ʻIke ʻAina: Knowledge about the ʻAina

Some truly spectacular ways of seeing and knowing about the ‘āina.

Hawaiʻi Alive! Bringing Hawaiian Culture to Life

“Explore the cultural collections of Bishop Museum through the natural realms of Hawaii:  Wao Lani, Wao Kanaka, Kai Akea.”

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Navigate  through Hawaiian Topics—Overthrow and Contemporary Issues, Unification and Monarchy, Early Hawaiian Society, Origins and Migration

AVA Konohiki: Ancestral Visions of ʻAina

Brought to us by non-profit organization Kamakakūoka’āina to “enhance Native Hawaiian … knowledge of ancestral wisdom.” A remarkable project to teach UH students to “harvest, transcribe, and upload Kingdom of Hawaii land documents and maps.” Then the Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation conducts retreats to study chants and rituals related to elements of nature and land.” Major funding provided by Administration for Native Americans.

Aʻo Makua — Kamehameha Schools Distance Learning

Online courses offered for noncredit. The Aʻo Kumu programs offer educators professional development credits for educators.

Papakū Makawalu — the Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation

A methodology for understanding the world around us from a Hawaiian worldview. The Foundation also maintains excellent photo galleries on Smugmug.

Ahupuaʻa 

Kamehameha Schoolʻs interactive website exploring the varied zones within an ahupuaʻa.

Nu’uanu — Pacific Worlds

An incredible resource for learning about the geography and history of Nu’uanu Valley. There are two levels of menus when you arrive on the page:

  1. A menu row below the page title contains introductory content.
  2. The menu bar below the banner contains links to the main content.

Hula people take note:  on the menu bar below the banner, click on “The Land,” then select “Winds.” The example used on this page is the mele lei “Aia i Nuʻuanu ko lei nani” for Queen Kapiʻolani.

Ha’ena, Kaua’i — Pacific Worlds

From the same folks who brought us Nuʻuanu comes this geography resource on Haʻena, Kauaʻi. The two levels of menus are:

  1. A menu row below the page title contains introductory content.
  2. The menu bar below the banner contains links to the main content.

Kawaihae, Hawai’i — Pacific Worlds

An incredible resource on the ahupuaʻa of Kawaihae, where the famed Pu’ukoholā heiau is located. Again, two levels of menus:

  1. A menu row below the page title contains introductory content.
  2. The menu bar below the banner contains links to the main content.

Paepae o He’eia (by Friends of Heʻeia Fishpond)

Learn about loko i’a — traditional Hawaiian fishponds. More important, learn about the efforts to reverse decades of environmental degradation that involve community participation.

Mālama Maunalua (Maunalua Bay, O’ahu)

Promoting environmental awareness of Maunalua Bay on O’ahuʻs southeast shore, and the role of community participation in achieving the restoration of a Hawaiian place.

On Wayfinding–by Nainoa Thompson

Master navigator Nainoa Thompson shares knowledge about the star compass and celestial navigation.

Hawaiian Moon Phases 

The lunar calendar with Hawaiian names and almanac notes.

2014 Lunar Calendar

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One Response to ʻIke ʻAina: Knowledge about the ʻAina

  1. Pingback: ‘Ike Kumu (Sources of Knowledge) — Kulia i ka Punawai Hula Camp 2013 | Hawaiian Music for Listening Pleasure

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