“The Value of Hawaiʻi 2,” 2014 and beyond.

The last post reminded me of this newly released must read, The Value of Hawaiʻi 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions, edited by Aiko Yamashiro and Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua. This is a book of essays all of us should sit down with, and let it allow us to ask of ourselves now what we think is important for our island community and what it is we want to leave behind for the future and what then we must do in order to achieve this…

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.

Essay contributors: Jeffrey Tangonan Acido, Kamana Beamer, Makena Coffman, Sean Connelly, Elise Leimomi Dela Cruz-Talbert, Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua, Consuelo Agarpao Gouveia, Tina Grandinetti, John “Prime” Hina, Sania Fa‘amaile Betty P. Ickes, Bonnie Kahapea-Tanner, Joseph Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula, Kainani Kahaunaele, Hi‘ilei Kawelo, Keone Kealoha, Dawn Mahi, Ryan Oishi, Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Eri Oura, Mark Kawika Patterson, Hawane Rios, Cheryse Julitta Kauikeolani Sana, Dean Itsuji Saranillio, Lyz Soto, Cade Watanabe, Aiko Yamashiro, Matt N. Yamashita, and Aubrey Morgan Yee.


The Value of Hawaiʻi 2

The Value of Hawaiʻi 2

Winona Kapuailohia Desha Beamer, 1943.

[Found under: “News From Boys, Girls Kamehameha Schools”]

By Pilialoha Hopkins

Miss Winona Kapuailohia Desha Beamer, a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools for Girls, class of ’41, returned from Barnard college, New York.

While she was there Winona was studying in the fields of ethnology and anthropology.

Because of health condition Miss Beamer will remain in the islands for some time. She hopes to continue her study after the war.

While a student at Kamehameha, Winona was engaged in various activities some being, class president, a member of Hui Kumolipo [Kumulipo], a piano and organ pupil, a member of the choir, silver and gold pin student, and was awarded upon graduation a scholarship to Colorado Women’s college. While in school she also won the Clarke-English award and was interested a great deal in relationship and study of the early Hawaiians and Polynesians.

Winona is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Pono Beamer of Waikiki, Oahu. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Carl Beamer of Hilo, Hawaii.

At present, Winona has two brothers Francis and Cleighton and a sister Flora attending Kamehameha. Also at Kam she has four cousins, Milton, Edwin, and Helen Beamer, and Helen Walker.

[This was a regular column on the happenings at Kamehameha Schools in the Hoku o Hawaii, and the articles were composed by the students, sometimes in English, and sometimes in Hawaiian.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 4/14/1943, p. 2)

By Pilialoha Hopkins

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXVII, Number 51, Aoao 2. Apelila 14, 1943.