In ancient Hawai‘i, the rising of Makali‘i (the constellation Pleiades) over the eastern horizon at sunset signaled the beginning of Makahiki (similar to a harvest festival). The Makahiki lasted approximately four months, and during this time warfare, temple ceremonies, and all unnecessary work was kapu or forbidden. People were encouraged to engage in sport and […]
First Responder Kits By: Kimo Jenkins, Director, Program Development & Implementation Cultural Guide Volunteer participants will make Paracord Survival Bracelets to be sent and donated to Operation Gratitude and Team Rubicon for inclusion into First Responder Kits (FR Kits). Each FR Kit contains an assortment of useful, donated items placed in a drawstring backpack and is […]
By: Kimo Jenkins, Director, Program Development & Implementation Cultural Guide “I ali‘i no ke ali‘i ke kānaka.” A chief is a chief because of the people who serve him. This ‘ōleo no‘eau is a reminder to a chief to consider his people; it illustrates a level of thankfulness and appreciation to and for each other. […]
Fall colors are the inspiration for this fun & interactive floral décor.
Thanksgiving Traditions. That’s what it’s all about. Going to grandma’s house to have the special cornbread she’s been cooking for 50 years in her seasoned skillet – Aunt Vicky’s Jello mold slowly liquefying on the dessert table – Mom’s famous pumpkin pie warming in the oven. We may not all have the same Thanksgiving traditions […]