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Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

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HomeI MUA Newsroom E lauhoe mai:  The living mo‘olelo of Hāmākua
With support from Kamehameha Schools, ʻōiwi artist and huiMAU leader, Haley Kailiehu worked with students of Paʻauilo School and members of the Hawai‘i island community to collectively create an ʻUmi-a-Līloa mural at the school.
E lauhoe mai:  The living mo‘olelo of Hāmākua

Through mele, storytelling, and art, keiki of Pa‘auilo along the Hāmākua Coast share the moʻolelo of Ali‘i ‘Ai moku ʻUmi-a-Līloa, a moʻolelo about this place that teaches the values of loving and caring for this ʻāina.

With support from Kamehameha Schools, Hui Mālama i ke Ala ʻŪlili (huiMAU) brought together 400 people from age two to kūpuna for the ʻUmi-a-Līloa Mural Project, which took two years to paint. For them, art was a way to bring community together at first. In the end, the project was really about learning moʻolelo and stories that were suppressed for a long time. 

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