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KA NAʻI AUPUNI: THE EMERGENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF A TRUE HAWAIIAN LEADER

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Title:KA NAʻI AUPUNI: THE EMERGENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF A TRUE HAWAIIAN LEADER
Authors:Warfield, Shadd Keahi
Contributors:Wilson, William H. (advisor)
Indigenous Language and Culture Revitalization (department)
Keywords:Philosophy
Hawaiian Leadership Development
Family
Kamehameha I
Moʻolelo
show 2 moreTraining and Mentoring
Values
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Date Issued:Dec 2020
Publisher:University of Hawaii at Hilo
Abstract:This study explores a primary historical biography authored by Joseph Mokuʻōhai Poepoe entitled “Kamehameha I: Ka Liona O Ka Moana Pakipika.” Poepoe published the first of his series of articles on November 27, 1905 and concluded on November 16, 1906 within the Hawaiian periodical Ka Na’i Aupuni. The purpose of this study focused on thirty-seven of 288 articles in this series, that after careful translation, interpretation and analysis were utilized to inform the researcher of the contributing factors that led to the emergence of Kamehameha as a leader. This study analyzed these first thirty-seven articles that reflect Kamehameha’s birth through early adulthood years as written by Poepoe. This study aims to: 1) inform indigenous practitioners, teachers, students, and Hawaiian communities of the additional value offered through utilizing primary Hawaiian source documentation as a data source and 2) develop a deeper understanding and appreciation beyond translation of Hawaiian texts for the purpose of enhancing Hawaiian leadership. The research inquiry that guided the study was:
1. Can we learn from primary source documents what factors if any contributed to the development of Kamehameha as a leader?
2. Can moʻolelo presented through primary Hawaiian language documents contribute vital information on a concept, i.e., leadership through a historical character (Kamehameha), and assist us in learning about the development of leadership?
3. What themes emerged in the series of articles that identified and supported these characteristics of Kamehameha’s development as a leader?
Through the parameters of the thirty-seven articles analyzed for this study, Kamehameha was raised and mentored under the supervision of three key family members: Naeʻole, Alapaʻinui and Kalaniʻōpuʻu. Three themes also emerge as the premise of the foundation for Kamehameha’s leadership development: family, values and mentoring/training.
The findings of this study underscore “learned values” that emerge from within an extended family system that can enhance knowledge and applications of Hawaiian and indigenous leadership development within the twenty-first century and beyond.
Pages/Duration:324 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10790/5521
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