Mary Abigail Kawena­ʻula­o­ka­lani­a­hiʻiaka­i­ka­poli­o­pele­ka­wahine­ʻai­honua­i­nā­lei­lehua­a­pele Wiggin Pukui (April 20, 1895 – May 21, 1986), known as Kawena, was a Hawaiian scholar, dancer, composer, and educator. Below are resources where you can find videos, articles and books on her leadership throughout the years.

The Mary Kawena Pukui Cultural Preservation Society


Keepers of the Flame (Part 2)

(Developing their Work) (2005)

Keepers of the Flame (Part 4)

(The Legacy Lives On) (2005)

Keepers of the Flame The Cultural Legacy of Three Hawaiian Women (Part 1) (Introduction)


Keepers of the Flame (Part 3) (Highlighting Their Work) (2005)

Compiled excerpts from HAW 18.7, recorded by Mary Kawena Pukui on March 15, 1965

Through Namaka’s Eyes

Life Story: Mary Kawena Pukui (1895–1986) The Kumu (or source) of Traditional Hawaiian Language and Culture

Mary Kawena Pukui - Ulukau


Hawaiʻi - Mary Kawena Pukui Annotated Bibliography: 1950's


Surfing champion, hula masters, educators and advocates on Hawaii Women of the Century list

August 18, 2020

Mary Kawena Pukui to be honored this weekend

March 28, 2019

15 extraordinary Hawaii women who inspire us all

March 8, 2017

Kawena's Legacy

September 2007


Hula: Hawaiian Proverbs and Inspirational Quotes Celebrating Hula in Hawaii

November 1, 2003


Place Names of Hawaii: Revised and Expanded Edition

December 1, 1976

Nana I Ke Kumu (Look to the Source) volume I

June 1, 1983

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