Monday, December 22, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
- Should the University be tasked with the preparation and implementation of this managemnt plan?
- Why doesn't the State take a lead role in this CMP?
- Will the concerns of the communities involved be seriously addressed?
- Why can't OHA play a larger role in this? Or should they?
- What about the $1 a year situation?
- How does the "Ceded lands" issue play into the situation?
- What about soveriegnty concerns?
- How can this class make a difference?
- What about the gorse on Maunakea?
My question... How does any of this truly benefit Mauna a Wakea?
Friday, November 14, 2008
Although we were a small group that went to visit Tūtū Pele, what we gained was by no means small. We began our day with Keola Awong at Uwekahuna, a bluff overlooking Tūtū Pele. We offered our hoʻokupu that was prepared by our class. Keola took us to the Puʻuloa petroglyph site. It was truly amazing to witness first hand the extent of the site. We spent quite awhile there exploring the artwork of our kupuna. We then went to meet up with Bobby Camara who provided us a tremendous amount of information about the native plants in the park. We then had an opportunity to visit some of the collections that the park maintains. There is definitely a lot of mana in those collections. Mahalo to the staff at the park for always being available to share the work that they are doing in cultural resource management.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Work has been halted at this construction site in Honolulu, Friday, May 18, 2007. Construction has been halted due to the discovery of about 50 ancient Hawaiian human remains, some of which are being excavated under the plastic tarps shown in foreground. The property will be the home of Hawaii's first Whole Foods Market, an apartment building and small shops. Numerous ancient Hawaiian burial sites have been unearthed amid an island wide building boom, sometimes spurring legal battles, costly construction delays or redesigns and bad blood with some Native Hawaiians who say burials should remain undisturbed.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Kahuwai with archaeologist Keone Kalawe.
At the time of the Mahele in 1848, the ahupua‘a of Kahuwai was granted to Victoria Kamāmalu, the daughter of Kīna‘u and Kekūanāo‘a. Kamāmalu inherited the lands of her mother Kīna‘u and Ka‘ahumanu. Kamāmalu’s lands were the inheritance of the kuhina nui and were part of the largest single award of lands at the Mahele. Upon Victoria’s death in 1866, the lands were passed to her brother Lot Kamehameha and then to Princess Ruth Ke‘elikōlani in 1872. Upon Princess Ruth’s death in 1883, Kahuwai was passed to Bernice Pauahi Bishop and became part of her perpetual estate in 1887.
Today, the land is managed by the Kamehameha Schools, Land Assets Division. The village settlement at Kapele Bay evolved over hundreds of years of continuous occupation. Little is known of its early history. The rocky bay provided coastal access and may have served as a place to launch and land canoes used to fish the rich windward shoreline.
Early settlement may have evolved around the bay and expanded inland with a mix of house sites, agricultural fields, trails, heiau, burials and other sites. It is clear from the density of sites and structures that Kahuwai was well populated and that both lawai‘a (fishing) and mahi ‘ai (farming) were important parts of daily life. The large size of some walls and trails may also indicate an ali‘i presence in the village that could direct the building of large structures.
The first written accounts of life at Kahuwai come from the Rev. William Ellis, who traveled around the island in 1823. His journal indicates that 150 people gathered to hear him speak at Kahuwai. Subsequent research in tax records show 17 households paying taxes from Kahuwai in 1863. Twenty years later in 1882 only two households were reported. Permanent residency at Kahuwai may have ended in the early 1900s.
(from Imua April 2004)