The Waimānalo Limu Hui partnered with KUA to host their biggest limu planting since before the pandemic. This event specifically was held to celebrate the Year of the Limu!
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Uncle John Lind of Kīpahulu ʻOhana passed on earlier today. The family loses a husband, brother, father, uncle and grandfather. Kīpahulu and East Maui lost an elder lawaiʻa and mahiʻai, an icon among taro farmers and quiet leader who with his ohana perpetuated a way of life amidst great change in Kīpahulu. Uncle John was respected in the tradition of konohiki for his community. He pointed the way forward.
In the precious hours leading up to a long-anticipated site visit with Dept of Aquatic Resources, the Kīpahulu ʻohana received a small group of visitors as lawaiʻa from Hāʻena (Kaua’i), Miloliʻi (Hawai’i), and Moʻomomi (Molokai) reunited in Kīpahulu (Maui) alo he alo.
Last week, KUA staff gathered in person and on Zoom at a place in Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu dear to our new Limu Hui Coordinator. In observance of Piko o Wākea – Ke Alaʻula a Kāne, we were led in ceremony by our newly married Lohe Pono Fellow. We learned new oli together, we shared personal and professional goals, and reflected on this season of transition. It is in this spirit of the vernal equinox that I write to you all with the news that my time at KUA has come to an end.
Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo hosted one of the first in-person training workshops since the pandemic started. To address a need expressed by E Alu Pū network members, Godʻs Country Waimānalo (GCW), a chainsaw safety training workshop was offered. Eight Waimānalo community members who kōkua in the efforts of GCWʻs Ulu Pono Mahi ʻĀina agroforestry program along with a few KUA staff members participated in this training.
What does Kole aku kole mai mean? In ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, Kole is commonly known as a tasty and desirable reef fish. However, when reduplicated, kolekole is an informal talk story. With its directionals, Kole aku kole mai becomes a reciprocation of stories we share amongst each other!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feburary 4, 2022 “As an indicator of healthy ecosystems, a food-source for many species, and a connector between Ma Uka, or the uplands, and Ma Kai, the […]
A MESSAGE FROM OUR DIRECTOR | Aloha friends, ‘ohana and supporters… We observe: Amidst instability it’s difficult to see the destination. However, communities have pointed in the direction we need to go. They pointed in the direction long before this pandemic and they will continue to point our way through it.
IN MEMORIAM | Earlier this summer, we said goodbye to Theodore “Teddy” Kawahinehelelani Blake, a steadfast community leader, advocate for cultural preservation, limu practitioner, and beloved kupuna within our network ʻohana, who passed away at his family home in Koloa, Kauaʻi on July 18, 2021.
SHIMA – ISLAND ( JAPANESE ) A collaboration between KUA and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), the SHIMA: Okinawa-Hawaiʻi STEM Education Collaborative was a joint STEM education […]