Kaiāulu: Gathering Tides by Mehana Blaich Vaughan (review)

Kaiāulu: Gathering Tides by Mehana Blaich Vaughan (review) 280 the contemporary pacific • 32:1 (2020) Kaiāulu: Gathering Tides, by Mehana balance among long-standing Halele‘a Blaich Vaughan. Corvallis, or: families, their environment, and local Oregon State University Press, 2018. efforts to engage in collaborative isbn 978-0-87071-922-6; 272 pages, governance, in which environmental photos, maps, figure, glossary, notes, management encapsulates a scientific index. Paper, us$19.95. approach combined with a respect for Indigenous cultural knowledge. Mehana Vaughan’s Kaiāulu: Gather- Chapter two helps us understand ing Tides is a riveting lei of stories that a healthy community is premised collected over more than twenty years, on its ability to “maintain respect- dexterously woven together by the ful, reciprocal relationships between author and gifted to her readers. This people and resources” (17). Chapter lei, whose fragrance is her beloved three focuses on the meaning of kahu home community nestled on the (guardian), and Vaughan explains that northern coast of Kaua‘i, is an invita- the care and cultivation of a place tion to ponder the meaning and the “extends to caring for the natural making of place and the sociocultural resources” and that one’s “kuleana ties that link individuals with their grows from reciprocity” (47, 48). The environments and ultimately with one fourth http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Kaiāulu: Gathering Tides by Mehana Blaich Vaughan (review)

The Contemporary Pacific, Volume 32 (1) – Apr 1, 2020

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280 the contemporary pacific • 32:1 (2020) Kaiāulu: Gathering Tides, by Mehana balance among long-standing Halele‘a Blaich Vaughan. Corvallis, or: families, their environment, and local Oregon State University Press, 2018. efforts to engage in collaborative isbn 978-0-87071-922-6; 272 pages, governance, in which environmental photos, maps, figure, glossary, notes, management encapsulates a scientific index. Paper, us$19.95. approach combined with a respect for Indigenous cultural knowledge. Mehana Vaughan’s Kaiāulu: Gather- Chapter two helps us understand ing Tides is a riveting lei of stories that a healthy community is premised collected over more than twenty years, on its ability to “maintain respect- dexterously woven together by the ful, reciprocal relationships between author and gifted to her readers. This people and resources” (17). Chapter lei, whose fragrance is her beloved three focuses on the meaning of kahu home community nestled on the (guardian), and Vaughan explains that northern coast of Kaua‘i, is an invita- the care and cultivation of a place tion to ponder the meaning and the “extends to caring for the natural making of place and the sociocultural resources” and that one’s “kuleana ties that link individuals with their grows from reciprocity” (47, 48). The environments and ultimately with one fourth

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