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Saturday, September 7th, 2019
10 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Cultural Activities


Free Hawaiian cultural activities for families:

Makahiki games: UndaKava808 Inc. will host ‘ulu maika (bowling with stone discs that were originally made from ‘ulu fruit), koa wood moa pahe‘e (wooden dart sliding), ‘ō’ō ‘ihe (spear target practice with banana stump targets), kōnane (a game like checkers with black basalt and white coral stones), and hukihuki (tug-of-war). 

'Ulu kapa making: Lisa Schattenburg-Raymond of Kula, Maui, is a kapa maker, Hawaiian ethnobotany, and fiber arts lecturer at U.H. Maui College.  Lisa has taught several workshops at MNBG, including kapa making, native plant dyes for kapa, kaula (cordage) and net-making, and ‘ipu gourd dying and decorating.  Lisa will demonstrate kapa making using ‘ulu (breadfruit) bark and display kapa made with both ‘ulu and the more traditional wauke.

Lei making with ‘ulu and other Hawaiian plants Keilana Calder and other MNBG volunteers will teach attendees different lei making techniques utilizing only native Hawaiian plants. Lei makers will demonstrate hili lei making using the rich brown ‘ulu leaf bracts (‘ulu malo), and how to make wili lei with a wide variety of native plants.

‘Ulu ku‘i ‘ai The Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike- Malama Haloa Project will ku‘i ‘ulu to make ‘ulu pa‘i‘ai and share samples of this different kind of pa‘i ‘ai, the precursor to poi. Poi boards made from ‘ulu wood will be on display. Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike is a hands-on construction skills training program for at-risk youth in Hana, Maui.






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