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Kapaemahu Speaker Series | Pōhaku Stories and Hawaiian Monument in Contemporary Hawaiʻi

Monday, Oct. 3, 2022
6-7:30 p.m.
Atherton Hālau & Livestreamed via Youtube Live
Free admission

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Join us for a conversation with cultural practitioners, educators, and community organizers who will share stories of pōhaku and offer diverse perspectives on what constitutes a Hawaiian monument in contemporary Hawaiʻi. Pōhaku and our relationship to them play an essential role in movements to preserve ʻāina, wai, and Native Hawaiian sovereignty. From community initiatives to rebuild heiau, to the uplifting of the moʻolelo of Kapaemahu, to the grassroots organizing efforts to protect Kapūkakī, Mauna Kea, and other wahi pana across the pae ʻāina, stories of pōhaku reveal how pōhaku connections shape cultural empowerment and movement building in Hawaiʻi today.

Speakers include:

  • Healoha Johnston (Moderator), Director of Cultural Resources, and Curator for Hawaiʻi and Pacific Arts and Culture
  • Billy Fields, Master stone mason and restorer of traditional Native Hawaiian sites
  • Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, co-curator of The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu
  • Kalehua Krug, Principal of Ka Waihona o Ka Naʻauao, water protector
  • Mehanaokalā Hind, Senior Director of Community Programs at Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement


The Kapaemahu Program Series is generously supported by McInerny Foundation, Bank of Hawaii, Trustee.

Event cover Image credit: Courtesy of “The Healer Stones of Kapaemahu”


Oct 03 2022


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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