Aloha e nā hoa aloha
Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo has partnered with ʻŌlena Group & Puʻuhonua Society for
an art exhibit honoring the native intelligence & practice of “konohiki” through the experiences of communities across our paeʻāina exercising their right to mālama.
JUNE 16 - JULY 31
Opening Reception - Friday, June 16 - 6:00p @ Aupuni Place (formerly Na Mea Hawaii) Ward Warehouse - 1050 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite #1000 Honolulu, HI 96814
We invite you to join us!
This traveling art exhibition will feature art and story from rural Hawaiian communities stewarded by kuaʻāina (grassroots) groups and families who care for their places through Native Hawaiian values, culture and intelligence.
Through place-based restoration and stewardship rooted in indigenous science, practice and a worldview inherently tied to ʻāina, these efforts to mālama (take care) our island home have meaningful and immediate ecological and social impact on the people and storied places of Hawaiʻi.
In transcending beyond individuals and titles, we hope this exhibition will spark discussion about the roles, function, and importance of "konohiki" – to invite ability and willingness.
KONOHIKI Art Exhibit Workshop Series
Join us for a special event, hosted by Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo in partnership with Hōlani Hāna
Lashing + ʻOlokeʻa Workshop
Sunday, July 16, 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Led by alakaʻi from Hālau Hale Kuhi Kuhi
Learn how to build a olokeʻa (scaffolding) used in hale building from practitioners and alakaʻi from Hālau Hale Kuhi Kuhi, a traditional school of learning and training dedicated to the art and practice of Native Hawaiian indigenous architecture.
Participants are asked to please register through the Eventbrite link below (donations of $10 are suggested to cover materials and time but are not required).
ʻALEAMAI, HĀNA, MAUI
Hōlani Hāna's mission is to strengthen communities through the perpetuation of Hawaiian cultural values. A program of Hōlani Hāna that helps to fulfill this mission is Hālau Hale Kuhi Kuhi, a traditional school of learning and training in the practice of building hale by incorporating cultural protocols, eradicating invasive species, cultivating native species, and revitalizing traditional skills and techniques. In building hale, our dependency on the land and her bounty is apparent. All resources are provided from the ‘āina in partnership with laulima from kānaka.
MĀLAMA KULEANA, HO‘OMĀKAUKAU KĀNAKA, LAULIMA KAIĀULU, HO‘OHANOHANO KŪPUNA, PILI ‘ĀINA, HO‘OPAEPAE, KANU NA POU, HAUHOA NA LĀ‘AU, HO‘OMALU KA HALE, KŪPONO. KŪPA‘A.
Take care of responsibilities, Prepare the people, Work together as a community, Honor the ancestors, Respect the land, Build the foundation, Plant the posts, Lash the wood, Shade the house (thatch), Upright, proper. Steadfast, firm, immovable
For more info on hale building visit: