Audio Recording of Interview of Colette Higgins by Chantellee Spencer, Cultural Specialist, Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i

Interview Date: October 14, 2021 at Waikalua Loko I‘a fishpond
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Colette Higgins
Dean of Academic Affairs, Division I & Academic Support
Windward Community College


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7. Metadata Colette Higgins Audio interview Descriptive Metadata Fields
Title:  7. Audio Recording of Interview of Colette Higgins
(Interviewed at Waikalua Loko I’a Fishpond on 10/14/2021)
Interviewee’s Data
Interviewee’s Name: Colette Higgins
Occupation: Dean, Windward Community College 
Dates working with Waikalua Loko Iʻa: 1995 – present
Biographical statement: Colette Higgins, Dean of Academic Affairs, Windward Community College and former professor of history at Kapiolani Community College who specializes in history of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i.  Her students from Kapi‘olani Community College regularly participated in community work days at the pond. Her sabbatical research study was conducted in 2016, “In the Footsteps of Queen Kapiʻolani.”  See:  []
Interviewer’s Data 
Interviewer’s Name: Chantellee Spencer 
Interviewer’s short biographical statement: Cultural Specialist, Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i
Interview Data
Date of Interview: October 14, 2021
Location of Interview: Waikalua Loko Iʻa, Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu
Description: Colette’s background and relationship to the fishpond; serving on board of Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society; new role as dean at Windward Community College; diminishing limu at pond; service-learning by students and their families at the pond; preservation efforts now and in the future; the importance of preservation by the next generation; her contribution of connecting students; faculty; and their families to pond; looking to the future.
Subjects: Keywords: ancestors, Castle High, Hawaiian Immersion, Honuakaha, Blog: InthefootstepsofKapiolani, Ka‘imihaku, Kalākaua coins, Queen of limu, mangroves, NAPALI Leadership Institute, pond ownership, 

Queen Kapi‘olani, rock passing, sabbatical 2015, sediment, servant leadership, service learning, volunteers, Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservation Society, Windward Community College, Women’s Correctional Facility

Languages: English
Transcription Data
Name of Transcriber: Kauilaokahekiliokalani (Kauila) Freitas-Pratt
Transcription Statement: Reviewed, formatted, and approved by Doug Knight.
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File Type: .m4a
Format Type: Audio recording
File Size: Part 1:   8.5 MB

Part 2:   30.1 MB

Duration: Part 1:   0:17:34:000

Part 2:   1:01:46:900

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Title Number:
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(Part 1)  7. Colette Higgins audio Pt1 .m4a

(Part 2)  7 Colette Higgins Audio PT2.m4a

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(Traditional Knowledge/Local Contexts):
In 1995, the Waikalua Loko Fishpond Preservations Society was created to: perpetuate the practices of the Hawaiian fishpond of educational purposes; to physically beatify and revitalize the pond; and to provide the community with an opportunity to learn about both ancient and modern Hawaiian fishpond practices. The intent of the Society, and now carried forward by the Pacific American Foundation, is to maintain and sustain activities at the pond, and to restore the pond for future generations to learn, teach and add to the knowledge in addressing the islands need to develop better stewardship practices between the land and sea.
Restrictions: Prior approval from Pacific American Foundation for any use other than educational purposes.
Citation (cite as): “8.  Audio Recording of Interview of Colette Higgins 

Interviewed at Waikalua Loko I’a Fishpond on 10/14/2021”

Grant Recognition: This interview was made possible with grants from the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities through support of federal funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and private funds from The Hana Group.”
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Associated files 1 of 1, see Transcription file:
  8. Colette Higgins Audio Transcript Final Parts 1&2.docx
Part of Part of the Waikalua Loko Iʻa Oral History Project, 2021-2022