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UH Mānoa Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge welcomed Kamanamaikalani Beamer as its inaugural Dana Naone Hall Endowed Chair in Hawaiian Studies, Literature, & the Environment. Beamer began the newly established position in Aug. 2021 named in honor of the revered poet and kānaka maoli activist.Read more
The Circular Economy is gaining traction in the European Union and all over the world as a transition away from the extractive and exploitative linear economy.Read more
Aloha Kuamo‘o ‘Aina (AKA) is a center for cultural and ecological peace, led by Keola Beamer and Dr. Kamana Beamer. AKA’s vision for the land’s future is to promote aloha ‘aina consistent with the mo‘olelo (stories) and values of Kuamo‘o.Read more
Kanaka Maoli attorney Camille Kalama and Dr. Kamana Beamer of the Kaʻohewai Coalition speak to Democracy Now! and a world wide audience.Read more
A project of the Dana Naone Hall Chair to elevate aloha ʻāina practices within our community and promote collaborative relationships with sustainability leaders from around the world.
The project has three areas of focus:
Exploring the future of food, from farm to table, and table to farm, with a focus on how we can provide for our people today, and building a sustainable future.
Intervening in efforts to achieve a circular economy through publications and advocacy - by learning from the efforts of our homegrown aloha ʻāina leaders, as well as our partners from around the globe.
Uplifting pono water resource management through a lens of aloha ʻāina and community-based restorative justice efforts.
And three projected outcomes:
Under the direction of Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer in his capacity as Dana Naone Hall Chair, the Pūnāwai Research Lab commits to elevating aloha ʻāina as an international best practice through research, policy, creative works, and publications.
A biannual summit which would provide a powerful opportunity to increase university community dialogue around aloha ʻāina and highlight the urgency of the changes we need to make for our islands and world, while also calling attention to the level of excellence of our (kākou) aloha ʻāina efforts.
To complete the projected outcomes of the Pōʻai ke Aloha ʻĀina project, the resources of the Chair position provide for graduate research assistants to document and support onsite aloha ʻāina projects conducted in partnership with various community organizations.
Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer is a professor at the Center for Hawaiian Studies in the Hui ‘Āina Momona Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with a joint appointment in the Richardson School of Law and the Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge.