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Digital Collections

Lehulehu a Manomano ka ‘Ikena a ka Hawai‘i

Great and Numerous is the Knowledge of our Hawaiian People

The Ka‘iwakīloumoku Digital Collections comprise a vast array of Hawaiian and Pacific expressions. Home to an assortment of essays, interviews, videos, recipes, and more, we invite you to explore this rich repository. During your visit, we greatly appreciate your consideration and respect for the information, images, and perspectives found here. Mahalo a nui.

Digital Collections

Use our advanced search feature to quickly find what you’re looking for from across our entire collection of digital media. Or if you’d rather, spend some time browsing through all available materials by exploring the thematic groupings below. The September 2020 launch represents the first in a series of content installments for Digital Collections. Check back soon, as our content is constantly expanding!

Mānaleo TV Program

‘ike and personal stories of our hulu kūpuna

Kānaka Insights

interviews and profiles of kānaka Hawai‘i

Historical Snapshots

moments in Hawaiian history

Exploring Cultural Identity: Essays

expressions of art, literature, oration, community engagement, and more

Mele: Songs and Stories

analyses of traditional texts and presentations of modern compositions


culinary how-tos and family stories from the Hawaiian community

Exploring Cultural Identity: Videos

lectures, panel discussions, and demonstrations from Ka‘iwa’s repository


traditional and modern stories told primarily in our native tongue

Pacific Conversations

discussions on the health and restoration of our peoples, cultures, and environments

Song Contest:
Beyond the Competition

past preshows, video highlights, and printed programs

Bernice Pauahi Bishop
Heritage Center

pieces from Kamehameha Schools history and Heritage Center collections

Pacific Wayfinding

student work around indigenous sciences and wayfinding heritage