The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence and the Bishop Museum will present a series, “Native Food, Native Stories,” from February through May.
The presentations begin Thursday February 2, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. with “The Ceremonial and Social Usages of ‘Awa in Hawai‘i, Then and Now”, at the Bishop Museum’s Atherton Halau. Featured speakers are Keawe‘aimoku Kaholokula, Chair of the Department of Native Hawaiian Health (DNHH) at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and Kamana‘opono Crabbe, UH alumnus and new CEO of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Tuition is $10, and free for members of the Bishop Museum.
In addition to ‘awa, other foods selected for the presentations are: ‘ulu (breadfruit), ‘uala (sweet potato), and he‘e (octopus).
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