HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The ʻAha Kâne brought together 600 kâne from across the state to Windward Community College this past weekend. The three-day conference kicked off with offerings to Kû at the Bishop Museum. Amy Kalili has more.
Ua maikaʻi wale nô ka hanana, ma kona ʻano a manaʻo hoʻi, i wehe kûpono ʻia ai ka ʻaha kâne o kçia makahiki.
The opening ceremony for the 2010 'Aha Kâne was very fitting.
The sense that the Kû were missing really is in many ways a good representation or metaphor of the men being missing in society.
Like paha ka nalo akula o nâ kâne me nâ kiʻi o Kû.`
Inâ paha ua ʻano nalo akula nâ kâne mai nâ kuleana alakaʻi o ke kaiâulu, ahuwale nô hoʻi ka ʻiʻini a me ka ʻimi maoli i ka hoʻi ikaika ʻana mai a ke kahukahu ʻia nei nô ma kçia hui ʻana o lâkou.
If there was a sense of displacment from society, this gathering is bringing our kâne back!
Here's a place where we can come to be Hawaiian men and we can exchange with other Hawaiian men in order to really establish a place for ourselves in contemporary Hawaiian society.
He pôʻaiapili kçia e launa ai kâkou kâne a kia i ke kûlana a kuleana o kçia au.
Mai ke ola a hula ai ke haʻa a kuʻi ʻai, ke hoʻoikaika ʻia nei nô ka ʻike kuʻuna Hawaiʻi o kçia mau kâne.
From oli to hula, haʻa to kuʻi ʻai, the kâne are reconnecting with their culture.
They may talk about kalo and pohaku, but they've never took the pohaku kuʻi ʻai and took the kalo to make poi.
Mea Hoʻolâlâ, ʻAha Kâne
ʻAʻole he walaʻau wale nô, he komo maoli i ka hana!
Ke kûkâkûkâ nei, komo nei i nâ hoʻokûkû a pçia pû ka nanea i ka hoʻokani pila.
There's discussion, competition, and some kani o ka pila!
I think it's important too that we take that back into our families and into our communities. It can't be seen as we're trying to get away from everything else and just be in a little boy's club.
Mea nui ka hoʻihoʻi ʻia o ke aʻo i ka ʻohana a kaiâulu. ʻAʻole kçia he launa leʻaleʻa wale nô.
It's building Hawaiian men to be productive and meaningful partners in their homes and in their communities and using the Hawaiian culture as the medium for accomplishing this.
Ke hoʻomohala ʻia nei nâ kâne he pou paʻa o ke ʻohana a kaiâulu ma o ke kuanaʻike kuʻuna Hawaiʻi nô hoʻi.
E launa mai i kçia pule no ka ʻike hou aku no ka ʻAha Kâne.
Stay tuned all week for more on ʻAha Kâne.
ʻO wau no kçia o Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma Hawaii News Now. Aloha.