In the Name of Aloha

SOURCE: Tom Legacy ( SUBHEAD: Puna Dawson's Celebration of Peace on Kauai from September 1 - 13.

By Puna Dawson on 1 September 2010 in The Name of Aloha -

Image above: Puna Dawson and her halau. From source website.

My island is fragile and endangered! Our cultural values will disappear if we don't nurture them. I ask that you share with me the caring of the aina (land) that I have been born to, I ask for your appreciation as you come to enjoy the hospitality of my cultural practices and history. I ask that you help to ensure these gifts for my grandchildren, their great grandchildren and all people of the world for the future.

You are invited to join us In the name of Aloha, a Celebration of Peace, September 1st through September 13th, 2010 on Kauai. Come celebrate together, our mokupuni (island), as we experience and learn Hawaiian Culture and Practices with our island people. Huaka'i and Ha'awina (travel and lesson), designed to make you aware the fragile state of our island resources will provide educational hands-on learning at traditional sites. Pulling kalo, canoe culture, lauki/hau pa'u making, are just a few of the experiences planned.  

9/5/10, Sunday, 5 am to 2 pm: Kealoha Lulu Phon (Aha Hula) at Hauola near Hikinaakala Heiau. Expreience Ala a Papa and Witness Hula Practitioners in ceremonial celebration

9/6/10, Monday, 6 pm to 9 pm: Huakai Papa Niu/Ohe Hano Ihu at Aloha Beach Resort. Experience Niu (coconut) from the root to the leaf, and Bamboo Noseflute.

9/7/10, Tuesday, 6 pm to 9 pm: Huakai at Papa Kani Ka Pila at Aloha Beach Resort. Experience our island musicians as they share their talents. Play and learn with them.

9/8/10, Wednesday, 7:30 am to 4 pm: Huakai at Papa Kanu I Kapono Charter School Anahola Kanu Club Pahu/Kanu at Anahola /Aliumanu. Experience a Hawaiian Charter School and Pahu/Canoe Culture.

 9/9/10, Thurday, 7:30 am to 4 pm: Waipa Ahupuaa Experience at waipa, Rrom the Mountain to the Ocean. Experience Kanu (planting), Hukikekalo (gathering), Lawaia (fishing), Waa Papa heenalu (canoe, surfing).

 9/10/10, Friday, 7:30 am to 1 pm: Huakai Papa Westside at Hanapepe to Waimea. Experience the salt ponds, Kukuipuuone and a'ali'i at Waimea /Kokee.

9/11/10, Saturday, 11 am to 3:30 pm: Ka Pa Hula Hoike at Kamokila Village. experience the formal acknowledgement of Hula-Kuleana and enjoy a le'a Le'a Luau!

9/12/10, Sunday, 12 pm to 4 pm: Pre-Concert "Hospitality, Kauai lavor" Hoolau Lea at Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center. Experience Hospitatlity with a taste of Kauai.

 9/12/10, Sunday, 4 pm to 6 pm; All in the Ohana Concert Fundraiser at Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center. Experience a big cast of Ohana with a rich history, sharing their Aloha through music and dance!

9/13/10, Monday, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm: Mahalo Gathering at Kauai Beach Resort. Experience a time of Gratitude.  



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