Kaikoeke & other unexamined pilina

Aloha kākou e nā hoa heluhelu!!! I know its been quite some time since iʻve published anything on here; but not to worry! its only because iʻve been working so hard on researching and writing notes for the dissertation itself. Iʻve recently finished re-combing through four of the major Hiʻiaka Publications form the 19th and … Continue reading Kaikoeke & other unexamined pilina

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For my favorite spring, “Puna” Leonetta Keolaokalani (Osorio) Kinard,

Puna is a moku in the South-East corner of Hawaiʻi island and is home to at least 27 smaller ahupuaʻa including: Keaau, Kapoho and Keahialaka. Puna is the home of Pele and Hiʻiaka where Kīlauea lives and burns. Some Puna come from the word kupuna and are used as an affectionate pseudonym for our grandparents … Continue reading For my favorite spring, “Puna” Leonetta Keolaokalani (Osorio) Kinard,