Kilo Hōkū

is creating "Nānā i nā Hōkū," a book of Hawaiian stars and their stories.

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ʻImi

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Subscribe for only $1 per month, and follow the traditional Hawaiian calendar with Kumu Leilehua. You also are privy to her musings and mutterings, philosophy, links, and assorted sketches.

Nānā

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$5
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At this level, you are privy to everything the ʻIke patron sees, plus you get to read the chapters before they are published, and have access to the star chart downloads, plus all the musings and mutterings.

Kilo

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$10
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At this level, you get it all. You get to see everything that will go into the book, before anyone else does, AND you get the high-definition downloads of all the illustrations, including the amazing watercolor paintings of the Hawaiian constellations!

Haumāna

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$25
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At this level, you get it all, and more. You get to see everything that will go into the book, before anyone else does, AND you get the high-definition downloads of all the illustrations, including the amazing watercolor paintings of the Hawaiian constellations! Plus, the haumāna attend Leilehua's classes,  get discounts on workshops, and get a copy of the book! 

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Educational Institution

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$100
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At this level, educational institutions can license the material for use by up to 20 teachers.

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About Kilo Hōkū

For nineteen years, each month Kumu Leilehua traveled up the slopes of Maunakea to share stories of the stars which glide above. Now that she has retired from that part of her work, at last, she is compiling the stories and writing them down for publication. This page was created as a resource and community gathering place for anyone interested in learning about the stars over Hawaiʻi, and the stories associated with them.

Nānā i nā Hōkū, "Look to the Stars," will include her stories, illustrations, charts, and a glossary of Hawaiian stars and constellations - the distillation of over thirty years of research, storytelling, and notes, and almost twenty years of sharing through traditional storytelling.

Now, you can help this book become a reality. Become a patron by subscribing right here, now. Youʻll get behind-the-scenes anecdotes, early versions of the stories, high resolution downloads of the illustrations, and Leilehua's musings and mutterings as she pulls together over 30 years of research notes and almost two decades of storytelling.

Once the book is published, this page will remain active for those who wish to continue to subscribe, as Kumu Leilehua will continue to post information and ephemera, and upload artwork and articles.
Goals
19 of 100 patrons
When 100 people are at a Supporter level or higher, I will record the next story.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 138 exclusive posts
277
Images
13
Writings
11
Videos

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