Nānā I Ke Kumu: The Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation

"The path for the future is the path of the past."

A compelling and vitally important initiative toward the rebuilding of the Hawaiian nation both culturally and politically is rising under the leadership of Puakea Nogelmeier, Professor of Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, with the launching of the Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation. Read More

Nānā I Ke Kumu: The Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation

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When we speak in contemporary terms of rebuilding the nation as fundamental to a Hawaiian future, I cannot think of anything more important than for us to pull out all the stops to accurately reconstruct our past: to know with a high degree of certainty where we’ve been, to validate who we really are as a people, to be able to define our cultural past in ways that can guide us to our cultural future. Read More

“God is in the Flowers” – Marriage Equality & the Queen

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In the wake of the recent political storm that raged over the state legislature’s approval of same-gender marriage, I’m compelled to share this with you as something that hopefully will give you pause for thought and perhaps turn a light on in your heart. Read More