Nā Hulu Kupuna – Katherine Maunakea

Nā Hulu Kupuna – Katherine Maunakea

Produced by Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina

In this program, interviewer Ku Kahakalau visits with Katherine Maunakea on the Wai’anae coast. After relating a short history of her early life in Kula, Maui, in the Puna district of the Big Island and in Nanakuli on O’ahu, Katherine shares her knowledge of la’au lapa’au (medicinal plants) including noni, ti, kukui, laukahi and popolo.


Videotaped June 21, 1990 at Nānākuli, O’ahu.


In Hawaiian language; no English subtitles.


Produced in association with ‘Aha Pūnana Leo.


Produced and directed by Puhipau and Joan Lander of Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina

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  1. John Wells 8 years ago

    thank you for keeping the culture alive.

  2. Kamaka Brown 6 years ago

    Mahalo for sharing the story of my aunt, the late Katherine Maunakea of Nanakuli. Her legacy lives on in her songs, written works and spirit. E’o !

    • Ines 6 years ago

      E’o cousin Kamaka.. Aloha Kakou… I am great grandma stella’s great-grandaughter… Eldest grandaughter of Aneka (Annette) Serrao.. Everything that great anake maunakea has accomplished in her life is so inspiring and beautiful!. Ke Akua bless cousin. Nice to see your comment.

    • Mary Uluwehinapuaokaina 5 years ago

      Aloha Family! Kathrine Maunakea is my Great Grandmother I am the grand daughter of Mary and late Edwin Maunakea, oldest Daughter to Darnette Maunakea I am researching my history, heritage and culture and find I come from a line of inspiring ancestors. I am happy to see both of your comments and will hopefully soon be meeting you.

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