After lunch, the students returned to the classroom, and Aunty Ke‘ala Kaopuiki Santos taught the children how to ku‘i ‘ai (make poi) in the traditional style with pōhaku ku‘i ‘ai and papa ku‘i ‘ai. At the end of the day, they had pa‘i ‘ai to enjoy and take home.
A group of more than 50 returned to Maunalei Valley—including participants of the Kāna‘i Kanaloa Culture-STEM based program for younger Lāna‘i students.
Haumāna engaged in stewardship of lo‘i and ‘auwai, and traveled to the uplands where ancient lo‘i kalo are found under an old growth kukui grove.
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!
To view other daily activities:
E ‘Ike Hou iā Lāna‘i — To Know Lāna‘i Once Again Cultural Literacy Program 2017
The group gathered kukui leaves to mix in the lo‘i to add nutrients to the soil; they also worked with the younger students in planting kalo (Lehua Maoli, Mana Lauloa and Lauloa ‘Ele‘ele) which was given as a gift from Hōkūau and ‘Ālana Kaopuiki Pellegrino.