Culture Transcripts

Ka Haku Hulu – The Featherworker TRANSCRIPT

Native birds and the artwork produced from their feathers are the subject of this program hosted by John Dominis Holt.

Ka Hana No‘eau Hawai‘i – Hawaiian Crafts TRANSCRIPT

Artist, craftsman and philosopher Sam Ka‘ai displays his collection of fishhooks made of bone, ivory, pearl and turtle shell, and demonstrates the traditional way of making them using grinding stones and a Hawaiian drill.

Pae i ka Nalu – Surfing in Hawai‘i TRANSCRIPT

Surfers Rell Sunn, Clyde Aikau, Rabbit Kekai, Buffalo Keaulana and Alvin Kaio share their knowledge of the history of surfing, canoe surfing, big wave surfing and popular surfing spots. Lilikala Kame‘eleihiwa performs a traditional chant to call for big waves and Dennis Kanae Keawe introduces the art of hōlua sledding.

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.

Nā Waiwai Hawai‘i – Treasured Values of Hawai‘i, Part 2 TRANSCRIPT

The Hawaiian word waiwai denotes something valued or treasured, true wealth. This program explores the concepts of ‘ohana (family), ho‘okipa (hospitality), and po‘okela (excellence).

Nā Waiwai Hawai‘i – Treasured Values of Hawai‘i, Part 1 TRANSCRIPT

The Hawaiian word waiwai denotes something valued or treasured, true wealth. This program explores the concepts of aloha ‘āina (love for the land), kōkua (helpfulness), ‘ohana (family), and “thinking island."

Ho‘āla Hou – A Look to the Future TRANSCRIPT

The Hawaiian term ho‘āla hou means to awaken anew. Hosted by artist and philosopher Sam Ka‘ai, this program looks at the re-emergence of a Pacific way of thinking, of seeking self-sufficiency, and of preserving the cultural heritage of the first people of Hawai‘i.

Kāko‘i – Adze Making TRANSCRIPT

Tom Pico, sculptor and woodcarver, introduces the craft of making adzes, the traditional stone tool of Polynesia.