Nā Hulu Kupuna – James Hueu, Jr.

Nā Hulu Kupuna – James Hueu, Jr.

Produced by Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina

In this program, interviewer Tuti Kanahele travels to the taro-growing district of Ke’anae, Maui, to talk with James Keolaokalani Hu’eu, Jr., a long-time resident and taro grower.

Kupuna Hu’eu takes Tuti on a tour of the lo’i, or taro patches, naming the many different varieties of taro and demonstrating how to plant and harvest.


Videotaped June 12, 1991 at Ke’anae, Maui.


In Hawaiian language; no English subtitles.


Produced in association with ‘Aha Punana Leo.


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

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  1. Kawai McEwen 3 years ago

    I wish I met this anakala, brother to my tutu Irene Kalawaia Hueu.


  1. […] to was 32 years ago. My high school boyfriend asked me to go with his grandfather, the legendary, James Keolaokalani Hueu Jr. Back then the little Ke‘anae School cafeteria meetings were standing room only, spilling out on […]

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