Here's what is planned for the evening:
6:30p Family, friends and guests arrive and food is set on the main table (Long-distance members login to Zoom)
6:40p Family and friends assemble in Moʻokūʻauhau (Genealogical Order) for Piko:
Inspiration Chant (Participants that know this chant): E Hō Mai - Edith Kanakaʻole
E hō mai ka ʻike mai luna mai ē
ʻO nā mea huna noʻeau o nā mele ē
E hō mai, e hō mai, e hō mai ē
Intention Speech (Kainoa): "He lālā no kuʻu kumu." From which sources do we come and which sources are we choosing? We are a reflection of our sources.
Permission Chant (Members of Hālau ʻŌlelo): Kūnihi Ka Mauna - Traditional
Receiving Chant (Kainoa): E Hea I Ke Kanaka - Traditional
6:45p Welcome by Amita Manghnani of the Asian/Pacific/American Institute of NYU and Kainoa Embernate; Acknowledgements with Lei, Oli & Hula Presentation: Ua Ao Hawaiʻi to Haunani Bernardino, Associate Professor of UH Hilo College of Hawaiian Language; Hālau ʻŌlelo members recognized
7:15p Food and drinks blessed, eat (All will recite)
I Ola Nō Ke Kino - Traditional
I ola nō ke kino i ka māʻona nō o ka ʻōpū
I māʻona nō ka ʻōpū me ke aloha o ka makua
E pū paʻakai kākou me ka mahalo
Ua loaʻa hoʻi iā kākou ka ʻai a me ke aloha
ʻĀmama, ua noa.
7:30p The Wayfinding Project and The Lenapeway Exhibition by Beatrice Glow
7:40p Spiritual Aquisition and Transformation Presentation by Dewi Maile Lim
7:50p Hula Aquisition and Transformation Presentation by Kauila Kanakaʻole
8:00p Hawaiian Style Left-Right White Elephant Gift Story ***If you would like to participate in this section, please bring a gift that is no more than $10. Each participant will receive and exchange gifts.
8:30p Hawaiian Christmas Sing-a-long and Kanikapila (Feel free to bring your ʻukulele)
9:20p Everyone Cleans Up, Closing Thoughts (Lonoikamakahiki and Makahiki: A Peaceful Time and Space for Cultivation and Harvest), and Farewell Blessing
IMPORTANT: Do not be late. Words will be provided for E Hō Mai and I Ola Nō Ke Kino. The amount of food and drink you bring should feed a minimum of five people plus the amount of guests you bring. This is a free, non-mandatory event. Clearly print and list all ingredients of your dish on an index card. Bring it with you to the potluck to inform others with food allergies or dietary restrictions. Bring proper serving utensils for your dish. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions on what to bring. If you are planning to bring and enjoy your favorite alcoholic beverage, please drink responsibly. The Asian/Pacific/American Institute of NYU is our hale (home) so let us gather there, be together and maintain well in that sacred space with the exact respect we have for our own home. Family and friends joining us via Zoom will be able to interact with the New York based family; Zoom information provided below. Mahalo nui nō!
For more information about Hālau ʻŌlelo, please visit the websites listed below:
YouTube (E Hō Mai and I Ola Nō Ke Kino available here)
Time: Dec 14, 2016 6:30 PM (GMT-5:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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