In honor of the four-month period of Makahiki, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Chancellor’s Native Hawaiian Affairs Office has organized a panel discussion on Wednesday, November 1, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Hālau o Haumea in the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies. Makahiki is the Hawaiian season that marks a time of peace, relaxation, celebration and renewal.

The panel will discuss the basic tenets of Makahiki and their engagement over the years. Participating will be Kaliko Baker, assistant professor at the Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language; Kāwika Tengan, associate professor of anthropology; and Kamehaʻikū and Wali Camvel, scholars and cultural practitioners.

“As we enter into this significant time together, let us collectively find ways to renew our spirit, pause to celebrate both the abundance we are gifted and also that we create, and actively seek peaceful engagement as we nurture our beloved community,” said Kaiwipuni Lipe, Native Hawaiian affairs program officer.