ʻAHA WAHINE KŪHINAPAPA
WINDWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ʻAha Wahine Hoʻomālamalama 2/2012
Eō mai e nā wāhine! The first ever wahine-only conference is set for August 2012 with a mini-ʻAha Wahine just around the corner. Hereʻs a preview. To register or for more information visit ʻAha Wahine. Or contact Mehanaokalā Hind at AhaWahine2012@gmail.com or by phone at (808)392-1861.
The ocean is a very healing place which also fosters courage, connection to elemental forces, community, and a host of other things. Makali`i has always been know to have a large women crew and Makalii has spurred the growth of Kanehunamoku, our double hulled canoe, which we use to teach and pass on the knowledge shared with us by our kupuna.
Mana Wahine: Female Empowerment In Traditional Literature As Lessons For Kanaka Maoli Today
Traditional stories in many cultures lay the foundation for cultural values and expectations, and Hawaiian moʻolelo (history, stories) are no different. This presentation focuses on theme of mana wahine (female empowerment) in traditional literature such as Pele and Hiʻiaka to discuss how such powerful female ancestors can guide Kanaka Maoli today in ways that uplift and support cultural connections that contribute to better spiritual and mental health and overall well-being.
ʻAha Wahine 2012 Promo
A gathering of wahine to inspire, inquire, invest, and invigorate each other with ʻike, aloha, and kuleana. With presentations that concern our ancestral gods, our modern day leaders, health issues that are unique to us, and economic issues that affect all Hawaiian women. this gathering is also a opportunity to garner ideas for the larger ʻAha Wahine that will happen in August 2012.
HAUMEA - Establishing Sacred Space, Female Ceremonies and Heiau
Haumea is a deity whose important function is to establish sacred space. She provides the tools to recognize when that special space is potent for ceremony and ritual. As the pertinent female to any ceremony she provides that possibility for understanding and connection between the knowledge we acquire and the wisdom we pass on. Once a sacred space is established it allows us access for the interaction between us and our akua. Haumea also plots out the evolution of organisms, practices, activities, etc. in a chronological order. Therefore, Haumea ties time and space together. Let us examine the pertinent roles females have in ritual and ceremony. We will explore the makahiki and luakini rituals. All participants will learn a pīwai ritual and chant. Come prepared to establish your sacred space.
Kukui Maunakea-Forth - Social Enterprise As A Community Empowerment Tool
The Waiʻanae Community Re-Development Corporation's (Kauhale) mission is to establish a non-profit community development corporation (CDC) to plan and implement community-based economic development (CBED) projects that create opportunities through the education, training, and mentoring of participants (residents) of the Waiʻanae community, especially youth. Kauhale eduprise programs serve moku youth of which a majority are native Hawaiian, of low socio-economic status, possess low academic attainment levels and often suffer a disproportionate amount of health and well-being disparities. The majority is also wahine. Our organization believes that we are making significant assets available to wahine in our programs and that they will be powerful civic contributors as a result. We would like to present our programs and practices in a venue that allows us to reflect and critique with other individuals and organizations doing similar work. Receiving and sharing best practice would be a practical and productive outcome for our participation.
ʻAHA WAHINE KŪHINAPAPA
AUGUST 17-18, 2012
LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ʻAha Wahine Kūhinapapa 8/2012
'Aha Wahine Kuhinapapa 2012- Ho'opono Pono Ke Ala
Ho'opono Pono Ke Ala, making right, more right, through the aloha spiritual beliefs and practices Presenters- Mahealani G. Kuamo'o-Henry, Neaulani Kuamo'o-Peck, Kumu 'Elele 'O Na Kupuna ʻAnakē Mahealani is a Hawaiian Kumu-teacher of the ancient Hawaiian teachings of Ho'opono Pono Ke Ala, that has helped many to become their own Master achievers, many who would resoundingly say, "Pono, the Perfection Matters... in all moments, and in all experiences," the skill is having the awareness and the practice in place within ourselves to maintaining our lives in moments of perfection, I Ka Pono Mea, beginning with every HA - breath taken & released. And upon every choice to live life in "PILIKIA-trauma -- drama, struggle, or PONO, smoothly and easily." Also to recognize the needs for leadership from amongst our wahines to step into leadership positions as never before from within and beyond our Hawaiian culture. And to recognize leadership begins with one's own relationship with self, and mana iho -- self empowerment. Women, when connected to their goddess intuition & nurturing mana are capable of feeding, enriching their lives, loved ones and the world from the poi bowl of endless possibilities. Hawaiian noeau, "the bowl always full with alohas!" The time for reconnecting is now, so tie your slippahs tight! www.alohaspiritaunty.com
'Aha Wahine Kuhinapapa 2012- I Ka ʻŌlelo Ke Ola, I Ka ʻŌlelo Ka Make
I Ka ʻŌlelo Ke Ola, I Ka ʻŌlelo Ka Make Presenters- Kau'i Sai-Dudoit, 'Ike Ku'oko'a - Outreach Coordinator, Mahinapoepoe Paishon-Duarte, Halau Ku Mana -- Principal, Kaiwipuni Anthony Lipe, UHM - Graduate Student, Kapalai'ula de Silva, Kupa o Kailua Four of the original staff of Ho'olaupa'i:Hawaiian Newspaper Resource will share the importance and impact of this collection and its relevance today; how it has affected their own lives, scholarship and directions; and how they have learned to implement this important resource into their everyday lives and finally how we as mothers, daughters, sisters and anake see the direct and indirect impact to the future success of our lahui.
