Members of HaKū (Hui Ala Kūpuna) Leiokekoʻolani Brown, Kauʻi Lopes, and La Crivello join Lei and Drew to tell us about Nā Ala Kūpuna, generational trails, their networks of Hawaiʻi Island and incredible significance.
Images above courtesy of La Crivello.
To see a few images of sections of ala kūpuna on Hawaiʻi Island to which Kauʻi is drawn, check out the short StoryMap below.
Learn more about Leiokekoʻolani, Kauʻi and La on the Mea Kipa page, along with all the other podcast guests.
This second season of Ka Leo o ka Uluau consists of 12 episodes that began in January ~ Kāʻelo 2022 with a shift in focus from stories associated with places to Hawaiian cultural practices that inform us how to meaningfully and sustainably interact with the place we live based on traditional knowledge systems.
Season II episodes are released throughout the year on the Hilo moon phase of every malama, also known as mahina, (lunar month) to raise awareness of and honor this indigenous practice of keeping time. This segment was released September 25, the start of the Hawaiʻi lunar month of ʻIkuwā.
OTHER SEASON II EPISODES, WITH RELEASE DATE
January 2 ~ start of Kāʻelo, Ulana Lau Hala (lau hala weaving)
February 1 ~ start of Kaulua, Lawaiʻa Pono (traditional fishing practices)
March 2 ~ start of Nana, Loko Iʻa (fish pond) culture
April 1 ~ start of Welo, Hula
May 1 ~ start of Ikiiki, Hana Lei (lei making)
May 31 ~ start of Kaʻaona, Kaulana Mahina (moon calendar)
June 29 ~ start of Hinaiaʻeleʻele, Agroforestry & ʻUlu (breadfruit)
July 28 ~ start of Māhoemua, Mahi ʻAi & Kalo (farming and taro)
August 27 ~ start of Māhoehope, Holo Moana (voyaging)