‘Ōlelo Hawai’i: Knowledge and Practice

Through hands on outdoor activities and a museum visit we will see the importance of language revitalization in terms of economic development, sustainability and cultural practices.

Academic Objectives:
1. Visit to Bishop Museum is to learn more about the History of the Hawaiian language, how it because an endangered language, the language revitalization efforts and the Hawaiian monarchy, all through a guided tour and artifacts.
2. At Papahana Kuaola we will have the opportunity to both learn and participate in traditional and innovative forms of economic development that are environmentally sustainable and culturally minded. The knowledge for all of the practices at Papahana Kuaola come from old documents all written in Hawaiian.
3. Na Mea Hawaii is a retail store and a community resource centre that focuses on Hawaiʻi-made products such as art and material culture, as well as being the largest bookstore for books about Hawaiʻi and the pacific. They have different cultural activities such as lauhala weaving, feather lei making, Hawaiian language classes etc. – Jacob Elarco is the manager – we participated in Hawaiian Language programs together.
4. Discuss the importance of language revitalization in terms of economic development, sustainability and cultural practices after having a full day of relevant hands on experience.