Hāmau

—Silent, silence.

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“It is important to be articulate and thoughtful when we speak. It is equally important to be hāmau or silent to attune to information in class, advice from a mentor, message from a friend, manu (bird) in the forest, or wind in the lālā (branch) of our trees. E hāmau, be silent.”

Moana Makaimoku, Ke Ala ʻAnuʻu STEM Bridge Program, Retention Specialist, Leeward Community College

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