Visiting Cultural Sites
By visiting these places, students engage in and actively practice proper protocol for encountering cultural sites. They oli (chant) before entering, they present ho‘okupu (gifts) and they make certain to mālama (care for) the place they visit.
Our goal is that by making students more aware of the significant places within their community, we build their connection to land. Historically this connection between kanaka (person) and ‘āina (land) was so deep that both took care of each other leading to an effortless system of stewardship and a profound love for the community.