2018 Ea Hawaiʻi Field School

Kekaulike Ea Hawaiʻi Field School

May 22 – 26, 2018

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

The second annual Ea Hawaiʻi Field School took place May 22 – 26, 2018 and focused 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).

Ethnic Studies 496 (ES 496): Special Topics in Ethnic Studies (3 credits)
Instructor: Willy Kauai
Selected themes in ethnic studies exploring current issues and new topics. Repeatable two times.

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), and included 5 guest instructors: Dr. Noa Lincoln, Dr. Kiana Frank, Dr. Leilani Basham, Kekailoa Perry & Dr. Emma Case. The program also included several huakaʻi (field trips) throughout Maui, including to Nuʻu and Kahikinui & Kapuna Farms.