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In his editor’s note, Puakea Nogelmeier sums this book up best: “This monograph represents a range of thinkers and doers from the Hawaiian community–not just academic voices, but also individuals who are actively engaged in practical and scholarly perpetuation of Hawaiian knowledge.”

This inaugural volume of The Hawaiinuiakea Monograph is organized through a bundling of essays and abstracts, each interpreting and applying ways in which words are understood and linked to the past. In the essay “Acts of Beauty: Here and Abroad,” author Nahua Patrinos writes, “Reintroducing modern indigenous audiences to their own historical and traditional knowledge is challenging, for the content and form can be long removed from familiarity.”

This social and cultural awareness is explored and researched at length in Patrinos’s essay, along with others, and what readers are left with is a collection of ideas, insights and interpretations by native Hawaiian lifelong students, professional researchers, cultural practitioners, musicians and artists, scholars and academics.

Hawaiinuiakea Monograph by Puakea Nogelmeier

UH Press, 2011 87 pages