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Oct 30, 2020

Nānā I Ke Kumu, Helu ʻEkolu (Volume III) is here!

Nānā  I Ke Kumu, Helu ʻEkolu, published by LT, is the third volume in a series of seminal publications first published by Hui Hānai in the early 1970s.

The contributors of this volume include authors Lynette Paglinawan, Likeke Paglinawan, Dennis Kauahi, Kalei Kanuha, and artist Īmaikalani Kalahele who are collectively carrying forward the ʻike of kūpuna such as Tūtū Mary Kawena Pukuʻi and Aunty Malia Craver.


"Nānā i ke Kumu, Helu ʻEkolu is our gentle reminder from kūpuna, of what we should never forget, knowledge seated in our naʻau. Hawaiian ways, nohona hawaiʻi, that affirm our place in this place. He Hawaiʻi au, mau a mau."

Maile Meyer, Nā Mea Hawaiʻi/Native Books Inc.

The book is intended for Hawaiian families, and those who work closely with Hawaiian families and communities, and underscores that the integration of Hawaiian and Western ways is both possible and essential for the health and wellbeing of families today, both in the islands and around the world. Most importantly, this volume sets forth the tradition and practice of hoʻoponopono as a distinctly Hawaiian tradition of healing that engages family members in setting things right and has the ability to restore balanced interpersonal relations.

Barbara Pope, Barbara Pope Book Design

The artwork below is unique to the series. For the first time, Nānā I Ke Kumu contains artwork and poetry.  We hope they evoke and activate a deeper memory and meaning for you.

The books are available at Nā Mea Hawaiʻi/Native Books Inc., UH Press, and several colleges throughout the UH System such as UH Hilo, UH Maui, Kauaʻi CC, and UH Mānoa.

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