I Ola iā Mauliola
Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, & Hawaiʻi
All ages Pre-K to Kūpuna
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All participants learned a pule pale to open and close each session/day in which each participant individually uttered the pule.
Hoʻoikaika kino, kilo, as well as directional awareness kicked off the activities for each day.
Participants also learned a Mele Koʻihonua or Genealogical chant of birthing the Hawaiian Islands.
Along with the Mele Koʻihonua, participants learned a hei or ritual string figure that was done simultaneously with the chant which captures the image of birthing an island.
Participants made their own lāʻau hōʻalu lāʻau (handheld healing tool) using power tools like a grinder and electric sander. Keiki assisted their parents in the sanding and oiling process of the wood.
Participants learned about various mea hoʻōla or healing tools and their uses.
Participants learned how to identify, harvest, and prepare laukahi/plantain and māmaki to make tea bags of various dried ingredients.
Participants engaged in kūkākūkā in a large group as well as smaller groups to discuss various approaches of healing through various physical, mental, and emotional challenges throughout their lives.
Participants learned to sew their own kīhei using muslin material. As well as gather maiʻa stalks to kāpala unique, special, creative designs onto their kīhei.
Participants engaged in a full day of learning interactive and engaging lomilomi from Kumu Keola Chan. From seated lomi, to standing lomi, and table lomi. All participants were highly encouraged to continue to lomi within their respective homes with techniques learned.
We were able to implement the required teaching components. The keiki/mākua and was able to paʻa pule & oli within a short period of time. They learned He mū ʻoia, E hō mai, Nā ʻAumākua. The participants did well with learning the different types of lomi and they immediately started using it in their hale on ʻohana. The keiki/ʻohana did an excellent job on learning various mele. They were engaged with the mele Kaulana Na Pua and the meaning of the song. It sparked great conversation and a better understanding of what happened to our queen. We covered ʻai pono and Kumu Kaiulani went over the importance of eating properly and covering pōhaku kuʻi ʻai pono. As for ʻŌiwi leadership the keiki were able to share their ideas and identify characteristics of leadership skills. Overall, I feel like our program was successful and the participants learned a lot. The pilina and all the ike Hawaiʻi.
Throughout our programs we touched upon each learning outcome. Mele/ Oli/ Pule, Moʻokuʻauhau, Aloha ʻĀina, ʻŌiwi Leadership and Laʻau/Lomilomi/ Kukakuka. We really wanted to cultivate pilina and find mauliola in many of the programs we as KKI have been sharing with the community. Some of these topics include Kilo and Kaulana Mahina, Wahi Pana, Breathing, Mana, Hands-on activities with Kaula and ʻApu, ʻAha ʻAwa and an ʻAha ʻOhana. We felt everything we did in the past as kanaka and what ʻike we transmit today holds a sense of Mauliola. All we are trying to do is create an access point for our people to be reminded and reconnect.
Little healthy seeds were planted & curiosity was sparked in our keiki this past summer program. I was able to coordinate different practitioners from across Molokai to share with our learners how doing what they love & how malama-ing oneself is so important. We participated in ʻai pono, hoʻomaʻemaʻe, hoʻoponopono, hoʻoikaika kino, lomilomi & malama ʻāina workshops where it was hands-on & we got to really experience & appreciate our culture & where we're from.