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5 days. 3 credits. 20 students. 5 Kanaka Maoli kumu and leaders.

The Kekaulike Project is a collaborative initative between Native Hawaiian Student Services (NHSS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa as well as the University of Hawaiʻi at Maui College. This will be the second annual field school for the project, focusing on interrogating and exploring the term and concepts related to “ea Hawaiʻi.” This program helps address several goals of the Kekaulike project, including expanding culture-based and place-based for-credit and co-curricular experiential learning opportunities for Native Hawaiian students at UH Maui and UH Mānoa, in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi as well as ʻike/lāhui Hawaiʻi content and pedagogy, through field schools on Maui, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi and Kahoʻolawe (Maui County).

Field School Format & Expectations: This is a very intensive, residential program, requiring a full commitment for the entire 6 day period. The course will be taught by Willy Kauai, with assistance from the larger Kekaulike leadership team (including UH Maui leads Kahele Dukelow & Kaleikoa Kaeo), but also include approximately 4 guest instructors and several huakaʻi (field trips) throughout Maui.

Costs for the program are subject to change, but are estimated at $370 (including tuition, fees, etc.)

All other program fees will be covered by the Kekaulike grant. The Outreach College fee will need to be paid directly to the University of Hawaiʻi. The incidental fees will be collected by the program.

We encourage both UH Mānoa and UH Maui students to apply for this program. For any questions, contact program leads Nalani Balutski ( at UH Mānoa or Aubrey Matsuura ( at UH Maui.

For the Summer 2019 Ea Hawaiʻi Field School, please check back with us in Spring 2019 for instructions on how to apply. The program dates for the Summer 2019 Ea Hawaiʻi Field School are: May 20 – 25, 2019.

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