Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands

Study examines indigenous agriculture, how it could help state food problems
By: Max Dible
Hawaii Tribune Harold
March 11, 2019
Key words: Hawaii, Climate Change, Pacific Islands, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Agriculture
The article is summarizing a study that was done on traditional subsistence ways of growing food as a supplement to the way the state of Hawaii has been growing food to solve the food crisis on the islands. The study identified specific areas that would be good for indigenous agricultural practices however due to several different reason are not being utilized for agricultural use.

The Future is Behind Us: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Resilience Over Time on Hawai’i Island
By: Heather McMillen, Tamara Ticktin, & Hannah Kihalani Springer
Regional Environmental Change, 17:579-592
Key words: Social Resilience, Adaptation, Pacific Islands, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Climate Change
Local and traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) systems are thought to be particularly valuable for fostering adaptation and resilience to environmental and climate change. This paper investigates the role of TEK in adaptation to social–ecological change at the community level. It is unique because it takes a longitudinal perspective and draws on historical and contemporary data. Authors focus on a case study from Hawai‘i where TEK, cultural identity, and their relationships to environmental stewardship are locally seen as the basis for social resilience.

Learning and Transformation in the Context of Hawaiian Traditional Ecological Knowledge
By: Benjamin C. Feinstein
Adult Education Quarterly, 54(2):105-120
Key words: Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Transformation, Environmental Education, Indigenous Knowledge, Transformative Learning
Traditional ecological knowledge is a potentially powerful medium in which to teach environmental education and has the potential for influencing transformative learning. Although many educators agree that one of the focuses of environmental education is adult transformation, this has not been extensively explored in the context of Hawaiian environmental knowledge. Specifically, there has been very little work done in immersion courses where nonnative and part-native students learn from local and indigenous experts. The purpose of this study is to explore the possibility of transformative learning in this context.

Case Study: Restoring a Part of Hawai'i's Past: Kaloko Fishpond Restoration
By: Stanley Bond, Jr. and Richard Gmirkin
Ecological Restoration, 21:284-289;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.284
December 2003

Case Study: Native Hawaiian Collection, Use, and Management of Plants and Plant Communities within Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
By: Jim Martin and Laura Carter Schuster
Ecological Restoration, 21:307-310;doi:10.3368/er.21.4.307
December 2003

Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Geographic Information Systems in the Use and Management of Hawaii's Coral Reefs and Fish Ponds
By: Mark A. Calamia
High Plains Applied Anthropologist, No. 2, Vol. 16
Fall 1996
The author presents an approach to document Hawaiian traditional ecological knowledge and apply automated means for marine resource management.

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