Pōhaku (stones) from alumni and friends near and far were used to build a new shrine built at the John A. Burns School of Medicine Kaka`ako campus Mala La‘au Lapa‘au (Healing Garden). The Ahu Ola, or healing shrine, was built using ancient Native Hawaiian techniques (assembled using no adhesive cement) and dedicated in an Awa Ceremony on campus on Friday, March 7. Images by Deborah Manog and Amanda Shell for the University of Hawai’i medical school. Written and narrated by Amanda Shell.
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