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Unique internship opportunity at Paepae O He'eia

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Ancient Hawaiians and their traditional lifestyle revolved heavily around the concept of a land-to-sea relationship. Amy Kalili told us about a very unique internship opportunity to learn hands-on what this concept is about.

"So we just wanna lomi that. We want to integrate the upland and shoreline environments," said Hiilei Kawelo Executive Director, Paepae o Heeia.

Paepae o Heeia maintains and cultivates Heeia fishpond and is partnering with Hui K Maoli Native Plant Nursey on this internship program.

ʻO Paepae o Heʻeia he papahana e mâlama nei i ka loko iʻa o Heʻeia a ke hana pakanâ nei lâkou me Hui Kû Maoli Ola, ke hale hoʻoulu mea kanu Hawaiʻi ma kçia papahana uhaiaaʻo

The internship program teaches concepts and skills necessary to caring for the ahupua'a of Heeia.

He mea kçia papahana uhaiaaʻo e paʻa ai ka ʻike a me nâ mâkau e pono ai ke kuanaʻike mâlama ʻâina mai uka a i kai ma kçia ahupuaʻa holoʻokoʻa o Heʻeia e laʻa me kçia.

Rebuilding the fishpond wall. Removing the overgrowth of seaweed. Raising fish. We'll be cleaning the taro patch and planting plants.

Kûkulu hou i ka paepae pôhaku.Hoʻomaʻemaʻe limu.Hânai iʻa. Ma uka hoʻomaʻemaʻe loʻi, kanu i nâ mea kanu a pau.

The sixth cohort is about to begin and they are seeking candidates that have...

E hoʻomaka koke ana ka papa ʻeono o kçia papahana uhaiaaʻo a ke ʻimi ʻia nei nâ ʻôpio hoihoi e kû ana i kçia mau koina.

a desire to learn and the ability and willingness to work and get your hands dirty!

Pono ka ʻiʻini. Pono ka ikaika. Pono ka makemake e hana me ka lima, a ʻaʻole makaʻu me ka lima a hele a lepo.

Ikaika Wise, a former intern who now works at Paepae, has first-hand experience.

ʻIke maoli o Ikaika Wise, he uhaaiaʻo e hana nei ma Paepae i kça manawa, i ka waiwai o kçia papahana.

It's fun. It's a lot of work, but also lots of fun. If you enjoy working the land, come join in and help us do just that.

Visit PaepaeoHeeia.org for more info.

Original Airdate 1/11/2010

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