Entries by liam

New “Aloha ‘Āina” Radio Series Begins on HPR September 21

KAMUELA and HONOLULU, Hawai‘i—September 17, 2015—On September 21, The Kohala Center, a Hawaiʻi Island-based nonprofit, and Hawaiʻi Public Radio launch a 13-week original radio series entitled “Aloha ʻĀina.” The series, comprised of 65 approximately two-minute segments, explores the roots and historical endurance of the values of aloha ʻāina, commonly translated as “love of the land.” Commentary […]

Three Hawai‘i photographers set out to capture Kohala

June 5, 2015 (Big Island Video News)—A three-year photography project involving three well known Hawaii photographers is set to get underway in the native forests of North Hawaii. The Kohala Watershed Partnership, a sponsored program of The Kohala Center, recently received funding to undertake Images of Kohala: Source of Water, Source of Life in order to capture […]

Images of Kohala: Source of Water, Source of Life

KAMUELA, Hawai‘i—June 4, 2015—The Kohala Watershed Partnership, a sponsored program of The Kohala Center, recently received funding to undertake a three-year photography project that will capture images from some of the wildest and least accessible locations on Kohala Mountain. “Images of Kohala: Source of Water, Source of Life” is intended to inspire appreciation of native Hawaiian […]

Kamanamaikalani Beamer: Uniquely Hawaiian Leadership

June 3, 2015 (Hawai‘i Public Radio)—The Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association has presented the Samuel Kamakau Book of the Year Award to Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer, the new president and CEO of the influential Kohala Center in Waimea. Looking ahead to Kamehameha Day, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa offers this look at Beamer’s ideas about Hawaiian leadership. » Read more/listen

Kohala Center president receives Hawai‘i book award

May 15, 2015 (MauiNow.com)—The president and CEO of The Kohala Center, Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer, received the Samuel M. Kamakau Book of the Year Award for No Makou ka Mana: Liberating the Nation at the 2015 Ka Palapala Po‘okela Awards presented by the Hawai‘i Book Publishers Association. » Read more

Outside Hawai‘i, Episode 1

May 9, 2015—Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center’s efforts to educate visitors, residents, and keiki (children) on how to care for Hawai‘i’s critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals are featured in the inaugural episode of this new broadcast series. » Watch video

Student mural takes on life of its own

May 5, 2015 (West Hawaii Today)—Five enthusiastic students at Kahakai Elementary School stood in front of a large mural where hand-painted pictures of monk seals shined on a 4-foot by 8-foot canvass behind them. The young scholars spent more than two months crafting the drawings of the endangered species and joyfully expressed their knowledge and […]