'Aha Wahine Kuhinapapa 2012- Hawaiian Values (Day 1)
Hawaiian Values Presenter- Karen Carroll, Kumu Lomilomi, Kapuaokalani Our world has changed greatly, the values we once treasured are only a memory. We have forgotten the ancient teachings of our kupuna. Now, more than ever, it is needed. Hawaiian Values connect all aspects of our culture, it is the common denominator and the heart connection. The time shared with our Ohana forged a strong connection that lasted a lifetime. E komo mai! Come listen to Tutu's stories that speak to the pu'uwai. You may even see the ghost of your Tutu nodding her head and saying, "At last you remembered what I taught you! It's about time!"
'Aha Wahine Kuhinapapa 2012-Hawaiian Love- Talking Story About Domestic Violence
"Hawaiian Love"? Talking Story About Domestic Violence in Hawaiian Communities Presenter- Kalei Kanuha, Professor & Chair, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Department of Sociology Domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, sexual assault and family violence are unfortunately significant and sometimes lethal problems in our community. Those most vulnerable to victimization are women and girls; those most likely to cause harm to women and children are men. "Hawaiian love" is a common local description of partner violence in Native Hawaiian couples. How did we evolve from traditions of aloha and lōkahi in our relationships to "Hawaiian love"? Come talk story with your sisters to bring out the truth of family violence in our community. We will also share about Namelehuapono, the only Hawaiian cultural domestic violence program in Hawaiʻi. Confidentiality will be respected among all participants in this puʻuhonua.
'Aha Wahine Kuhinapapa 2012- Implementing Hawaiian Culture in Preschool
Implementing Hawaiian Cultural Integration in Preschool Curriculum Presenters- Catherine Crabbe, Kaylene Kauwila Sheldon, Fraise Puali`ionalani Moore Implementing the knowledge passed down from our kupuna to our keiki. Na kumu will present a power point presentation showing a glimpse of Papa Kukui/Papa Ulu. Each class has a name and in our mala (garden) we teach the keiki what the uses of that fruit, plant, root, or tree is used for. At the end, the keiki will eventually present a ho'ike'ike of that mea kanu. We implement hands on activities such as planting and watering our mala as well as using our natural fibers to do rubbings, paintings and using kukui for transferring/practical life skills. We have developed our own Hawaiian Montessori- 3 part card activities and would like to encourage other preschools, home care, or makua to create a 3 part card activity for their own keiki.
'Aha Wahine Kuhinapapa 2012- He Lei no Emalani
He Lei no `Emalani: The Healthcare Legacy of Queen Emma Presenter- Diane Paloma Director, Native Hawaiian Health, The Queen's Health Systems Queen Emma and King Kamehameha IV's vision in 1859 has profound effects on today's healthcare community. The Native Hawaiian Health Program was developed to address the specific health needs of Native Hawaiians at The Queen's Medical Center. The five specific aims of the program (clinical outcomes, healthcare training, research, access & outreach) will be shared in parallel to Queen Emma's personal achievements and challenges via oli written for Queen Emma. Participants will have a better understanding of Queen's healthcare services and the woman behind the name. A limited number of He Lei no 'Emalani books to be given away.