Aloha Spirit | Ho’okupu: Offerings of Gratitude

Ho’okupu is a Hawaiian tradition and is in practice today just as much as it had been in days gone by. In a nutshell, they are offerings given freely as an expression of gratitude, respect, and aloha:  an ENERGY EXCHANGE that brings a healing ’round full circle, so that energies are cycled as they are elevated.  […]

Na Mo’olelo | The disappearing voice of the forest: Snail stories from Hawai’i

The Hawaiian Islands were once home to an incredible diversity of terrestrial snails, one of the most diverse assemblages to be found anywhere on earth. Today, the majority of these species are gone and most of those that remain are threatened with extinction.  […]

Source: . https://www.extinctionstories.org/2021/02/22/the-disappearing-voice-of-the-forest/?fbclid=IwAR0y7b20142Ds2Cv9hbD0BYMRjm62InHcf32QQ5MCfvnOcIiKUkpLz6XB84

Aloha La’pule

Beautiful, warm tropical sunset on the white sands of Kaanapali Beach in Maui, Hawaii. A fabulous destination for vacation and travel.

ʻO kā ʻikaīka ʻo kā manāʻo me ke kino. Hō’ouna aloha ī na mea a pau ʻo ʻōukōu. Loaʻa he nūi lā kākōu. ʻO kā maluhia nō me ʻoe.

Be strong in mind and body. Sending aloha to you all. Have a great day, everyone. Peace be with you.

Hawai’ian History | Onipa’a: A Documentary Film of the Centennial Observance of the Overthrow of the Hawai’ian Nation 

Where were you on January 17, 1993?

Onipa’a, the documentary film, conveys the somberness of the 100-year Observance of the Overthrow 27 years ago.Twenty thousand people gathered. 5 days of programs —5 film crews, innumerable interviews Remarkable in scope and range; moving events —a street play, concerts, readings, speeches, music, vigils, marches and much more. Luminaries from the Hawaiian community, captured on video, who are no longer with us today, Common folk, politicians, warriors, musicians, all kanaka Aloha ‘Āina—lovers of the land, of their Hawaiʻi.

Join us for our LIVE watch party of this documentary. After the film, David Kalama of Kalama Productions and Joan Lander of Nā Maka o Ka ʻĀina will join Meleanna Meyer and Malia Nobrega-Olivera in a LIVE discussion about the importance of preserving Hawaiian History through telling our stories in film.

Na ‘Olelo Hawai’i | Building Hawai’ian Language

2018 marks the 40th year anniversary of the Hawaiian language as an official state language of Hawaiʻi. Within these past decades, there has been a growth of individuals using Hawaiian as their language of choice in daily life. In this episode, we will talk about the Hawaiian language revitalization movement, and some of the challenges that come with its growth.
 

Learn Hawaiian language (ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi) for free with our online educational series.

Ka ‘Olelo Hawai’i | The Hawai’ian Language 

Ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, the Hawaiian language, once forbidden in schools and nearly lost, is flourishing again in these Islands. In 1978, it became the official state language along with English. It lives in song, in books, in the daily lives of Hawai‘i residents and in schools dedicated to perpetuating native culture. On the next INSIGHTS, we’ll discuss the Hawaiian language with guests Christopher Kaliko Baker, Assistant Professor, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa; Manu Boyd, kumu hula, musician, Cultural Consultant at Kamehameha Schools; Kamalei Krug, a graduate of the DOE’s Hawaiian Language Immersion Program; and Amy Kalili, Director at Mokuola Honua Global Center for Indigenous Language Excellence.

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‘Olelo Hawai’i | Why Hawai’ian is not the main language of Hawai’i

In case you don’t know, these are some of the reasons that there’s a large (Hawaiian) Language gap between Native speakers, mānaleo and their offspring, keiki and moʻopuna.

I asked my friend Kaipoʻi to help me make this video. A portion of online sales of my music goes to supporting Hawaiian Language.
Videography: Latitude Zero Media
Copyright: Tracie Keolalani (Tracie K Music)
Mahalo to Kaipoʻi K.