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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.

 

Mailing address:
LAMA (Loli Aniau, Makaʻala Aniau)
c/o Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
2540 Maile Way, Spalding 454
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 286-5461
Email: nobrega@hawaii.edu

 

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What We Do

Island communities are particularly vulnerable to climate change. Adaptation and environmental management are therefore critical for their survival and health. Loli Aniau, Maka‘ala Aniau (Climate Change, Climate Alert) or “LAMA” is a program housed within Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge (HSHK), one of the largest schools of indigenous knowledge in the United States. LAMA’s mission …

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Who We Are

  Malia Nobrega-Olivera Director Contact: nobrega@hawaii.edu (808) 286-5461 Malia Nobrega-Olivera, LAMA’s Director, is a Native Hawaiian educator, community organizer, and advocate of indigenous rights at all levels– locally, regionally, and internationally. Her experiences demonstrate her commitment to her people, language, and culture and to indigenous peoples worldwide. She received a bachelor’s degree in Hawaiian Language …

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Contact

Malia Nobrega-Olivera Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge Director of Strategic Partnerships & Community Engagement Mailing address: LAMA (Loli Aniau, Makaʻala Aniau) c/o Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge 2540 Maile Way, Spalding 454 Honolulu, HI 96822 Mobile: (808) 286-5461 Email: nobrega@hawaii.edu

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