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Exploring Cultural Identity: Videos

He ‘Ōlelo Nane: Ka Ha‘aheo
A parable about a monarch butterfly and a kōlea appeared in the nūpepa “Ka Elele Hawaii” in 1848 and was recently brought to life in this animated short by KS Cultural Specialist Keikioʻewa Kaʻōpua.

Ola ka ‘Ōlelo ‘Ōiwi o ka ‘Āina: Amy Kalili
In this interview conducted for the 2008 Kamehameha Schools Song Contest, Amy Kalili talks about the history of the ʻAha Pūnana Leo and highlights the growth of the program over the course of its first 25 years.

Ola ka ‘Ōlelo ‘Ōiwi o ka ‘Āina: Lolena Nicholas
In this interview conducted for the 2008 Kamehameha Schools Song Contest, Lolena Nicholas talks about the beginnings of the Pūnana Leo program and urges us to perpetuate the traditions of our ancestors.

Ola ka ‘Ōlelo ‘Ōiwi o ka ‘Āina: Kauanoe Kamanā
“He mea nui i nā manawa a pau...ka noʻonoʻo i ka hoʻoholomua. ʻAʻole hiki ke ʻalu a noʻonoʻo, ua kō, lawa kēia. ʻAʻole hiki. No laila, ua ʻano maʻa mākou i ka ʻimi, ʻimi, ʻimi, a noke mau; ʻaʻole hāʻawipio. Inā puka ma kekahi mea, pau, ʻimi i kekahi mea e puka ai. Puka kēlā, ʻimi hou i kekahi mea. I koʻu manaʻo, he Hawaiʻi loa kēlā ʻano noʻonoʻo. Nā kūpuna o ka wā ma mua, me kēlā: ʻeleu, ʻaʻole noho wale a kali na kekahi e hele mai a hana i kaʻu hana.” **In this full-length interview conducted for the 2008 Kamehameha Schools Song Contest celebrating the revitalization of the Hawaiian language, Kauanoe Kamanā talks about the history of the Hawaiian language revitalization movement and reminds us to persevere, for the work is never done.**

Kūlana Kanaka: I ka ‘Ōlelo nō ke Ola, i ka ‘Ōlelo nō ka Make
Kūlana Kanaka is a video talk-story that invites guests to speak about our roles and responsibilities as kānaka ʻōiwi to ourselves, our ʻohana, our kaiāulu, and our lāhui. In this episode, Keoni Kelekolio, Director of Hawaiian Language Advancement at Kamehameha Schools, talks story with Kumu Hina about the role of the Hawaiian language in her life and its importance to kanaka ʻōiwi. This special episode is ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi a me ka ʻōlelo Niʻihau (in the Hawaiian language and in the Niʻihau dialect).

Ka‘iwakīloumoku: A Gathering Place for Our People
This clip from the film “Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson” recounts the events that served as a catalyst for Myron Pinky Thompson’s dream of the Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center.

Kūlana Kanaka: Mele Aloha
Kūlana Kanaka is a video talk-story that invites guests to speak about our roles and responsibilities as kānaka ʻōiwi to ourselves, our ʻohana, our kaiāulu, and our lāhui. In this episode, haku mele and KS Cultural Consultant Manu Boyd talks story with fellow composer and KS Cultural Resource and Advocate Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu about the role of mele in the lives of kānaka ʻōiwi, and its importance to our identity as a lāhui and as people of Moananuiākea. We also learn about some of the practices of haku mele (composers) and enjoy mele and hula that are special to our hosts.

Kāhili Pa‘a Lima, Part 1
Kumulāʻau Sing gives a brief overview of the process of making kāhili, including the various materials necessary to craft these exquisite symbols of royalty.

Kāhili Pa‘a Lima, Part 2
Kumulāʻau Sing demonstrates how to create a modern kāhili paʻa lima, from cleaning feathers to wrapping bundles and assembling the finished piece.

Ku‘i Kalo, Part 1
Kaleonahe Kauahi-Daniels gives a brief introduction to kalo, elder brother of all Hawaiians and the central component of a Hawaiian diet. This video is especially geared towards K-3 learners.

Ku‘i Kalo, Part 2
Kaleonahe Kauahi-Daniels demonstrates how to clean cooked kalo before it can be pounded and made into poi. This video is especially geared towards K-3 learners.

