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Hawaiian News: Aha Kupuna

Minerva Pang Minerva Pang

WAIANAE (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaiian kupuna from across the island chain gathered earlier this summer in Waiʻanae with a mission. These kupuna teach Hawaiian studies in our public schools, and they were looking for ways to bridge the generation gap. Amy Kalili has more.

Aloha kakahiaka kâkou. E naue aku kâkou i Kûʻîlioloa Heiau ma Waiʻanae me nâ kûpuna o ka ʻAha Kûpuna.

We're off to Kûʻîlioloa Heiau in Waiʻanae with ʻAha Kûpuna attendees.

Ke kipa aku nei i nâ wahi paha o Oʻahu Komohana i mea e hoʻomohala ʻia mai ai nô paha nâ manaʻo a kiʻina hou no ke ʻano e hoʻoili aku a i ka ʻike kuʻuna ma luna o kâ lâkou mau haumâna.

They are visiting cultural sites in West Oʻahu, talking about engaging students in Hawaiian culture and history.

I think they learn from just hearing the kupuna talk about their life, their culture and the way they were brought up.

Minerva Pang

Kûpuna, ʻAha Kûpuna

Aʻo ana lâkou ma o ka moʻolelo ʻana.

Part of the bridging of the generational gap, we feel, is having the students capture the stories of the kupuna.

Kealiʻiʻoluʻolu Gora

President, Ka Lei Pâpahi ʻO Kâkuhihewa

Ma o ia mâkau a hoihoi o nâ ʻôpio i ka pâpaho e paʻa ai nâ moʻolelo kupuna.

No laila, ua ʻauamo nâ huʻeaʻo o ka Papahana Pâpaho Kaiaulu na ʻÔlelo i ka pahana. I kçia lâ e kî wikiô ana nâ ʻôpio o kçia kaiaulu nei.

ʻÔlelo's Waiʻanae Community Media Centers interns took on the task.

I'm so impressed for the young people doing this because they have a lot to learn, but yet they are so ʻakamai themselves…

 …and we have a lot to share with them.

(Minerva)

ʻEleu nô lâkou. Nui nâ haʻawina koe, akâ, akamai nô lâkou a he ʻike nô ko mâkou e hô'ike aku ai.

I don't know how they do it, but they can carry a conversation like very long.

Emanuel Lagat

Intern, ʻÔlelo - Waiʻanae

Nui nâ manaʻo e kaʻanalike mai ai!

Ma hope o ko Emanuel lohe ʻana i nâ moʻolelo o ka heiau ʻo Kûʻîlioloa, ua ʻike leʻa ʻo ia i kona kuleana.

After hearing the stories of Kûʻîlioloa Heiau, Emanuel feels a sense of duty.

It's a huge responsibility. It's been here for years and it's still here. And what we want to do is we want it to still be here when we're gone. So then what we got to do is make sure nothing happens to it.

(emanuel)

He wahi pana kuʻuna nô i pono e mâlama mau ʻia. He kuleana nô hoʻi.

E hoʻohana ana kçia mau ʻôpio i ka lâkou i kî wikiô ai ma ʻaneʻi a ma nâ wahi pana ʻç aʻe o kçia huakaʻi no ka hoʻopuka ʻia o kahi DVD e kapa ʻia ana ʻo "ʻAhupuaʻa".

These ʻôpio are using the footage shot here and at other cultural sites to produce a DVD titled, "Ahupuaʻa".

If we film it, then they can broadcast it on the stations. And if they broadcast it then more people will know about it, and the more people know about it, the more people will do to preserve what's going on.

(emanuel)

Ka paʻa ma ka wikiô a hoʻolele ʻia, he hoʻonaʻauao kaiâulu kçlâ i mea e komo ai ka poʻe i ke kôkua a mâlama.

ʻO wau no kçia ʻo Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma Hawaii News Now. Aloha.

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