Mālama I Ke Kai: A curriculum developed by World Indigenous Nations University – Hawai‘i Pasifika in partnership with the Lelekamanu Program


Mālama I Ke Kai is a standards-based curriculum that incorporates scientific and Hawaiian cultural perspectives centered on the kai. The class presentation, huaka‘i, and support materials address the benefits of healthy shorelines and oceans from ancient times until today, the challenges these habitats are facing, and ways we can become responsible stewards of our natural resources. As our people are experiencing hulihia, so is our environment. With the turning tides caused by global warming, sea level change, and depletion of our natural resources, we look to the knowledge of our kūpuna to guide us towards more responsible practices of sustainability.