Healing Through the Cultural Ideology of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

April 23, 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Mānoa Campus, Moore Hall 151

Healing Hawaiʻi's Societal and Ecological Landscape Through the Cultural Ideology of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi: Join us for the first event of the Lauhoe Speaker Series. Guest speaker G. Kalehua Krug, PhD, will share about how ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi and its knowledge system can reshape the societal and ecological landscape of Hawaiʻi, pointing to the connectivity between the language we speak, the thoughts that we think, and the cultural behaviors that we employ in our relationships to people, land and our future. Krug will speak from his experiences as the Poʻokumu of Ka Waihona O Ka Na'auao Public Charter School. The first Lauhoe Speaker Series event will also serve as the soft launch for the new Kūpinaʻi Language Center in Moore 151, a combined research space and community-oriented language workshop that is part of the LAE Labs network of CALL. Kalehua Krug is proudly from the Waiʻanae Coast on the island of Oʻahu. His ʻohana lived in Nānākuli for generations. He currently resides in Lualualei with his three keiki who have been raised with ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i as the primary language spoken at home. He has worked as a Kaiapuni Hawaiian Language Immersion teacher, a Hawaiian Language Teacher Educator at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and transitioned to become the administrator of the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program of the Department of Education in 2014. In 2019, Kalehua became the Principal of Ka Waihona o ka Naʻauao Public Charter School. He studies indigenous philosophy and utilizes Hawaiian cultural traditions and ceremonies as a mechanism to counter the effects of the ideological trauma suffered inter-generationally throughout colonization and build a more sustainable future for our children and our environment. He is a traditional Hawaiian tattooist, Mea Kākau Uhi Hawaiʻi, for over 20 years and is also a Hawaiian musician and composer.

Event Sponsor
Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, Linguistics Department, Mānoa Campus

More Information
2629934843, https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/laelabsedit/laboratories/k%C5%ABpinai-language-center

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