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Made in Hawaiʻi: A Regenerative Economy that Works for Us

May 8, 2023
A provocative conversation about Hawaiʻi's economic future with Dr. Kate Raworth and Dr. Kamana Beamer. Business and community leaders, policymakers, students, and educators came together to discuss ways our economy can achieve greater equity, prosperity, and wellbeing. Presented by Kamehameha Schools and the Hawaiʻi Business Roundtable.

Piʻo Summit 2022: Moderated Keynote with Dr.Cornel West

December 15, 2022
Dr.Cornel West offers one of the most prolific and thoughtful Keynote conversations on issues of Imperialism, Justice, Integrity, Love, and Liberation as related to Hawaiʻi and broader movements for justice and people's movements worldwide. A Moderated Keynote at The University of Hawaii at Manoa Kennedy Theatre for the inaugural Piʻo Summit on Wai Sovereignty and Justice. Moderated by Dr.Beamer.

Piʻo Summit 2022: Wai Sovereignty & Justice: Dr.Kamana Beamer and Community Leaders on Wai

December 15, 2022
Opening Addresses: Dr.Jonathan Osorio and Dr.Beamer Panel 1: Wai ʻAi and Iʻa featuring Keliʻi Kotubetey, Hōkūao Pellegrino, Tiare Lawrence, Kanekoa Kukea-Shultz, Stacy M Sproat and Hanohano Naehu. Moderated by Dr.Beamer. Panel 2: Ernie Lau, Wayne Tanaka, Camille Kalama. Moderated by UH Mānoa Professor Kapua Sproat.

Water Wisdom Wednesday: Care for our water, for present and future generations

July 6, 2022
Water is one of Hawaii’s most precious resource. Dr. Kamana Beamer joins HI Now host Rachel Pacarro to emphasize the importance of water, and some tips on how to conserve.

KuaMoʻolelo Web Walaʻau Series Episode 3: Returning to the Source

February 16, 2022
A conversation with Maile Beamer Loo, Uʻilani Tanigawa-Lum, JD, Kamuela Meheula and Dr. Kamana Beamer about the transformative power of ʻāina to heal and empower Kanaka as we collectively restore ʻāina and each other.

Kū Kiaʻi Wai Press Conference

February 10, 2022
On February 10th, 2022, a press conference was held at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol to call attention to emerging threats of the Navy's failing fuel facility at Kapūkakī (Red Hill), and the rising momentum of both public resolve and government responsiveness. There was representation from coalitions comprised of over 50 organizations.

K5 Talk Story w/ McKenna Maduli: Ola i ka Wai

December 26, 2021
Join McKenna Maduli as she welcomes Board of Water Supply’s Ernie Lau, U.S. Congressman Kai Kahele, Dr. Kamanamaikalani Beamer, and others as they take a look at the cultural importance of wai (water) and share more on the current water crisis happening at Red Hill.

Democracy Now- "Shut Down Those Tanks": Anger Grows in Hawaiʻi after U.S. Navy Fuel Site Contaminates Water

December 21, 2021
The United States Navy is facing growing calls to permanently shut down one of their fuel storage facilities in Hawaiʻi after a petroleum leak contaminated the water supply that serves over 90,000 families around the naval base of Pearl Harbor on the island of Oʻahu.

KuaMoʻolelo Web Walaʻau Series Episode 2: ʻĀina Matters

December 14, 2021
A conversation with Dr. Noe Noe Wong-Wilson, Walter Ritte, Kapuaʻala Sproat, JD and Dr. Kamana Beamer about impacts of the Battle of Kuamoʻo on our realtionships to ʻāina and our motivations for a better Hawaiʻi.

Oʻahu Water Protectors: Press Conference and Die-in on Red Hill

December 10, 2021
On December 10th 2021, a press conference and die-in demonstration was held at the Hawaiʻi State Capitol demanding the Navy's Red Hill fuel storage facility to be shut down immediately.

