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Website Credits

This second iteration of the Hā‘ena web site came into being through the kindness, generosity, assistance, and contributions of many people. Pacific Worlds acknowledges and thanks them for their ongoing help in making this project possible.


This work was made possible by a grant from the United States Forest Service Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. The grant was administered through the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

Site Guides:

Uncle Tom Hashimoto
Samson Mahuiki
Kelii Alapai
Presley Wann
Nalani Hashimoto
Lahela Correa
Carlos Andrade
Makaala Kaaumoana
Charles "Chipper" Wichman, Jr.
Kawika Winter
Michael Olanolan

Ka‘iulani Mahuka
Leilani Kalilimoku Kaleiohi
Donovan Kanani Cabebe
Guy Kaleomalana‘i‘ikalani Holt
Uncle Nathan Kalama
Kehaulani Kekua
Nalani Kaneakua
Andy Bushnell
Roger Kennedy
Malia Kahaleinia Chun
Merlin Edmonds
Carol Silva
Frederick "Uncle Bruce" Wichman

Production Team:

RDK Herman: research, photograpy, graphics, web design and construction
Dawn Niederhauser:On-site assistance, additional photography
Holden Herman: Drone team

Special Thanks:

Limahuli Gardens
Hui Makaainana o Makana
Hanalei Watershed Hui
Wai'oli Mission House
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
Auntie Sunny's Holiday Rentals
KKCR Kauai Community Radio

and the many people and organizations that gave us permission to use their photographs.

In addition, we wish to acknowledge all of those who worked on the original Hā‘ena study:

Project Administration:

Charles "Chuck" Langlas, Pili Productions: project oversight
Tom Barlow, PREL: project oversight
Mary Frances Higuchi, Hawai‘i Geographic Alliance: Teachers Workshop Coordinator
Letitia Hickson, Center for Pacific Island Studies: Teachers Workshop Coordinator
Jackie Pualani Johnson, Pili Productions: financial management

Assistance and Contributions:
Enormous thanks to

Ken Ka‘imi Stokes and Puanani Rogers at the Ho‘okipa Network
Margaret Lovett, Kaua‘i Museum
University of Hawai‘i Press
Hawai‘i State Archives
DeSoto Brown, Bishop Museum Archives
Jill Sommer, The Pacific Tsunami Museum
Amy E. Cranch, Field Museum of Natural History
Richard Pyle, Bishop Museum
Mike N. Yamamoto, Hawai‘i Division of Aquatic Resources
Mike Kido, Hawai‘i Stream Research Center
John E. Randall, Bishop Museum
Edgar Gamiao, RM Towill Corp.
John M. Fitzsimons, Natural Science Museum
Greg Vaughn
James O. Juvik
Kathleen Ann Goonan

Special Thanks:

George and Patricia Herman for housing, operational and financial support in Washington, DC.
Phyllis and Murray Turnbull for enormous hospitality in Honolulu
Carlos Andrade and Family for provided housing on Kaua‘i
Chipper Wichman and Limahuli Gardens for provided housing on Kaua‘i
Kelly Cohen, Joe Richardson and the Optical Society of America for being so flexible.



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