Firm are the Upright Expert Prophets of Moloka‘i
As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Moloka‘i Ka Hula Piko, let us acknowledge the wānana (prophesy) that has been passed down through the centuries, enlightening and preparing us for our time now. In pre-Western Hawaii, prophets were highly regarded, and their prophecies governed the lives of our ancestors. Let the mo‘olelo (history) and wānana of the heavenly prophet of Moloka‘i, Lanikaula, remind us to listen to the words of prophets.
The colors of this year’s design are those of the Kukui tree: gray is for wisdom and acknowledges the past; brown is for the ‘āina (land) and our time now in the present; and green is for the future and our posterity.
The squares laid side by side are markings that sacred prophets of ancient Moloka‘i wore on their right hand. It was a reminder of their kapu (sacredness) and kuleana (responsibility) to serve the people. The long lines on both sides of the squares represent the iwi or lineage of these sacred prophets.
The lauhala pattern and diamond represents the pilina (connection) between kāne, wahine and Akua. Revelation and prophecies were given to both kāne and wahine, and it was strictly understood that all things received came from one source, Akua.
May we continue to learn from the iwi lae o‘o and gain enlightened knowledge on our pathway to pono.
FREE ADMISSION TO ALL EVENTS
Thursday, June 2
Public Excursion: Ka Ulu Kukui O Lanikaula
Those not familiar on how to get to Pu‘u O Hōkū Ranch meet at ONE ALI‘I PARK II at 8:00am; depart promptly at 8:15am
Event location: Pu‘u O Hōkū Ranch, mile marker 25 heading towards Hālawa valley
Lecture: ALU LIKE, Inc. Native Hawaiian Library
Native Hawaiian Library, Sustainable Moloka'i and AKAKU host an intimate viewing of “Moloka‘i Ka Hula Piko” a short video produced by ALU LIKE, Inc. in 1985. Come and tour the Native Hawaiian Library and enjoy a relaxing evening viewing and discussing this short video. Seating is limited so bring your own chair or a hāli‘i. Food available for CA$H purchase.
This event will be hosted at ALU LIKE, Inc.'s Native Hawaiian Library at 2 Pua Kukui Road in Ho'olehua, call (808) 658-6730.
Friday, June 3
Kumu Hula Talk Story |Kulana ‘Ōiwi
Join us and Kumu Hula Niuli‘i Heine of Nā Pua Lei O Likolehua and Kumu Hula Hōkūlani Holt- Padilla of Pā‘ū o Hi‘iaka for an evening of talking story and a sharing of hula origins and traditions.
Event location: Kulana ‘Ōiwi Complex 612 Maunaloa Hwy., Kaunakakai
Saturday, June 4
Ho‘olaule‘a | Kualapu‘u Recreational Center
8:30am – 3:30pm
Celebrating 25 years of Moloka‘i Ka Hula Piko, the Ho‘olaule‘a is the culminating event of the festival. Featuring hula kahiko, hula auana, live entertainment, food, fine arts and crafts, lei making, lomilomi, and more, expect to experience the best Moloka‘i has to offer. Bring CA$H, a chair or a hāli‘i and spend the day under the shade at Kualapu'u.
Event location: 1 Uwao Place, Kualapu'u
T-Shirts will be sold at Ho'olaule'a
Color: Charcoal Heather
Styles: Adult T-Shirts, Long Sleeve & Dri Fit
Entertainment by (no particular order):
Pō & the 4Fathers
Pūnana Leo O Moloka‘i
QLCC ‘Aha ‘Ōpio Moku O Keawe
Moana’s Hula Hālau – Kumu Hula Raquel Dudoit
Hula Hālau O Kilohana – Kumu Hula April Kealoha
KOA & Hula Hālau O Moloka‘i
Hālau Hula Kaleipuaimilia – Kumu Hula Makalapua Bernard
Hālau Hula O Kukunaokalā – Kumu Hula Elsie Ryder
Event sponsored in part by: