5 days. 3 credits. 20 students. 5 Kanaka Maoli kumu and leaders.
The Kekaulike Project is a collaborative initiative between Native Hawaiian Student Services (NHSS) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa as well as the University of Hawaiʻi at Maui College. This focuses 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.