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Another beautiful day on Lāna‘i. Students, teachers, and support staff from the Culture & Historic Preservation staff of Pūlama Lāna‘i gathered at 8:30a to put finishing touches on individual and group presentations, and then set up the classroom to host Lāna‘i families and guests for lunch and sharing their experiences and ideas. The E ‘Ike Hou participants also put on their summer program t-shirt, and looked sharp.

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July 7, 2017 Day 19 — Hōʻike (student presentations) for community & visit with senator brian schatz — E ‘Ike Hou iā Lāna‘i — Cultural Literacy Initiative with kāna‘i kanaloa haumāna

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By 11:00a 14 E ‘Ike Hou students and 16 Kāna‘i Kanaloa students gathered together with presentations in hand. Lunch was set up at 11:30a special guests, Pā‘anakalā Babayan-Tanaka, Kupuna Val Kalaniho’okaha Ako, and his son Ikaika Ako settled in and families began arriving.

The program opened with students offering the oli, Hanohano Lāna‘i, and the agenda followed with: 

  • Welcome, Introductions and Acknowledgments
  • Singing “Ho’onani” and lunch
  • Presentation describing the program mural
  • Student presentations by Kāna‘i Kanaloa
  • Story and background of the creative writing and development of the 2017 mele
  • Presentations of individual student reflections
  • Arrival of Senator Brian Schatz
  • Student Project Presentations – Problems and Opportunities
  • Lāna‘i Hale, Maunalei Valley, and Waia‘ōpae Fishpond
  • Q & A with Senator Schatz
  • Aloha -- Pau

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Some 80 friends and family joined us for the Hō‘ike, and many helping hands with much aloha made it a great success.


Students reflections and projects, along with video presentations will be developed and available on line in the near future.

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