I Ulu I Ke Kumu
The Hawaiinuiakea Monograph
Publication Year: 2011
The series will include articles written in Hawaiian and/or English, images, poetry and songs, and new voices and perspectives from emerging Native Hawaiian scholars. Readers who wish to comment on articles, artwork, and other pieces will be able to do so through the monograph discussion link found at the Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge website (http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hshk/).
Published by: University of Hawai'i Press
Title Page, Copyright
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From the Dean
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Welcome to the inaugural volume of the HawaiâinuiÄkea Monograph Series. The genesis of this publication was a group of conversations about the relevance of our inquiry and research. For example, is the work of Native Hawaiian scholars relevant to the lives of our children and youth? Does our research...
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The title of this inaugural issue of HawaiâinuiÄkeaâs new monograph series, I Ulu I Ke Kumu (Flourishing from the Source), is distilled from several âÅlelo noâeau, or traditional wise sayings. These include âI ulu ka lÄlÄ i ke kumuâ (the branch grows from its trunk/the student develops because...
The Poetry of Kamehameha I: Jewels in the Dust
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A chant composed by Kamehameha I as part of a trilogy of compositions honoring Kauikeaouli was published in the Hawaiian-language newspaper Ka Hoku o ka Pakipika in 1861, almost five decades after it was composed, highlighting the...
Acts of Beauty: Here and Abroad
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Reintroducing modern indigenous audiences to their own historical and traditional knowledge is challenging, for the content and the form can be long removed from familiarity. To introduce such materials to audiences far distant from the cultural center increases the demands, especially when many present...
Kahu i ke Ahi: Tending the Fires
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Cultural renaissance has been a dynamic force in Hawaiâi for over four decades now, and the changes in worldview, practice, lifestyle, and custom are tangible and sometimes well documented. Change works in tandem with and against continuity, and it is individual experience and recognition of these differences...
Simple Truths, Profound Gratitude: âI wonât ever embarrass my kumu!â
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My name is Robert UluwehionÄpuaikaw kiuokalani Cazimero, and I am a Kumu Hula, a teacher of Hawaiian dance, a medium that expresses everything we hear, see, smell, taste, touch, and feel. I graduated in a traditional âÅ«niki ceremony in 1973 with a class of over twenty-five students. Our kumu was Maiki...
No ka âOlelo Hawaiâi: He mau kuanaâike mai na nupepa âolelo Hawaiâi mai
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âI ka âÅlelo ka make, i ka âÅlelo ke ola.â He âÅlelo noâeau k ia i lohe pinepine âia e nÄ haumÄna âÅlelo Hawaiâi o k ia au, a ma kekahi âano, hÅâike âia ka pilina i ke âano o ka mea i âÅlelo âia: mea âole ka âÅlelo, inÄ he leo haole a he leo Hawaiâi, pono e noâonoâo ma mua o ka âÅlelo âana aku. AkÄ, he pilina koâikoâi ko ia âÅlelo...
Mai Ke Kumu Aku: A Teacherâs Vision
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Art is the broadest of disciplines, and artists may be the most diverse assembly of people to inhabit any given field. Hawaiian art, whether perpetuation of heritage practices or inspiration to reach new realms, is almost as broad as the field of art itself, and the range of artists is certainly as diverse, if not as numerous...
Current Viewpoint: I Ulu I Ke Kumu: A Conversation with Naomi Noelaniokoâolau Clarke Losch
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In the fall of 2010, I sat with Kumu Naomi Noelaniokoâolau Losch to record some of her stories. There were three main reasons for this. First, we wanted to honor all the years of her service to the Hawaiian language movement. Second, the fall of 2010 marked the term that Kumu Losch would retire. Third, because...
Reflection: Isabella Kauakea Yau Yung Aiona Abbott
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Izzieâas she was knownâwas born in HÄna, Maui, on June 20, 1919, to Annie Chung and Loo Yuen Aiona. When she was a little girl, her family moved to their home in the McCully district of Honolulu, returning often to Maui to spend time in Wailuku and Lahaina, where her mother was raised...
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Publication Year: 2011