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I Ulu I Ka 'Aina

I Ulu I Ka 'Aina: Land

Edited by Jonathan K. Osorio
Copyright Date: 2014
Pages: 115
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    I Ulu I Ka 'Aina
    Book Description:

    The Hawaiʻinuiākea Monograph Seriespresents volume II,"I Ulu i ka Āina," ten essays that describe the fundamental relationships between Kanaka Maoli and the land. From the memories of long-time activists, cultural practitioners and seasoned administrators to the inspirational insights of young scholar/advocates for our cultural, economic and political progress, each piece evidences the inseparability of the Kanaka from the ʻĀina. It is that inseparability and not our numbers, our relative poverty, nor even our political status that will determine the destiny of the Hawaiian nation. We grow the land, we grow ourselves.

    eISBN: 978-0-8248-3999-4
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. From the Dean
    (pp. vii-vii)
  4. Editorʹs Note
    (pp. viii-x)
    Jonathan K. Osorio
  5. A Note on the Cover Art
    (pp. xi-xii)
    Lia OʹNeill Keawe
  6. Day 223: Sinking Bodies
    (pp. 1-3)
    Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio
  7. A Hawaiian Geography or A Geography of Hawaiʹi?
    (pp. 4-22)
    Carlos Andrade

    When Captain Cook sailed away from Plymouth Sound on July 12, 1776, aboard the shipResolution, he was embarking on his third journey into the Pacific. His ostensible mission was to search for a northwest passage to the Atlantic Ocean, and in the process of doing so, he mapped lands from New Zealand to Hawaiʹi in greater detail and on a scale not previously achieved. On this third journey, he discovered the islands inhabited by our Hawaiian ancestors, and they in turn eventually ended his life and earthly wanderings.

    Cook was the harbinger of a new time. He was the...

  8. Save the Hawaiian, Eat the Pig
    (pp. 23-38)
    Wendell Kekailoa Perry

    This title is a small counter narrative response to a very racist policy that is all too familiar to many if not all native peoples occupied by the U.S. Recalling Prattʹs ʺkill the Indian, save the manʺ rhetoric in this way, the title is meant to redefine meanings for our peoples. The title is an attempt to balance the discourse and in a small way dispell the hegemony that has overstayed its time on this earth. As we forge new meanings with traditional knowledge lets also remember that Richard H. Prattʹs version of the world is a lesson that should...

  9. Paʹa Ke Kahua
    (pp. 39-44)
    Dana Nāone Hall

    Even in these difficult times when economic interests exert a seemingly all-powerful hand in what happens to our islands, it is still possible to claim places where our culture can revive and the spirits of our ancestors and their iwi can rest undisturbed. Honokahua, a place of endings, was the beginning of my efforts to protect burial sites—a lifelong task to help make firm the foundation on which we can continue to grow and thrive as a people.

    The disturbance and disinterment of more than a thousand Native Hawaiian burials at Honokahua might easily have been the subject of...

  10. How Pono Prevailed in Pīlaʹa
    (pp. 45-54)
    Carlos Andrade

    This is a moʹōlelo about ʹāina and hoaʹāina. It is about the recovery of kuleana, recovery of language, recovery of law, and asserting connection with the land. It is about ʹāina cultivating kanaka as well as mālama ʹāina.

    At about age thirty, shortly after my first son was born, I found that paying rent on a house was not exactly the most efficient or enjoyable way to live. However, the family I was born into was not exactly what you might call landed gentry. Like most of our neighbors, we lived in relatively modest circumstances: a small, two-bedroom, one-bathroom, single-wall...

  11. ʹŌiwi Leadership and ʹĀina
    (pp. 55-61)
    Kamanamaikalani Beamer

    I used to love to hear the thunder of my Harley-Davidson as I passed those drivers sheltered from the elements and seated comfortably in their cars. While I was on a motorcycle, my attunement to the elements would become refined for very tangible reasons. I would ask myself such questions as: At what spot should I pull over prior to the heavy rain as I am coming across the mountain? I became much more familiar with the clouds and began to understand formations and colors as well as their results, which could leave me in different degrees of dampness.


  12. Indigenizing Management of Kamehameha Schoolsʹ Land Legacy
    (pp. 62-75)
    Neil J. Hannahs

    The will and codicils of Bernice Pauahi Bishop constitute a wise and generous act to meet the educational needs of Hawaiian people in perpetuity.

    I give, devise and bequeath all of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate real and personal, wherever situated unto the trustees below named, their heirs and assigns forever, to hold upon the following trusts, namely: to erect and maintain in the Hawaiian Islands two schools, each for boarding and day scholars, one for boys and one for girls, to be known as, and called the Kamehameha Schools.

    I give unto the trustees named in...

  13. ʹO Koholālele, He ʹĀina, He Kanaka, He Iʹa Nui Nona ka Lā: Re-membering Knowledge of Place in Koholālele, Hāmākua, Hawaiʹi
    (pp. 76-98)
    Leon Noʹeau Peralto

    Information that would help illustrate the prehistoric conditions of the site and surrounding area are limited due to the siteʹs remote location and inconvenient access to marine areas. In published moʹolelo, Koholālele, translated as, ʺleaping whaleʺ is mentioned in the Heart Stirring Story of Ka-Miki…No other mention of Koholālele was found in published moʹolelo.¹ ʺHāmākua Land Sale: Koholālele. Final Environmental Assessment,ʺ Aug. 2010

    When sugar companies began clearing the fertile lowlands of Koholālele, like much of Hāmākua, in the mid to late 1800s, to make way for the expansion of sugarcane production on the island of Hawaiʹi, a process of...

  14. Kēia ʹĀina: The Center of Our Work
    (pp. 99-109)
    Kaiwipuni Lipe

    Dr. Lilikalā Kameʹeleihiwa is a teacher, an activist, a leader, a researcher, a daughter, and mother. She is also a loyal kupa ʹāina, as she shares in this candid interview, committed to the rediscovery, reclamation, and reconnection of Hawaiians to the land of our ancestors.

    In the excitement of her voice, you can hear her commitment and passion for land and research. Her stories and words convey an unwavering, deeply rooted, lifelong aloha for her ʹāina, her kūpuna, and her lāhui.

    Punihei: What made you interested in land?

    Lilikalā: When I was a kid, we moved a lot because we...

  15. Crossing the Pali
    (pp. 110-112)
    Dana Nāone Hall
  16. Contributors
    (pp. 113-114)
  17. Back Matter
    (pp. 115-117)