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Language, 2014.

Here is something to think about. The olelo noeau is indeed true, “Make ke kalo a ola i ka palili.” (The oldsters die, but they live on through their offspring.)* Language however is something that needs to be consciously worked at, for if we let it disappear, “when you cover him with dirt, language is not like a plant that grows again…” 36 more words

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What's in a name? 2014.

In the recent posts there were examples of many names and variants thereof. If you are doing any sort of research into Hawaii’s past, whether it be genealogical, political, or what have you, it is important to consider that names are complicated and people, places, and things in general can be referred to by any number of different names. 79 more words

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Hui Makaainana o Makana and fishing rights, 2014.

Check out this story from one of the Hui Makaainana of today on Kauai! It is awesome to see we are thinking of not only today, but of yesterday and tomorrow as well! 52 more words

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3 years... 2014.

It has been three years since the first post on this blog. I never imagined that I would be still on here after three years…  Has anyone made any connections as a result of one of these posts? 47 more words

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Changing values and the sad end to Kahaulelio's Fishing Traditions, 1902.

With the death of David Kaukaha Kanewanui (Kamehameha class of ’94), editor of the Kuokoa and great advocate of traditions, and the rise of the young inexperienced editor, David Laanui A-i (Kamehameha class of ’93), the treatise on traditional fishing techniques by Daniela Kahaulelio was found no longer important. 97 more words

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