Mohala Nā Konohiki - Miloliʻi Cohort 2022
Conservation International - Hawaiʻi
Miloliʻi, Hawaiʻi or Virtual
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“Take the time to pause and look...the joys of knowing your wahi, and knowing that even certain times of the year this is what you would teach your kids, you wouldnʻt teach this to your kids when it is not time, by following all of these cycles, that's the best way of implementing it. The call to action is to learn your place.”
We were able to create the space to activate the next generation of konohiki, by working with Hawaiʻi’s remaining konohiki, Uncle Mac Poepoe to train apprentices, who apply this knowledge to resource management and monitoring in their communities. So far, the program has enrolled apprentices from Molokaʻi, Kona Hema, Kaʻū, Puna, Kipahulu, Kauaʻi and Oʻahu.
This summer we were able to continue to support the Miloliʻi apprentices with monitoring as well as co-convening the Nā Kai ʻEwalu cohort on zoom with Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo. In both cohorts, lawaiʻa participants would kilo, gather data, collect fish and invertebrate samples to dissect. Their data included recording the status of spawning, fish behavior and population to add to the overall collection of ʻike for the various species in their kaiāulu.