Loli Aniau, Maka‘ala Aniau (Climate Change, Climate Alert) or “LAMA” is a program housed within Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, one of the largest schools of indigenous knowledge in the United States at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
LAMA’s mission is to catalyze climate adaptation and resiliency by engaging communities in Hawai’i and beyond through innovative training and policy tools that link decision- makers with the university, island communities, and the public as well as private sectors. It is our goal to engage and empower climate justice communities in Hawai‘i and globally.
In Hawaiian, the word “lama” can mean torch, light, or lamp. Lama are endemic native Hawaiian forest trees that belong to the ebony family. Lama wood is used in traditional healing practices and also placed in hula altars because its name suggested enlightenment and life.
LAMA (Loli Aniau, Makaʻala Aniau)
c/o Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
2540 Maile Way, Spalding 454
Honolulu, HI 96822
|Phone: (808) 286-5461|