Ola ka ‘Ōlelo ‘Ōiwi o ka ‘Āina - Larry Kimura
“ʻO kā kākou ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, ʻo ia ka ʻōlelo o kēia ʻāina, mai kinohi mai, iō kikilo mai, mai ka pō mai... I ka hōʻea ʻana mai hoʻi o nā mikionali, ʻo lākou ka poʻe nāna i hoʻokumu i ka pīʻāpā Hawaiʻi. ʻŌlelo ʻia, 1826 ka paʻa ʻana mai o kēia pīʻāpā, a ʻo nā aliʻi ka poʻe mua loa i aʻo. He mea kamahaʻo loa kēia mea ma luna o ka palapala. Hiki ka ʻōlelo ke paʻa ma luna o kēia pepa. A hiki ke hoʻolaha i ka ʻike, hoʻopaʻa i ka ʻike ma o kēia hana, a lilo he mea haʻohaʻo nui ʻia.” **In this full-length interview conducted for the 2008 Kamehameha Schools Song Contest celebrating the revitalization of the Hawaiian language, Larry Kimura talks about the history of the Hawaiian language and reminds us that there is still much work to be done.**

He Aupuni Palapala
Me ke kākoʻo nui o ka Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority a me Ke Kula ʻo Kamehameha, ke alu like nei nā limahana o ka Hale Hōʻikeʻike ʻo Bīhopa lāua ʻo Awaiaulu no ka mālama ʻana i nā nūpepa Hawaiʻi no nā hanauna e hiki mai ana. ʻO ka pahu hopu o kēia papahana ʻo He Aupuni Palapala: Preserving and Digitizing the Hawaiian Language Newspapers, ʻo ia ka paʻi ʻana i mau kiʻi hou o nā ʻaoʻao kumu a pau o nā nūpepa Hawaiʻi e mālama ʻia nei ma kekahi mau hale waihona ma ʻō ma ʻaneʻi o ka pae ʻāina. **Check out this brand new project dedicated to improving the way Hawaiian language newspapers are preserved and made even more accessible for future generations.**

With the Stroke of Her Pen
December 19, 2021 marked the 190th anniversary of the birth of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop. A special 30-minute presentation, “With the Stroke of Her Pen: A Tribute to Ke Aliʻi Pauahi,” was created to celebrate this momentous occasion. The signing of Pauahi’s will set into motion an extraordinary legacy of learning that would empower Native Hawaiians to strengthen their identity, lead Hawaiʻi into a vibrant and thriving future, and help to restore the earth and advance humankind. With our keiki as catalysts of change, this is their story about their tomorrow.

Hawaiian Featherwork: the Kia Manu
In ancient times, the art of snaring birds and collecting their hulu (feathers) was entrusted to the kia manu - the bird catcher.

Making Laulau
Ma lalo ka ʻai, ma luna ka iʻa. Kaleonahe Kauahi-Daniels gives a brief overview of kalo and then demonstrates how to make laulau. Learn some basic vocabulary while preparing a tasty meal for your family.

Lumpy Poi and Twisting Eels
Join Kumu Kaleo Kauahi-Daniels as she shares an excerpt from Kumu Kāwika Eyre’s book about Kamehameha’s early childhood and reflects on some of the lessons therein. This video is especially geared towards K-3 learners.

Aumiki (English)
08/11/2021 Aumiki is a creative ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi-based media entity housed on the website aumiki.com and also found on social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. In this episode of Lāhui Rising, we talk with the digital content creators behind Aumiki - Kuʻulei Bezilla, Kamalani Johnson, and Kapuaonaona Roback - and learn about their efforts to normalize ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi so that the people of Hawaiʻi can have better relationships with our ʻāina (land), mauli (identity), and nohona (lifepaths).

Aumiki (‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i)
08/11/2021 Aumiki is a creative ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi-based media entity housed on the website aumiki.com and also found on social media platforms Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. In this episode of Lāhui Rising, we talk with the digital content creators behind Aumiki - Kuʻulei Bezilla, Kamalani Johnson, and Kapuaonaona Roback - and learn about their efforts to normalize ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi so that the people of Hawaiʻi can have better relationships with our ʻāina (land), mauli (identity), and nohona (lifepaths).

Alika Bumatay: Mea Kālai Wa‘a (Canoe Carver)
05/26/2021 Lāhui Rising Series, featuring Alika Kamaokalani Bumatay as he talks about his lifelong journey and continued work in the field of kālai waʻa.

Lei Making with Bill Char: Waipi‘o Pāka‘alana
03/00/2021 KS Kapālama Virtual Hoʻolauleʻa, Nā Lei Kupuna Series, featuring renowned lei-maker Bill Char demonstrating how to make lei wili, with hula by Kaleo Trinidad and students from the KSK Hawaiian Ensemble.

Lei Making with Bill Char: Leinā‘ala, Part 1
The Nā Lei Kupuna video series was created for KS Kapālama Hoʻolauleʻa 2021 and showcases cultural demonstrations with master lei-maker Bill Char. Part 1 of this presentation features a lesson on making lei ʻawapuhi melemele in kui (stringing) style.

