Nānā i ke kumu – “Look to the Source”
Interviews is dedicated to my kūpuna (elders). I received ‘ūniki – graduated through the rituals of esoteric and healing traditions from Hale Makua, my uncle (above left photo) and a respected kupuna – elder and Hawaiian master of esoteric healing traditions. I also apprenticed under Dr. Beatrice Krauss, noted Hawaiian ethnobotanist and kupuna (above right photo) for twelve years. I would be a very different person without their loving, patient and wise guidance and will be eternally grateful for their presence in my life.
In Hawaiian and other traditional cultures, kūpuna are venerated for their ability to impart wisdom, knowledge and guidance. Wisdom keepers are also among our youth.
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Promise to Pae ʻĀina o Hawaiʻi:
Interviews with Hawaiʻiʻs Conservation Community
Promise to Pae ʻĀina o Hawaiʻi (P2P) is an unique cross-sector environmental initiative which brings together individuals and organizations to care for and protect Hawaiʻiʻs environment. Our partnership has resulted in benchmark environmental and social economic development progress towards Hawaiʻi becoming a healthier and more sustainable community. Promise to Pae ʻĀina is a conservation model which can be adapted to fit communities worldwide.
The creation of P2P was inspired by “Hōkūleʻaʻs “Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.” Here is our story in the Promise to Pae ʻĀina (P2P) video launched on September 2016 at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Congress in Honolulu. The video was also shown at the United Nations.
Along with interviewees Eric Co (Harold K.L. Castle Foundation), ʻAulani Wilhelm (Conservation International), Kalisi Mausio (NOAA) and Kevin Chang (KUA), I was humbled to be able to share a modest perspective on the relevance of intergenerational sharing of knowledge and skills representing Liquid Robotics – a Boeing Company.
IUCN is the “global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.” The 2016 IUCN Congress adopted The Hawaiʻi Commitments which emphasizes the role that the traditional ecological knowledge of indigenous peoples play in bringing nature-based solutions to climate change, such as the “restoration of forests and peatlands, as essential components of climate mitigation and adaptation.”
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