I Lālā Mau Nā Hula Ilalaole, He Kālailaina I Nā Kuhi Lima O Nā Hula A Joseph Kealiikuikamoku Ilalaole-O-Kamehameha

This dissertation analyzes the kuhi lima, hand motions that accompany hula chants, within the 18 hula developed by Joseph Kealiikuikamoku Ilalaole-o-Kamehameha. Ilalaole, a native Hawaiian speaker and a descendant of Kamehameha I, was born in 1873 in Kaueleau, Puna, Hawaiʻi. Ilalaole’s hula are significant in that they both honor his royal lineage and, given their continued relevance, serve as a bridge between 19th century and contemporary culture. His hula constitute an influential canon within traditional Hawaiian dance and, while this dissertation focuses on these 18 hula specifically, it aims more broadly to provide a template for scholars of indigenous languages to better understand the relationship between language, culture, and dance.

Uluākea is a professional development program at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo that supports faculty to incorporate Hawai‘i world views into their instruction, research, and service to develop the university as an indigenous place of learning. Participants are exposed to experiential learning of Hawaiian culture and visiting places of historical and cultural importance, so that they can develop their own authentic connections to Hawai‘i.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how indigenous ways of knowing are incorporated into diverse academic disciplines.
  • Be able to apply the knowledge and information into instruction, curriculum, and activities.
  • Explore strategies to create culture-based professional development programs and opportunities.

This demonstration workshop will present the significance of Kapa in ancient and contemporary times. Participants will be introduced to the traditional techniques of cultivation, preparation, tools, and process of Hawaiian Kapa making. Included in this workshop is a glimpse into the dye process, scenting, and design of the Kapa.

This workshop, presented by Dr. Kū Kahakalau, creator of Pedagogy of Aloha, focuses on how to successfully teach with aloha in an online environment by developing strong relations, utilizing relevant, blended curriculum, teaching learners responsibility to apply what they are learning, and assess studentsʻ academic and cultural achievements through authentic assessments. Most importantly, this webinar shows current and future teachers how to assure that students are not only learning, but also having FUN, as we all adjust to a changing world, that will require new skills in order to thrive.

This workshop introduces an innovative, culturally-driven post-secondary program for Native Hawaiian youth and young adults. EA stands for Education with Aloha since EA Ecoversity provides blended Hawaiian-focused on- and off-line learning, grounded in a research-based Pedagogy of Aloha. EA Ecoversity is designed to empower learners to kūlia i ka nuʻu, i.e. reach their highest potential, by re-connecting with their native language, culture and traditions; practicing aloha ʻāina (love for the environment), i.e. food sovereignty, environmental stewardship etc; learning essential life skills like financial literacy and exploring and preparing for a career of their choice, with special focus on native entrepreneurship.

The Office of Equal Opportunity presents on its efforts to indigenize its outreach practices, prevention education, and supports services to address and respond to instances of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence. The discussion will include practical methods for designing effective curriculum to instill and nourish an indigenous identity through the cultivation of kuanaʻike kuʻuna (traditional perspectives) that elevates the importance of relationship to self, ʻohana, kaiaulu (community), and ʻāina, and emphasizes kūpaʻa (resilience) and kuleana (personal responsibility). The presentation will also include practical methods of engaging traditional mediums of education to develop contextual relevance, including though not limited to, moʻolelo (oral traditions), mele (songs), and hana noʻeau (art).

Menehune Chef
Grow, Cook, eat, enjoy!
At Menehune Chef, we aim to enter schools in Hawai‘i and around the world to educate Keiki on how to cook with sustainable foods grown on the Hawaiian islands . We collaborate with local Chefs in each community to teach basics and educate youth on each farmers market find of the week . Menehune Chef is a six lesson curriculum created for Elementary to High School levels. We know that healthy eating habits are established at an early age, and have seen childhood obesity rates skyrocket over the past two decades. Children today learn by , taste, sight, feel, and smell. Sustainable cooking brings developmental learning opportunities that can connect the natural world into a healthy habitual cooking practice. Each recipe executed by our keiki gives them necessary knowledge and tools needed for lifetime.

How do we as Hawaiians define “Hawaiian” or “Kanaka”? What foundation do we stand upon and how can we strengthen this mana within by learning from our poe Niihau and they learn from us? Is it time to have Webster ‘s Dictionary update and define us as “Kahua Mana”? Our roots have always been firmly planted, yet, our haahaa has caused us to be so flexible that we nearly lost our voices in shaping the future of Hawaii. When you leave this discussion, will you see yourself as Kanaka? Hawaiian? Kahua Mana? Hoomau..For the children…

Mālama I Ke Kai is a standards-based curriculum that incorporates scientific and Hawaiian cultural perspectives centered on the kai. The class presentation, huaka‘i, and support materials address the benefits of healthy shorelines and oceans from ancient times until today, the challenges these habitats are facing, and ways we can become responsible stewards of our natural resources. As our people are experiencing hulihia, so is our environment. With the turning tides caused by global warming, sea level change, and depletion of our natural resources, we look to the knowledge of our kūpuna to guide us towards more responsible practices of sustainability.

“I am the huli of my kūpuna, the mole of my ʻohana, the hā of my lāhui.”
He Huli Au is the title of a qualitative research project conducted at the Punana Leo to explore effective teacher education and professional development practices in a Hawaiian medium environment. This case study focuses on using moʻolelo and kaʻao to expand Hawaiian language proficiency, understand Hawaiian behavior contexts and build upon the Hawaiian mauli ola perspective necessary to teacher efficacy in a Hawaiian medium, Hawaiian cultural program. Participants will experience a brief introduction to the projects premise and findings, then explore their own critical questions and process in best practice design through a facilitated group discussion.