Oʻahu Water Protectors Demand Red Hill Shut Down-Protest Press Conference

December 8, 2021
Dr. Beamer speaks at a sign-waving event in Honolulu protesting the pollution of Oʻahu's water supply, and demanding the shut down of the Navy's fuel storage facility at Kapūkakī (Red Hill).

KHON2 News: Red Hill Crisis Panel, brought to you by Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement

December 7, 2021
Brought to you by Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, as part of the 20th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention, hear from panelists including Congressman Kaialiʻi Kahele; Kamanamaikalani Beamer, professor and former state water commissioner; Ernie Lau, Chief Engineer, Honolulu Board of Water Supply & Wayne Chung Tanaka, Director, Sierra Club of Hawaiʻi.

KuaMoʻolelo Web Walaʻau Series Episode 1: Mālama kō Aloha

October 28, 2021
A conversation with Dr. Jonathan Osorio, Keola Beamer, Neil Hannahs and Dr. Kamana Beamer about the history of Kuamoʻo and the 1819 battle that took place there.

Circular Economies for Hawaiʻi-Hawaiʻi Book and Music Festival

October 13, 2021
Panelists consider different perspectives on the pros and cons and feasibility of adopting a circular economics model in Hawai‘i, more attuned to local and particularly Native Hawaiian values.

Doughnut Economics w/ Kate Raworth and Kamana Beamer

October 7, 2021
Oxford economist Kate Raworth argues that we need a new economics that prioritizes health, sustainability, and wellness over endless growth. In conversation with UH professor Kamanamaikalani Beamer, she discovers how modern circular economics builds from ancestral Native Hawaiian practices of wealth creation, resource distribution, and environmental conservation.

CWRM - Dr. Kamana Beamer Farewell Address

June 16, 2021
After 8 years of serving on the state water commission, Dr. Beamer comments on the efforts they have been able to accomplish and the work that remains for the commission.
Water Commission Meetings

Island Focus - ʻŌlelo Māpunapuna Studio

June 2, 2021
Island Focus is a monthly half-hour television series produced by ‘Ōlelo Community Media as a community service. The show features exclusive interviews with members of our government, business, education, and community sectors and talk about their passions, what’s new, and what impact they’ve made.

Water Commission Meeting - May 18, 2021

May 18, 2021
A recording of the meeting of the Hawaiʻi Commission on Water Resource Management on May 18, 2021.
Water Commission Meetings

Water Commission Meeting - April 20, 2021

April 20, 2021
A recording of the meeting of the Hawaiʻi Commission on Water Resource Management on April 20, 2021.
Water Commission Meetings

Water Commission Meeting - March 16, 2021

March 16, 2021
A recording of the meeting of the Hawaiʻi Commission on Water Resource Management on March 16, 2021.
Water Commission Meetings

Water Commission Meeting - February 16, 2021

February 16, 2021
A recording of the meeting of the Hawaiʻi Commission on Water Resource Management on February 16, 2021.
Water Commission Meetings

ʻŌiwi Agency, Circular Economy and Aloha ʻĀina (KS Hawaiian Culture-Based Education Conference)

February 12, 2021
Dr. Kamana Beamer presents on the essential role ancestral knowledge plays in shaping our economic future in a way in which cares for both people and resources. This presentation aired on Friday, February 12, 2021 during the "Ka Waiwai No Nā Kūpuna: Treasures From the Ancestors: Hawaiian Culture-Based Education Conference For All" presented by Kamehameha Schools Kealapono Division.

Water Commission Meeting - January 19, 2021

January 19, 2021
A recording of the meeting of the Hawaiʻi Commission on Water Resource Management on January 19, 2021.
Water Commission Meetings

How Do We Share Memorials, Sites, and Monuments of Difficult Histories? (Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation)

September 23, 2020
More than 180 people from the Hawaiian Islands and continental U.S. came together on September 23rd, 2020 for a thought-provoking conversation about the policies, issues and current thinking around preserving and interpreting places where complicated and/or difficult historic events occurred.

