Podcast 74: Kumu Maile Naehu (Ka Hale Hoaka)

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Jason Evans of SilverShark Media speaks with Kumu Maile Naehu of Ka Hale Hoaka, a new Hawaiʻi-inspired learning environment that explores cultural beliefs, traditions and practices rooted in a Hawaiian perspective.

In this podcast Kumu Maile talks about growing up on Oahu, what it was like to go from attending Kamehameha Schools to the public school system, how she found her connection to Hawaiian culture, how she aims to teach traditional concepts of culture through contemporary mediums, why sustainability is so important on her home island of Moloka’i, what the past year has been like on Moloka’i dealing with the pandemic, how she was inspired to launch virtual classes teaching Hawaiian language and culture, the types of classes that are available for their upcoming series in April, how people from all across the world have been tuning into her virtual programs, and her tips for anyone who might be intimidated trying to learn the Hawaiian language.

For more information on Ka Hale Hoaka visit www.kahalehoaka.com

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