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Join us on this special Kawainui tour of KAWAINUI-HAMAKUA MASTER PLAN PROPOSED HAWAIIAN CULTURAL SITES HUAKAI

Click on this to download the pdf flyer:

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Reserve your space now for this special tour of the Kawainui-Hamakua Master Plan proposed Hawaiian Cultural Sites Huakai (tour)

November 22, 2014

8:30-1:00PM

FREE & Open to the Public

*Limited Seats available

Tour Meets @ Kailua Methodist Church

RSVP by Nov. 19, 2014 to

rhondaro@hawaii.edu or 808-398-2374

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November 18, 2014 at 8:36 pm Leave a comment

You are invited to learn about the Kauhale planned by the Kailua Native Hawaiian Community on Jan. 10, 2014

You are invited to learn about the Kauhale (group of buildings) planned by the Kailua Native Hawaiian Community on Jan. 10th, 2014 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Le Jardin Academy.

Click on the link below for the informational flyer. We hope to see you there. 

C. Lehuakona Isaacs, Jr., President

Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi

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January 7, 2014 at 2:07 am Leave a comment

Archaeology and Historic sites tour of Kawainui Marsh, Sat. Oct. 27th

Join us on an archaeology and historic sites tour of Kawainui Marsh on Saturday October 27 from 8:30am to 12:30 pm.  Tour leaders Martha Yent, State Parks Interpretive Program director and Paul Brennan, anthropologist will lead the tour group to the archaeological sites at Ulupo Heiau, Pahukini Heiau and Na Pohaku o Hauwahine.  They will show you archaeological features that still exist in these places and explain the importance to protect and conserve these sites for future generations. The tour is co-sponsored by the Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi and the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club.  We will car pool between sites.

Donations of $10 will be accepted.  There will be a limit of 25 persons. Reservations must be made by calling Kaimi Scudder at 263-8008 or by email: email @ ahahui.net

October 18, 2012 at 8:52 pm Leave a comment

Kailua Ahupua’a Geology Tour, Oct. 6th

Dr. Floyd McCoy with tour at the Nu’uanu Pali

Signup now for the popular Kailua Ahupua’a Geology Tour:

A geology tour of the Kailua Ahupua’a, including Kawainui Marsh will be conducted on Saturday, October 6th from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Dr. Floyd McCoy, geology professor from the Windward Community College, will take the tour group to the Pali Lookout, AMERON quarry and Na Pohaku of Hauwahine, by Kawainui Marsh. He will explain how the Ko‘olau eruptive center was formed two million years ago and how the catastrophic collapse of the windward side of the shield volcano occurred. Dike formations and the quarrying operations by AMERON will be shown. Geological features of Kawainui will also be explained at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine. Bring your cameras, sun screen, wear outdoor gear and walking shoes.

The tour is co-sponsored by Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi, the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, and AMERON. Donations of $10 will be accepted. There will be a limit of 30 persons and reservations must be made by calling Ka’imi Rick Scudder at 263-8008 or via email at “email @ ahahui.net”.

(Note: the next tour will be on Oct. 27th, not Nov. 3rd.)

September 27, 2012 at 8:04 pm 1 comment

‘Ahahui general meeting and lecture presentation by Dr. Sam `Ohu Gon III

Aloha kakou,

You are invited to attend the ‘Ahahui general meeting and lecture presentation by Dr. Sam `Ohu Gon III at the Kailua Faith Baptist Church on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.

Learn about ‘Ahahui Malama I Ka Lokahi, its programs and projects and meet fellow members, volunteers and others interested in learning more about Hawaii’s environment and cultural practices. Faith Baptist Church is just mauka of the Windward YMCA.

Dr. Sam `Ohu Gon III will be talking about the relationship of Hawaiians to the ‘aina, called,

“Aloha mai au I ku‘u ‘aina – The aloha I have for my beloved land.”

The public is invited to attend this free meeting and lecture. For further information contact Ka‘imi Scudder at 263-8008, or emailemail@ahahui.net

For updates, see the ‘Ahahui Malama I ka Lokahi blog at: www.ahahui.wordpress.com

Mahalo.

Ka‘imi Scudder
Administrator

 

 

Our Guest Speaker:

 

Dr. Samuel M. ‘Ohukani‘ōhi‘a Gon, III
Senior Scientist and Cultural Advisor
The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i

Part of the Conservancy staff for over 24 years, Sam has brought his expertise to the organization in a variety of capacities. As the Ecologist for the Hawai‘i Natural Heritage Program of The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i from 1986 – 1999, he conducted biological inventories and produced biological reports and management recommendations for The Conservancy, our partner federal, state, and local agencies, and for private organizations. As the coordinator for the Hawai‘i Natural Heritage Program from 1992 to 1994, Sam managed a staff of 15 and an annual budget of over $1 million. As Director of Science he guided the science behind the vision and operations of The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i. In his current role as Senior Scientist and Cultural Advisor, Sam maintains his science guidance, and adds his cultural expertise to enhance the mission of The Conservancy.

