June 14, 2017 Day 3 – Waia‘ōpae Fishpond E ‘Ike Hou iā Lāna‘i — Cultural Literacy Initiative

They shared another day of ‘āina stewardship, place-based learning, and were fortunate to have access to a mule from Pūlama Lāna‘i, which helped move pōhaku that had washed ashore back to the kuapā (pond wall) alignment. Towards the close of the day the students sat along the shore and recorded their experiences as a part of the cultural literacy initiative.


7:30a students and the teaching cohort met and practiced their oli for Lāna‘i. Aunty Brenda Asuncion of the Hui Mālama Loko I‘a provide haumāna with an overview of loko i‘a restoration projects being engaged in with communities across the Pae ‘Āina.

Panoramic view of Waia‘ōpae Fishpond — Moloka'i, Maui, and Kaho'olawe in background. June14, 2017 (KIP_970-Kepā-Maly, photo)

Simon Tajiri joined the group to help with photo documentation, and help students with the development of their video project.

Students left on the long drive to Waia‘ōpae Loko which is situated on the windward side of Lāna‘i, near the boundary between Pālāwai and Pāwili Ahupua‘a.