Pa‘a Mo‘olelo Award Going to Nogelmeier and Sai-Dudoit

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Kau’i Sai-Dudoit and Puakea Nogelmeier (Photo courtesy of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs)

The Hawaiian Historical Society presented its Pa‘a Mo‘olelo Distinguished Historian award to Dr. M. Puakea Nogelmeier and Kau‘i Sai-Dudoit at the May 9, 2013, annual membership meeting.

The Society’s Board of trustees established the Pa‘a Mo‘olelo Distinguished Historian award in 2005 to honor individuals for a lifetime of significant contributions to the preservation and perpetuation of Hawai‘i’s history.

M. Puakea Nogelmeier, Ph.D., is a professor of Hawaiian language at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He is the executive director of Awaiaulu, Inc., the author of several books, including Mai Pa‘a I Ka Leo, He Lei No ‘Emalani, and the acclaimed Hi‘iakaikapoliopele. In 2012 he and Kau‘i Sai-Dudoit were the guiding lights for ‘Ike Ku‘oko‘a, a year-long initiative that gathered six thousand volunteers from Hawai‘i and abroad to transcribe seventeen thousand pages of Hawaiian-language newspapers.

Kau‘i Sai-Dudoit is the long-time project director for Ho‘olaupa‘i, the on-line archive of Hawaiian-language newspapers. She is the project manager of Awaiaulu, Inc., and the producer/narrator of the DVD, Ua Mau Ke Ea, A Historical Documentary of Hawai‘i. She served as the outreach coordinator/project manager of ‘Ike Ku‘oko‘a.

For information about prior awards, see The Pa’a Mo’olelo Award.

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