• 20th July 2015 - By Ma Ka Hana Ka 'Ike

    In summer 2015, we hosted our second annual Lawaiʻa Camp in Hana, with the theme “How can you make sure there’ll be fish in the ocean for your grandchildren?” Over three days, 15 seventh-graders camped with a crew led by our apprentices and graduate teachers, and assisted by community experts in ocean conservation. Several uncles and aunties from different ahupuaʻa in the region talked with our kids about the sustainable fishing practices they each learned from their own kupuna.

    The kids were also given a class in free dive safety from local divers. Four of Hana’s deep-sea fishermen then took the kids out on their boats to learn sustainable fishing in practice. The catch was a great success and included many invasive species, providing another learning opportunity about the threat of invasives to our native fish populations. That night, our kids learned how to clean the fish, prepare and bag them, then helped deliver them to kupuna in the community, learning about the importance of mahele, or distributing and sharing their bounty with our elders.

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