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What’s New with Maui Cultural Lands

Our work never stops. As our founder Ed Lindsey said, “There is enough work for five lifetimes!” We are always busy in some part of the island, whether planting on the land, or collaborating with educational groups, or researching ways to better preserve our cultural heritage. Here are a few of our latest programs and accomplishments.

  • Voyage to Nihoa

    Voyage to Nihoa

    When Maui Cultural Lands president Ekolu Lindsey first considered the idea of traveling 500 miles in a voyaging canoe, he had some doubts—mainly the worry of becoming seasick! “I had to overcome some fears,” Ekolu said. “But I was excited to try to make a difference, to help find some […]

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    Ekolu Lindsey Interview on HPR

    There’s a vast ocean out there, but its resources are not infinite. Coastal ecosystems throughout the world have felt the disastrous impact of overfishing and general overuse, and there’s a movement in Maui to bring about community control of ocean resources. Ekolu Lindsey is asking concerned kama’aina to work with […]

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    Starwood Maui Cultural Celebration

    Information Booklet here: HOOHUI 2015 “E Ho‘ohui Kākou (Together As One)” comes to four islands HONOLULU – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii will launch “E Ho‘ohui Kākou (Together As One),” a weeklong cultural celebration across four islands in mid-October. The events will provide visitors, residents and employees with distinct experiences at […]

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    Lindsey presented ‘more fish’ award

    The Maui News, Wednesday, April 15, 2009 By KEKOA ENOMOTO, Staff Writer KAHULUI – An Upcountry cultural advocate received the Malama I Ke Kai kupuna award at an inaugural ocean-awareness fair April 4 at Maui Community College. Uncle Ed Lindsey of Makawao was the recipient of the award shaped like […]

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    Volunteering on Vacation

    Outrigger Hawaii, February 2009 By Kim Steutermann Rogers From the Ka’anapali Coastline, Honokowai Valley is nothing more than a slim pleat in the West Maui Mountains. A simple stripe of green. Up close, it is overrun with invasives, like the haole koa (lead), Chinaberry, and Java plum trees, that grow […]

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    Project Malama Honokowai

    Maui Weekly, May 22, 2008 By: Lark Omura “Here’s a challenge if you’re an engineer,” says Kupuna Ed Lindsey, director of Maui Cultural Lands Inc. (MCL) “Build something, shut it down for 500 years, open it up, and it’ll still work.” Lindsey knows this is possible; he’s seen it happen, […]

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    Environmental Heroes

    No Ka Oi Magazine, March 2008 Around here, we look forward to spring—not because of what’s blooming, or how epic the surf’s been, but because it’s when we at Maui No Ka ‘Oi get to champion a handful of Maui folks who work tirelessly to preserve and protect the natural […]

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    Beyond The Beach

    By Norm Bezane New York, it was once said, has a million stories. Maui doesn’t have a million, but we have a great many indeed that deserve telling, especially to malahinis (newcomers) here who need to get in much better touch with the community. That’s the purpose of this commentary […]

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    A Valley Back in Time

    By Sky Barnhart I know there are times when Honokowai Valley is dark and rainy. But every time I’ve seen it, it’s full of light, and that’s the way it stays in my mind. Birdsong echoes down the steep mountainsides that plunge 300 feet from sky to valley floor. Sunlight reflects […]

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    ‘Maui Treasure’ Ed Lindsey Dies

    Edwin “Ed” Robert Naleilehua Lindsey, Jr. passed away quietly at his family home in Lahaina at 5:30 a.m. last Tuesday after a five-year battle with cancer. He was 70 years old. During his final days, hundreds of family, friends and well-wishers stopped by to pay their respects to Lindsey, who […]

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    ‘Strong warrior’

        By CLAUDINE SAN NICOLAS, Staff Writer | The Maui News, Thursday, June 25, 2009 Edwin “Ed” Lindsey Jr., “a steadfast champion and leader in protecting Maui’s aina and its important cultural landscapes,” died Wednesday morning at his family residence in Lahaina. He was 70. The Maui County Council honored […]

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