2011 Activities

ʻOno ʻoe i ka iʻa maloʻo? ʻEleu hoʻi nā lālā o ka ʻAhahui Siwila Hawaiʻi o Waikīkī i ka hoʻomākaukau i ka iʻa maloʻo. Are you craving dried fish? Members of Waikīkī Hawaiian Civic Club(WHCC) are quick and experienced in preparing dried fish.

“Fish and Poi” is becoming an annual event that we sponsor in collaboration with Ka Papa Loʻi o Kānewai at UH Mānoa. Each year we try to provide an activity for Native Hawaiian foster care families and this year, our third year, we also included Native Hawaiian legal guardianship and adoptive families. The entire ʻohana worked side by side with cultural practitioners and learned about making paʻi ʻai and iʻa maloʻo. We also invited salt makers from the island of Kauaʻi to share their moʻolelo about making paʻakai at Puʻolo Point in Hanapēpē. The paʻakai from Hanapēpē salted our lunch that was cooked in the imu as well as the iʻa that were cleaned and prepared by the ʻohana and placed in the numerous dry boxes hanging in the hot sun.

We also participated in the Prince Kūhiō Festival and Hōʻikeʻike at Kapiʻolani Park with a food booth as a fundraiser for our scholarship fund. We sold our ʻono puaʻa kālua plate and sandwiches. If you were wondering, our puaʻa kālua was definitely made in the imu.