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Instructor

Johanna Kapōmaikaʻi Stone is from Kailua, Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu. She enjoys learning and teaching Hawaiian through the growing of food and medicine, the observation of celestial patterns, through practices that cultivate the health of the body, and through traditional stories and other primary resources. She is committed to the reestablishment of traditional food systems for the restoration of abundance on lthe and and in the ocean. Pōmai received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Hawaiian Language as well as her Master’s degree in Hawaiian language from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her Master’s paper is an adaption of a story, entitled Makalei, ka Laau Pii Ona Ia a ka Ia o Moaulanuiakea i Kaulana, found in Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, written by Samuel K. Kekoowai. Pōmai currently teaches elementary level Hawaiian language.

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