Celebrating the breadth and depth of Hawaiian knowledge. Amplifying Pacific voices of resiliency and hope. Recording the wisdom of past and present to help shape our future.
Mai ka Ho‘oku‘i a ka Hālāwai
A Virtual Website Launching Ceremony — From Zenith to Horizon
September 28, 2020
12 PM Hawai‘i Standard Time
On Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 (Hua), 12 p.m. sharp, with the sun directly overhead — kau ka lā i ka lolo — students, teachers, families, friends, colleagues, and communities across Hawai‘i and the Pacific engaged in a 10-minute virtual blessing to affirm the strength and unity of our oceanic mana, and to invoke the spirit of inquiry and exploration of Moananuiākea, the Great Pacific — where profound human achievements have taken place for millennia. As breathtaking images unfold, words appear on screen so that participants of all ages and cultures may offer in unison Nā ‘Aumākua and Ho‘onani i Ka Makua Mau. With the closing prayer offered, this unique culturally-rich site went live around the world — from zenith to horizon!