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2014 Miloliʻi Lawaiʻa ʻOhana Camp

This years Miloliʻi Lawaiʻa ʻOhana Camp will be held at the site of the Miloliʻi Community Enrichment and Historical Center July 30th thru August 2nd 2014. The camp, themed "Kanaka Pilina Kai" (Stewards of the Ocean) will focus on marine conservation and awareness, biological fish counting and monitoring and invasive species removal. Guest speakers from DLNR and DOCARE will attend as well as Mr. Gary Shimabukuro from Laulima LLC on Oahu. The camp will also feature traditional hawaiian arts and crafts, astronomy study and a nature hike to Honomalino Bay. On the last day of the camp, the Miloliʻi ʻŌpelu Project will open the ʻōpelu season with a traditional ceremony and lifting of the kapu, followed by a invasive luʻu kai tournament and lunch luau. Please contact Kaimi Kaupiko and download the camp application here.

Miloliʻi Participants Attend WIPCE in Honolulu

A group of eight Miloliʻi residents has arrived on Oahu led by Uncle Willy Kaupiko to attend the 2014 WIPCE (World Indigenous People Conference on Education) at Kapiolani Community College. They will spend one week on Oahu immersing themselves in cultural exchanges, workshops and field trips. The group is staying in Haiku Valley in Kanehoe at Uncle Eddie Kaʻananaʻs former residence. On Thursday the group will present at WIPCE on the Miloliʻi ʻŌpelu Project. The presentation titled: ʻO ka ʻŌpelu O Miloliʻi ~ A Model to Promote Sustainable Fisheries will be held on Thursday at 3PM in the Olona Room 115 Classroom. Presenters will be: Willy Kaupiko, Craig Carvalho, Healani Cahill, Kaimi Kaupiko, Lei Kaupu, Pilimai Traub and Miloliʻi keiki Dazza Kuahuia, David Simeona and Hoku Subiono. The trip is being funded by a joint effort between Paʻa Pono Miloliʻi the Queen Liliuokulani Childrens Center (QLCC) and the Kua O Ka Lā Miloliʻi Hipuʻu Charter School Program. On Monday, the group visited the United Fishing Agency auction block at Pier 39 and was given a private tour by Dr. John Kaneko of the Hawaiʻi Seafood Council. Also attending the tour was Paʻa Ponoʻs Executive Director Kai Kahele.

Video: The Miloliʻi ʻŌpelu Project

The Miloliʻi ʻŌpelu Project is a two year program held in the last fishing village in the State of Hawaiʻi, Miloliʻi. Situated on the isolated, rural and arrid coastal plain of South Kona on Hawaiʻi Island, the fishing village of Miloliʻi remains the most traditional native hawaiian community in the Hawaiian Islands. Find out more about The Miloliʻi ʻŌpelu Project here.