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`Ohana Lawai`a Camp

Hui Malama O Mo`omomi News Release

Last year, Hui Malama o Mo`omomi hosted a successful `Ohana Lawai`a Camp. Thanks to our sponsors, Conservation International/Hawaii Fish Trust and Tri-Isle Resource Conservation and Development, we are once again hosting our second annual `Ohana Lawai`a Camp. The camp will be held on Friday, June 13 through Tuesday, June 17 at Mo`omomi Beach.

What makes our camp unique? We target the entire `ohana, requiring two generations but encouraging three or more generations to participate if possible. We feel that when more generations are included, families can share and learn from one another, and the knowledge and skills that are developed from camp will more likely continue to be practiced in the home when everyone shares the same beliefs.

Our curriculum is based on traditional fishing practices in the Mo`omomi area. Participants will hear stories of the area, make fishing tools, do observations, and learn how to gather traditionally, clean, and prepare their catch. Our goal is to perpetuate our culture and inspire `ohana to malama `aina (practice subsistence fishing, caring for our resources of land and sea).

Registration is now open. Participants must be able to commit to the entire time frame of the camp, must have at least two generations present, and ages 8 and over must have basic swimming skills. Preference will first be given to families of the Pala`au district, but all Molokai `ohana are encouraged to apply!

To register, contact Kilia Purdy-Avelino at (808) 937-3235 or malama.moomomi@gmail.com or look for flyers and registration forms on bulletins.


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