A documentary by No‘eau Woo O'Brien
Planned for completion in January 2014, Mo‘okū‘auhau is a documentary film by University of Hawai‘i At Mānoa student No‘eau Woo O'Brien, which follows a young Kānaka Māoli named Makanui on his journey to discover his mo‘okū‘auhau (genealogy) and how it influences his life. Embracing the importance of knowing one's heritage, O'Brian believes in showing individual experiences in uncovering one's own history and heritage.
View the trailer to get a sneak peak of this independent project.
Lā Kū‘oko‘a O Hawai‘i Nei – Hawaiian Independence Day
On November 28, 1843, at the Court of London, the British and French Governments entered into a formal agreement of the recognition of Hawaiian independence, with what is called the Anglo-Franco proclamation. This proclamation stated in part:
As we approach the 170th anniversary of this event, we remember the efforts of our Ali‘i and nā kūpuna to ensure that the Kingdom of Hawai‘i was given all the rights and privileges as other nations throughout the world.
The Native Hawaiian Genealogy Society (NHGSoc) is dedicated to improving and teaching the work of preserving the mo‘okū‘auhau (genealogy) of the Kānaka Māoli (Native Hawaiian) people through the collaborative work of our members. We are not affiliated with any political, cultural or religious organizations. We share ideas, strategies, processes, techniques and data related to the study and research of our individual and shared mo‘okū‘auhau. This website serves as a repository of information and resources one will find spread across the internet as it pertains to the mo‘okū‘auhau (genealogy) and mo‘olelo of the Kānaka Māoli (Native Hawaiian) people, all conveniently organized for you.
NHGSoc is for serious genealogists, whether professional or non-professional who know and love this important work. This is a collaborative “living” environment, its success depends on the participation of its members, the inclusion of others and awareness by our wahi noho like o ka po‘e (community). Through collaborative efforts, we all can grow together.
To learn more, click on about us. To join NHGSoc, simply click on the Facebook logo at the bottom left-hand side of the screen and request to join our Facebook which is approaching 4,000 members to date.