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Summer Institutes 2019

Eia Mānoa & Kekaulike Summer Institutes 2019

Our  *almost* (just pay your fees) FREE SUMMER SCHOOL were available for new, transfer & continuing Hawaiian students at UH Mānoa to take a class with a cohort of other Hawaiian students & taught by Hawaiian instructors!

The Eia Mānoa & Kekaulike Summer Institutes provided for-credit sheltered classes for incoming, transfer and continuing Hawaiian students to take courses as a cohort over the summer taught by Hawaiian instructors and with co-curricular support imbedded into the program itself. Students earned credits toward their college track, and as a supplement, participated in co-curricular activities that introduced them to student resources, prepared them with the necessary skills and tools for their first year in college, and helped them build a Hawaiian identity at UH Mānoa! Summer institute classes were offered at a discount rate of approximately $225 (the cost of books were covered).

We are sheltering the following courses for summer 2019 for both continuing, incoming and transfer students to UH Mānoa:

Eia Mānoa Summer Institutes

HWST 107 with TBA from July 1 – August 9, 2019 (Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 1:15 pm)
This foundational Hawaiian Studies course reviews key issues facing Hawaiians and Pacific peoples including land, language, militarism, sovereignty and more. These issues are examined through the lens of Hawaiian and Pacific peoplesʻ familial relationship to land.
**Fulfills HAP general education graduation requirement**

ENG 100 with Scott Kaʻalele or Lauren Nishimura from July 1 – August 9, 2019 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 10:15 am)
This course introduces students to writing at the college level. It is a graduation requirement for every University of Hawaiʻi student. The NHSS Summer Institute Eng 100 will be taught by a Hawaiian instructor who specializes in Hawaiʻi-based content and who will teach students college level writing through reading that explore Hawaiian issues, research and identity.
**Fulfills Eng100 general education graduation requirement**

HIST 151 with Uluwehi Hopkins from July 1 – August 9, 2019 (Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 1:15 pm)
This survey class is the first segment in a two-part sequence dealing with significant historical events and differing perspectives in world civilizations from prehistory to the year 1500 C.E. What is prehistory? Itʻs when humans started interacting with and having an impact upon the world. We start out semester with the first “humans,” then take a snapshot view of the most influential and interesting societies that cam after. While we cannot explore every society that ever existed, we will journey to different areas throughout the world such as Persia, China, Africa, and the Pacific Ocean. Who was the first to develop agriculture? Who was the first to create a written language? Who were the most experience seafarers? Who is our society today modeled after? These are all the questions that will be addressed throughout this course.
**Fulfills FGA general education graduation requirement**

CHEM 110 with Dr. Cliff Kapono from July 1 – August 9, 2019 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Time TBA)
This anthropogenic influence that we humans have on our environment is glaringly obvious. Over the last 200 years, Earthʻs delicate carbon cycle has gone through exponential disruption. In this course, we will compare and contrast carbon sources as we as identify how it is utilized in surfboard manufacturing. In particular, we will look at several examples of how the surd industry incorporates conventional petroleum-based materials into surfboard construction as well as discover bio-based alternatives. We will also discuss topics surrounding the commercialization of green chemistry.
**Fulfills DP general education graduation requirement and is cross listed as SUST 120, fulfilling requirement for Sustainability certificate**

COM/ES 425 with Dr. Patricia Buskirk from July 22 – August 9 (Monday – Thursday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm)
Rapid development in digital technologies have made it possible for previously neglected or submerged communities to document their own stories making their experiences accessible and open for understanding. This course will introduce students to the fundamental of filmmaking. They will analyze the theories and methodologies of narratives and how it is used to help diverse peoples and cultures reclaim and promote their histories, experiences and contributions.

