pololū. Their student research projects will touch on the following topic areas:

· Understanding the interconnectedness between communities and food production systems within an ahupuaʻa based on irrigation and water movement.

· Investigating traditional place names and understanding the knowledge embedded in those names in regards to community history and sense of place.

· Taking a critical look at the traditional role of Konohiki as locally based land managers and how that role has implications to socio-political power and resource management within a community.

· Examining technological innovations regarding the movement of water that occurred in North Kohala as linked to the history of Kamehameha I and his rise to power.

· Documenting arboriculture as an additional type of food and resource production system not typically accounted for in studies for Hawai’i.

· Evaluating assumptions of ahupua’a self-sufficiency and taking a critical look at how traditional land units might have been organized and divided over time.

· Understanding the transition from pre-to post contact in regards to Hawaiian and settler communities and their relationship to local resources.

This student panel presentation is open to the public.

This field program is held through a collaborative effort between University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of New Mexico Department of Anthropology, Nohopapa Hawai’i, and the Kamehameha Schools. The goal is to bring indigenous students together from Hawaiʻi and Native American students on the continent to participate in field training centering on resource management.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Kekuewa Kikiloi at


Kekuewa Kikiloi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies

Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

2645 Dole Street Honolulu HI 96822 – office: 808-956-0558

Welina mai kakou!

Come and join us this Wednesday to learn about and practice the art of Lomilomi! We will be featuring lomilomi practioner Kamaka Jingao…A hui hou kakou i keia po’akolu!!!

When: This Weds, October 9th
Time: 1:30-2:30pm
Where: Halau o Haumea, Kamakakuokalani- Hawaiian Studies Bldg.

On Saturday, Sept. 21, Bishop Museum will be unveiling its newly renovated Pacific Hall. The one-day free public event will be from 9am until 9pm on the grounds of Bishop Museum.
The day will be a celebration of all things Pacific:
Opening ceremony at 9:30am on the Great Lawn
Food – including Chamorro, Micronesian, Hawaiian & Tongan
Pasifik Stylings – over a dozen vendors featuring clothing, jewelry and accessories
Lectures, Presentations and Films – including ‘There Once Was an Island’ and ‘The Land of Eb’
Weaving demonstrations from Marshall Islands, French Polynesia, and Hawai‘i
Pacific Island arts and crafts, demonstrations and more
Music and Dance performances representing cultures from across the Pacific will be all day. An evening concert featuring Taimane, Aaron Salā and more will close the event.
Pacific Hall Unveiled
Explore Moananuiākea, the wide expanse of Oceania, in Pacific Hall’s newly renovated two-story gallery. Encounter the family of the Pacific on the first floor through our collection of model canoes, woven mats, contemporary artwork, and videos of Pacific scholars. The second floor considers the origins and migrations of Pacific peoples through archaeology, oral traditions, and linguistics.
A flyer of the event and highlights is attached, feel free to forward this email and flyer to any you think would like to be a part of this celebration of Pacific Island peoples. More information is available online
“Oceania is vast, Oceania is expanding, Oceania is hospitable and generous,
Oceania is humanity rising from the depths of brine and regions of fire deeper still,
Oceania is us.”                                              
Epeli Hau‘ofa: Our Sea of Islands, 1994

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s Vital Signs program ( is a growing community of students, educators, professional scientists, and citizens working together to collect and share critical information on native and invasive species in freshwater, coastal, and upland habitats across Maine.


Fall Introductory Institute: Friday, 9/27


This daylong institute and associated pre-institute assignment will give you first-hand experience with the Vital Signs community, resources (including hot-off-the-presses assessment tools!), protocols, website, and scientific practices. Leave prepared to guide your students’ participation in this engaging science community this fall.


You get:


  • Equipment borrowing privileges
  • Lodging in Portland provided for those traveling more than 1.5 hours in one direction
  • Mileage reimbursement for all
  • 10 Contact hours
  • Substitute reimbursement to your district



Reserve your spot today! Send the following information to Christine at


  • Your name and school/program where you work
  • The grades and subjects that you teach
  • A short and sweet statement about why Vital Signs interests you and how you think your students will benefit
  • If you were referred by a colleague, please let us know his/her name

Aloha everyone!!

Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV) is looking for a student volunteer to conduct a biological survey of an 11 acre property in the back of Kalihi Valley. The survey will be used by the Trust for Public Land (TPL) who is partnering with KKV to try to purchase the property to expand current work in native forestry and la’au lapa’au at Ho’oulu ‘Aina. In advocating for the purchase of the property, the biological survey will be presented to various committees (State and City) to describe the existing biota and to describe the intended changes should the property be owned and managed by KKV.

If you are interested, please contact Andy Taylor at