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Ahupua‘a, Fishponds and Lo‘i TRANSCRIPT

The Hawaiian system of land use allowed access to all resources in the ahupua‘a, a land division that stretches from mountain to sea. Within the ahupua‘a, highly specialized technologies such as fishponds and lo‘i kalo (taro gardens) ensured an abundance of food.

Stolen Waters

This video documents the battle over the water in Waiāhole Ditch on the island of O‘ahu, where taro farmers and long-time residents seek to reclaim the natural stream waters that were taken in the early 1900′s by sugar plantations.

Stolen Waters TRANSCRIPT

The battle over the water in Waiāhole Ditch on the island of O‘ahu, where taro farmers and long-time residents seek to reclaim the natural stream waters that were taken in the early 1900′s by sugar plantations.

Ka Wai – Source of Life TRANSCRIPT

Hosted by well-known kupuna Eddie Kaanana, this video focuses on traditional Hawaiian values regarding the precious resource ka wai, fresh water.

Ka Wai – Source of Life

Hosted by well-known kupuna Eddie Kaanana, this video focuses on traditional Hawaiian values regarding the precious resource ka wai, fresh water.

Kalo Pa‘a o Waiāhole – Hard Taro of Waiāhole

This program explores the issues surrounding the allocation of water that flows in the Waiāhole Ditch on the island of O‘ahu. The title comes from an old saying referring to the stubbornness of the people of Waiāhole valley. This program documents their determination to regain the water that was taken from windward streams in the early 1900′s to irrigate sugar plantations on the drier leeward side.

Kalo Pa‘a o Waiāhole – Hard Taro of Waiāhole TRANSCRIPT

Kalo Pa‘a o Waiāhole – Hard Taro of Waiāhole explores the issues surrounding the allocation of water that flows in the Waiāhole Ditch on the island of O‘ahu. The title comes from an old saying referring to the stubbornness of the people of Waiāhole valley.

Charles Kupa & Marion Kelly TRANSCRIPT

Charles Kupa escorts Marion Kelly on a tour of Ka Papa Lo‘i ‘o Kānewai, the kalo (taro) gardens on the grounds of the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

Public meeting on Waiāhole Ditch TRANSCRIPT

Commission on Water Resource Management
June 22, 1994 • Waiāhole, O‘ahu
 
In this meeting held by the Commission on Water Resource Management the controversial issue of who should get the water in Waiāhole Ditch was discussed by land-owners, government representatives, scientists, grass roots community people and taro farmers living in Waiāhole Valley on the island of O‘ahu.

People’s Water Conference #9 TRANSCRIPT

February 13, 1993
Kawaiaha‘o Church, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Conference theme: “Hawaiian Home Lands Reserved Water Rights and the Water Code”

Healing Songs

An audio/video meditation featuring nature scenes from the uplands to the shore.