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Papahanaumokuakea: Expand this sanctuary for our ocean heritage


    Kekuewa Kikiloi, Ph.D., chairs the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Native Hawaiian Cultural Working Group (CWG) and is assistant professor at Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. The CWG is made up of about 50 individuals, including Hawaiian kupuna, researchers, educators, community organizers, advocates and cultural practitioners.


    Fish could be seen on a deep coral reef at Pearl and Hermes Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The monument encompasses the Northwestern Hawaiian islands, which consist of islands and atolls that stretch 1,200 nautical miles northwest of Kauai and Niihau.

  • STAR-BULLETIN / 2004

    The voyaging canoe Hokule‘a arrived at Keehi Lagoon from Kauai after a voyage to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands called “Navigating Change” in 2004.

The vision for a new Hawaii embraces the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (PMNM). Read more

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