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Early days in Papakolea with Emma Lemomi Wright (Navigating the Journey)


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The only Hawaiian homestead region located in an urban center. In the late 1800’s, many Hawaiians were displaced from their land in the rural parts of O’ahu and crowded into downtown tenements in search of work, according to state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands records. Several of those Hawaiian families moved onto public lands above Punchbowl crater looking for a healthy, self-sufficient life. They created the first neighborhood of Papakolea. Papakolea is the oldest community, with most homes on the ridgeline with multiple steps to enter the homes. The host for this episode is Marsha Joyner. The guests for this episode are Emma Lemomi Wright and Lionel Wrigh.

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