Hawai‘i Spotlight - Kūkaniloko

April 06, 2019

08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Kamehameha Highway, Wahiawā, HI 96786

Student Life, 808-544-0277, studentlife@hpu.edu


Have you drove to the North Shore and noticed a small parcel of land with a grouping of coconut trees outside Wahiawā town? For years Kūkaniloko remained untouched and bypassed by locals and tourists alike. Only those who live in the area or are involved in the Hawaiian community know about this amazing location that has stood for centuries.   

 

Kūkaniloko, otherwise known as the Birthing Stones, is a scared place for Native Hawaiians.  It has seen ali‘I (high-ranking) children born there and was used as a school for astronomy purposes.

 

Join us to kokua (help) Kūkaniloko in and around the area. Learn more about the location from the Lenchanko ‘Ohana (family) who have guarded and cared for the stones for over 45 years. Participants will have an exclusive opportunity to enter where the na pōhaku (stones) are. This area is closed to the public and can only be accessed thru the Lenchanko ‘Ohana.

 

To reserve your spot you must complete the Hawai‘i Spotlight – Kūkaniloko reservation form. Space is limited so sign up today!

 

The Hawai‘i Spotlight program provides opportunities for students to visit different parts of the island and learn about the Hawaiian culture and the community we live in. It focuses on the core values of the University: Aloha, Kuleana and Pono. Students may learn what each value means and identify ways to exemplify these values in their daily lives. These events are scheduled once per month.

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