Hawai‘i Spotlight: Medicine Walk in Moanalua Valley

Hawai‘i Spotlight: Medicine Walk in Moanalua Valley

February 23, 2019

08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

1849 Ala Aolani St, Honolulu, HI 96819

Join us in this unique opportunity to help beautify Moanalua Valley and learn more about Native Hawaiian plants and its medicinal uses. 


Participants will have the opportunity to meet Roddy Kamawaelualani Kawehi Akau.  He is the great, great, grandnephew of Namakahelu Kapahikauao Kamehameha, Roddy Akau is the kahu (guardian) of Kamananui valley or otherwise know as Moanalua. His lineage can be traced back to the original inhabitants of Kamananui.  A cultural practitioner, Kahu Akau's knowledge of the mo'olelo (story), history and cultural sites of the valley is unparalleled. He is an advisor the Na Ala Hele O'ahu Advisory Council, Kahu Akau consults with Division of Forestry and Wildlife on issues related to Kamananui Valley. He visits Kamananui on a regular basis to monitor cultural sites, assess stream flows, evaluate native and invasive species, help visitors and hikers, and perform basic maintenance work. As a la'au lapa'au (healer/spiritual healer) Roddy will share his knowledge on the plants in Kamananui Valley.


Don’t forget we will get muddy! What does that mean? Bring an old towel, clothes (shorts and t-shirt), a water bottle, extra pair of shoes to change into and a hat.  Closed toe shoes are required!

Bring a sense of ADVENTURE!

Bus transportation is provided:

Pick up at Hawaii Loa Campus Shuttle Stop at 7:00am
Pick up at Aloha Tower Marketplace Shuttle Stop at 7:30am

Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to departure time.

Lunch will be served at the site.

For more information and to register for the event please visit www.hpu.edu/hawaiispotlight.

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