Na Maka o Ka Aina
Format: DVD; 21 minutes
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Leimana Kanahele – Na Hulu Kupuna series
Na Hulu Kupuna is a series of video portraits featuring Hawaiians of the kupuna (grandparent) generation sharing knowledge and stories in their native tongue.
In this program, interviewer Tuti Kanahele visits with her father, Leimana Kanahele, born and raised on the island of Ni’ihau, now making his home on Kaua’i.
Leimana demonstrates the making of saddles, a skill acquired during his younger days working on a Ni’ihau cattle ranch. While displaying his wide assortment of tools and leather pieces, Leimana talks of the hard work involved in the craft and the resulting satisfaction and pride.
Videotaped July 30, 1990 at Waimea, Kaua’i. In Hawaiian language; no English subtitles.
Produced in association with ‘Aha Punana Leo.
Producers: Makalapua Ka’awa, Ke’ena ‘Olelo Hawai’i, University of Hawai’i – Manoa; Lilikala Kame’eleihiwa, Ph.D, Center for Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawai’i – Manoa