1. 2021 Mother Tongue Film Festival and ISLAND TO ISLAND (https://mothertongue.si.edu/)
2. Pule Ola Lō`ihi (https://youtu.be/MVaeEbqxTBo)
3. Aunty Pua Kanakaole Kanahele (https://youtu.be/gZnG_EeZphE)
4. Edith Kanaka`ole Foundation (http://edithkanakaolefoundation.org/)
5. PAHU Drum Chants of Hawaii (https://open.spotify.com/album/22HlXKUeVFJmQkWOQlQi53)
6.Engage your spirit by engaging the Hawaiʻi universe (https://www.courseskekuhi.com/courses_temp)
7. PVS and 'Oiwi TV present Moananuiakea: One Ocean. One People. One Canoe. (https://tinyurl.com/hv4t92yw)
For this Mauli Ola, we were proud to host Dr. Akiemi Glenn, founder and executive director of the Pōpolo Project to highlight their upcoming youth programs, including Racial Justice Reel Camp for Girls a free and online reel camp for girls during the 2021 Spring Break. A collaboration with the Pōpolo Project and the UHM Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center, Hawai’i Women in Filmmaking will facilitate conversation on Racial Justice, filmmaking, and produce a short film by the end of the camp.
About the Pōpolo Project
The Pōpolo Project is a Hawai‘i-based nonprofit organization that redefines what it means to be Black in Hawai‘i and in the world through cultivating radical reconnection to ourselves, our community, our ancestors, and the land, changing what we commonly think of as Local and highlighting the vivid, complex diversity of Blackness
Dr. Akiemi Glenn, Executive Director
Akiemi is the founder and executive director of the Pōpolo Project. She holds an MA and PhD in linguistics from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and a BA in linguistics from New York University. Akiemi is a scholar and community worker who specializes in studying culture and facilitating community change on large and small scales. A filmmaker, artist, and cultural practitioner with genealogical ties to the forest and coastal areas currently known as North Carolina and Virginia, her research, curation, and work in Indigenous language revitalization and in community-based culture education centers the experience of diaspora and the potential of radical connection for profound change.
Lonoikamakahiki! Makahiki season is a time of renewal, regeneration, and reflection. It is a time to plant the seed inside. The demigod Kamapuaʻa, the pig, is a kinolau or earthly manifestation of Lono, the god of argiculture. Catch up with Solomon and Kaliko as they reflect on what lessons "Kamapuaʻa, The Animation" has taught them last year. Join us and to explore what lessons this ancient myth holds for us today.
Solomon Enos was born and raised in Makaha Valley. Solomon hails from the well-known Enos `ohana. He has been making art for more than 30 years and he is adept at artistic expression in a wide variety of media including oil paintings, book illustrations, murals, and game design.
Kaliko Maii for over eight years has worked dilligently as a producer of HAWAIIAN SOUL, the HIFF award-winning narrative short based on the life of George Helm. Among Kaliko's other collaborations is the Hawaiian translation of Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Air Bender for Mana Studios HI.
SCROLL BELOW FOR LINKS AND SHOW NOTES
1. Lono - https://youtu.be/_FfebnP0Gv4
2. HAWAIIAN SOUL - https://vimeo.com/466522560
3. Hawaiian Word of the Day - Makahiki - https://youtu.be/webiDDWCjeg
4. Hawaiian Soul Movie Tee
6. TEDxTransmedia - Jeff Gomez - DAREtoCHANGE - https://youtu.be/p9SlVedmnw4
7. The Epic Tale of Hiiakaikapoliopele – UH Press: https://uhpress.hawaii.edu/title/the-epic-tale-of-hiiakaikapoliopele/
8. Hawaii's Legacy of Literacy: Puakea Nogelmeier at TEDxManoa - https://youtu.be/qx44JMlkxyk
9. Editor's Pick: Surprising New Data Shows Comic Readers Are Leaving Superheroes Behind - https://www.forbes.com/sites/robsalkowitz/2019/10/08/surprising-new-data-shows-comic-readers-are-leaving-superheroes-behind/
10. Hawaiian-language version of ‘Moana’ distributed to Hawaii schools - https://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/11/29/breaking-news/hawaiian-language-version-of-moana-distributed-to-schools-in-hawaii/
Screening of "Longing for Hawai'i" and Q&A with Filmmaker Katia Kalei Barricklow and Hawai`'i Historian Dr. Ron Williams, Jr.
