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PIKO PDC – Peoples and Cultures of Hawaii Resource Collection

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Module 1: Native Hawaiians

Module 1 is a collection of Native Hawaiian historical, cultural, and health resources for PIKO researchers and community partners.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Provide a foundation of Native Hawaiian historical, cultural, and health context for research.
  2. Describe the Native Hawaiian peoples and way of life through ‘native voices’.
  3. Appreciate Native Hawaiian history and culture through the lens of experts.

Definition of Native Hawaiians:

A member or descendant of the indigenous Polynesian people of the Hawaiian islands (the Free Dictionary)

 Hawaiian Dictionary:   Hawaiian Electronic Dictionary – Na Puke Wehewehe Olelo Hawaii

Media Resources & Brief Description: People & Cultures

Ulu’Ulu Hawaii 1
Ulu’Ulu Hawaii 2
[Is Hawaii’s official state archive for moving images located at University of Hawaii – West Oahu. This is a collection of archived file and videotape related to the history and culture of Hawaii]

Media Resources & Brief Description: Health

Native Hawaiian Health and Healing Today
[August 10, 2018 interviews with Native Hawaiian leaders, S LeGare & C. Schlatter, Producers]

National Library of Medicine – Native Voices
[Collection of Interviews with health professionals, community leaders, traditional healers, and others working to improve the health of Native peoples]

Indigenous Wellness Research Institute – National Center of Excellence
[Mahina indigenous scholars share their stories]

Hawaii Health Matters – Native Hawaiians
[Statistics on Native Hawaiians in Hawaii 2019]

Book Contributions of PIKO Faculty:

Andrade, N. N. & Bell, C. K. (2011). The Hawaiians. In J.F. McDermott & N.N. Andrade (eds.). People and cultures of Hawai’i: The evolution of culture and ethnicity. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press.
[Niche in understanding the history of 15 different ethnic groups in Hawaii]

Lee, W.K. & Look, M.A. (2017). Hoi Hou Ka Mauli Ola: Pathways to Native Hawaiian Health. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press.
[A pioneering collection highlights the historic and ground breaking work done by doctors, researchers, and health care providers to improve the life of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.]

Palafox, N. & Warren, A. (1980). Cross-cultural caring: A handbook for healthcare professionals in Hawaii. Honolulu, HI: Transcultural Health Care Forum, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii.
[dictionary of medical terminology for each of the major ethnic groups in Hawaii]

Acknowledgements: PIKO supported by grant number U54GM138062, from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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