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I Ulu I Ke KumuThe Hawaiinuiakea Monograph$
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M. Puakea Nogelmeier

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780984566600

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780984566600.001.0001

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Kahu i ke Ahi: Tending the Fires

Kahu i ke Ahi: Tending the Fires

(p.27) Kahu i ke Ahi: Tending the Fires
I Ulu I Ke Kumu

Kau‘i Sai-Dudoit

University of Hawai'i Press

In this chapter, the author presents vignettes of the significant moments in her personal journey, punctuated by successes and failures, on the way to womanhood, motherhood, and nationhood. She begins by remembering her mother and her education at Niu Valley Intermediate School, where her favorite class was Hawaiian history. She then tells the story of Walter Ritte and Richard Sawyer occupying Kahoʻolawe, while other people were waging a media campaign to stop the bombing by the U.S. Navy during its RIMPAC (Rim of the Pacific military maritime) exercises. She also reflects on her involvement in an educational program of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs that afforded her a clearer and broader perspective of Hawaiians; the cultural exchange organized by the Office of Māori Affairs; her graduation from Kaiser High School in 1981; her four-year sojourn to Molokaʻi; her transition from a Hawaiian teenage girl into a woman; and her family. The author also narrates how she became engaged in historical Hawaiian research.

Keywords:   womanhood, motherhood, nationhood, education, Hawaiian history, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, cultural exchange, Molokaʻi, family, research

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