Founded in the year 2000, The Kohala Center is an independent, community-based center for research, conservation, and education. We turn research and ancestral 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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If you're in Hilo this Saturday for the Merrie Monarch Festival, swing by Basically Books at 1:30 p.m. to hear our president and CEO, Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer, discuss his book No Mākou Ka Mana: Liberating the Nation. ... See MoreSee Less

Sat., April 11, 1:30 pm In his exhaustively researched, carefully written and powerfully argued study, No Makou Ka Mana, Kamanamaikalani Beamer offers a new point of reference for understanding the formation of the Hawaiian government by combining old traditions and new ideas introduced by foreigners. Free event.

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