Nānā i ke Kumu: Helu ‘Ekolu
- About the Book
This third volume of Nānā i ke Kumu presents ancient and fundamental Hawaiian values and traditions associated with grieving and healing practices with the goal of addressing modern-day family conflicts, including drug addiction, abandonment, divorce, incarceration, and domestic violence. This book is intended to inspire those who work with Hawaiian families as well as individuals—teachers, clergy, medical practitioners, social workers, law enforcement, and community leaders. It will empower individuals who seek to integrate a more meaningful understanding of Hawaiian beliefs into their lives. The authors have strived to represent the collective mana‘o of Tūtū Pukui and their respective kūpuna, and the individuals with whom they have worked for decades.
- About the Author(s)
Lynette K. Paglinawan, Author
Richard Likeke Paglinawan, Author
Dennis Kauahi, AuthorDennis Kauahi’s career at Lili‘uokalani Trust spanned forty years in roles including social worker, supervisor, and assistant director. He retired in 2018. A master practitioner of ho‘oponopono, he credits nā kupuna Mary Kawena Pukui, Nahale‘elua Mahuiki, Malia Craver, and Danny Hanakahi as his mentors. Born and raised on Kaua‘i, his grounding in Hawaiian language and culture prepared him to provide culturally based social work to a wide range of families and communities based on mutual respect and trust, and to establish personal and professional connections with indigenous peoples worldwide.
Valli Kalei Kanuha, AuthorValli Kalei Kanuha was born and raised in Hilo, Hawai‘i. She thanks her grandmother, Becky Niniauokealohaonawaaholoeluaokalani Arce Kanuha, and her mother, Chitose Araki Kanuha, for their unconditional love. Aunty Malia Craver honored Kalei with her blessing to work on this sacred project, for which Kalei will be forever grateful. Kalei currently serves as assistant dean, Office of Field Education, University of Washington, School of Social Work.
Imaikalani Kalahele, IllustratorThis volume features the work of esteemed Native Hawaiian artist Imaikalani Kalahele, a scholar and practitioner of Hawaiian culture who lives and works in his mountain studio in upper Kalihi Valley.