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The Value of Hawaii 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions
328pp. April 2014
The Value of Hawaii 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions
Editor: Yamashiro, Aiko; Goodyear-Kaopua, Noelani;
How can more of us protect and create waiwai, value, for coming generations?

Culturally-rich education. Holistic health systems. Organic farming and aquaculture. Creative and conscious urban development. Caring for one another across difference. Telling our stories.

Continuing the conversation of The Value of Hawai‘i: Knowing the Past, Shaping the Future, this new collection offers passionate and poignant visions for our shared futures in these islands. The fresh voices gathered in this book share their inspiring work and ideas for creating value, addressing a wide range of topics: community health, agriculture, public education, local business, energy, gender, rural lifestyles, sacred community, activism, storytelling, mo‘olelo, migration, voyaging, visual art, music, and the ‘āina we continue to love and mālama. By exploring connections to those who have come before and those who will follow after, the contributors to this volume recenter Hawai‘i in our watery Pacific world. Their autobiographical essays will inspire readers to live consciously and lead as island people.

Contributors:Jeffrey Tangonan Acido, U‘ilani Arasato, Kamana Beamer, Makena Coffman, Donovan Kūhiō Colleps, Sean Connelly, Elise Leimomi Dela Cruz-Talbert, Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua, Consuelo Agarpao Gouveia, Tina Grandinetti, Hunter Heaivilin, Sania Fa‘amaile Betty P. Ickes, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Bonnie Kahape‘a-Tanner, Kainani Kahaunaele, Joseph Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula, Haley Kailiehu, Hi‘ilei Kawelo, Keone Kealoha, Emelihter Kihleng, James Koshiba, Derek Kurisu, Dawn Mahi, Brandy Nālani McDougall, Mailani Neal, Ryan Oishi, Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Eri Oura, Faith Pascua, Mark Patterson, Prime/John Hina, No‘u Revilla, Hāwane Rios, Darlene Rodrigues, Cheryse Julitta Kauikeolani Sana, Dean Itsuji Saranillio, Lyz Soto, Innocenta Sound-Kikku, Cade Watanabe, Jill Yamasawa, Aiko Yamashiro, Matt N. Yamashita, Aubrey Morgan Yee.

30 illustrations

Biography Monograph Series
Published for the Biographical Research Center, University of Hawai‘i
Editor: Yamashiro, Aiko; Goodyear-Kaopua, Noelani;
Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua is a kanaka aloha ʻāina, writer, mom, and professor of politics. She received a PhD in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz (2005), and her most recent book publication is The Seeds We Planted: Portraits of a Native Hawaiian Charter School (U of Minnesota P, 2012).

Aiko Yamashiro is a poet, a founding editor of Vice-Versa, a graduate student in English, and an instructor of de/anti-colonial literature of Hawai‘i.