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I Ulu I Ka 'Aina


edited by Jonathan Osorio

Publication Year: 2014

The Hawaiʻinuiākea Monograph Series presents 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.

Published by: University of Hawai'i Press

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. i-iv


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pp. v-vi

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From the Dean

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p. vii-vii

Mahalo for picking up the second volume in The Hawai‘inuiākea Series, which publishes high-quality research and inquiry, and kūpuna reflections and artistic expressions. This series, hosted by Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, aims to advance Kanaka Maoli perspective, ‘ike that seamlessly integrates knowledge and...

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Editor’s Note

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pp. viii-x

I ulu i ka ‘āina has kāona, several interconnected and yet distinct meanings: that we increase the land; that we flourish on the land; to be stirred or inspired by the land. The kāona for this second edition of the HSHK monograph demands that we perceive how completely connected the Kanaka is to the ‘āina. From the remarkable cover by artist April Drexel to the essays that you will read in ...

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A Note on the Cover Art

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pp. xi

‘Āina connects us to our past, our present, and our future. It has sustained us for generations. This visual rendering by Professor April A. H. Drexel is a reminder of our relationship and kuleana to each other. Archived in layered voices...

Day 223: Sinking Bodies

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pp. 1-3

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A Hawaiian Geography or A Geography of Hawai‘i?

Carlos Andrade

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pp. 4-22

When Captain Cook sailed away from Plymouth Sound on July 12, 1776, aboard the ship Resolution, 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 Hawai‘i in greater detail and on a scale not previously achieved....

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Save the Hawaiian, Eat the Pig

Wendell Kekailoa Perry

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pp. 23-38

This is a true story1 about a Hawaiian man, his pet pig, and the law. It’s not a big story. It’s not a story that will overwhelm you with emotional drama or captivate you with the angst of teenage vampires and werewolves. But it does include some bloodletting and an unfortunate death. In the end, I hope you will agree with my premise that in order to save the Hawaiian, we may need...

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Pa‘a Ke Kahua

Dana Nāone Hall

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pp. 39-44

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...

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How Pono Prevailed in Pīla‘a

Carlos Andrade

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pp. 45-54

This is a mo‘ōlelo about ‘āina and hoa‘āina. It is about the recovery of kuleana, recovery of language, recovery of law, and asserting connection with the land. It is about ‘āina cultivating kanaka as well as mālama ‘āina.
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....

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‘Ōiwi Leadership and ‘Āina

Kamanamaikalani Beamer

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pp. 55-61

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 ...

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Indigenizing Management of Kamehameha Schools’ Land Legacy

Neil J. Hannahs

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pp. 62-75

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...

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‘O Koholālele, He ‘Āina, He Kanaka, He I‘a Nui Nona ka Lā: Re-membering Knowledge of Place in Koholālele, Hāmākua, Hawai‘i

Leon No‘eau Peralto

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pp. 76-98

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 Hawai‘i, a process of erasure commenced, which has endured to this day. On the ground, as acres of ‘āina, cultivated...

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Kēia ‘Āina: The Center of Our Work

Kaiwipuni Lipe

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pp. 99-109

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

Crossing the Pali

Dana Nāone Hall

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pp. 110-112


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pp. 113-114

Series Page, Production Notes, Back Cover

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pp. 115-117

E-ISBN-13: 9780824839994
Print-ISBN-13: 9780824839772

Publication Year: 2014

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  • Hawaiians -- Land tenure.
  • Hawaii -- Poetry.
  • American poetry -- Hawaii.
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