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‘Kanaloa: Hawaiian Men of the Sea’ lectures (April 11-12)

MEDIA RELEASE Three Hawaiian merchant seamen share their stories in upcoming Eia Hawaii and Puana Ka Ike lectures in Hilo and Kona. Captain “LJ” John Benson, Leighton Tseu, and Norman Piianaia present “Kanaloa: Hawaiian Men of the Sea” from noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Campus Center Room 301, […]

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Sai lectures on overthrow (March 14-16)

MEDIA RELEASE Dr. Keanu Sai will discuss the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom government in upcoming Hilo and Kona lectures, followed by a Kona workshop on how Hawaiian history is being taught. Sai discusses “1893 Executive Agreements & Impacts Today: Hawaiian Protest & Demand filed in United Nations” in an Eia Hawaii presentation noon-1:30 p.m. […]

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Hawaiian language newspapers on agenda (Feb. 14-15)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian language professor Noenoe K. Silva will discuss how Hawaiian language newspapers and documents change the view of our kupuna’s (ancestor’s) world in an upcoming Eia Hawaii presentation in Hilo and a Puana Ka Ike lecture in Kona. Her lecture, “Recovering the Moolelo (stories/literature) of our KÅ«puna,” is noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, […]

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Kupuna talk story about health and wellbeing

MEDIA RELEASE Earl Kawaa of Molokai and Isaia Kealoha of Kalapana will “talk story” about three aspects of Native Hawaiian health and wellness in an Eia Hawaii presentation in Hilo and a Puana Ka Ike lecture in Kona this week. Hooponopono (to make right/correct) is a style of healing a person both physically and spiritually. […]

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‘Cultural Reclamation of Midway Atoll’ lecture (Nov. 15-16)

MEDIA RELEASE Three Hawaiian language scholars discuss “Kuaihelani: Cultural Reclamation of Midway Atoll” in an upcoming Eia Hawaii presentation in Hilo and a Puana Ka Ike lecture in Kona. The lectures by Aulani Wilhelm, Dr. Kalani Makekau-Whittaker, and Hawane Rios are noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at the University of Hawaii Hilo, Campus Center (CC) […]

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USDA grants to train, support next generation of farmers

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced $18 million in federal funding to support new farmer training and education programs in 27 states. The Kohala Center received a $562,000 grant to create and deliver Ku I Ka Mana, a beginning farmer training initiative. The County of Hawaii is providing the necessary […]

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Bringing life to Hawaiian proverbs through animation (Oct. 25-26)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian language professor Dr. Kekeha Solis brings life to olelo noeau (traditional Hawaiian proverbs) through technology and animation in the classroom. Solis will share his work and the importance of these efforts in an upcoming Eia Hawaii presentation in Hilo and a Puana Ka Ike lecture in Kona. His lectures, Ka Olelo No […]

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Native Hawaiian scholars awarded Mellon-Hawaii fellowships

Native Hawaiian scholars awarded Mellon-Hawaii fellowships

MEDIA RELEASE Three Native Hawaiian scholars were recently awarded Mellon-Hawaii Fellowships to advance their academic careers. Marie Alohalani Brown, doctoral candidate in English at University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH Manoa), and Kaipo Perez III, doctoral candidate in zoology with a focus in marine ecology at UH Manoa, received doctoral fellowships. Katrina-Ann R. Kapaanaokalāokeola Oliveira, […]

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Hirono applauds federal support of isle farmers

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced a commitment of more than $560,000 for the Kohala Center’s Ku I Ka Mana New Farmer Training Initiative. “As a state that imports about 85 percent of our food, it’s clear we’ve got some work to do to make Hawaii more self-reliant. That’s why I have […]

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Kohala Center conducting school garden tours

Kohala Center conducting school garden tours

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center invites the public to tour several Hawaii Island school gardens and enjoy the produce that students, teachers, and volunteers have cultivated and prepared for guests. On three Saturdays in April, Kohala Center offers free hour-long tours of a handful of the 63 school and community gardens in the Hawaii Island […]

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Report ties local food system to community health

Report ties local food system to community health

MEDIA RELEASE Expanding production and access to locally grown food in Hawaii County could decrease hunger, increase community food security, and strengthen the island’s economy, according to a report released by The Kohala Center. Prepared in partnership with the state Department of Agriculture and Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research Hawaii, the report is a […]

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South shore shallow sites exemplify the strongest connection between the mauka and makai watersheds

Researchers, kupuna share environmental health of Kahaluu

South shore shallow sites exemplify the strongest connection between the mauka and makai watersheds

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Sai lecture: Why birthers are right for the wrong reasons

Sai lecture: Why birthers are right for the wrong reasons

MEDIA RELEASE Could it be that our current understandings of the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom government are based on an erroneous narrative of historical events? Dr. Keanu Sai addresses this question in a Puana Ka Ike lecture in Kona and an Eia Hawaii presentation in Hilo. Sai discusses “1893 Executive Agreements and the profound […]

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Integrated Beetle Management video released

Integrated Beetle Management video released

MEDIA RELEASE A new farmer-to-farmer video about Integrated Beetle Management is available online to help farmers manage the coffee berry borer beetle (CBB). The beetle has spread at an alarming rate through Kona, threatening the survival of Hawaii’s premier specialty crop. “With some Kona coffee farmers still discovering the beetle infestation and others reporting a […]

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