Science of our oceans, pillars in Polynesian language and information from Kingdom of Hawaii Newspapers. It all comes together at a wonderful event that is free and open to the public this evening.
In honor of Mahina 'Olelo Hawai'i, Hawaiian Language Month; Dr. Puakea Nogelmeier, Professor of Hawaiian Language, University of Hawaii-Manoa and Dr. Rosie Alegado, Assistant Professor of Oceanography, University of Hawaii-Manoa joined Billy V on the couch during Hawaii News Now Sunrise; they talked about 'A Ho'olaule'a of Knowledges' that brings together Sir Timoti Karetu and six Pacific Island scholars to begin to understand how his knowledge and lifelong efforts in language and cultural revitalization can apply to Hawai'i.
Sir Karetu's inspirational keynote address will provide the framework on how we position and value our unique culture and resources, and the panelists will connect his vision to communities in Hawai'i.
There will be a expert panel discussion will follow with:
· Papali?i Tusi Avegalio, Director of the UH Manoa Pacific Business Center Program
· Kaliko Baker, assistant professor with the Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language
· Kalehua Krug, educational specialist with the Hawai?i State Department of Education
· Kalei Nu?uhiwa, Papaku Makawalu researcher with the Edith Kanaka?ole Foundation
Following the panel discussion, award-winning musicians Robert Cazimero and Halau Hula Na Kamalei, Aaron Sala, Snowbird Bento and Kupaoa will present new mele together with classic favorites. As they perform, the artists will share the meaning and stories behind these pieces.
The event also marks the launch of Hawai'i Sea Grant's Center of Excellence for Integrated Science, Knowledge and Culture. This partnership closely links Hawai'i Sea Grant with many other schools and departments throughout the university, including the Institute for Hawaiian Language Research and Translation, to learn from, utilize and perpetuate cultural knowledge and heritage to better inform current scientific research.
The event is free and open to the public, and tickets can be downloaded through seagranthoolaulea.eventbrite.com. Food vendors will be available.
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