Malama Honua

HIKI NŌ
Episode #823

 

This episode features stories from the 2017 HIKI NŌ Spring Challenge, in which production teams from HIKI NŌ schools took the challenge of creating stories on the theme Mālama Honua (Taking Care of Our Island Planet) over three days. The theme – which is based on the mission of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s world-wide voyage – was revealed to the students at the beginning of the three-day production time limit.

 

TOP STORY
Students from Nānākuli High and Intermediate School on O‘ahu present their interpretation of Mālama Honua in a story about Veronika Sumyatina, a foreign exchange student from war-torn Ukraine who finds a new home, and the meaning of aloha, at Nānākuli High and Intermediate School. Veronika explains that home is much more than a roof over one’s head – home is “where your heart is.” By accepting an outsider as one of their own, the Nānākuli students do their part in taking care of our island planet.

 

ALSO FEATURED:

 

–Students from Moanalua High School on O‘ahu feature a female angler whose love of fishing is matched only by her respect for the eco-system from which she partakes.

 

–Students from Wai‘anae High School in West O‘ahu follow a woman who volunteers to mend and replace the pedestrian walking flags that keep people safe when crossing the very dangerous Farrington Highway.

 

–Students from Ewa Makai Middle School on O‘ahu feature the OSPCA, a non-profit organization that cares for abandoned and neglected cats and dogs.

 

–Students from Punahou School on O‘ahu follow a group of motivated community members who are cleaning up Kawainui Marsh in Kailua.

 

–Students from Kalama Intermediate School in Upcountry Maui show how recycling is a way of life on their campus.

 

–Students from Kapolei High School on O‘ahu follow the eco-friendly phenomenon of Hydro Flasks.

 

This episode is hosted by Hali‘amaile Kealoha and Hulukoa Nunokawa, both seniors at Kamehameha School Kapālama.

 

This program encores Saturday, June 24, at 12:00 pm and Sunday, June 25, at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.

 

HIKI NŌ
Focus On Malama Honua

 

The theme of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s worldwide voyage is malama honua, which means “to care for our island Earth.” Along with sharing stories about malama honua during its physical voyage around the world, the PVS is also sharing stories with the world virtually, through its Learning Journeys/Share Your Story program. Among these stories will be the following features from the HIKI NŌ archive: from Kamehameha Schools Maui Middle, a story on the restoration of an ancient Hawaiian fishpond; from Hana K-12 School on Maui, a look at the diversion of water from East Maui to West Maui, resulting in the depletion of taro growing and other native practices in Hana; from Halau Ku Mana on Oahu, a look at a non-profit organization that teaches young children the ways of the ocean; from Maui High School, a middle-aged woman learns valuable life lessons from caring for her Alzheimer’s Disease-stricken mother; from Kamehameha Schools Maui High, the story of a sanctuary for disabled animals; from Ka Waihona o ka Naauao on Oahu, a profile of Uncle George, Hawaii’s ambassador of stand-up paddling; and from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School on Kauai, the story of a community coming together – despite language barriers – to build a replica of a traditional Japanese house of harmony.

 

This special collection of stories is hosted by HIKI NŌ graduate Shisa Kahaunaele.

 

This program encores Saturday, Sept. 20 at 12:30 pm and Sunday, Sept. 21 at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.