Hawaiian culture

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www.purplemaia.org

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll learn how Purple Maiʻa has taken the concept of the Hackathon and given it a new twist. We’ll find out how Hawaiian culture plays a key role in the hackathon process and guides teams toward the Purple Prize.

noe tanigawa
noe tanigawa

Master carver Kawika Eskaran has built canoes, he’s sailed and works with Polynesian navigators and directs special projects at BYU-Hawai‘i.  His sculpture at the corner of South and Ala Moana is designed to bring peace to an area with a troubled history.  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports, it is also a navigational reference, for those who understand.

Ohia Death Leaves Imprint On Native Culture

Mar 31, 2016
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

Hula’s most prestigious festival Merrie Monarch begins tonight. For more than 50 years, hula hālau from across the islands have descended on Hilo for the three-day competition. But some traditions are being altered this year, in light of a rapidly spreading disease that’s killing Hawai‘i’s ‘ōhi‘a trees. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

Music fills the empty gym of St Francis School in Mānoa. Dancers line up for one last practice before heading to Hilo to compete in Merrie Monarch. One of their kumu, Robert Keano Ka‘upu, yells out notes as they glide onto the floor.

paepaeoheeia
paepaeoheeia

Around 1,000 people are expected to gather in a few weeks to put the finishing touches on a historic Hawaiian fishpond. 

The Pani Ka Puka campaign has worked to restore the wall of the Paepae o He’eia fishpond in Kāne‘ohe bay. The organization has been working to restore the pond for more than thirteen years, and this event will complete and enclose the pond.  The project allows the community to learn the traditional Hawaiian aquaculture practice of trapping and raising fish.

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www.brittenphoto.com

  Traditional Pacific Tattoo Culture will be shown alongside western tattoo technology this weekend.

The Pacific Ink and Art Expo will showcase more than seven hundred tattoo artists- who will be tattooing as well as showing their work. The Expo will also feature local music, art, vintage cars and bikes.  There is also a heavy emphasis on illustrating the connections between Tattoos and Polynesian Culture.  Danny Castler is one of the founders of the Expo.  He says that the event is about culture and education as much as it’s about wearing a tattoo.

Nursing Enriched By Native Values

May 8, 2013
Windward Community College
Windward Community College

In celebration of National Nurse Week – we’re taking a look at a nursing program that’s working towards bringing diversity to the medical field. It’s lifting many Native Hawaiian students out of poverty…and onto a path toward nursing. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

You can find more information about Pathway out of Poverty online.