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Revitalizing Loi Kalo Park

If you look at old maps, there is no “Lo’i Kalo Park.” There’s Niuhelewai. So Niuhelewai, in the older maps, is the spring that fed most of Kapalama, well right now it’s Kapalama Canal, before it used to be Niuhelewai Stream. Haumea lived in Niuhelewai. Haumea is the goddess of fertility. So this place is a fertile place The ali’i…

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PBS Hawaii – Pacific Heartbeat: Sons of Halawa
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PBS Hawaii – Pacific Heartbeat: Sons of Halawa

My father was born and raised here in Halawa Valley. Believed to be one of the first settlements in ancient Hawaii, today Halawa Valley is pretty much forgotten. My dad wants to make sure that the stories and traditions of Halawa Valley aren’t lost forever. Every single day, I feel Halawa calling me to come home. Saturday at 8 p.m.

Overthrowing a Kingdom | Hawaii
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Overthrowing a Kingdom | Hawaii

As some of you might know, I grew up in Hawaii. I’m super white, before you ask. And a while back, when talking about former independent countries that became states, I said… But because of that, I know Hawaiian history ad nauseum, ready? Be more excited please. Well I hope you’re excited now because we’re about to- Eh, hui. Eh…

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