Presented by Gabby Kawelo and sisters Ipo Johnsen and Omi Kalauokalani

The elusive he‘e (octopus) has been sought after as a food delicacy and is a subject of stories though generations of island residents. The well-known Kawelo family of Kāne‘ohe, O‘ahu will share their expertise and experience with hunting, fishing and cooking this favorite food on Thursday, May 10 as part of Bishop Museum’s Traditions of the Pacific—Native Food, Native Stories series.  Attendees will learn about specific fishing techniques, cultural stories and practices and delicious he‘e recipes.

What:              The Lure and Lore of He‘e (Octopus): Fishing Traditions of the Kawelo Family (Native Food, Native Stories Series)

When:              Thursday, May 10, 2012 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Where:             Bishop Museum, Atherton Hālau

To reserve a space, please call (808) 847-8296 or email General admission is $10, Bishop Museum members are free.  For more information visit

Traditions of the Pacific—Native Food, Native Stories is presented by Bishop Museum and the Department of Native Hawaiian Health’s Native Hawaiian Center of Excellence at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine.

About Bishop Museum
The Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in memory of his wife Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the last direct descendant of King Kamehameha I. Today, the Museum is recognized as the principal museum of the Pacific, housing the world’s largest collection of Hawaiian and Pacific artifacts and natural history specimens. More than 340,000 people visit the Museum each year, including over 40,000 schoolchildren. For more information, please call 808.847.3511 or visit

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