Ka Wai – Source of Life

Ka Wai – Source of Life

Produced by Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina

Hosted by well-known kupuna, Eddie Kaʻanana, this video focuses on traditional Hawaiian values regarding the precious resource, ka wai, fresh water. The usage and respect for water sources such as streams and springs and the us of stream water from mauka to makai (mountain to sea) is discussed and contrasted with modern-day practices.

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

To purchase this DVD and to support Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina’s digital archiving project, please visit their website.

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  1. Lloyd Nakano 10 years ago

    Aloha Mai e ‘O’iwi TV,

    Thank yo for the video. It was interesting to understand about drinking water or ka Wai. I am taking a Kamehameha Long Distance Learning Program, and found this subject to be interesting. It adds to the flavor of the class I am in. Mahalo Nui Loa, Loeka

  2. Eloise Tungpalan 9 years ago

    Maikaʻi and mahalo nui loa ʻOʻiwi TV for airing this video about ka wai, fresh water in Hawaiʻi. Mahalo to Anakala Eddie Kaʻanana for displaying the many ways people need and use ka wai and the need to malama ka wai so generations to come will have this precious resource! ʻO au ka haumana of Kamehamehaʻs online ka ʻOlelo Hawaiʻi.

  3. Anderson Lee 1 week ago

    Aloha Mai e ‘O’iwi TV,

    Thank you for this wonderful video. I learned a lot from your video. The video was very interesting
    and I would like to learn more. It was fascinating to see and hear about how people used ka wai. Thank you to Anakala Eddie Ka’anana for displaying this wonderful put together video.

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