Data Is

Data is Hina

Data is Kū

Data is Binary

Data is Non-binary

Data is you

Data is me

It is in my moʻokūauhau, the kuleana passed down through the inheritance of my DNA. It is in my great grandfather’s vault of lived experiences.

 

Data is in the ‘Ao

Data is in the Pō

Data is in the kaona

Data is seen

Data is your story

Data is my story

It is in the adornment of names, ʻōlelo noʻeau and moʻolelo. 
Through the practice of kilo, we make linkages.

 

Data is water

Data is ʻāina

Data is ma uka

Data is ma kai 

Data is your experience

Data is my experience

“It is in the taste of the fishes that I harvest from the sea”
We ingest our knowledge to preserve and protect in perpetuity.

 

Data is in the feminine

Data is in the kaikamahine

Data is in makuahine

Data is in the elemakule

Data is your future

Data is my future

Use data to guard the future of our keiki.
Teach the keiki to be guardians of their futures.

 

Data is life

Data is death

Data is power

Data is negligible

Data is your kuleana

Data is my kuleana

“I ka ‘ōlelo nō ke ola, i ka ‘ōlelo nō ka make.”
In language there is life, in language there is death.

 

Data is math

Data is a proverb

Data is an equation

Data is a moʻolelo

Data is your history

Data is my history

In a lopsided world, we must educate and cultivate advocates for data science that inform and tell our rightful story.