The unprecedented fires on Maui are blamed for a rising human toll and destroyed homes, property and cultural touchstones. The island’s original kingdom capital, Lahaina, was hard hit, losing a 200 year-old church and the Hawaiian language immersion school Pūnana Leo, among other cherished structures. We’ll get a picture of the destruction and what’s next for residents.
Dr. Sydney Iaukea (Native Hawaiian), author of The Queen and I: A Story of Dispossessions and Reconnections in Hawai’i and Kekaʻa: The Making and Saving of North Beach West Maui.
Eric Enos (Kanaka Maoli), executive director of Ka’ala Farm and Cultural Learning Center
Carmen Hulu Lindsey (Kanaka Maoli), representative of Maui as a chair of the board of trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Clay Trauernicht, assistant specialist in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
Break 1 Music: E ʻOni a Paʻa (song) Hawane (artist) E ʻOni a Paʻa – Single (album)
Break 2 Music: Riders on the Storm [Live] (song) Keith Secola (artist) Grassroots Festival, Trumansburg, NY 7/20/19 (album)