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SAVE THE DATE: November 19-22, 2019 Mokuola Honua Symposium

SAVE THE DATE!

While space will be limited, if you are interested in attending the
Nov 19-22, 2019 symposium, please send us your name and
contact information and the indigenous language program
you are affiliated with.

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For a look back at our 2016 inaugural symposium, click the button below.

2016 Symposium

November 19-22, 2019

Hale‘ōlelo, University of Hawai‘i at Hilo

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo's Hawaiian Language College

Intended Outcomes of the 2019 Mokuola Honua Symposium: 

The driving goal of the 2019 symposium is to provide attendees an opportunity to engage with other indigenous language advocates in experiential learning and discourse to increase our individual and collective capacity to further our language normalization efforts. By way of outcomes, event organizers have developed the program with a focus on the following:

  • Creating relationships – personal and professional – between representatives from  communities globally that are actively working on language revitalization and normalization initiatives

  • Giving attendees an opportunity to experience and learn about the P-20 educational programming that has become the foundation of the Hawaiian language movement

  • Having invitees engage in breakout sessions to identify and analyze strategic priorities for the integration and promotion of our indigenous languages in four sectors: education, government, media and business

  • Engaging with Hawaiʻi-based leaders and decision-makers from these sectors of society to get insight on how to refine these priorities in a manner that would facilitate the forming of meaningful partnerships in the broader societies where we are deploying our own individual language revitalization and normalization initiatives

The overarching goal is to enlist attendees to identify the common denominators of success that are duplicable globally in the ongoing work to strengthen indigenous perspectives through indigenous languages.


Mokuola Honua 2019 Symposium - TENTATIVE AGENDA

Monday, November 18, 2019

Late Afternoon, Early Evening: Suggested arrival time into Hilo based on a 4:00p hotel check in time 

  • Our final symposium event will take place at this hotel, and there will be daily transport to and from symposium venue locations.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Reception Dinner: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: ʻImiloa Astronomy Center.

  • We invite you to join us for an evening reception to welcome you to Hilo and get everyone registered for the 2019 Mokuola Honua Symposium.

    • As a part of registration, we will also confirm the working groups that each attendee will participate in.

    • Bus Charter transportation will pick up attendees from the Grand Naniloa hotel (departure promptly at 4:30pm). Bus will return participant to hotel (returning promptly at 8:00pm).

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu Site Visit: 7:10am – 11:00am

Location: Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu.

  • Started as a grassroots effort in the mid-1980s, the Hawaiian language movement - namely the consortium of the ʻAha Pūnana Leo, Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu K-12 Hawaiian-medium school, and the Hawaiian Language College of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo - has become a local, national and international model for indigenous language revitalization. We will start our first full symposium day with a site visit to the Pūnana Leo o Hilo and Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu campus. 

    • We will be greeted by the school body with a welcoming protocol and then be given a tour of the campus, including observation of in-classroom work in order to get an intimate look into what Hawaiian language medium education looks like at this flagship P-12 campus. We will end our time here with a boxed lunch and brief panel discussion with some of the high school students.. 

    • Bus Charter transportation will pick up attendees from the Grand Naniloa hotel (departure promptly at 7:10am). Bus will transport attendees to second location as well (leaving promptly at 11:00am).

      • IF YOU PLAN ON RENTING A VEHICLE FOR YOUR STAY: Please be on campus by 7:40am as protocol begins promptly at 7:45am.

Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani, Hawaiian Language College Welcome, Lunch & Opening Plenary Session: 11:30pm – 4:00pm

Location: Hawaiian Language College, Haleʻōlelo.

  • Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language (KHUOK) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo was established in 1997 and named in honor of Ruth Keʻelikōlani Keanolani Kanāhoahoa, the 19th century high chiefess known for her strong advocacy of Hawaiian language and culture. The mission of the college is first to seek the revitalization of the Hawaiian language and culture so that both language and culture once again become commonplace in both educational and non-educational contexts in Hawaiʻi. Secondly, the college seeks to aid other indigenous peoples to revitalize their own endangered languages. 

    • Once arriving on campus, we will be greeted by the faculty, staff and students of KHUOK in a welcoming protocol. We will then be given a tour of the campus, including in-classroom observation time and an overview of educational departments and programs. Following the tour, we will host 5 short presentations and a panel discussion covering the symposium’s thematic areas: Education, Policy, Media, Business and Youth engagement.  

      • IF YOU PLAN ON RENTING A VEHICLE FOR YOUR STAY: Please inform us by Friday, November 8th, as we need to comply with university parking regulations and acquire 1 parking pass per vehicle AHEAD OF YOUR ARRIVAL. 

Film Screening and Dinner: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Location: ʻImiloa Astronomy Center

  • Join us for an evening of networking, heavy appetizers and a film screening featuring four living indigenous languages.  

    • There is no bus transportation between Haleʻōlelo and ʻImiloa as it is a short 5 minute walk between the two buildings on the University campus. Bus transportation will pick up attendees from ʻImiloa for drop off at the Grand Naniloa Hotel (departure promptly at 8:00p).

Thursday, November 21, 2019 

(entire day @ Haleʻōlelo; lunch on site at 12pm)

Breakout session #1: 9:00am – 12:00pm

4 sectors: Education, Policy, Media, Business

  • All symposium attendees will be asked to confirm which sector working group they will contribute to prior to the symposium and they will engage in those working groups for the three breakout sessions on Thursday and Friday. The groups will focus on creating a work product that analyzes and identifies strategic priorities for the integration and proliferation of our indigenous language in four initial sectors of society: education, government and policy, media and business.

    • Bus Charter transportation will pick up attendees from the Grand Naniloa hotel (departure promptly at 8:30am).

Breakout session #2: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

4 sectors: Education, Policy, Media, Business

  • See session #1 for details.

    • Bus Charter transportation will return attendees to the Grand Naniloa hotel (departure promptly at 4:15pm).

**Attendees are free for the remainder of the afternoon and dinner is on your own. Group leaders and key members will meet to synthesize information and prep for inclusion of new attendees at Friday morning’s breakout session who are Hawaiʻi-based leaders and decision-makers from these sectors of society that correspond with the 4 thematic areas.**

Friday, November 22, 2019

(all sessions, except for evening banquet, @ Haleʻōlelo, 113 Nowelo St, Hilo, HI 96720; lunch on site at 12pm)

Breakout session continued: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Hawaiian Language College, Haleʻōlelo.

4 sectors: Education, Policy, Media, Business

  • Key industry leaders will join the working groups to provide feedback towards refining the strategic priorities identified during Thursday’s breakout sessions. The goal of this integrated session is to vet ways that we as indigenous language advocates can engage leaders and decision-makers in the broader communities we are a part of whose support and partnerships are critical to the success of our language revitalization and normalization efforts.

    • Bus Charter transportation will pick up attendees from the Grand Naniloa hotel (departure promptly at 8:00am).

Closing Plenary Session: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

  • Each of the working groups will share highlights of their work product and Center leadership will share closing thoughts for this year’s symposium.

Local Native Hawaiian Vendors: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

  • Local Native Hawaiian clothing, jewelry, food and other vendors will be on site at Haleʻōlelo for attendees to be able to purchase unique items before leaving Hawaiʻi.

    • Bus Charter transportation will return attendees to the Grand Naniloa hotel (departure promptly at 3:30pm).

Closing Event: 7pm – 11pm

Location: Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo’s Crown Room

  • We will close the 2019 Mokuola Honua Symposium with a dinner banquet and entertainment featuring some of Hawaiʻi’s talented recording artists.


Specific times are subject to change.