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Michelle Kamalii-Ligsay (“Kanoelehua”)


Title:

 

Learning Designer and Facilitator

Department:

 

Po‘o Kula Office

Location:

 

Maui Campus

Website:

 

http://www.ksbe.edu/maui/summer

Phone:

 

(808) 572-3198

Email:

 

mikamali@ksbe.edu


About me

Aloha kakou!He kama au a ka ʻohana Kapuniai a me ka ʻohana Enomoto mai Maui mai.

Ua hānau ʻia a hānai ʻia nō au ma Maui nei a puni au i ka holoholo ʻana a puni i ka mokupuni i mea e hoʻokamaʻāina hoʻi kēia keiki i kuʻu kulāiwi.

No Kīhei mai au, akā noho au ma Wailuku i kēia manawa me koʻu ʻohana.

Ua hele kula nō au i Kapālama ma ka papa ʻehiku a noho au ma ka hale noho haumāna ma laila no ʻeono makahiki a i ka puka ʻana aku mai ke kula kiʻekiʻe i ka makahiki 2000.

Ma ia wā, ma muli hoʻi o ka paepae mau ʻia ʻana o kaʻu mau kumu kūpaʻa i ka ʻōlelo Hawaii a me kaʻu mau kumu aloha ʻāina, iaʻu e lilo i Hawaiʻi mākaukau, a kūpaʻa ma ka ʻōlelo, ka ʻike kupuna a me ke aloha ʻāina, hele akula nō au i ke kulanui ʻo Mānoa.

Puka akula au mai Mānoa aku me ke kekelā Bachelor of Arts mai ka Hālau ʻIke Hawaiʻi a me ke kekelē Lae Oʻo, Master’s of Education in Teaching maʻo ke aʻo ʻana i ke keiki Hawaiʻi ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.

ʻOiai au e kamaliʻi ana, ua ʻike leʻa ʻia ka waiwai o ka ʻike kupuna,ʻo ka moʻolelo ʻoe, ʻo ka moʻomēheu ʻoe, ʻo ka loina ʻoe, ʻo ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi ʻoe, a ma ia mua aku maopopo akula iaʻu i ke kuleana oʻu ʻo ka ʻauamo ʻana, ʻoia nō ka mālama ʻana i ka hoʻoilina o ka ʻike kupuna.

Akā nō naʻe,

ʻaʻole ia he hoʻoilina ina ʻaʻole aʻo ia a paepae mau ana i nā ʻōpio e aʻo i ka ʻike kupuna, i ke aloha ʻāina, e kūlia i ka nuʻu a loaʻa ka lei o ka lanakila no ka lāhui.

No laila lilo akula au i kumu ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi ma Ke kula ʻo Lahainaluna, a laila i kumu na ka papa 4 ma ke kula haʻahaʻa ʻo Kīhei ma mua o ke aʻo pū ʻana ma Kamehameha nei.

Hauʻoli nō au e hana pū me ka ʻohana o ke kahua kula ʻo Maui i kēia manawa, ʻoiai hana akula nō au ma Kamehameha no ʻelima mau makahiki ma loko o ke kaiāulu ma lalo o Kūamahi.

Hoʻomaikaʻi ʻia nō au i ka hoʻokamaʻāina iā kākou i ka hana pū ʻana ma ke kahua kula.

Ke ulu nei ka hoi!

ʻO ka Hālau ʻo Kapikohānaiāmālama, kahi o kākou e aʻo ʻo ka hānai ʻia ʻana e nā kūpuna i mea e mālama aku ai nā hanauna e hiki mai ana.  Wahi a kupuna, “I ka ‘ōlelo nō ke ola, a i ka ‘ōlelo nō ka make,” no ka mea ʻo ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi ka pono ʻo ka ʻike ʻana i ka ipu kāʻeo o nā kūpuna.  Ina ʻaʻole ʻike ʻia ka ʻōlelo, ʻaʻole ʻike leʻa ʻia ka manaʻo o nā kūpuna a pau paha kēlā ʻike ʻo ka hoʻoilina ʻana.  No laila e ola mau ka ‘ōlelo Hawai’i ma keia kula Hawai’i nei ‘o Ke Kula ‘o Kamehameha ma Maui.


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