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Kanu o ka ʻĀina

Hālau Keaomālamalama Kauwela 2021

Papahana Huakaʻi


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Kanu o ka ʻĀina haumāna engaged with the kupaʻāina of Kiholo to learn historical and contemporary moʻolelo and sustainability practices.

ʻIke and Hana:
● Kūkulu pā pōhaku
● Kiholo specific tide observations
● Kīholo loko iʻa current function

Paniolo Tonewoods seeks to build on the sustainability efforts to build native forests that can meet the demand for koa in the guitar and ukulele industry. Kanu haumāna continue to participate in the learning and planting efforts only miles from our Kauhale Campus.

ʻIke and Hana:
● Sustainability practices
● Reforestation
● Native plant propagation
● Outplanting techniques

Haumāna work with Nā Kālai Waʻa to learn about traditional wayfinding and build a relationship with Makaliʻi. Through the interaction with the waʻa and the waʻa ʻohana, keiki build a sense of identity, leadership, and confidence in the innate ʻike that they all possess.

ʻIke and Hana:
● Team building
● Leadership
● Moʻolelo
● Problem solving

Kanu has brought haumāna to Koholālele over the past few years, and it is inspiring to see the growth and changes that have happened over time. New haumāna learned about the wahi pana of Hāmākua and the importance of knowing and taking care of the ʻāina that feeds you as an individual. If our ʻāina is restored, we are as kānaka are restored.

ʻIke and Hana:
● Mālama ʻāina
● Moku, ahupuaʻa, ili boundaries
● Removing invasive plant species

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