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Anaina Hou Mo’olelo Series featuring Mehana Blaich Vaughan

September 16th, 2018 at 5:00 pm8:00 pm | Free

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Anaina Hou Mo’olelo Series

We are pleased to offer this free “talk story” series – designed to bring our community together to honor our past through stories from kupuna and historians, celebrating the rich history and cultural traditions of life in Kilauea and across the North Shore of Kauai.

Sunday September 16th with Mehana Blaich Vaughan at the Porter Pavilion

Come talk story with first time author, Assistant Professor and local girl Mehana Blaich Vaughan as she introduces her new book Kaiāulu: Gathering Tides.  The book is based on over sixty interviews with Haleleʻa and Koʻolau kūpuna, community members, fishermen and women.  Kaiāulu shares their stories of community efforts to

perpetuate kuleana, often translated to mean “rights and responsibilities.” Community actions extend kuleana to include nurturing respectful relationships with resources, guarding and cultivating fishing spots, perpetuating collective harvests and sharing, maintaining connection to family lands, reasserting local governance rooted in
ancestral values, and preparing future generations to carry on. 

Music at 5pm with Kilauea Social Club followed by Mehana’s presentation and a Q&A session.

Eat, drink, talk story and hear about Kaiāulu– a deeply personal tribute to community based not on ownership, but reciprocity, responsibility, and caring for the places that shape and sustain us all.

Free event! Food & beverages for sale.  Purchase your copy of Kaiaulu and have it signed by the author.  All proceeds from sales of the book support Kīpuka Kuleana, a Kauaʻi nonprofit dedicated to helping families keep and care for their ʻohana lands.

Event Details:

Date: September 16th, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
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For More Info:

Contact: Anaina Hou Community Park home of Kauai Mini Golf
Phone: 808-828-2118

Event Location:

Anaina Hou Community Park

5-2723 Kuhio Hwy.
Kilauea, HI 96754 United States