Pamela Pilialoha Alconcel                                          Paul & Jonona Alconcel
U‘ilani Au                                                                     Kekoa Benanua
Musashi de la Cruz                                                     Jesse Del Rosario
Taz Del Rosario                                                          Mike Donoho
Mikala Enfield                                                             Anela Evans
La‘ikealoha Hanog                                                      Hawaiʻi Community Foundation

Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts – National Organization for Traditional Artists Exchange (NOTAE)
Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority                                           Muffet Jourdane & Eric Komori
MaryLou Kaukeano                                                     Robin Kaye
Elton Kinoshita (Lāna‘i High & Elementary School)   Zeth Kipi
Kepā & Onaona Maly                                                 Kaipo Matsumoto
Kurt Matsumoto (Pūlama Lānaʻi)                                Albert Morita
Office of Hawaiian Affairs       John Ornellas & Members of the Lānaʻi Archaeological Committee
Charmaine Orbistondo                                               Ben Ostrander
Anthony Kaʻauamo Pacheco                                      Kehaulani Padilla
Pat Alconcel Palmerson                                             Diane Preza
Shelly Preza                                                                Queen Liliʻuokalani Childrenʻs Center
Ikaika Ramones                                                          Kaleo Ropa
John & Donna Schaumburg                                       Pono Sproat
Kehau Watson & Matt Kawaiola Sproat                     Simon Tajiri
Glenn Taniguchi

E ‘IKE HOU IĀ LĀNA‘I — TO KNOW LĀNA‘I ONCE AGAIN SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAmp, day 19, july 8, 2016 — Hō‘ike

Hō‘ike. Photo by Kepā Maly.

Hō‘ike. Photo by Kepā Maly.

Kumu and Program Sponsors:

Haumāna Participants (alphabetical list):

Hō‘ike. Photo by Kepā Maly.

E ‘Ike Hou Iā Lāna’i – Day 19. Lāna’i Culture & Heritage Center’s Cultural Literacy Summer Program. 


Lāna‘i a Kaululā‘au – the 2016 E ‘Ike Hou Iā Lāna‘i Cultural Literacy Seminars closed with Hō‘ike (presentations) by students on July 8th, 2016. Four great weeks of this program closed yesterday, and it was easy to feel how greatly influenced the haumāna were by the ‘āina, kai, mo‘olelo and hands on experiences shared with them. The haumāna presentations embodied the spirit and intent we’d hoped for, and exemplified the concept we started with by providing them with Experiences, time for Reflection (what did experiences mean to them, their ‘āina, history, and future), and the opportunity to express themselves individually and corporately.

Mini documentary of student experiences in cultural literacy, held

June 13 – July 8, 2016.

Giayana Agliam                      Alizae Ahuna-Turqueza                      Naupaka Borders
Luke Chang                            Taylor Chang                                      Cheleigh Clarabal
Sofia Donoho                          Kehaulani Esteban                             Cyon Esteban
Blayz Esteban                         Kainoa Hanog                                     Makai Inouye
Kealohi Kaho‘ohalahala          Kaleikaumaka Kahoʻohalahala           Lehia Koanui
Liana Koanui                           Kaliko Lopez                                       Kaimana Mano
Hiʻilani Mano                           Kamahaʻo Manuel                               Tabitha Medeiros
Brandi Medeiros                      Kayla Medeiros                                   Brysen Seghorn
Christian Simon                      Coby Simon                                        Hōkūpaʻa Stokes
Vaiata Stokes                          Gerzell Sunio                                      Athalya Sunio
Taj Sunio                                 Josh Tolentino

Hō‘ike. Photo by Kepā Maly.

Hō‘ike. Photo by Kepā Maly.

Much aloha to many volunteers and the Pūlama Lāna’i Culture & Historic Preservation crew for making the program a great experience for all.


Sharing links below to other days of program and activities.

While this program was not the typical modern classroom approach, one could see how a place-based, more organic learning experiences touched the haumāna. There were many moist eyes among the parents and community participants in attendance at the Hō‘ike, a result of the stories 32 students shared through their reflections and expressions.

Mahalo a nui iā ‘oukou a pau – looking to offer a new program in 2017! If you would like to help or sponsor a part of the cultural litearcy initiative, please contact the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center at 808.565.7177.