BIOL 172 and BIOL 172L with Dr. Keolu Fox from July 1 – August 9 (Monday – Friday, Time TBA)
This is an introductory biology course for all life science majors. Topics covered include cell structure and chemistry; growth, reproduction, genetics, evolution, viruses, bacteria, and simple eukaryotes. By the end of this course, you should be able to describe evolutionary diversity and adaptations in form, function, and structure of plants and animals, and explain factors that influence the survival, distribution and abundance of plants and animals on Earth, including impacts of humans. Prerequisites: CHEM (131, 151, 161, 171, or 181A) or concurrent, or consent.

Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu’s Centennial

Saturday March 23rd, we celebrate Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu’s Centennial.  We invite you, family, and friends to enjoy this day of celebration. 
Enjoy live music from some of Hawaii’s best talents, makahiki games for the ʻohana, cultural demonstrations and informational booths. And of course, lots of mea ʻai (food).

Our club will be selling “ONO KAUA’I BEEF STEW & KPHCC`S FAMOUS LEMONADE”…… 

See you there!


Lo‘i Kalo Park

Aloha Kakou,

Kalihi-Palama HCC is invited to join the Lo’i Kalo community service day this coming Saturday at around 8:00am. The organizers are looking for many helping hands.  See details above for more information.
Kaimo Muhlestein
Kalihi-Palama Hawaiian Civic Club

Aloha Kakou,

March is coming and it’s time for some mud therapy.  Will be meeting at Lo’i Kalo park (map below) this coming Saturday at around 8:00 until 12ish maybe later depending on the hui that comes out.  Last month was productive cleared the Hau tree, huki some kalo and replanted, but with the rains that we got recently, the weeds grow like crazy !! 🙁  Hope to see you soon 🙂

Aia ke ola I ka hana 

Life is in labor, labor produces what is needed

E Ola E,

Robert Silva

Tonight’s Meeting New Location!

Please do blast out announcement

KalihiPalama HCC general membership meeting location is changed.

Tonight’s meeting location is at the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu
2500 Pali Hwy.

Call 388-8140 for information


Hawaiian Leaders Condemn Violence Against OHA

Contact: Amy Kalili and Adrian Kamaliʻi
Email: weloaloha@me.com
Phone: (808) 330-3342
Date: January 23, 2019

Condemning acts of violence against Office of Hawaiian Affairs’ staff on January 17, 2019

HONOLULU, Hawai‘i – January 23, 2019 – A prominent group of leaders in the Native
Hawaiian community are calling for a greater level of accountability for entities, organizations
and their own communities and families in relation to the events that unfolded last week at the
Office of Hawaiian Affairs and will be making a joint statement at a press conference tomorrow.

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 10:30am – Protocol
11:00am – Statement

Location: Nā Lama Kukui (OHA Offices), 560 N Nimitz Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817
On January 17, 2019, 13 men stormed the OHA offices in a failed attempt to seize the agency
and its assets. In the process, they physically assaulted multiple staff (one whose ribs were
fractured), intimidated dozens more, and tried to take possession of trust assets that belong to
the Native Hawaiian people. Five of the 13 were arrested on minor charges and released on
nominal bail.

The group is calling for a higher level of accountability from those who committed the acts, law
enforcement to exact the appropriate punishment, and the Hawaiian community itself to hold
each other accountable to an even higher standing of conduct, honoring the hard work by man for decades who serve their boarder community and act upon their sovereignty.

“The harmful acts that took place days ago stand in stark contrast to the expressions by
hundreds of our people that gathered that very same day and time last week in peaceful
demonstration at ʻIolani Palace to remember the events of January 17, 1893,” notes Native
Hawaiian advocate, educator and practitioner, Punihei Anthony. “We are certain that our
Queen, who herself invoked a kapu maluhia or a decree of peace in the face of violence, would
not condone these violent acts and neither do we.”

Those standing in solidarity include well-respected Native Hawaiian advocates, educators,
lawyer, healers, and cultural practitioners from communities, organizations and institutions
across the state who are working in their own ways to pursue and act upon self-determination.
While they represent a cross section of a diverse set of beliefs, strategies and political
ideologies, they will stand united tomorrow to make this statement, calling for a higher level of
accountability and holding themselves to that same standard.