In early October, after giving a talk at the TEDx Manoa about the Hawaiian newspaper archive, a gentleman from the audience spoke to me, saying:

"I enjoyed your presentation, but I was swept away by the content of your talk. I am from Ghana, where each of the four dialects that I speak was banned under different regimes. When our elders were not able to teach their knowledge to the young, there was no place to save it, and much of that knowledge was lost. Hawai'i is blessed to have such an amazing repository of knowledge from the past. It is a rare and incredible gift."

His comment highlights the importance of this cache of knowledge, and the valuable information that it contains for Hawaiians, Hawai'i and the world.


ʻIke Kūʻokoʻa was successfully completed on Nov. 28 2012, and the files are being loaded up onto the web for free access through the following websites.  Awaiaulu and the ʻIke Kūʻokoʻa team extend a sincere mahalo! to all of those who made this possible through their participation and support.  


Aloha nō,

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