Ambivalently understood, the phrase “Hawaiian sense of place” is heard everywhere from the tourism industry to design sector. The islands’ traditional place names, however, often remain silenced. Can one truly honor places without acknowledging the importance of inoa ‘āina?
He mea pohihihi paha ka hoʻomaopopo ʻana i ka ʻōlelo he “Hawaiian sense of place”, he hopunaʻōlelo e lohe hele ʻia ana mai ka ʻoihana hoʻokipa malihini a ka ʻoihana hakulau. I ka hapa nui naʻe o ka manawa, he hoʻohāmau ʻia ke ō ʻana mai o nā inoa ʻāina kuʻuna. Ua hiki anei ke hoʻohanohano maoli i ka ʻāina me ka ʻike ʻole ʻana i nā inoa ʻāina?
As Hawaiian honeycreepers come dangerously close to extinction, researchers in Hawai‘i have identified a new threat to their survival.
Anna Harmon surveys our eternal relationship to the natural terrain.
Mauna Kea has inspired a mighty wave of protectors to save a sacred mountain. Within the movement, new songs, chants, and stories are being birthed.
As single-use plastics threaten to smother the planet, artist Tiare Ribeaux manufactures a living, breathing alternative.
The uncharted tale of history’s only Native Hawaiian whaling captain, culled from an archival abyss of explorer logs, scholarly mentions, and aging newsprint.