E Ho‘okanaka is the training organization for Holomua Pu‘uhonua. The overarching goal of E Ho‘okanaka is to recognize, create and support community validated training programs that reconnect Native Hawaiians to traditional root culture values, practices and principles. Community research, collaboration, cooperation and participation are key activities that inform the development and validation of our work. Guiding Native Hawaiians on a journey to reconnect to their root culture values, practices and principles, and become persons of worth.
E Ho‘okanaka – Be a Person of Worth
PROJECT PHASE I
Phase I of the E Ho‘okanaka Project is aimed at developing a curriculum using the Kaulana Mahina (moon calendar) to guide existing community-based programs addressing the high recidivism rates for Native Hawaiian pa‘ahao. The objectives of the project are:
- Develop a pilot curriculum
- Run a pilot training with a cohort of pa‘ahao or former pa‘ahao; 3 female and 3 male.
- Develop a website to promote awareness, foster communication and inspire participation in collaboration and social learning.
PROJECT BROCHUREDOWNLOAD BROCHURE
MO’OHA’AWINA DEVELOPMENT HUI:
Ramsay Taum – Kumu/Curriculum Specialist
Michael Ikeda – Content Specialist
La Vonne Richardson – Content Specialist
Vernon Viernes – Content Specialist