Lei Making with Bill Char: Leinā‘ala, Part 2
Part 2 of this Nā Lei Kupuna video presentation features moʻolelo, mele, and hula with the ʻohana of Leināʻala Heine, haku mele Ānuenue Pūnua, kumu hula Kaleo Trinidad, and students of the KSK Hawaiian Ensemble.

Kealaikahiki Orientation
10/14/2020 This guided orientation, which was featured in the first episode of Pacific Conversations, includes images and maps that help to tell the narrative of this amazing heritage corridor we call Kealaikahiki.

Virtual Website Launch Ceremony: From Zenith to Horizon
09/28/2020 Mai ka Ho‘oku‘i a ka Hālāwai, a 10-minute virtual ceremony, took place on Monday, September 28 at 12pm to bless the relaunching of the Ka‘iwakīloumoku website.

Kealaikahiki: Illuminating Ancestral Pathways to Kahiki
12/02/2019 Lāhui Rising Series -- featuring Kekaulike Mar, Kaleomanuiwa Wong, Keao NeSmith, and Snowbird Bento.

‘Ōiwi Agency: A Kanaka Pathway Towards Leadership
10/17/2019 Lāhui Rising Series, featuring Dr. Jonathan Osorio and Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer.

Royal Standards of the Hawaiian Kingdom
10/21/2017 Lāhui Rising Series, featuring Dr. Ronald Williams, Jr. and Dr. Douglas Askman.

Welo Ana e ka Hae Hawai‘i: Songs of Aloha ‘Āina
04/10/2017 Lāhui Rising Series, featuring Lāiana Kanoa-Wong talking about the history of the Hawaiian flag and its representation of aloha ‘āina for over two centuries.

Hawaiian Governance
02/16/2017 Lāhui Rising Series, featuring Dr. Lilikalā Kame‘eleihiwa, Michelle Kauhane, and Brendon Kalei‘āina Lee.

Larsen v. Hawaiian Kingdom
01/30/2017 Lāhui Rising Series, featuring Dr. Keanu Sai and Dr. Federico Lenzerini.

Kua‘āina: Country Living and Lifeways
01/15/2010 Hawaiian Cultural Events Series, featuring Dr. Jonathan Osorio and Dr. Davianna McGregor.

Hawai‘i’s Early Years of Radio and Recording
00/00/0000 Hawaiian Cultural Events Series, featuring Harry B. Soria, Jr.

The 21st Century Hawaiian Kingdom
00/00/0000 Hawaiian Cultural Events Series, featuring Dr. Keanu Sai.

Aloha Betrayed: Native Hawaiian Resistance
00/00/0000 Hawaiian Cultural Events Series, featuring Dr. Noenoe K. Silva.

Hula: A Panel Discussion
00/00/0000 Hawaiian Cultural Events Series -- featuring George Holokai, Edith McKenzie, Cy Bridges, Noenoe Zuttermeister-Lewis, and Nathan Napoka.

Life with Kawena: A Film Screening
04/00/2003 Hawaiian Cultural Events Series, featuring Patience Nāmaka Bacon.

Ho‘omana III: Issues of Sacrilege
00/00/2003 Hawaiian Cultural Events Series, featuring Kekapa Lee, Charles Yabui, Leolani Pratt-Hao, Bill Maioho, and Nathan Napoka.

Ho‘omana II: When Hawaiian Culture and Christianity Collide
02/10/2003 Hawaiian Cultural Events Series, featuring John Lake, Daniel Kikawa, Kaleo Patterson, Alapaki Kim, and Kawika Kahiapo.

Hawaiian Tattoo
02/04/2002 Hawaiian Cultural Events Series, featuring Keone Nunes.

Nā Iwi Kūpuna, a film by SHPD
Courtesy of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaiʻi.

Pacific Experiences: Comparison of Hawaiian and Māori
Featuring Kawika Makanani, former Hawaiian History teacher and Librarian at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama.

Pacific Experiences: Māori Arts, Crafts, and Culture
Featuring Andrew Te Whaiti and James Taonui-a-Kupe Rickard, representing Te Puia and the New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Institute.

Pacific Experiences: Māori Filmmaking
Featuring Rawiri Paratene, a gifted Māori stage and screen actor, director, and writer.

Pacific Experiences: Māori Protocol
Featuring Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, an esteemed Māori educator who specializes in leadership programs that use the waka as a platform for learning and development.

Pacific Experiences: Māori Women
Featuring Rangiiria Hedley, a respected authority on traditional Maori music and instrument making from the Ngāti Tūwharetoa iwi.

Pacific Experiences: Whale Rider Film
Featuring Rawiri Paratene as he shares some of his experiences and insights from the filming of The Whale Rider.