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.

Photo by Anela Evans. June 17, 2016

E ‘Ike Hou Iā Lāna’i – Day 5. Lāna’i Culture & Heritage Center’s Cultural Literacy Summer Program.


Windy and wet conditions led to a change plans for the cultural literacy kumu and haumāna participants today. Because the Hi’i Heritage Complex is situated an area of eucalyptus and albezia growth, windy conditions make it unsafe in unstable weather. Program participants went makai to the Mānele-Kaupakuea Village and Heiau Complex, where they learned about traditional life along the coast of Lāna’i. They continued using their site identification and mapping exercises, and then headed back up to the school campus.

E ‘IKE HOU IĀ LĀNA‘I — TO KNOW LĀNA‘I ONCE AGAIN SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAmp, day 5, june 17, 2016

Photo by Anela Evans. June 17, 2016

At school, haumāna worked on their mele, place name and mapping skills, and shared the ‘oli mahalo in appreciation to Aunty Muffet Jourdane and Uncle Eric Komori, who helped open their eyes to the living legacy landscape of Lāna’i. Mapping work will continue over the next few weeks in Honolulu with the data collected by haumāna during week one of E ‘Ike Hou Iā Lāna’i. Week two begins Monday morning June 20th, with the haumāna focusing on Lāna’i Hale and the live-giving watershed of our island home – “Hahai no ka ua i ka ulu lā‘au!”

Photo by Anela Evans. June 17, 2016