This songbook, published in 1888, features lyrics (no music) of ppopular Hawaiian songs of the day including the first hapa-haole song, “The Eating of the Poi.”
This publication is the final report on the PAʻI Foundation’s “Native Hawaiian Artist & Cultural Practitioner Needs Assessment Survey” which was conducted in 2006 with funding by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and The Ford Foundation, in conjunction with the ʻIlioʻulaokalani Coalition.
This publication was part of the Americans for the Arts’ “Transforming America’s Communities Through the Arts Initiative” and features a conversation with Victoria Holt Takamine and Kahikina de Silva.
On October 3-5, 2003, Kanaka Maoli of Ka Pae ʻĀina Hawaiʻi gathered at Ka ʻAha Pono – Native Hawaiian Intellectual Property Rights Conference – and united to express our collective right of self-determination to perpetuate our culture under threat of theft and commercialization of the traditional knowledge of Kanaka Maoli, our wahi pana and nā mea Hawaiʻi. The result of this gathering can be found in the attached declaration.