Aloha Rising Webinar: Hakipuʻu ʻĀina Aloha (OHA)

September 4, 2020
The Environmental Law Program at the William S. Richardson School of Law, UH Mānoa, joins Aloha Rising to offer an informative discussion on the “Protect Hakipuʻu” effort and delve into our collective kuleana to ensure proper stewarship of ʻĀina Kūpuna.

ʻĀina Aloha Economic Futures: Creating Circular Economies

July 16, 2020
Dr. Kamana Beamer and Matt Lynch discuss how we could build a circular economy for Hawaiʻi, while building on the foundations of ʻike kūpuna and the philosophy of aloha ʻāina, and decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation.

Lei Anuenue, Episode 47 (Kanaeokana)

June 13, 2020
Join hundreds of Hawaiʻi community members, businesses, and organizations as we engage in a 4-step process of taking action to bring to life a resilient economy through our core value of ʻāina aloha—a deep and abiding love for Hawaiʻi’s communities and natural environments.

Ola ka Hāloa (OHA)

May 28, 2020
In this episode of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs news show, Ola Ka Hāloa, one of the co-authors of the ʻĀina Aloha Futures Declaration, Dr. Kamana Beamer, tells us about the ʻĀina Aloha Economic Futures Effort.

Aloha Rising Webinar: Circular Economies (OHA)

May 14, 2020
This second episode of OHA's Aloha Rising webinar series features guest speaker Dr. Kamana Beamer presenting on the topic He Aliʻi Ka ʻĀina - Land and Leadership in Ancestral Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiian Kingdom.

No Mākou Ka Mana-Liberating the Nation at Puʻuhuluhulu University

July 25, 2019
Dr. Kamana Beamer delivers a presentation on his research in Kānaka ʻŌiwi land tenure systems, the development of the Hawaiian Kingdom, and the situation on Mauna Kea at Puʻuhuluhulu University.

Aloha ʻĀina and the Circular Economy Panel Discussion

March 13, 2019
Hosted by the UH Office of Sustainability, this panel discussion focuses on climate change mitigation strategies via Aloha ʻĀina and Circular Economies.

Stanford First Nations Institute: Commencement Address

November 9, 2018
This is a portion of Dr Beamerʻs commencement address at the First Nations Institute at Stanford University on November 9th 2018. In this section he discusses his grandmother Nona Beamer and Leadership qualities.

No Mākou Ka Mana: Liberating The Nation: Interview w/ Liliʻuokalani Ross

June 1, 2015
Liliʻuokalani Ross interviews author Kamanamaikalani Beamer in Kohala, Hawaiʻi in mid 2015.

No Mākou Ka Mana: Liberating The Nation: Book Talk (Hawaiʻi Publishers)

April 25, 2015
Following the 2015 Ka Palapala Poʻokela Awards, Kamanamaikalani Beamer, sits down to talk about his latest book, for which he won the Samuel M. Kamakau award. His book, No Mākou Ka Mana: Liberating The Nation, explores the wisdom and creative political sophistication of Hawaiʻi's leaders.

ʻŌiwi Optics: No Makou ka Mana: Liberating a Nation

October 29, 2014
Kamanamaikalani Beamer gives a presentation entitled "Oiwi Optics" and leads a discussion based on his book "No Makou ka Mana: Liberating a Nation" at the Waikoloa Marriott.

Hawaiʻi Aloha Series: "Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka ʻĀina I Ka Pono"

September 26, 2014
Kamanamaikalani Beamer shares his ʻike at the first of 4 Hawaiʻi Aloha presentations that took place on September 26, 2014 at the West Hawaiʻi Civic Center 6pm-8pm. Hawaiʻi Aloha is an educational series designed to continue the discourse that was started at the Department of Interior hearings held all across Hawaiʻi and specifically here in Kona in the month of July.

Department of Interior Meeting, Waimea, Hawaiʻi

July 3, 2014
Kamana Beamer speaks at the Department of Interior meeting held in Waimea, Hawaiʻi in July of 2014.