The book shares the oral histories of elders who grew up in Kalapana in the 1920s and 1930s that include traditional methods of fishing and farming, family life, and Hawaiian language and spirituality.
DATE: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016
TIME: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
PLACE: Hale Olelo, Lumi Pahiahia, College of Hawaiian Language Building, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo (campus map)
Charles “Kale” Langlas, retired UH Hilo associate professor of Hawaiian studies and Hawaiian language is launching his new book, Under the Volcano: the People of Kalapana, 1823-2010. This oral history shares the memories of elders who grew up in Kalapana in the 1920s and 1930s including traditional methods of fishing and farming, family life, and Hawaiian language and spirituality.
Langlas specializes in Hawaiian culture and history, nineteenth century texts, and oral history. His ethnographic work with Native Hawaiian elders and other Native Hawaiians from Puna has resulted in several publications and a DVD about traditional fishing. He now lives on O‘ahu.
The talk is sponsored by Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language and Kīpuka Native Hawaiian Student Center.
For more information about this presentation, contact Kīpuka at 932-7418. For disability accommodation contact Darlene Iokepa.