FEBRUARY 24 KULA HAWAI‘I NETWORK MEETING – HĀLAWA, O‘AHU
On February 24, 55 leaders and supporters of ʻōlelo Hawai‘i, Hawaiian culture, and ʻāina based education met to 1) solidify the formation of their kula Hawai‘i network and 2) forward collaborations among their organizations.
*Additional invitees had scheduling conflicts but voiced an interest in joining future meetings.
A highlight of the meeting was the chance to preview a video piece from the January 30, 2017 event “E Naue Mai”
Here’s a summary of the day’s activities:
|Initiative Project Teams
Groups met and honed plans for project focuses.
|Initiative work groups continued their work, with each identifying a project focus, an overview of which can be seen in the initiative project sketches. Teams also planned for their next meeting.
Two initiative work groups will refocus their efforts.
|Mission and Vision
Discussion, revision, finalization
|The group reviewed, revised and finalized the Kanaeokana mission and vision, a living document that will be revisited at each meeting to help ensure the network maintains its intended focus. Revisions will be made through time, as desired by the group.|
Review and voting
|Two logo options were presented and votes were cast via secret ballots. By a 64% margin, this logo was selected.|
E Naue Mai
|E Naue Mai captured highlights of an educational gathering on Hawaiian nationhood sponsored by KS Hoʻokahua and Kealaiwikuamoʻo departments for Kanaeokana students representing 14 kula and 5 mokupuni.|
|Decision making models
Members discussed possible models and adopted an agreed upon general approach
|Four work teams deliberated on potential decision making models for Kanaeokana. By 100% consensus, each of the four teams determined that Kanaeokana will:
|Discussion of endorsement request from Ka Leo Hawai‘i Media for its ANA (Administration for Native Americans) grant application||Strong support was unanimously voiced for Ka Leo Hawai‘i Media’s bid to gain ANA grant support for their proposal to establish a 24/7 ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i radio station. Kealaiwikuamoʻo was tasked to draft the support letter.|
|Updates – Network Engagement provided an update and sought approval for projects
The Network Engagement team shared two sets of efforts:
|He Au Hou, a storytelling workshop series
Paired kilo and wahi pana apps. Kanaeokana provided a “green light” of support for Kealaiwikuamoʻo to go forward with this major effort.Recruitment kōkua needed for the intensive three-week He Au Hou: Telling stories through video games workshop. Seeking 18+ year old passionate aloha ʻāina students skilled or highly interested in the areas of:
Please direct applicants to this site.
Network members and supporters who have been attending meetings are asked to click into this Doodle Poll to indicate their availability for the next meeting on any of these possible dates:
July 6, Akua, Pō‘ahā
July 7, Hoku, Pō‘alima
July 8, Māhealani, Pō‘aono