Sam has over 30 years of experience in Hawaiian ecology. This experience includes biological inventories and research, field ecology, entomology, arachnology, ethology, natural community classification, ecological modeling, and biological database management. He also is versed in Hawaiian culture, history, and language. Sam is instrumental in many facets of the Conservancy’s work. His knowledge of Hawaiian culture and history are an important asset when working with local communities. He has applied his island conservation expertise in cooperative projects and workshops in the Galapagos Islands, the Philippines, Pohnpei, Palau, Jamaica, Okinawa, Amazonia, and Rapanui. As an excellent public speaker, Sam often lends his knowledge to conservation agencies, educational institutions, community groups, donors, and important visitors.

Sam is an active member of The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i and an Advisory Committee member for the ‘Ōhi‘a Project (Hawaiian natural history curriculum development). Additionally, he serves as a Hawaiian natural history and culture consultant for the Moanalua Gardens Foundation (and its evolving status in the Papahana Kuaola Hawaiian Education Center), sits on the steering committee of the ‘Ahahui Mālama i ka Lōkahi (Hawaiians for the preservation of native ecosystems), and on the Restoration Advisory Group for the Kaho‘olawe Island Reserve Commission. He has served on panels of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs on the topic of traditional management of natural resources, and sits on the Hawaiian leadership committee advising the Hawai‘i Life Sciences Consortium. Sam serves on the Board of Trustees for the Native Hawaiian Culture and Arts Program (NHCAP), the Bishop Museum Association Council, and as an at-large member of the Hawai‘i State Board of Land and Natural Resources.

For over 12 years Sam studied oli (traditional Hawaiian chant) and hula with Kumu John Keolamaka‘āinana Lake, a master of Hawaiian religion and cultural protocols; training that culminated in his ‘uniki (traditional rite of passage) in February 2003 as a kahuna kākalaleo, practitioner of Hawaiian chant and protocol. In that capacity he serves as a Kahuna Pule (prayer master) at the heiau (temple) of Puʻu Koholā at Kawaihae, Island of Hawaiʻi as part of Nā Waʻa Lālani Kāhuna o Puʻu Koholā. Kumu Lake, before his passing, gave Sam the kuleana (responsibility) to continue teaching oli for the hālau (traditional learning group) on Oʻahu, a heavy but joyful responsibility. Sam strives to blend the richness of unique Hawaiian ecosystems with the equally rich culture that developed here.

Sam received his bachelor’s degree in Zoology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He then went on to receive his masters in Zoology and doctorate in Animal Behavior at the University of California, Davis. He holds an affiliate faculty post with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawai‘i.

 

November 9, 2011 at 1:50 am Leave a comment

Kailua Ahupua’a Geology Tour, Oct. 1st

Signup now for the Kailua Ahupua’a Geology Tour:

A geology tour of the Kailua Ahupua’a, including Kawainui Marsh will be conducted on Saturday, October 1st from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Dr. Floyd McCoy, geology professor from the Windward Community College, will take the tour group to the Pali Lookout, AMERON quarry and Na Pohaku of Hauwahine, by Kawainui Marsh. He will explain how the Ko‘olau eruptive center was formed two million years ago and how the catastrophic collapse of the windward side of the shield volcano occurred. Dike formations and the quarrying operations by AMERON will be shown. Geological features of Kawainui will also be explained at Na Pohaku o Hauwahine.

The tour is co-sponsored by Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi, the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, and AMERON. Donations of $10 will be accepted. There will be a limit of 30 persons and reservations must be made by calling Ka’imi Rick Scudder at 263-8008 or via email at “email@ahahui.net”.


September 13, 2011 at 10:10 pm Leave a comment

Learn about Kawainui and share your thoughs about how we should share Kawainui-Hamakua with the community and visitors.

On behalf of Ho‘olaulima ia Kawainui, Ahahui would like to thank you for your interest and support of our community outreach for Kawainui. For the past 6 years, Ho‘olaulima has been gathering background information on Kawainui-Hamakua for the development of an interpretive plan. Now that we have inventoried the natural and cultural resources, developed some interpretive themes (messages), identified the potential audience, and gathered information about various interpretive techniques, we believe it’s time to share this information with the community and seek their input on the interpretive opportunities. We are asking the community to share what they would like to see at Kawainui. The input we receive will allow us to move forward with the interpretive planning process and we hope to weave our interpretive recommendations into the Kawainui Master Plan update being conducted by DLNR.

You can download the flyer for our first round of six public outreach meetings in the Kailua community to be held from September to November. Please join us at one or more of these meetings. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in getting the word out to your friends and contacts. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and exploring ways to share the special resource of Kawainui-Hamakua with the community and visitors.

Download the pdf flyer here: Kawainui Outreach Flyer_Sept11

September 7, 2011 at 11:40 pm Leave a comment

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