Hawaiian culture

paepaeoheeia
paepaeoheeia

Around 1,000 people are expected to gather in a few weeks to put the finishing touches on a historic Hawaiian fishpond. 

The Pani Ka Puka campaign has worked to restore the wall of the Paepae o He’eia fishpond in Kāne‘ohe bay. The organization has been working to restore the pond for more than thirteen years, and this event will complete and enclose the pond.  The project allows the community to learn the traditional Hawaiian aquaculture practice of trapping and raising fish.

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  Traditional Pacific Tattoo Culture will be shown alongside western tattoo technology this weekend.

The Pacific Ink and Art Expo will showcase more than seven hundred tattoo artists- who will be tattooing as well as showing their work. The Expo will also feature local music, art, vintage cars and bikes.  There is also a heavy emphasis on illustrating the connections between Tattoos and Polynesian Culture.  Danny Castler is one of the founders of the Expo.  He says that the event is about culture and education as much as it’s about wearing a tattoo.

Windward Community College
Windward Community College

In celebration of National Nurse Week – we’re taking a look at a nursing program that’s working towards bringing diversity to the medical field. It’s lifting many Native Hawaiian students out of poverty…and onto a path toward nursing. HPR’s Molly Solomon reports.

You can find more information about Pathway out of Poverty online.