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COMMUNITY OF HEI WORKSHOP: Hei and Mele: ʻO Wākea (Mele a Pakuʻi)

Nov/02 14:00 - Nov/02 15:00

UH-Hilo Campus, Kipuka Lanai

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

UH-Hilo Campus, Kipuka Lanai

The purpose of the workshops are to share this form of indigenous knowledge with the campuses and the wider community; to help preserve the tradition; and to promote indigenous health and wellness. Attendees of the workshops learn traditional Hawaiian chants, the mythology behind the chants, and the hei string figures that accompany them.

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This is an approved activity of the Mōkaulele Program, Office of the Chancellors University of Hawai‘i Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College. This is a collaborative project between the UH Hilo Office of the Chancellor Mokaulele Project, the Hawai‘i Community College Office of the Chancellor, Hawai‘i CommunityCollege Hawaiian Lifestyles Program, the UH Hilo Suicide Prevention Committee, UH Hilo Sociology Department, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Student Association and Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center in our endeavor to implement Hawai‘i Papa O Ke Ao, the system-wide plan for the University of Hawai‘i to become a model indigenous serving institution.