Press Release – Mali’u a Li’uPosted by Keli'i Kotubetey on July 25, 2013
Paepae o He`eia is the recipient of a two-year grant award from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs totaling $93,080 for its project entitled “Mali`u a Li`u”. OHA’s 2014-2015 funding priorities included preserving, protecting, and perpetuating Hawaiian cultural based practices and increasing the participation in such practices. The goal of the Mali`u a Li`u project is to capture, preserve, and maintain the traditions and practices of the He`eia landscape, including He`eia Fishpond. Beginning in August 2013, the project will engage interested individuals, families, and communities in traditional Hawaiian practices and stories associated with He`eia, Hawaiian fishponds and the ocean.
The project will utilize three main activities to facilitate learning about the He`eia landscape: 1) one-day or two-day long hands-on workshops covering a variety of topics from net making to traditional Hawaiian house building 2) series of evening talk-story sessions with Hawaiian kūpuna and experts on a range of topics from wahi pana (storied) of Ko`olaupoko to Hawaiian moon phases and 3) documented interviews with He`eia kūpuna to be archived for perpetuity.
Please refer to www.paepaeoheeia.org for more information regarding the schedule of workshops, events, and evening sessions. All events will begin in August 2013 and run through June 2015 with at least one event happening every month.