Aloha Kauhale Kākou,
In the active promotion of Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao’s Goal Two: Strengthening Inter-Campus Relations, UH Hilo’s Kahakaʻula O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language invited HawCC’s UNUKUPUKUPU to offer a tribute of chants and dances at the dedication of their new campus Haleʻōlelo on Saturday, January 11. The gathering included hundreds of people from across the state and the University of Hawai’i system, along with colleagues from other national indigenous colleges and programs. The event was a fine platform to showcase one of HawCC’s robust services to our community: using the traditional protocols of hula culture to build and strengthen inter-campus and community relations.
UNUOLEHUA, an academic-cultural leadership cohort of UNUKUPUKUPU, are official volunteers to HawCC, trained weekly in chant, dance and protocols for the purpose of facilitating many of the kīpaepae HawCC is known for statewide. They have and continue to represent Chancellor Noreen Yamane and HawCC at state, national and international stages.
Enjoy the tribute,