HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Modern medicine may not always be the best solution to treating and preventing illnesses. Next month, Hawaiʻi will host an international conference that looks to traditional perspectives on healing.
Healing Our Spirit Worldwide, the movement began back in 1992.
It is an international event that arose out of the substance abuse and addictions arena.
Kim Kuʻulei Birnie
Papa Ola Lôkahi
Ua hoʻukumu ʻia no ka hoʻoponopono i ka pilikia lâʻau ʻino.
Mai ia manawa, ua hoʻâkea ʻia ke kumu o kçia papahana e ʻâkoakoa ai nâ ʻôiwi a puni ka honua. I kçia manawa, he pili i ka hoʻomohala i nâ kiʻina hana kuʻuna no ka lapaʻau a hoʻôla maoli i ka lâhui a pçia pû ke ea o ia mau lâhui. A ʻo ka Hawaiʻi kekahi i komo aku nei i kçia papahana.
The purpose of this gathering has grown to include developing models of healing, self-determination and wholeness, and native Hawaiians have become a major paricipant over the years.
The International Indigenous Council of HOSW kind of gave us a hint that they wanted to come to Hawaiʻi. And they wanted to learn more, about the Pacific and the cultures that they would find here.
Ua ʻano hâpai ke kanihela ʻo HOSW i ka makemake e hele mai i Hawaiʻi a ʻike no ke ʻano nohona o ko ka Pâkîpika.
Ke wânana ʻia nei he ʻelua kaukani poʻe ka nui o nâ kânaka e hôʻea ana i kçia ʻaha mai nâ lâhui ʻôiwi a puni ka honua ma nâ Mâori o Aotearoa a hiki loa aku i nâ Sami o ka ʻâina i ka ʻâkau loa o ʻEulopa.
Over 2,000 people are expected from indigenous communities worldwide from the Mâori of Aotearoa to the Sami of Northern Europe.
I have always felt as an indigenous Hawaiian, we need to host our indigenous people.
We want this to be the best cultural exchange that we can offer to our visitors.
Pono kâkou Hawaiʻi e hoʻokipa ʻoi kelakela aku i kçia mau hoa.
We can have an opportunity as indigenous people to experience each other's culture, each other's protocol, each other's cultural practices
He pôʻaiapili e ʻike ʻia ai nâ hana kuʻuna o kçia mau lâhui ʻôiwi.
E mâlama ʻia ana ka papahana wehena ma ka pâka ʻo Kualoa me nâ ʻano hana kuʻuna like ʻole e laʻa me ke oli ma ka piʻina o ka lâ, ka papahana hoʻokani pahu a me ka hôʻea ʻana aku o nâ waʻa kaulua o kâkou.
The opening ceremony will take place at Kualoa, with a oli at sunrise, a drum ceremony and the arrival of our Hawaiian voyaging canoes.
We do hope that everybody here in Hawaiʻi understands that we have a huge gathering of indigenous folks from all over the world and we are the host
We welcome everybody to kôkua this effort in whatever capacity
He kûpono ka ʻike o ko Hawaiʻi no kçia ʻâkoakoa ʻana o nâ lâhui ʻôiwi ma ko kâkou ʻâina. Mahalo ʻia nô ke kôkua.
No ke komo ma ke ʻano he lima kôkua manawaleʻa a i ʻole no ke kâinoa, e kele aku iâ HOSW.org.
For more information from volunteering to registration, visit HOSW.org.
ʻO au nô kçia ʻo Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma HawaiiNewsNow. Aloha.