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Mālama ʻĀina Koholālele: Recalling the Roots of our Resurgence

by January 8, 2018

Mālama ʻĀina Koholālele: Recalling the Roots of our Resurgence

by Noʻeau Peralto
On a balmy Saturday morning in November 2013, I gathered with other members of Hui Mālama i ke Ala ʻŪlili near a popular local fishing spot that most people refer to today as “Paʻauilo Landing,” or just “the Landing.” It was our first day of work on a community garden project we had envisioned years prior. The idea to start a garden down near the Landing emerged out of several experiences and conversations we had shared that had moved us towards re-establishing an ʻohana-centered space to return our hands to the land, and to share the food and stories of this ʻāina with others in our community. Over the years, this century and a half old government ship landing had become overgrown with invasive weeds and littered with the waste of a careless few.

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Table of contents

Ndithak | I Hear You by Lianne Charlie
Introduction by Jeff Corntassel, Taiaiake Alfred, Noelani Goodyear–Ka‘ōpua, Noenoe K. Silva, Hokulani Aikau, and Devi Mucina
Lawa Ku’u Lei by Kīhei de Silva


Resurgence as Relationality by Gina Starblanket
Renewal by Jeff Corntassel
Relentlessly Coastal: Parenting, Research, and Everyday Resurgence by Mick Scow
Decolonizing Indigenous Fatherhood by Devi Mucina
Embers of Micro-aggression by Dibikgeezhigokwe
From a Place of Love by Erynne M. Gilpin


Changes in the Land, Changes in Us by Taiaiake Alfred
Recovering Place Names from Hawaiian Literatures by Noenoe K. Silva
Mālama ʻĀina Koholālele by No’eau Peralto
Represencing Indigenous Peoples in the Landscape by Lisa Strelein
Fearless Regeneration by Senka Eriksen
Dan k’I by Shelby Blackjack


Dreaming is an Everyday Act of Resurgence by Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua
Bring the ‘Umeke of Poi to the Table by Hokulani Aikau
The SX̱OLE (Reef Net Fishery) as an Everyday Act of Resurgence by Nick XEMŦ0LTW̱ Claxton
Evading the Neo-colonial State Without Running to the Hills by Brad Coombes
Intimate Acts of Resurgence by Natalie Clark
Ua pā i ka leo by Maya L. Kawailanaokeawaiki Saffery
The Piko Æffect by Megumi Chibana