SSW Spring Huaka`i Event!

Ka Papa Loʻi ʻO Kānewai

Join together on April 23 (TH)!

The Indigenous Affairs Committee has coordinated a Spring experiential activity for the School's faculty & staff!
This is Part II of our cultural exploration of the Waikīkī Ahupua‘a & our sense of place at UH Mānoa .

Thursday, April 23rd, 9am-12pm

Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, 2645 Dole Street

The Myron B Thompson School of Social Work will be visiting Ka Papa Lo'i O Kānewai on the UH campus at Hawai'inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge. Visiting groups usually start in the hale waʻa sharing stories of Kāne and Kanaloa, a lesson on ahupuaʻa, the history of Hoʻokahewai Hoʻoulu ʻĀina, and a timeline of Kānewai. Next, a short hike to the poʻowai will be taken to explain the water system and how the water is diverted to the loʻi. A quick lesson on the water cycle is also covered. Then the work begins with picking leaves for fertilizer, hehihehi i ka loʻi (preparing the loʻi), puʻepuʻe (remounding of mounds) and clearing the ʻauwai system (water system). If kalo is available, visitors will learn the parts of kalo.


Preparation List:

To prepare for your visit, we suggest the following items/attire:

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