Prices for services
Moʻo Wahine Productions
Dr. Marie Alohalani Brown does not charge for an initial conversation (up to thirty minutes) about the services clients require. She does not research or translate land conveyance documents.
The hourly rate for research in Hawaiian-language papers and other online archives without translation is $250 with a two-hour minimum, and a 10-minute billing increment. For research in archives (e.g., Bishop Museum, Hawaiian Mission Houses, Hawaiʻi State Archives) that require travel to another island (she lives on Hawaiʻi Island), there is an additional charge for airfare and Uber/Lyft ride to and from the archive to the airport. Some archives do not permit photos of archival documents but do allow scans in some cases for a fee. Clients will be informed about the fees on site to decide whether to proceed or not with the scan.
The hourly rate is $250 with a two-hour minimum, and a 10-minute billing increment. Dr. Brown generally only translates from Hawaiian to English but she has translated from Italian to Hawaiian for the noted Italian singer-songwriter, Massimo Pezzali.
The hourly rate is $350 with a two-hour minimum, and a 10-minute billing increment. Examples of consultation requests that Dr. Brown has received include those from individuals, community organizations, and game and reality television shows.
The hourly rate for expert testimony in court cases is $550, with a two-hour minimum, and a 10-minute billing increment.
workshops and retreats
Pricing factors include event type, venue location, event length (e.g., 1/2 day, full day, weekend), and Dr. Brown’s role in facilitating the event. Possible workshop topics include Hawaiian spirituality; introduction to Hawaiian religion; moʻo akua (Hawaiian reptilian water deities); mana; and Hawaiian deities and their physical manifestations (kino lau).
To request an initial consultation, use the contact form on the About & Contact Me page, or email email@example.com.