Mālama i nā Ahupua‘a

How to Get Started

In order to participate in the Mālama i nā Ahupua‘a program, you must first register for the program, sign a program waiver, and attend an orientation session about the program and the ahupuaʻa concept - in addition to complying with institutional paperwork requirements (see Forms) from you Institution of Higher Education.

  • Please register for the program here.

    For help with or further information about this program, please email csssl@hawaii.edu and include "MINA" in the subject line. If you are unable to participate in any of the two orientations planned, please email csssl@hawaii.edu.

  • Suggested Reading: "Ahupua‘a: A Kanaka Maoli System of Natural Resource Enhancement, Utilization & Preservation," by Marion Kelly (1997). Download the article in PDF file format.

  • Suggested Film: "Ahupua‘a, Fishponds, and Lo‘i," produced by Nalani Minton and Na Maka o Ka ‘Āina. (1992) You can find the film at Wong's Audiovisual Center at Sinclair Library at UH Mānoa (Call# DVD 3183).

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When Are The Events

You can click on the following link for a calendar with a list of events for this semester:

Once part of the program, you should check this calendar regularly and always on the morning of a scheduled activity for rescheduling, cancellations, or other changes due to weather or other conditions.