I Ulu I Ke Kumu: The Hawaiinuiakea Monograph
104pp. October 2011
I Ulu I Ke Kumu: The Hawaiinuiakea Monograph
Editor: Nogelmeier, Puakea;
I Ulu I Ke Kumu is the first volume of a series to be published annually by the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and is intended to be a venue for scholars as well as practitioners and leaders in the Hawaiian community to come together over issues, queries, and strategies. Each volume will feature articles on a thematic topic—from diverse fields such as economics, education, family resources, government, health, history, land and natural resource management, psychology, religion, sociology, and so forth—selected by an editorial team. It will also include a “current viewpoint” by a postgraduate student and a reflection piece contributed by a kupuna.

The series will include articles written in Hawaiian and/or English, images, poetry and songs, and new voices and perspectives from emerging Native Hawaiian scholars. Readers who wish to comment on articles, artwork, and other pieces will be able to do so through the monograph discussion link found at the Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge website.

12 illus.
Hawai‘inuiakea Series, No. 4
Published in association with the Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, University of Hawai‘i
"This striking collection of essays, covering a range of contexts and issues, highlights the fact that indigenous knowledge persists across time in oral and written stories, memory, and lived experience. It is bound in newspapers, language, frameworks, collectives, and individuals. It grows through stories, conversations, research, reflection, practice, and teaching. . . . The implicit linkage between ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i across time underscores the importance of the written and spoken word as repositories of knowledge, sites of knowledge transmission, and tools for knowledge production. There is power in words, and Kanaka ‘Ōiwi, regardless of whether they can speak and read the language, benefit from ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i being used in public spaces such as this monograph." –The Contemporary Pacific
Editor: Nogelmeier, Puakea;
Puakea Nogelmeier is a professor of Hawaiian language at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where he earned a doctorate in anthropology and has taught Hawaiian language for over twenty-five years.
Read the Editor’s Note (PDF).
From the Dean
Editor’s Note

The Poetry of Kamehameha I: Jewels in the Dust
Puakea Nogelmeier 

Acts of Beauty: Here and Abroad
Nahua Patrinos 

Kahu i ke Ahi: Tending the Fires
Kau‘i Sai-Dudoit 

Simple Truths, Profound Gratitude: “I won’t ever embarrass my kumu!”
Robert Uluwehionapuaikawekiuokalani Cazimero 

No ka ‘Olelo Hawai‘i: He mau kuana‘ike mai na nupepa ‘olelo Hawai‘i mai
Kawena Komeiji 

Mai Ke Kumu Aku: A Teacher’s Vision
Meleanna Aluli Meyer 

Current Viewpoint: I Ulu I Ke Kumu: A Conversation with Naomi Noelanioko‘olau Clarke Losch
Kaiwipuni Lipe 

Reflection: Isabella Kauakea Yau Yung Aiona Abbott
With Puakea Nogelmeier