Kaleikoa Kaeo shares his perspective of the Hawaiian’s connection to the universe in this month’s Puana Ka Ike (Imparting Knowledge) lecture in Kona and Eia Hawaii presentation in Hilo.
Kaeo will speak 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at the Keauhou Beach Resort Kahaluu III in Kona and noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Campus Center Plaza.
The Kumulipo, a Hawaiian creation chant, is a mookuauhau, or genealogy. In this lecture, “Mookuauhau: The development of environmental kinship,” Kaeo describes the mookuauhau as the epitome of man and our familial connection to one another, to the gods and to the environment.
Kaeo, a Hawaiian studies instructor at Maui Community College, is a kamaaina of Maui whose passion is his family, family lands, and elevating the Hawaiian consciousness through education and action.
For more information on Kaeo’s presentations, contact Natalie Deisroth at 322-0088, ext. 100, or e-mail [email protected]. For lecture schedules and previous lectures, visit kohalacenter.org/puanakaike/ab… www.keauhouresort.com/learn-pu…
The Puana Ka Ike and Eia Hawaii lecture series are presented in partnership with Kamehameha Investment Corporation/Kamehameha Schools, The Kohala Center, Kipuka Native Hawaiian Student Center at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Keauhou Beach Resort, and Hawaii Tourism Authority.