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Hawaiian News: Kukaniloko

Kelley Uyeoka Kelley Uyeoka

WAHIAWA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kûkaniloko over in Wahiawa is thought to be the birthplace of Oʻahu's chiefs. Now, a group of young Hawaiian cultural resource managers are working to preserve and protect this area. Amy Kalili has more.

Aloha kakahiaka kâkou. ʻOiai he maʻamau ka ʻimi i kçia mâlama wahi pana ma muli o ka pono kûpale ʻia, ʻaʻole naʻe pçlâ kçia.

We've seen groups saving sites from development but this is about being proactive.

Ua hôʻaelike aku nei ke Keʻena Kuleana Hawaiʻi i ka Hui ʻImi ʻIke no ka noiʻi, kâlailai a palapala i moʻolelo no kçia wahi pana kuʻu ʻo Kûkaniloko.

OHA hired Hui ʻImi ʻIke to do a Traditional Cultural Property (TCP) study on Kûkaniloko.

With this TCP study in their hands, in their toolbox, they can make better informed decisions on how they want to move forward as stewards and managers of this wahi pana.

Kelley Uyeoka

Cultural Resource Manager, Hui ʻImi ʻIke

He mea kçia moʻolelo e ʻoi aku ai ka mâkaukau no ka mâlama i kçia wahi.

Ke hana like nei ʻo Kelley me nâ ʻôpio ʻç aʻe he mau mea hulikoehana a mea noiʻi ma Kûkaniloko e ʻimi ʻike ʻana ma nâ palapala a moʻolelo kahiko a pçia pû ka walaʻau a kûkâkûkâ ʻana me ke kaiâulu i loaʻa ka pilina a aloha i kçia wahi pana.

Kelley works with other young, native archeologists and researchers studying Kûkaniloko via documents as well as the community attached to this place.

The community really places a value on Kûkaniloko. And without their manaʻo being shared on why they value it, why they are connected to it, why this place is significant, we do not get that understanding from any of the archival research, from anything on the ʻâina through archeology.

(Kelley)

Nui ko ke kaiâulu aloha i kçia wahi. A he ʻike ko lâkou e loaʻa ʻole ana ma nâ palapala a ma ka hulikoehana pû.

(Kelley)

ʻAʻole like ka waiwai o ka moʻolelo me ka loaʻa ʻole o ko lâkou manaʻo.

It is a heavy kuleana, and sometimes it is scary when I think about. But before this meeting today, I went to Kûkaniloko and you know I acknowledged my kûpuna that are there,

 

it gives me the strength to move forward with this type of work. So without my kûpuna, I would not be here doing this but I have their support. So, that is what really matters to me. 

It is a heavy kuleana, and sometimes it is scary when I think about. But before this meeting today, I went to Kûkaniloko and you know I acknowledged my kûpuna that are there,

 

it gives me the strength to move forward with this type of work. So without my kûpuna, I would not be here doing this but I have their support. So, that is what really matters to me. 

It is a heavy kuleana, and sometimes it is scary when I think about. But before this meeting today, I went to Kûkaniloko and you know I acknowledged my kûpuna that are there,

 

it gives me the strength to move forward with this type of work. So without my kûpuna, I would not be here doing this but I have their support. So, that is what really matters to me. 

(Kelley)

He kuleana koʻikoʻi akâ, ma ka hôʻea kino ʻana i ia wahi, maopopo he ʻâina kûpuna ia.

 

Ua lawa au i kçlâ, ko lâkou kâkoʻo ʻana mai. 

Ua mâlama aku nei ʻo Kelley mâ he hâlâwai hoʻopuka manaʻo no ke kaiâulu ma Wahiawa.

The group recently held a community meeting in Wahiawa.

Tonight is really important because without the community's ʻike and manaʻo, this study would be nothing.

Ma kçia wâ e hoʻôla ikaika hou ʻia nei ka ʻike kuʻuna Hawaiʻi, ulu mai ana nô ka hoihoi a kâkoʻo o ke kaiâulu.

As the culture thrives again, the community grows more passionate.

It is a heavy kuleana, and sometimes it is scary when I think about. But before this meeting today, I went to Kûkaniloko and you know I acknowledged my kûpuna that are there,

  

It gives me the strength to move forward with this type of work. So without my kûpuna, I would not be here doing this but I have their support. So, that is what really matters to me.

 

(Kelley)

He kuleana koʻikoʻi akâ, ma ka hôʻea kino ʻana i ia wahi, maopopo he ʻâina kûpuna ia.

 

Ua lawa au i kçlâ, ko lâkou kâkoʻo ʻana mai.

 

Mahalo iâ ʻoukou e ka Hui ʻImi ʻIke no ka mâlama i ka môʻaukala o ka ʻâina nei. Aloha.

 

Mahalo Hui ʻImi ʻIke for the work you are doing.

 

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