With funding from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, starting in March 2022, the HRHF offers Place-Based Hawaiian Language Classes 10 weeks (2 cohorts).The purpose of this project is to provide place-based Hawaiian language, culture, and traditional practices learning to Native Hawaiian and Local Families in East Kauai. The intended result is to reconnect Kanaka and Kamaʻāina to their ancestral lands, cultural/sacred sites, and names of winds, rains, rivers, ocean, and other natural elements.

By the end of this 10 week course (held once a week), participants should be able to:

a) introduce themselves in Hawaiian,

b) introduce their family genealogy in Hawaiian,

c) learn the names and meanings of significant cultural/sacred sites in their ʻahupuaʻa and moku, including names of winds, rains, and other natural features, and

d) some basic oli (Hawaiian chant).

*Registration for this class will start in February 2022 with classes starting in March. Please watch for updates on this website or announcements in our Monthly Community Newsletter, Ka Nu Hou Holomua here.

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