Authors and artists in volume 3:
Kerri Ann Hewett
Walter Kahumoku III
Shondra Kapua Kam
R. Kaleinani Keliÿipuleÿole-Aki
Jeanne Kawelolani Kinney
Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl
Lufi Mataÿafa Luteru
Brandy Nälani McDougall
Davianna Pömaikaÿi McGregor
Manulani Aluli Meyer
David Kekaulike Sing
Leslie Keliÿilauahi Stewart
Sage Uÿilani Takehiro
Ty Käwika Tengan
David ÿÏmaikalani Wallace
Ipo and Keola Wong
'Oiwi: A Native Hawaiian Journal, volume 3, Huliau (Time of Change). 2005.
Ku'ualoha Ho'omanawanui, editor.
The theme of the third issue of ÿÖiwi, Huliau (Time of Change) resonates throughout this groundbreaking book in several ways. The untimely passing of ÿÖiwi’s founding editor, Mähealani Dudoit, is one inspiration for the theme of this book, and inspired the remaining editorial staff to diligently work to carry on her important vision. This issue features a poignant collection of chants, poems, and stories composed in Mähealani’s honor. Mähealani’s influence on this volume is further demonstrated by the celestial motif visually represented throughout the book, which is as inspired by her as by the celebration of the Makahiki season, an important time period in traditional Hawaiian culture.
While working on this issue, the editors were also mindful of the many changes—both negative and positive—occurring in Hawaiian education. Where Hawaiian language was once banned in public schools, the past few decades have seen the emergence of Kula Kaiäpuni, or Hawaiian language immersion schools. Where Hawaiian culture was once ignored or reduced to a May Day celebration, culturally-centered Hawaiian Charter Schools are being founded and flourishing. Where western models of education were once the only standard, today more and more indigenous educators are making inroads at colleges and universities throughout Hawaiÿi, and making important connections to Native American and indigenous Pacific communities. Yes, in education, this is a time of great change. Thus, a primary feature of this issue is Hawaiian Education. Complimented with poems, stories, and personal essays focused on this theme, a highlight of volume 3 is an impressive collection of essays by and interviews with leading Hawaiian educators such as Dr. Many Aluli Meyer, Dr. Kü Kahakalau, and Dr. Dr. David Kekaulike Sing.
Continuing volume 2’s inspiring list of Notable Hawaiians of the 20th century, volume 3 spotlights five Native Hawaiians involved with education and cultural preservation in various ways: Mary Kawena Pukui (language and culture), Gabriel ÿÏ (education), Dr. Patrick Aiu (medicine), David Inciong (culture), and Dr. Jim Scott, the current president of Punahou School (education). The feature “Notable Hawaiian profiles” utilizes a more personal approach to provide different insights into these individuals whose accomplishments have helped perpetuate and further Hawaiian culture and education.
Since its inception, ÿÖiwi has included public testimony by Native Hawaiians on issues of concern within the Hawaiian community. Volume 3 is no exception. Testimonies featured in volume 3 concern Mauna Kea, and the ongoing struggle to preserve and protect our sacred mountain from continued pollution and development.
As with volume 2, this issue includes artwork printed in color by contemporary Kanaka Maoli visual artists. Reproduced in full color, the work of Kamaka Kanekoa, Malia Käne, and Anthony Kekona beautifully compliments the poetry and prose which enfold their pieces. They are three very talented artists, each with their own unique style.
With 82 artists represented within its pages, once again, ÿÖiwi has brought together many diverse and powerful Native Hawaiian voices in a moving and eloquent expression of manaÿo.