It is with great sorrow that we share with you the news of the passing of Puhipau, co-founder of and co-producer with Nā Maka o ka ‘Aina. Since 1982, he and partner Joan Lander have worked to bring Hawai‘iʻs story … Continue reading

MAUNA KEA informational website


Although the mountain volcano Mauna Kea last erupted around 4000 years ago, it is still hot today, the center of a burning controversy over whether its summit should be used for astronomical observatories or preserved as a cultural landscape sacred to the Hawaiian people. Our informational website offers a wealth of cultural background on the issue.

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Hali‘a Aloha – A fond remembrance of Puhipau

Abraham “Puhipau” Ahmad, Jr.

October 24, 1937 – February 9, 2016

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