Dark History Hawai'i
DURATION: 2 hours
Offered in English
About your host
I am a kanaka (Hawaiian) born and raised on Maui. I've seen the good and bad of these islands, and I've also lived it. In 2013, I graduated from a prestigious Hawaiian school, which helped in my understanding of the corruption not only here at home but all over the world.
What we'll do
Step through time as you are immersed in stories of Hawaiʻi from the year 500 to present day, and learn of what truly lies "beyond paradise." Storytelling is a Hawaiian tradition as our language was originally a spoken language / oral. Missionaries later introduced the writing system that we use today. This truly is a unique opportunity to spend time with a native Hawaiian and to learn about our kingdom, it's history, and our culture. Have questions? Contact host.
Where you'll be
We will gather at "Kehalani Mauka Park," which at this time does not have an official address. The best closest address belongs to Pu'u Kukui Elementary School (3700 Kehalani Mauka Pkwy, Wailuku, HI 96793). Do NOT turn into the school -- keep driving straight BUT slow down, the park will be to the right. Look for a big Hawaiian flag, that will be me.
What else you should know
Dress comfortably for a mix of hot and chilly weather.