The app delivery is representative of the direct source oral tradition of the Hawaii cultural, modernized onto a digital platform. Native Stories is an audio content platform dedicated to providing access to authentic stories and experiences of indigenous people. Native Stories aim to activate new perspectives that inspire us to embrace our kuleana – responsiblity – for the land
Native Stories offers listeners a platform to share living stories in indigenous communities to many people around the world. The people you hear are people that are descendants of the places they speak of. History is either passed down orally through generations (here and not here) or read from historical documents. We understand that some books on history are told through a specific (western perspective) lens, therefore, we look for primary resources. Also, some stories are an interpretation of what was read, and because that writer is no longer here, we are not able to guaranty accuracy. The purpose of Native Stories is to sustain and transform our own narrative. We do this because we want to share stories, and although this is a risk, we do not want to stop the flow of storytelling from our own people. Although we do our best to honor the past in as true a manner as we can, we make no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any story shared on Native Stories.
We do not share “sacred” stories. This is not a place that will take you to a hidden mystery. We only read and share anything that is written or stories that have been passed down orally from those that received that story and have permission to share. These stories are priceless and something to respect.
Media Release Form
We welcome public submissions for us to review. Please fill out a media release form if you intend to let us publish your story. A google form version may be filled out here: https://goo.gl/forms/A1FCtP0GCGWhA2cu2