Livable Hawaii Kai Hui and Maunalua.net invites the public to a monthly discussion at Pahua Heiau to learn about the moʻolelo (story) of Maunalua.
Owned by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA), Pahua Heiau is a wahi pana, or sacred place, that is located end of a cul-de-sac in Maunalua . Through a community partnership, the heiau has been stewarded by Livable Hawaii Kai Hui for the past two years.
Beginning this January, educational talk story events are being held where the public will have the opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Maunalua. The educational discussions will be led by Maunalua.net, a community organization that is committed to perpetuating the historical and cultural memories of Maunalua.
Pahua Heiau is located at the end of Makahuena Place and sits on 1.5 acres of land. The heiau rests on the ridge separating Kamilonui Valley (agriculture) to the west and Kamiloiki Valley (residential) to the east.
The talk story events will be held on the grassy knoll at Pahua heiau on the last Sunday of every month from 10 a.m. to 11am.
Every talk story event will feature a different topic every month.
We are proud to help perpetuate the culture of our community," said Alan Tateishi, vice president of Livable Hawaii Kai Hui. "As a steward and an advocate for our community, we feel it is important to share the story of this special place we call home.”
Last month’s talk story was - Maunalua: Our Guiding Voices - Kupuna of Maunalua Pt. 1. In this talk story stories of Kupuna of Maunalua and their impact on our culture and history in Maunalua were shared.
This month’s talk story is - Wahi Pana of Maunalua. Learn about the sacred sites of Maunalua; some well known and some not so well known.
FYI: Mats to sit on are provided, but feel free to bring a comfortable chair or pillow to sit on if you wish.
Hope to see you this Sunday
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