Founded in the year 2000, The Kohala Center is an independent, community-based center for research, conservation, and education. We turn research and traditional knowledge into action, so that communities in Hawai‘i and around the world can thrive—ecologically, economically, culturally, and socially. Our main areas of interest are energy self-reliance, food self-reliance, and ecosystem health.

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Dr. Kapā‘anaokalāokeola Oliveira, a postdoctoral fellow in the fifth cohort of our Mellon-Hawai‘i Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, will be launching her book "Ancestral Places: Understanding Kanaka Geographies" this Sunday, January 25 from 2–4 p.m. at Native Books at the ‘Ewa end of Ward Warehouse in Honolulu. The book explores the deep connections that ancestral Kānaka enjoyed with their environment and how cartography can play a role in retaining the mo‘olelo (historical accounts) of these places and Hawai‘i’s past. ... See MoreSee Less

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