Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Cultures

Start off your learning with Cultural Starting Points: Connection, Conception, Creation. In this module, you will:

  • Explore aspects of Native Hawaiian culture and history and reflect on your own identity.
  • Gain knowledge about Hawaiian Indigenous technologies like the ʻauwai, loko iʻa, and ahupuaʻa land divisions.
  • Learn about the important relationship between the kalo plant and the Hawaiian people and between ʻāina and the Hawaiian people. 
  • Learn how Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs are navigating the application of indigenous paradigms to how we live today.

Watch.

Kanaka Maoli, ʻĀina, and Hāloa

1.5 min.

Kīhei Nahale-a on ʻŌiwiTV.

Ancestral Technology 1: Loʻi

1 min.

Kīhei Nahale-a on ʻŌiwiTV.

Ancestral Technology 2: Ahupuaʻa, Loʻi, and Fishponds

1hr. 10min.

Produced by Nalani Minton, Directed by Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina, on ʻŌiwiTV.

The Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

20 min.

On ʻŌiwiTV.

Ed Wendt: The Great Heart of Waiokāne

28min.

Nā Loea: The Masters on ʻŌiwiTV

Explore.

Cornerstones of Local History and Native Hawaiian Culture (Summary)

10min.

Summary of materials in Read and Explore sections.

Hawaiian Epistemology

1hr. 5min.

Manu Meyer posted by The Kohala Center

Papakū Makawalu Part 1

42min.

Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele  posted by The Kohala Center

Papakū Makawalu Part 2

40min.

Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele  posted by The Kohala Center

Ahupuaʻa Restoration

1hr. 1min.

Kawika Winter posted by The Kohala Center

Hawaiʻi's Story by Hawaiʻi's Queen

Online version of full text. 

What are the Ceded Lands?

6 mins.

Civil Beat article.

Iwi Kupuna

9 mins.

Civil Beat article.

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