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Native Hawaiian Moʻolelo Represented in New HIMB Mural

UH News, first published November 7, 2022.

A mural based on the moʻolelo (story) of Keahiakahoe, meaning the fire of Kahoe, now spans across the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) Lilipuna pier area where students, faculty, staff and visitors park to take the boat out to Moku o Loʻe (Coconut Island).

Three Native Hawaiian artists, Cory Kamehanaokalā Holt Taum, Nicole Makaʻāhinaʻālohilohi Jack and Kūpono Duncan created the mural and believe that keeping moʻolelo and place names alive is integral to the process of contemporary land usage.

The boat ramp area, Moku o Loʻe where HIMB conducts research, and the two highest mountain peaks in the Koʻolau range are named after the four siblings in the moʻolelo of Keahiakahoe: Pahu, Loʻe, Kahuaʻuli and Kahoe.

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