More than two thirds of Native Hawaiians live on the US mainland and not Hawai'`i. One east coast `'ohana’s journey into the past uncovers a hidden family connection to the Kingdom of Hawai’i. This short documentary film is a personal journey filled with resilience in the face of colonial erasure. Once forgotten heroes are honored with connections strengthened by transgenerational aloha. A testament to the enduring legacy of Hawaiian nationalism that bridges Hawai`i to the US mainland with voices from the past.
The journey is one from Kalihi Valley to Silicon Valley. The chief evangelist of Canva and the creator of Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People podcast has graciously agreed to a sit down with Hālāwai President and Inspired Money Podcast Host Andy Wang.
We'll revisit Guy's book The Art of The Start 2.0 in the time of COVID. If we're lucky we may even be regaled with stories of what it was like for a local boy to be working for Steve Jobs in 1984. Anything can happen. Join us for a special visit and what is likely to be miso soup for the soul.
Guy Kawasaki, Guy was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1954. His family lived in a tough part of Honolulu called Kalihi Valley. They weren’t rich, but he never felt poor because his parents made many sacrifices. Guy attended Iolani School where he graduated in 1972. Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva and the creator of Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People podcast. He has written Wise Guy, The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and eleven other books.
Andy Wang, is a Managing Partner at Runnymede Capital Management and host of Inspired Money, named by Forbes as a Top 10 Personal Finance Podcast. His Hawaiian name, Kūlana, was given to him by songwriter, hula teacher and Hawaiian cultural authority, Auntie Nona Beamer. Andy has performed Hawaiian music, solo or with other musicians, at a variety of events and venues in the New York tri-state area and Hawaii. His music has been featured by Hawaiian Airlines and national television networks.
This interactive 3-session presentation and talk-story with award-winning author and artist, Caren Loebel-Fried, that featured her newest book, Manu, The Boy Who Loved Birds. This Mauli Ola Virtual Gathering provided an opportunity for the Hālāwai community to meet one another and gather around this beautiful story about a boy who learns about the legacy of his name and and his future quest.
Manu, the Boy Who Loved Birds can be purchased from the Volcano Art Center (where signed copies are available)
Did you know Hawai`i Independence Day was a National Holiday from 1847 to 1903? Last year, Senator J. Kalani English introduced a bill that would reinstate Lā Kū`oko`a as a state holiday. Hawaii Tourism Authority, President and CEO John de Fries, recently acknowledging that the localism of a Hawaiian Kingdom might have helped. We hosted a participatory forum on the economic recovery, cultural values, and the identity of Hawai`i with Panelists Ikaika Hussey, Dr. Ron Williams, Jr., Kaina Quenga, Keoni DeFranco, and Kris Kato.
Wally Olins on the branding of nations
Getting the branding identity of a country right has led to many positive results, Wally Olins explains.
Reinstating a historical Hawaii state holiday could replace Good Friday
Senator Kalani English drafted the bill to make La Ku’oko’a day a holiday in Hawaii.
Lā Kūʻokoʻa: We Are What We Celebrate
November 28 is Lā Kūʻokoʻa, a kingdom holiday celebrating the independence of the Hawaiian kingdom.
Group hopes to see new economy emerge based on Hawaiian values
A new group that wants to reboot Hawaii’s tourist-based economy in the era of the new coronavirus announced a four-step plan Tuesday to come up with ideas by August based on Native Hawaiian cultural values.
Rethinking our COVID-19 response.
Hawai`i State Archives
The Hawaii State Archives has been making digitized versions of collection materials since 2007, concentrating on the most requested material, indexes, and fragile materials.
The Hawaiian Kingdom
Aloha and welcome to the Hawaiian Kingdom, an internationally recognized country under U.S. occupation.
The Nation of Hawai`i
For the first time in 25 years, the Nation of Hawai’i is accepting and encouraging digital applications for citizenship from Kanaka — whether residing in Hawai’i or abroad — and non-Kanaka.
Nā `Ōiwi NYC
Nā `Ōiwi NYC is a Native Hawaiian educational group based in New York City.
Hawaii Community Bail Fund
In celebration of Lā Kūʻokoʻa in solidarity with occupied Hawaiʻi, HCBF is carrying out a mass bailout across. If you have a loved one in pre-trial detention please fill out this form.
Our Hālāwai 'ohana Sara Saltman led a night of mo'olelo to kick off the Halloween weekend festivities. This Mauli Ola virtual gathering featured a mo'olelo workshop where each 'ohana made their own mo'olelo book!