Along the way the group heard traditions of wahi pana (storied places), efforts to protect the remnant native dry-forest, and visited the platform of Keahiakawelo.
Visiting with volunteers at the dry-forest preserve, they learned about various plants and their significance in native lore, and assisted in pulling cork vine weeds.
The E ‘Ike Hou iā Lāna‘i -Cultural Literacy Initiative is sponsored through grants and contributions of:
Hawai'i Tourism Authority Kūkulu Ola Program
Hawai'i Council for the Humanities
Lāna'i Archaeological Committee
Hui o Wa'a Kaulua and Mo'okiha o Pi'ilani 'Ohana
Lāna‘i High & Elementary School
Jim and Linda Caires Smith
The Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Lāna'i CHC Na Hoaloha - Friends Organization
Mahalo nui no!
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E ‘Ike Hou iā Lāna‘i — To Know Lāna‘i Once Again Cultural Literacy Program 2017
The morning started with a trip through Ka‘ā Ahupua‘a, with visits to Kānepu‘u (the hill), Keahiakawelo, and a walk through a section of the Kānepu‘u forest preserve.
Upon returning to school, the groups continued work on their project presentations and put finishing touches on their mural.