Every semester Kealaikahiki hosts events; each with a unique cultural component. Previous events featured an Indigenous Knowledge forum with Kumu Hula Kimo Keaulana, paʻi ʻai demonstrations with ʻAnakala Daniel Bishop, and a Hawaiian Musicians panel with Wehilani Ching, Bernard Kalua, and Aaron Salā.
Spring 2013 Events
Partners In Development Presentation
Kealaikahiki is hosting a Partners In Development Presentation on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm in the UHWO Multi-purpose room. The Partners in Development Foundation is committed to actively practicing Hawaiian cultural traditions to overcome the challenges native Hawaiians face today. Through concepts such as the ahupuaʻa system of land and environmental stewardship and hoʻonaʻauao, traditional mentoring in educating, Partners in Development addresses the needs of at-risk groups within the Hawaiian community including preschool children, their caregivers, and communities with a socioeconomic disadvantage. By creating a space which acknowledges the importance of culture and tradition Partners in Development is able to assist foster families and homeless communities. Please join us to learn more about their services, how you can become involved, and possible internship and job opportunities offered through the Partners in Development Foundation.
This is an informal conversational Hawaiian class. Hui Kamaʻilio are on the first Friday and Monday of each month from 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm in the Noʻeau Center. Open to all speaking levels; UHWO students, staff, faculty, and community members are welcome. E hele mai!
Kauhale Wetland Preservation Community Service Project
The Kauhale Wetland Preservation project is sponsored by the Hoakalei Foundation. Kealaikahiki has been working with the Hoakalei Foundation to coordinate community service projects for UHWO students, staff, and faculty. During the Kauahle Restoration participating UHWO students and staff cleared invasive plant species from the wetlands that are the nesting grounds for endangered bird species such as the Aeʻo (Hawaiian Stilt), ʻAlae Keʻokeʻo (Hawaiian Coot) and Koloa Maoli (Hawaiian Duck). Mālama ʻāina a aloha ʻāina!
E Ola Pono Health & Wellness Fair
Kealaikahiki will be hosting our annual E Ola Pono Health & Wellness Fair featuring lomilomi, kuʻi ʻai, Lono I Ka Makahiki, vendors, and much more on February 13, 2013 on the UHWO Great Lawn from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Open to all UHWO students, staff, faculty, and the community!
Oneʻula-Honouliuli Shoreline Cleanup – Community Stewardship Progam
This community service project is part of the “Get the Drift and Bag it” program; the goal being to pick up the small litter debris and rubbish which has accumulated along the shoreline. The program began in September 2012 and has launched a series of clean-ups since then including this one which was on January 26, 2013 at Oneʻula Beach Park. Kealaikahiki worked with Kuma Kepā to hui pū haumāna from UHWO to participate and mālama ʻāina.
(Events are subject to change)