Ceres Trust provides support for efforts that further Hawaiian knowledge, culture and the use of the Hawaiian language; the perpetuation of Hawaiian resource management and governance; and the rights of Hawaiians to environmental health, justice and sovereignty.
“Intact native communities like Molokai who provide an honored place for their kupuna (elders); cherish their kamali`i (children); maintain a sense of community and kuleana (sacred responsibility) to each other and to their place are as kīpuka (oases) in an increasingly unfriendly world. Like the kīpuka that serve as islands of abundance where vegetation gathers and bores through hardened lava beds, some native communities persist and serve to teach us how to return to ourselves and restore our relationship with each other and the natural world. These kīpuka are the seed-bearers, ready to plant the pulapula (seedlings) that come from the collective `ike (knowledge) passed from the elders. As the world grapples with the consequences of excess, it searches for these kīpuka to learn how to live pono (in right relationship).” ~Sustainable Moloka’i
- UA MAU KE EA - Sovereignty Endures: An Overview of the Political and Legal History of the Hawaiian Islands by David Keanu Sai · UA MAU chronicles Hawaii’s history through storytelling, interviews, archival images and Hawaiian-language newspaper articles, documented with hundreds of footnotes and additional references. Sovreignty Endures Textbook
- Hawaiian Kingdom blog, weblog of the acting government of the Hawaiian Kingdom presently operating within the occupied State of the Hawaiian Islands.
Video Resources of Interest
Sustainable Molokai : “An Island in the Pandemic”
Produced by Emmy Award winning filmmaker Matt Yamashita