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Chiefess Kamakahelei, Ali‘i Nui o Kaua‘i

By Léo Azambuja Kaua‘i Museum Executive Director Chucky Boy Chock is seen here with a painting of Chiefess Kamakahelei, in exhibit at the museum. The painting was done by Evelyn Ritter, who has portrayed several chiefs and royalty also in exhibit at Kaua‘i Museum in Lihu‘e. Chiefess Kamakahelei ruled over Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau [...]

By | 2017-03-01T12:39:11+00:00 March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Be My Valentine — Seven Hawaiian Love Tales

The Legend of the Hau Blossom Photo by Daniel Finchum (www.kauaiainaart.com) Pōhuehue and Kaunaʻoa lived near Kahana Bay on O‘ahu. They loved each other deeply. One day, after an argument, Pōhuehue got into his canoe and paddled to Lānaʻi. Kaunaʻoa became very sad and afraid she would never see her lover again. Pōhuehue [...]

By | 2017-02-01T11:02:58+00:00 February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Hawai‘i Wisdom — November 2016

Kauluwai Yamashita, left, and brother Nohokai Yamashita, visiting from Molokai, get ready to dive into a couple of burgers at Kenji Burgers in Kapa‘a, Kauaʻi’s Eastside. Le‘a ke kau ‘ai. “The time for food is pleasing.” One can eat with pleasure — there are no wars, just peace. Source: ‘Ōlelo No‘eau, by Mary [...]

By | 2016-11-12T10:54:30+00:00 November 12th, 2016|0 Comments

A Whale of a Comeback Tale

By Jan TenBruggencate Photo courtesy E. Lyman – HIHWNMS/ NOAA Permit # 14682 A couple of years ago, a whale popped up in front of me as I was paddling a one-man canoe alone under the cliffs between Maha‘ulepu and Nawiliwili. There wasn’t another human in sight, nor a boat. I was paddling [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:44+00:00 February 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Localize It

By Léo Azambuja The Molokai Dispatch ‘ohana during the 30th anniversary celebration July 3. I’m in the middle wearing black, and Todd Yamashita, the newspaper’s owner, is kneeling by his Grandma and two children. Last month, I flew to Molokai to attend the 30th anniversary celebration of The Molokai Dispatch, the island’s only [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:07+00:00 August 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Mo‘olelo o ka Wa‘a

By Léo Azambuja Kaiola Canoe Club members, left to right, Phil Morgan, Kim Matzen, Pepe Trask, Joe Rapozo, Mike McHenry and Arthur Chow are seen here paddling in Niumalu. For early Hawaiians, canoes, or wa‘a, were an essential part of their lives and society. They were the vessels — literally and figuratively — [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:07+00:00 August 1st, 2015|1 Comment