About Us

The Mary Kawena Pūkuʻi Cultural Preservation Society’s purpose  is to be a unique and invaluable educational resource based on the life’s work of Mary Kawena Pūkuʻi, who dedicated her life to the preservation of the Hawaiian culture and language, authoring over 50 scholarly publications, composing over 150 songs and chants and was widely recognized as a historian, translator, author, teacher, lecturer, composer, researcher, genealogist, hula expert. lexicographer etc.  We will be utilizing social media and this website to provide information and to respond to questions that people may have  concerning the Hawaiian culture.  The answers will be hers, and extracted from her works.  In addition, we will address topics that the general community may be discussing.



Mary Kawena Pukui Cultural Preservation Society