Mālama I Ke Kai Speaker Series
Aloha, we are excited to host the Mālama I Ke Kai Speaker Series! The speaker series is held virtually via Zoom at 5PM the third Thursday of every other month and is free to the public. Topics explored will include case studies and experiences of indigenous and local community management of marine areas, co-management, replenishment and protected area planning, and community engagement. Registration required.
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2023 Speaker Schedule
Watch our video "Connecting Communities in the Time of COVID-19" featured at the 2022 Hawai'i Conservation Conference where the Network recaps how our Speaker Series kept us all connected during the isolating years of the pandemic. As Aunty Maile says in the film, "Connections are the lifeforce that drive us to continue our work."
Past Speaker Series Recordings
May 20 - Javier Kinney, Yurok Nation
June 17 - Laila Kaupu & Kaʻimi Kaupiko, Miloliʻi CBSFA
July 15 - George Maina, Africa Fisheries (The Nature Conservancy)
Aug 19 - Kelson Poepoe, Pekelo Lind & Kehau Springer, Moloka'i
Sept 16 - Pelika Andrade, Na Kilo 'Aina Huli'ia
Oct 21 - Paul Freddy & Marcellus Akapito, Oneisomw Community, Federated States of Micronesia
Nov 18 - Hannah Kihalani Springer, Kaʻūpūlehu Marine Life Advisory Committee
January 20 - Emily Cadiz, Presley Wann & Keliʻi Alapai, Hui Makaʻāinana o Makana
February 17 - Koa Schultz, Kakoʻo ʻOiwi
March 17 - Ron Vave, Indigenous Fijian, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
May 19 - Kīpahulu ʻOhana, Nā Mamo o Mūʻolea, and Dr. Chris Bird, Texas A&M University
November 17 - Malia Heimuli and Lei Wann-Keli'iho'omalu, Limu Hui
The Maui Nui Makai Network’s Mālama I Ke Kai: Speaker Series is meant to inspire and inform Hawaiʻi community leaders and is companion to the Maui Nui Makai Network's Mālama I Ke Kai: Community Action Guide released in 2020.
One of the goals of the Maui Nui Makai Network is to grow community makai (seaward) management to every moku (district) in Maui Nui. Here we offer some tools and values that have helped our community groups organize and move into action towards makai management, and invite you to read and share this information with your communities. Please contact the Network Coordinator with any questions.
Photo credit: Amanda Dillon (header)