Huakaʻi to Kahoʻolawe April 2015

E hele mai kākou!

Aloha mai kākou,

We welcome all SSW students to participate in our upcoming huakaʻi to Kanaloa Kahoʻolawe from April 16 - 19. If you are interested in learning more, please talk with Katie Bennett or Kanilehua Kim. Also, please check out the websites that are attached in the form. We look forward to taking this journey together! E mālama, Katie & Kanilehua

Lawe i ka maʻalea a kūʻonoʻono.

Take wisdom and make it deep.

ʻŌlelo Noʻeau, #1957

Moʻolelo ʻĀina (Story of Kanaloa Kahoʻolawe):

"Ancient chants and archaeological evidence indicate that Kahoʻolawe was inhabited for over a thousand years. Hawaiians fished, farmed, and lived in coastal and interior settlement across the entire island. Called in ancient times, "Kanaloa" or "Kohemalamalama," the island was a place where kahuna and navigators were trained and played an important role in early Pacific migrations. Named for the god of the ocean and the foundations of the earth, Kahoʻolawe is a sacred island that in modern times has served as the foundation for the revitalization of Hawaiian cultural practices." - Kahoʻolawe, A Sacred Island (

Purpose of Huakaʻi:

  • Perpetuate Aloha ʻāina through cultural, educational and spiritual activities to heal and revitalize Kanaloa-Kahoʻolawe.
  • Workforce development through Integration "lived values" of our native Hawaiian homeland through a place-based learning opportunity.

Important Information:

  • Space is limited. If you'd like to reserve a spot, please complete the attached Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission Volunteer Service Agreement and provide a check for $150 made payable to PROTECT KAHO'OLAWE FUND. Give your completed form and check to Katie Bennett or Kanilehua Kim.
  • Participants will need to be in Kahului, Maui the evening of Wednesday April 15, 2015.
  • We sail to Kanaloa Kaho'olawe on Thursday April 16, 2015 and return to Maui on Sunday April 19, 2015.
  • You should plan to return to Honolulu on a flight leaving Kahului, Maui at 2:00pm or later.
  • There will be a mandatory group orientation on March 16, 2015 from 1:30-3:30pm in Gartley Hall 018.