Haʻakūmalae announcements

Haʻakūmalae is the official orchestration of the Hawaiʻi protocols leadership at Hawaiʻi Community College and the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. As an active member at our Hawaiʻi Community College and in the Hawaiʻi Island Community there are many opportunities and events for engagement in these activities.

Haʻakūmalae Activity & Announcements:

February 2014

  • February 7, 2014

Kīpaepae Welina Chancellorʻs Secretary Luncheon

Every year the Annual Chancellor’s Secretary Luncheon is hosted by one of the Community College Campuses. This year Hawai’i Community College was host to this event. The Secretaries were greeted with a kīpaepae welina and hosted in a kīhei workshop immediately thereafter. They express their appreciation for their reception and visit with a heartfelt mahalo.

  • February 15, 2014

Volcano Art Center: Unukupukupu Pā Hula Presentation

Through the continued commitment of the Kukuʻena of Unukupukupu, our faculty, staff and students presented a selection from the Unukupukupu repertoire at this Saturday event. The event was held at 10:30 am at Hawaiʻi Volcano Arts Center Pā Hula located at the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.

  • February 16, 2014

Aloha Kanaloa Cultural Festival

A community event held at Moku Ola, this Cultural Festival celebrated and honored our connection with Kanaloa. A free event that was open to the public, our own community bridging/connections were represented by the Unuiti through their demonstrated proficiency of the Palaoa repertoire of Unukupukupu.

  • February 20, 2014

HPOKA: Introduction to Hawaiian Language

The first in a series of workshops offered by Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō, this workshop was a robust, fun, relaxed and very collective environment to learn the basics of Hawaiian pronunciation. An effort to strengthen individual’s confidence and overall use of Hawaiian words and names in the classroom or service area.  (HPOKA=Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao – UH System Initiative)

  • February 26, 2014

HawCC Day

This event that was a successful celebration of all our campus has to offer. The program showcases, tours on campus and activities through the day were well received by students and teaching faculty/staff alike. This event was punctuated with two kīpaepae to honor and welcome all those whom visited on this day.

  • February 2014

IUCN Hawaiʻi Island Visit

The International Union on Conservation site visit team was hosted on our island of Hawaiʻi. This team visited Hawaiʻi island to experience future sites for the upcoming World Conservation Congress. As a result of Dr. Taupōuri Tangarōʻs invitation to present at the World Conservation Congress 2012 in Jeju, Korea this visit was representative of the process coming full circle with the inclusion of cultural protocols reflected in his presentation then as manifested here on our home landscape.

March 2014

  • March 6, 2014

HPOKA: Hawaiian Leadership Models for Academic Success Workshop

Leadership is imperative to the Institutional Learning Outcomes of many colleges of hire education, often times the models selected are too generic and U.S. continental-centric to make applicable sense to our HawCC learner body.  Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō lead an hour and a half relaxed yet thought-provoking discussion on Hawaiʻi Leadership as culled from Kaʻao Huakaʻi, or Journey Myths. (HPOKA=Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao – UH System Initiative)

  • March 14, 2014

Kīpaepae Hoʻokamaʻāina: Dr. Kenneth Marty Fletcher

A Kīpaepae Hoʻokamaʻāina for Dr. Kenneth Marty Fletcher, newly appointed Director for the UH Center, West Hawaiʻi was held in at the West Hawaiʻi campus on the morning of Friday, March 14, 2014.  We welcome him to our college ʻohana and look forward to working with him on future initiatives. The UH Board of Regents approved Dr. Fletcher’s appointment effective March 10, 2014.

  • March 19, 2014

Kīpaepae Welina: Maui Community College

A kīpaepae welina was held to welcome visiting Maui Community College representatives to our campus.

  • March 20, 2014

Kīpaepae Welina: Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu

A kīpaepae welina was held to welcome Ms. Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu. Hina is Cultural Practitioner and Kumu of Halau Lokahi Public Charter School of Honolulu. She presented on forms of Hawaiian Leadership to the HOLO student club and also spoke to gender roles and leadership to Trina Nahm Mijoʻs Women Studies class.

April 2014

  • Week of April 20-26, 2013

Merrie Monarch Festival 50th Anniversary

Itʻs that time again…for the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival held annually in Hilo, Hawaiʻi. Throughout the fourth week of April 2014 there will be events, fairs and hula occurring all around Hilo. Numerous groups, including Unukupukupu & Haʻakūmalae, will be actively engaged throughout the week. Please join us in participation and celebration of this wonderful event.

For additional information regarding Haʻakūmalae activities, please contact Uluwehi (Jacqueline Van Blarcom) at blarcom@hawaii.edu.

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