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Cream of the crop: An engaging view of Hawaii’s history and monarchy is honored as the year’s best book

May 3, 2015 (Honolulu Star-Advertiser)—“No Makou ka Mana: Liberating the Nation,” by Kamanamaikalani Beamer, a re-seeing of Hawaii history and the role of alii from an indigenous perspective, has won the Samuel M. Kamakau Award for book of the year, bestowed by the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association at its annual awards ceremony April 23. The judges called Beamer’s book “one of those […]

Storied landscapes: An understanding of place defines this year’s Hawai‘i Book & Music Festival

April 26, 2015 (Honolulu Star-Advertiser)—(Excerpt) In a similar vein, Hawaiian-language newspapers and other documents published from 1835 to 1920 will be discussed in a panel at the festival. Panelists include Kamana Beamer, author of “No Makou ka Mana: Liberating the Nation,” recipient of the 2015 Samuel M. Kamakau Book of the Year Award from the […]

VIDEO: Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer — No Mākou Ka Mana: Liberating The Nation

April 23, 2015—Following the 2015 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Awards, Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer sat down with the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association to talk about his latest book, No Mākou Ka Mana: Liberating The Nation, for which he won the Samuel M. Kamakau Award. His book explores the wisdom and creative political sophistication of Hawai‘i’s leaders.

PAID Summer Sustainable Agriculture Internships (Ages 15–19)

Hey high school students and recent grads! This summer GET PAID to learn how to grow your own food, take field trips to Hawai‘i Island farms and ranches, and experience traditional Hawaiian land management in our two-week Sustainable Agriculture Internship Program! Visit and work on local farms Harvest and make your own ‘ono grinds Tour an […]

FoodCorps 2015–16 Service Member Positions
Application deadline: March 31

FoodCorps is currently recruiting service members throughout Hawai‘i who are passionate about teaching children what healthy food is, where it comes from, and expanding hands-on nutrition education programs. FoodCorps is a national organization addressing childhood obesity and food insecurity in underserved communities, and currently operates in 16 states and the District of Columbia. Through its partnership with AmeriCorps, FoodCorps […]

Employment Opportunity: Financial Controller

The Kohala Center seeks a full-time Financial Controller based out of our Waimea office on Hawai‘i Island. The Controller will assist with the management of The Kohala Center’s accounting and financial planning, analysis reporting, and financial operations in all programs, contracts, and grants. Qualifications: A Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting is required; CPA or MBA […]

Study calls for more rideshares, better bus schedules

July 13, 2014 (West Hawaii Today)—Hawaii Island could do more to improve mass transit and bolster rideshare programs. That’s according to a new study prepared for the Kohala Center by the Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, which called for increased carpooling and clearer county bus schedules. With long travel distances and commutes, more […]

Hawaii’s Big Island could improve public transit with technology, study says

July 11, 2014 (Pacific Business News)—Hawaii’s Big Island could improve residents’ access to public transportation by using Google and other technology to attract more riders, according to a study by the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources. The Kohala Center on the Big Island commissioned the study to find out of the island can reduce its dependence on fossil fuels. » Read more

Saving Seeds For Our Future

June 23, 2014 (Edible Hawaiian Islands)—Perhaps you have a few acres in Pāhoa, or maybe just some papaya trees and a couple of small planting beds in your cramped Honolulu backyard. You can still take steps toward more sustainable living by learning how to save your own seeds. » Read more