—Skillful, ingenious, careful, thorough
“The legacy of excellence embedded in the ancient wisdom of our kupuna passed on to subsequent generations is seen today in the skills of our wayfinders, in the ingenious choreography of our hula masters, in the intricate work of our lei makers, in the carefully laid out fields of loʻi kalo (taro patch), and in the thorough execution of oratory among many. We impart this legacy to our students, ʻohana and communities with rigor and an abundance of generosity.”
—Momiala Kamahele, coordinator for Kīpuka, Native Hawaiian Center at Puʻuloa, Leeward Community College
For more information on other elements of the definition and usage, go to the UH Hilo Wehewehe Wikiwiki.
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