Ka‘ū

The Caretakers of Ka Lae

The story of a Hawaiian family who made a home at Ka Lae (South Point), a remote and rugged area at the southernmost tip of the island of Hawai‘i.

The Caretakers of Ka Lae TRANSCRIPT

The story of a Hawaiian family who made a home at Ka Lae (South Point), a remote and rugged area at the southernmost tip of the island of Hawai‘i. For eleven years, under threat of eviction by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, the Viernes family remained committed to caring for and preserving the sacred and historic sites of Ka Kae.

Kapu Ka‘ū

Kapu Kaʻū is a unique portrait of one of Hawai‘i’s most remote and rugged districts, Ka‘ū, located on the southern flanks of Mauna Loa on the island of Hawai‘i. The people of Ka‘ū, known historically for their independence and resilience, relate stories of a lifestyle closely tied to the land and the sea.

Ka‘ū Oral Histories TRANSCRIPT

Transcripts of oral history interviews videotaped by Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina for Ka ‘Ohana o Ka Lae at various locations in Ka‘ū, including Punalu‘u and Ka Lae (South Point).

Kapu Ka‘ū TRANSCRIPT

A unique portrait of one of Hawai‘i’s most remote and rugged districts, Ka‘ū, located on the southern flanks of Mauna Loa on the island of Hawai‘i. The people of Ka‘ū, known historically for their fierce independence, relate stories of a lifestyle closely tied to the land and the sea.