Cultural Studies & Practices

Huli ia Datasheets

Huli‘ia is an observational process conducted in partnership with Nā Maka documenting seasonal changes and shifts across entire ecosystems and landscapes. As the on-island Kure crew documented their weekly observations, Huliʻia aided in identifying correlations and indicators within and across species and ecological processes. Huliʻia helps to establish, strengthen, and foster an intimate relationship with place allowing for the flexibility needed to support and guide management practices in response to climate change, as well as, helping to organize data to identify strategies most beneficial to the productivity and health of a place.

The Kiamanu Project

The Kiamanu Project focuses on increasing community support for seabird conservation efforts through events and activities that bridge culture and science. Under the guidance of the Northwestern Hawaiian Island Native Hawaiian Cultural Work Group (CWG) — an advisory group to Papahānaumokuākea’s Monument Management Board–and their Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) Permit, the Kiamanu Project develops gathering and transport methods of salvage-appropriate seabirds within PMNM, manages the procurement, repositry, distribution, and provides educational opportunities and activities for the community around these resources.