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UH Manoa Hawaiʻinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge receives $15,000 OHA grant

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
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Posted: Apr 7, 2009

The UH Mānoa Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge recently received a $15,000 MauiaKama grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs - Education Hale.

The funding will aid a collaborative effort to provide University students and pre-kindergarten to 12th-grade educators with a summer intensive opportunity. They will engage in an Hawaiian language immersion program centered on culturally appropriate learning activities along side cultural and agricultural experts on kalo and the lʻoi . Together, teachers, students and cultural practitioners will develop curriculum tools and digital video storytelling.

Co-leaders of the project are Kapā Oliveira, director of the UH Mānoa Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, and Makahiapo Cashman, director of Ka Papa Loʻi o Kānewai.

The Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge is UH Mānoa‘s newest school, whose mission is to pursue, perpetuate, research and revitalize all areas and forms of Hawaiian knowledge. They include its language, origins, history, arts, sciences, literature, religion and education; its law and society; its political, medicinal and cultural practices; as well as all other forms of knowledge.

The school is comprised of three centers: Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, and Ka Papa Loʻi o Kānewai.